Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to analyse atmospheric pollution problems related to industrial processes, to understand how the latter are connected and contribute to climate change, to propose related solutions and to design and estimate the dimensions of installations and technologies for industrial gas cleaning.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The problem of air pollution. History of air pollution. Scales of atmo-spheric pollution. Global changes. Air pollutants. Photochemical pollution. Effects of air pollution on human health. Green house effect. Stratospheric ozon depletion. Air pollution measurements. Alert, warning and emergency pollutant levels. Atmospheric stability. Inversions. Air pollutant concentration models. Design of suspending particle collectors (Gravity settlers, aerocyclon separators, electrotatic precipitators, bag-filters, depth filters). Control of sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds. Catalytic converters.