ENVR09028 2013 AIR POLLUTION

General Details

Full Title
AIR POLLUTION
Transcript Title
AIR POLLUTION
Code
ENVR09028
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Margaret Savage, Ossian Geraghty, Ann-Marie Duddy
Programme Membership
SG_SENVP_O09 201400 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SENVP_M09 201300 Master of Science in Environmental Protection
Description

This Module explores the characteristics of polluted air and investigates the effect that anthropogenic activities have on the pollution cycle.  The regulatory framework is also presented. The Module investigates air pollution assessment and the various control mechanisms that may be applied. 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Communicate the environmental impact of discharging specified atmospheric pollutants from selected anthropogenic activities.

2.

Design a sampling/analysis methodology to meet the requirements of an investigative monitoring programme.

3.

Evaluate air quality based on air quality data furnished by a scientific body and assess compliance with relevant legislation.

4.

Evaluate the implications of using BAT for pollution control.

5.

Discuss the pros/cons of various air quality management tools used to protect air quality.

6.

Demonstrate an applied knowledge and understanding of salient areas of legislation related to air quality, air pollution and transnational responsibilities.

Module Assessment Strategies

The assignments encourage the learner to research, analyse, evaluate and and report on aspects of waste management. The on-line MCQs are both formative and summative and will assist the learner to assess his/her own learning and encourage timely study during the semester.

Indicative Syllabus

1)      Characteristics of unpolluted/polluted air.

2)      Sources and environmental impacts of a range of air pollutants.

3)      Legislative framework for air quality management

4)      Measuring and monitoring of polluted air streams and ambient air quality.

5)      BAT/BREF notes Clean Technology systems.

6)      Techniques to control the discharge of pollutants from a range of activities.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Multiple Choice (4 MCQs sessions @2.5% each) Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 1,6
2 Assignment (workshop, written course work) Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % Week 10 2,3,4,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Not Specified Site visits/lectures/groupwork 10 UNKNOWN 10.00
Directed Learning Online on-line lectures/manuals/assigned reading/summative and formative quizzes etc. 6 Weekly 6.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Research, writing reports reading, studying for exams etc 120 UNKNOWN 120.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 16.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Godish, T. (2004) ‘Air Quality' 4th Edition Lewis Publishers

Griffin, R.D, (1994) ‘Principles of Air Quality Management' CRC Press

Heumann, W.L. (1997) ‘Industrial Air pollution Control Systems' Wiley Publishers

Hesketh, H.E. and Cross F.L. (1994) 'Sizing and Selecting Air Pollution Control Systems' CRC Press

Cheremisinoff, P.N. (1993) ‘Air pollution Control and Design for Industry' CRC Press

Other Resources

Moodle

Adobe Connect

Additional Information

None