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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Atmospheric Pollution Control - AM216021
Title: Atmospheric Pollution Control
Guaranteed by: Department of Gaseous and Solid Fuels and Air protection (216)
Actual: from 2021
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 1/1 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Van Minh Duong Ph.D.
Interchangeability : S216006
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (04.02.2020)
This course provides fundamental knowledge in the nature of atmospheric pollution, relative types, correlated effects, control routes, principles and applications. By these criteria, the course work begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of atmospheric chemicals and reactions. Then, it moves on to a discussion of evolution of the background atmosphere interacting with the sun's spectra and radiation. Structure, composition, and characteristic of the atmosphere as well as meteorological effects are additionally introduced. Subsequently, comprehensive discussions of the six major atmospheric pollution issues (urban and industrial emission, indoor air pollution, acid deposition, climate change, global warming and stratospheric ozone depletion) are provided. Each of those components discusses the origin, nature and scientifically explains about related issues, their consequences, controlling routes and technologies, the inter-governmental efforts made through intervention and regulation for mitigation will be described. The course also comprises a number of practical examples and problems, approximately graphical 800 PowerPoint slides within 14 lecture presentations. The weekly practical exercises, individual presentations and 02 field trips reports are ideal introductory work for undergraduate and graduate students, who have been taking courses in earth science, atmospheric science, meteorology, environmental science, environmental engineering and management. This course also offers a valuable literature for researchers, lecturers, and instructors among general audiences.
Aim of the course
Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (04.02.2020)

1. Nature of air pollution, origins, relative types, characteristics

2. Sources and relative effects of air pollutants and source control measures

3. Integrated approaches in air pollution control

4. Controlling principles and devices for aerosol particles

5. Controlling principles and devices for gaseous pollutants

6. Special topics: indoor air pollution, odor pollution and noise pollution control

7. Meteorological aspects of air pollution and atmospheric self-purifying processes

8. Atmospheric photo-chemistry and photo-chemical smog pollution control strategy

9. Large scale effects of air pollution: climate change, ozone layer depletion and acid rain

10. Energy and air quality management, carbon capture and storage technology

11. Ambient air and emission monitoring

12. Air quality management and air quality standards

13. Stationary (point, area and line) and mobile sources inventory

14. Fundamentals in air pollution modelling

Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (04.02.2020)

Relative textbooks (R), reference books (A), workbooks and handbooks (A) in the field of atmospheric pollution study are recommended as below:


R: M. Davis, D. Cornwell, Introduction to Environmental Engineering, ISBN-13:978-0073401140, 1024 pp, McGraw-Hill Education, 5th edition, 2012.

A: P.L. Bishop, Pollution Prevention: Fundamental & Practices, ISBN-13:978-1577663485, 699 pp, Waveland Pr Inc, 2004.

A: C. Sawyer, P. McCarty, Chemistry for Environmental Engineering, ISBN-13:978-0071230452, 650 pp, McGraw-Hill Education, 5th edition, 2002.

A: G. Bitton, Formula Handbook for Environmental Engineers and Scientists, ISBN-13:978-0471139058, 316 pp, John Wiley & Sons, 1997.


R: N.D. Nevers, Air Pollution Control Engineering, ISBN-13:978-0071162074, 650 pp, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2nd edition, 2000.

A: K. Wark, C.F. Warner, Air Pollution Its Origin and Control, ISBN-13:978-0673994165, 560 pp, Pearson, 3rd edition, 1997.

A: Ho.D. Hesketh, Air Pollution Control: Traditional and Hazardous Pollutants, ISBN-13:978-0877627630, 493 pp, CRC Press, 1st edition, 1996.

A: J.C. Mycock, J.D. McKenna, L. Theodore, Handbook of Air Pollution Control, Engineering and Technology, ISBN-13:978-1566701068, 41 6pp, CRC Press, 1 st edition, 1995.


R: M.R. Beychok, Fundamental of Stack Gas Dispersion, ISBN-13:978-0964458802, 201 pp, Milton R Beychok, 3rd edition, 1995.

A: P. Zannetti, Air Pollution Modeling, Theory, Computational Methods and Software, ISBN-13:978-0442308056, 444 pp, Springer, 1991.

A: K.B. Schnelle, P.R. Dey, Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling Compliance Guide, ISBN-13:978-0070580596, 560 pp, McGraw-Hill Inc., 1999.

A: D.B. Turner, Workbook of Atmospheric Dispersion Estimates, ISBN-13:978-1566700238, 192 pp, CRC Press, 2 edition, 1994.

Learning resources
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Course materials include:

+ Textbooks, reference books, handbooks and workbooks

+ PowerPoint presentations and key hand-outs

+ Technical video clips

+ Weekly exercise sets

+ 02 field visit guidelines & key issues

+ 01 individual presentation & discussion guidelines

+ Writing exam sets with oral exam and re-exam if needed

Teaching methods
Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (04.02.2020)

Principles and methods used in teaching:

+ Orientation of the course

+ Interactive and preliminary evaluation

+ Weekly theoretical lectures

+ Weekly practical exercises

+ 01 field trip in ambient air quality monitoring station

+ 01 site investigation on industrial flue gas control technology

+ 01 individual presentation in a specific topic

+ Final writing exam

Syllabus -
Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (04.02.2020)

Specific expectations and responsibilities of academic topics

1. Fundamentals of atmospheric chemicals, gas-phase reactions, removal rate and lifetime

2. Background atmosphere, structure, composition and characteristic

3. Urban air pollution and types of smog in the troposphere chemistry

4. Absorption, scattering, visibility and ultraviolet radiation

5. Meteorological consideration and effects, field trip to an air quality monitoring station

6. Aerosol particles in the polluted smog and global atmosphere and control

7. Industrial and hazardous waste combustion products and control

8. Gaseous emission control devices and systems, site investigation on the industrial flue gas control facility

9. International regulation, clean air programs and trends

10. Indoor air pollutant, syndrome, health effects and control

11. Acid deposition and control

12. Global stratospheric ozone depletion and effects to ecosystems

13. The greenhouse effect, temperature trend, and global warming

14. Energetic issues and solutions to atmospheric pollution control

Entry requirements
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This course is designed for the last-year undergraduate (bachelor study) and first-year graduate (master study) students, who should have been taking or completed relative courses in:

+ Environmental science

+ Urban environmental engineering

+ Environmental technology and management

+ Atmospheric science & meteorology

This course also offers valuable literature for researchers, lecturers, and instructors among general audience

Course completion requirements
Last update: Van Minh Duong Ph.D. (04.02.2020)

Completion conditions of the course:

+ Regular attendance of lectures

+ In-time submission of weekly practical exercises

+ Technical reports after 02 field trips

+ Fulfill the requirements of 01 individual presentation

+ Pass the final writing exam

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,5 14
Účast v laboratořích (na exkurzi nebo praxi) 0,5 14
Obhajoba individuálního projektu 0,5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Práce na individuálním projektu 0,5 14
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