Course syllabus

Aerosol Technology

TFRG10, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for:
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2016-01-18

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements.
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


Students should acquire a basic knowledge about aerosols (system in which particles are suspended in a gas) and their physical and chemical properties. Students should achieve understanding of the generation, dispersion, transformation and deposition mechanism as well as get familiar with the measurements techniques. Students should obtain a basic knowledge to be able to evaluate effects of airborne particles on environment and human health. During the course students will get familiar with several applications like nanotechnology, abatement, production, pharmaceutical and clean room technologies.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to explain and use basic concepts within aerosol technology.

Describe typical measurement techniques which are based on mechanical, electrical and optical properties of aerosols.

Be able to describe the most important effects that airborne particles have on environment and human health.

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Describe the aim, method and results from measurements and be able to compare and discuss the results within outlined above requirements (in Knowledge and Understanding)

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Be able to describe and discuss the most important effects that airborne particles have on environment and human health.


Aerosol physics, aerosol chemistry, sources and sinks of aerosols in indoor and outdoor environments, lung deposition, particles size distribution, sampling and measurement techniques. Aerosol properties and typical particle pollution in indoor and working environments as well as in ambient air. Particles effects on human health and environment. Application of aerosol technology in clean room technology, electronics and pharmaceutical industry. Laboratories are compulsory as they provide opportunity to observe aerosol physical properties as well as give practical experience in measuring particles with various instruments.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination (50%). Laboratories (2 half Days), exercises/assignments (4) and project (50%). Project is done individually or in a Group of two persons and is examined through written report and oral presentation.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: 40 higher education credits
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Christina Isaxon,
Course homepage:
Further information: If the amount of students is less than 12 the course can be cancelled.