General information:
Code:
UBPJO-182
Name:
Air pollution
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Semester:
Fall
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Samek Lucyna (Lucyna.Samek@fis.agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr inż. Samek Lucyna (Lucyna.Samek@fis.agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Student should characterize air pollutants. Student should have knowledge on EU regulations. Student knows how samples of PM are collected and how chemical content of PM are determined.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student is able to perform experimental work in the form of team work and is able to discuss in scientific English - Report,
Involvement in teamwork,
Execution of exercises,
Activity during classes
Skills
M_U001 Student should be capable of performing simple laboratory experiments - Execution of laboratory classes,
Completion of laboratory classes
M_U002 Student should be capable of using simple software for elemental analysis of particulate matter - Execution of laboratory classes,
Completion of laboratory classes
Knowledge
M_W001 Student should characterize gaseous and particulate matter pollution together with identification of sources - Examination,
Activity during classes
M_W002 Student should have knowledge on regulations of air pollution - Examination,
Activity during classes
M_W003 Student should have knowledge on the impact of air pollution on human health and cultural heritage objects - Examination,
Activity during classes
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Student is able to perform experimental work in the form of team work and is able to discuss in scientific English - - + - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student should be capable of performing simple laboratory experiments + - + - - - - - - - -
M_U002 Student should be capable of using simple software for elemental analysis of particulate matter + - + - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student should characterize gaseous and particulate matter pollution together with identification of sources + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student should have knowledge on regulations of air pollution + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W003 Student should have knowledge on the impact of air pollution on human health and cultural heritage objects + - - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

Lecture 1
Introduction. Definitions, natural, anthropogenic, primary, secondary pollution. Why it is important? Events: volcano in Indonesia influences on air in Europe.
Lecture 2
Gaseous pollution: SO2, NOx, CO, CO2, O3.
EU directives, WHO regulations, EPA regulations, Polish regulations. Concentration changes during years.
Lecture 3
Particulate matter pollution (PM).
Smog-definition, Smog in London (history). First regulations. Total suspended particulate matter (TSP), PM10, PM2.5, PM1.
EU directives, WHO regulations, EPA regulations, Polish regulations. Concentration changes during years.
Lecture 4
Particulate matter pollution (PM).
Sampling: methods, devices, EU directives, Polish regulations
Concentrations: EU directives, Polish regulations,
Chemical analyses – reference methods (EU,USA): elements, ions, organic compounds, black carbon, black smoke, organic carbon, C-14,
Lecture 5
Health impact of PM. Influence of size of particles, short term expose, long term expose. Diseases. Children, Elders. Program AirQ, what can be calculated. Data from whole world, Krakow.
Lecture 6
Receptor models for source identification and apportionment
Species (indicators) – what kind of sources?
Data preparation. Statistical analyses: principal component analysis (PCA), multilinear regression analysis (MLRA), positive matrix factorization (PMF), chemical mass balance (CMB).
How they work-explanation, results-examples.
Lecture 7
Air pollution and cultural heritage research. What is done? Why is done? Examples from Krakow research (Wawel, churches).

Laboratory classes:

Laboratory classes
Exercise 1. Collection and gravimetrical analysis of particulate matter. (Report no 1). (Lab.-FPACS)
Exercise 2. Qualitative elemental analysis of particulate matter by energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (Report no 2). (Lab.-FPACS)
Exercise 3. Quantitative elemental analysis of particulate matter by energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (Report no 3). (Lab.-FPACS)

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 120 h
Module ECTS credits 4 ECTS
Participation in lectures 15 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 30 h
Participation in laboratory classes 15 h
Preparation for classes 28 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 30 h
Examination or Final test 2 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

EG- Exam Grade
LG- Laboratory Grade
Final Grade= 0.6EG+0.4LG

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

No prerequisities for foreign students.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Recommended literature and teaching resources not specified

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

None