402-0572-00L  Aerosols I: Physical and Chemical Principles

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersM. Gysel, U. Baltensperger, H. Burtscher
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

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AbstractAerosols I deals with basic physical and chemical properties of aerosol particles. The importance of aerosols in the atmosphere and in other fields is discussed.
ObjectiveKnowledge of basic physical and chemical properties of aerosol particles and their importance in the atmosphere and in other fields
Contentphysical and chemical properties of aerosols, aerosol dynamics (diffusion, coagulation...), optical properties (light scattering, -absorption, -extinction), aerosol production, physical and chemical characterization.
Lecture notesmateriel is distributed during the lecture
Literature- Kulkarni, P., Baron, P. A., and Willeke, K.: Aerosol Measurement - Principles, Techniques, and Applications. Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2011.
- Hinds, W. C.: Aerosol Technology: Properties, Behavior, and Measurement of Airborne Particles. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1999.
- Colbeck I. (ed.) Physical and Chemical Properties of Aerosols, Blackie Academic & Professional, London, 1998.
- Seinfeld, J. H. and Pandis, S. N.: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change. Hoboken, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersM. Gysel, U. Baltensperger, H. Burtscher
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
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402-0572-00 VAerosols I: Physical and Chemical Principles2 hrs
Mon14-16CAB G 52 »
M. Gysel, U. Baltensperger, H. Burtscher
402-0572-00 UAerosols I: Physical and Chemical Principles1 hrs
Mon13-14CAB G 52 »
M. Gysel, U. Baltensperger, H. Burtscher


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