General information:
Name:
Air pollution
Code:
int.courses-182
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Semester:
Fall
Responsible teacher:
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: is able to
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: he can
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: he knows and understands
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
Number of hours for each form of classes:
Sum (hours)
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
30 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
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 + - - - - - - - - - -
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 120 h
Module ECTS credits 4 ECTS
Udział w zajęciach dydaktycznych/praktyka 30 h
Preparation for classes 28 h
przygotowanie projektu, prezentacji, pracy pisemnej, sprawozdania 30 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 30 h
Examination or Final test 2 h
Module content
Lectures (15h):

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 (15h):

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)

Additional information
Teaching methods and techniques:
  • Lectures: The content of the lecture is presented in the form of a multimedia presentation in combination with a classic blackboard lecture enriched with shows related to the presented issues.
  • Laboratory classes: During the laboratory, students independently solve a given practical problem by choosing the right tools. The leader stimulates the group to reflect on the problem, so that the results obtained have a high substantive value.
Warunki i sposób zaliczenia poszczególnych form zajęć, w tym zasady zaliczeń poprawkowych, a także warunki dopuszczenia do egzaminu:

The reports from the laboratories.

Participation rules in classes:
  • Lectures:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Students participate in classes learning about the next teaching content according to the subject syllabus. Students are to blame for keep asking questions and clarifying doubts. Registration audiovisual lecture requires the teacher's consent.
  • Laboratory classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Students perform laboratory exercises in accordance with materials shared by the teacher. The student is obliged to prepare for the subject of the exercise, which can written or oral colloquium will be verified. Examination classes are based on the presentation of the solution given problem. Completing the module is possible after passing all classes laboratory.
Method of calculating the final grade:

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

Sposób i tryb wyrównywania zaległości powstałych wskutek nieobecności studenta na zajęciach:

One absence on laboratories will be arrange individually.

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