M E 433, Spring 2017
Fundamentals of Air Pollution

Prepared by Professor J. M. Cimbala, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University
Latest revision, 11 July 2017

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Week
Dates
Lecture material
Homework
Quizzes
Week 1
01/11-01/15
Introduction, fundamentals
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Week 2
01/18-01/22
Introduction (continued)
HW 1
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Week 3
01/25-01/29
Sources, emissions, and classification of air pollutants
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Quiz 1
Week 4
02/01-02/05
Emission factors, APCS efficiency
HW 2
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Week 5
02/08-02/12
Coriolis force, global wind patterns, atmospheric stability
HW 3
Quiz 2
Week 6
02/15-02/19
Plume dispersion, Gaussian plume model
HW 4
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Week 7
02/22-02/26
Gaussian puff diffusion, steam vs. particle plumes,
introduction to particulate air pollution
HW 5
Quiz 3
Week 8
02/29-03/04
Particle number concentration, aerosols, definitions
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Spring Break
03/07-03/11
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Week 9
03/14-03/18
Particle motion, equations, drag, settling speeds
HW 6
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Week 10
03/21-03/25
Gravimetric settling, inertial separation, curved ducts
HW 7
Quiz 4
Week 11
03/28-04/01
Cyclone separators, cleaners in parallel and series
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Week 12
04/04-04/08
Cascade impactors, sampling with probes sampling
HW 8
Quiz 5
Week 13
04/11-04/15
Raindrops and spray towers, wet scrubbers
HW 9
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Week 14
04/18-04/22
Air filters, baghouses, ESPs, intro to particle statistics
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Quiz 6
Week 15
04/25-04/29
Particle statistics, cumulative distribution functions
HW 10
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Finals Week
05/02-05/06
The final exam is scheduled for:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 6:50 to 8:40 PM, Room 112 Walker
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