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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Atmospheric Pollution Control - AM216021
Title: Atmospheric Pollution Control
Guaranteed by: Department of Gaseous and Solid Fuels and Air protection (216)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019 to 2020
Semester: both
Points: 3
E-Credits: 3
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
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: Duong Van Minh M.Sc., Ph.D.
Interchangeability : S216006
Examination dates   Schedule   
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Last update: Duong Van Minh M.Sc., Ph.D. (10.06.2022)
This course provides fundamental knowledge of 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 the evolution of the background atmosphere interacting with the sun's spectra and radiation. Structure, composition, and characteristics 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, and nature and scientifically explains about related issues, their consequences, controlling routes and technologies, and 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 trip 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 valuable literature for researchers, lecturers, and instructors among general audiences.
Aim of the course
Last update: Duong Van Minh M.Sc., Ph.D. (10.06.2022)

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

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

3. Integrated approaches to 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, odour pollution and noise pollution control

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

8. Atmospheric photochemistry and photochemical 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: Duong Van Minh M.Sc., Ph.D. (21.06.2022)

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


R: Shiva Nagendra S. M., Uwe Schlink, Andrea Müller, Mukesh Khare, Urban Air Quality Monitoring, Modelling and Human Exposure Assessment, ISBN-13: 978-9811555107, 407 pp, Springer, 1st Edition, 2021.

A: Marco Ragazzi, Air Quality Monitoring, Measuring, and Modeling Environmental Hazards, ISBN-13: 9781771884273, 306 pp, Apple Academic Press, 1st Edition, 2016.

A: Trivedy R. K., Goel P. K., An Introduction to Air Pollution, ISBN: 9789352300013, 298 pp, Bsp Books Pvt. Ltd., 1st edition, 2016.

A: Daniel Vallero, Fundamentals of Air Pollution, ISBN: 9780124017337, 970 pp, Academic Press, 5th edition, 2014.


R: Murali Krishna K.V.S.G., Air Pollution And Control, ISBN: 9789383828593, 284pp, Laxmi Publications, 1st edition, 2019.

A: Nevers N.D., Air Pollution Control Engineering, ISBN-13:978-1478629054, 598 pp, Waveland Press Inc., 3rd edition, 2016.

A: Wang, Lawrence K., Air Pollution Control Engineering, ISBN: 1617373974, 504 pp, Springer Nature, 1st edition, 2010.

A: Schnelle Jr.K. B., Dunn R. F., TernesM. E., Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook, ISBN-13: 978-0849395888, 408 pp, CRC Press, 1st edition, 2016.


R: Alex De Visscher, Air Dispersion Modeling: Foundations and Applications, ISBN-13: 978-1118078594, 664 pp, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1st edition, 2013.

A: Abhishek Tiwary, Ian Williams, Air Pollution: Measurement, Modelling and Mitigation, ISBN: 9781498719452, 722 pp, CRC Press, 4th Edition, 2019.

A: Baklanov A., Sue G., Alexander M., Athanassiadou M., Meteorological and Air Quality Models for Urban Areas, ISBN: 978-3-642-00297-7, 184 pp, Springer, 1st edition, 2009.

A: Daniel Vallero, Air Pollution Calculations, ISBN: 9780128149348, 568pp, Elsevier, 1st edition, 2019.

Learning resources
Last update: Duong Van Minh M.Sc., Ph.D. (10.06.2022)

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: Duong Van Minh M.Sc., Ph.D. (10.06.2022)

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 on a specific topic

+ Final writing exam

Syllabus -
Last update: Duong Van Minh M.Sc., Ph.D. (10.06.2022)

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 on ecosystems

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

14. Energetic issues and solutions to atmospheric pollution control

Entry requirements
Last update: Duong Van Minh M.Sc., Ph.D. (10.06.2022)

This course is designed for the last-year undergraduate (bachelor's study) and first-year graduate (master's 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 the general audience

Course completion requirements
Last update: Duong Van Minh M.Sc., Ph.D. (10.06.2022)

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 / test

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
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Homework preparation 10
Report from individual projects 10
Defense of an individual project 10
Examination test 45
Continuous assessment of study performance and course -credit tests 10
Oral examination 5