Course syllabus

Aerosol Technology

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

Valid for: Single courses at LTH autumn 2018
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2018-03-02

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, aided by novel scientific literature, 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, with referenses from research, compare and discuss the results within outlined above requirements (in Knowledge and Understanding)


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.The lectures are given by researchers from the division and by invited guest researchers, to ensure that given facts and discussed topics are up-to-date. During the couse, students will be given newly published scientific results and will practice to make critical interpretations of these.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination (50%). Laboratories, exercises and project (50%). To achieve grade 3 the student needs to achieve a passing grade on the laboratories, exercises, seminars and project. To achieve grade 4-5 the student also needs to pass the written exam.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: 40 higher education credits

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Christina Isaxon,
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