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Syllabus ( ENVE 548 )


   Basic information
Course title: Air Pollution Sampling and Analysis
Course code: ENVE 548
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Banu ÇETİN
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 2018-2019, Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face , Group study
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: to introduce the principles of monitoring of air pollutants and their analyzing techniques, to report and evaluate their results and to make their presentations.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. obtain principles of the air pollutant measurement

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Recognize, analyze and solve advanced environmental problems as a result of global developments
    2. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge

    Method of assessment

    1. Homework assignment
  2. IAnalyze air pollutants with existing devices and interpret the results.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    2. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    3. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    4. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc

    Method of assessment

    1. Laboratory exercise/exam
    2. Term paper
  3. Apply study for measurement, analysis and evaluation of results for a selected specific pollutant

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    2. Acquire scientific knowledge
    3. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    4. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc

    Method of assessment

    1. Laboratory exercise/exam
    2. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction (priority air pollutants, pollutants sources)
Week 2: Air Quality Monitoring methodologies
Week 3: Quality Control/Quality Assurance Methodologies
Week 4: Calibration Methods
Week 5: Passive, Active and On-line sampling methodologies and analysis of CO
Week 6: Passive, Active and On-line sampling methodologies and analysis of NOx
Week 7: Passive, Active and On-line sampling methodologies and analysis of SOx.
Week 8: Passive, Active and On-line sampling methodologies and analysis of Ozone
Week 9: Passive, Active and On-line sampling methodologies and measurements of PM, homework
Week 10: TS standards related with air pollutants, term projects
Week 11: Ambient air sampling of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) such as PAHs, PCBs, PBDEs
Week 12: Rainwater and soil sampling of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) such as PAHs, PCBs, PBDEs, homework
Week 13: term project presentations
Week 14: term project presentations
Week 15*: break before final exam
Week 16*: Final exam
Textbooks and materials: Fundamentals of Air Sampling, Gregory D. Wight, Lewis Publishers,Chelsea, Mich, USA, 1994.
Handbook of Air Pollution Technology, S. Calvert, H.M. Englund, Wiley, 1984.
Recommended readings: Air pollution sampling & analysis deskbook, Paul N. Cheremisinoff, Angelo C. Morresi, Ann Arbor Science Publishers; First Edition (November 1978)
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 0
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 10 30
Homework: 9,12 30
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 40
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 5 4
Term project: 5 3
Term project presentation: 3 2
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 0 0
Mid-term: 0 0
Personal studies for final exam: 6 10
Final exam: 1 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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