Air Pollution

(Course Code: 209KEY, Course outline)

Semester: 6 Teaching Credits: 3 ECTS Credits: 6 Type:
Optional Compulsory
Prerequisite Courses:  – Course type: Special background Instructor:
Main learning outcomes of this fluid mechanics class are:
  • Understanding of basic principles of air pollution
  • Develop the ability to calculate the concentrations of various pollutants, using Gauss models.
  • Understanding the basic operation principles of air pollution control technology.
Topics per Week:
  1. Introduction- The Earth’s Atmosphere
  2. Effects of Air Pollution – Major Sources
  3. Structure of the Stratosphere – Depletion of Stratospheric Ozone the role of CFCs
  4. PM in the atmosphere, Size distributions, chemical and optical properties of atmospheric aerosols
  5. Meteorology and Air pollution interactions
  6. Inversion, winds, fronts, stability
  7. Atmospheric dispersion in the atmosphere – Gauss equations
  8. Exercises on atmospheric dispersion
  9. Exercises on atmospheric dispersion
  10. Wet and dry deposition
  11. Atmospheric chemicals (Sources-reactions-transport-sinks)
  12. Control of gaseous pollutants in the atmosphere
  13. Control of atmospheric particulate matter
Theory – Lectures
(hours / week)
Exercises – Laboratories
(hours / week)

During Lectures

Other Activities:  –

Final exam

Basic Textbook:
  • Γεντεκάκης Ιωάννης (2010) Ατμοσφαιρική Ρύπανση – επιπτώσεις, έλεγχος, εναλλακτικές τεχνολογίες. Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος, Αθήνα

  • Λαζαρίδης Μ. , 2005 «Ατμοσφαιρική Ρύπανση με Στοιχεία Μετεωρολογίας», Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, Αθήνα
  • Seinfeld, J. H. and Pandis, S. N., 1998, “Atmospheric chemistry and physics ‐ from air pollution to climate change”, Wiley, New York. ISBN: 0471178160
  • Finlayson‐Pitts, B. J. & Pitts, J. N., 1999, “Chemistry of the Upper and Lower Atmosphere : Theory, Experiments and Applications”, Academic Press, New York, ISBN: 012257060X


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