ENVR07039 2013 AIR QUALITY THEORY and LABORATORY

General Details

Full Title
AIR QUALITY THEORY and LABORATORY
Transcript Title
AIR QUALITY
Code
ENVR07039
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Declan Feeney, Aideen Considine, Ossian Geraghty
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SENER_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Energy, Sustainability SG_SENVI_J07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SENVI_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection
Description

The aims of this module are to enable the student to characterise air pollutants, explain the chemistry of air pollutants and evaluate their significance from and environmental and health perspective.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Identify the major atmospheric and indoor air pollutants of a chemical nature from selected anthropogenic activities and explain the effects and impacts of these pollutants.

2.

Utilise knowledge of essential facts, major concepts and underlying principles in relation to air pollution.

3.
Describe and evaluate air pollution control strategies.
4.

Take direction, accept constructive criticism to enhance and direct self learning within a structured team environment.

5.

Select suitable methodologies for the monitoring of air quality and complete associated calculations for a range of chemical sampling methods and evaluate air sampling data.

6.

Undertake monitoring of air quality and undertake associated calculations for a range of chemical air contaminants.

7.

Evaluate air sampling data and determine the relevance, significance and limitations of the data collected.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
Air Characterisation Practical
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Sources, nature and environmental impact of air pollutants (chemical and biological).

Air sampling, analysis, monitoring and control strategies.

Risks and safe levels of contaminants in stacks and atmosphere and associated calculations, reporting formats, units, etc.

Regulatory framework for chemical contaminants in air, including IPPC licensing, BREF Notes & BAT.

Nature of bioaerosol, Identify hazards i.e. Infection, Allergy, Poisoning, and examples of bacteria, Actinomycetes, and yeasts/moulds. Hazard groups of microorganisms and Biosafety Levels.

Dispersion Modelling.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Short Answer Questions Short questions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,5,7
2 Practical Evaluation Continoues Assessment; Practical Write ups, Interview, Laboratory performance mark Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,4,5,6,7
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1,2,3,5,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Lodge, J.P, (1989) Methods of Air sampling and Analysis, 3rd Edition , Lewis Publishers.

Harrington, J., Gardiner, K., 2005. Occupational Hygiene. 3rd ed. Malden, Mass. Blackwell Pub.

Finucane, E. W., 1998. Definitions, conversions, and calculations for occupational safety and health professionals. 2nd Edition. Boca Raton. Lewis Publishers.

Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations, 2001.

2011 Code of Practice for the Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations, 2001.

Manahan, S.E. (2005) Environmental Chemistry CRC Press.

Elsom, D.M. (1992) Atmospheric Pollution-A Global Perspective Blackwell Publishers.

Elsom, D.M. (1996) Smog Alert: Managing Urban Air Quality Earthscan Publications Ltd.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None