Jing Wang: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Name Prof. Dr. Jing Wang
FieldQuality and Particle Technology
Institut für Umweltingenieurwiss.
ETH Zürich, HIF D 93.2
Laura-Hezner-Weg 7
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 36 21
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

101-0510-00LFirst Year Project Work Restricted registration - show details 3 credits6AD. Braun, M. Floriancic, S. Leinss, E. Morgenroth, J. Wang
AbstractProject on a topic pertaining to Environmental Engineering or Geomatics and Planning. The project work is carried out in a team.
ObjectiveThe project work not only tests efficiency in team- and project management, but also how to develop clearly structured, interdisciplinary concept solutions.
ContentStudents can choose from different subjects and tasks.
102-0347-00LAir Quality and Health Impact Information 3 credits2GH. W. Schleibinger, J. Wang, Y. Yue
AbstractThe air quality of both indoor and outdoor environments impacts the human health. Air pollution has been correlated to excess mortality and led to numerous air quality standards. This lecture covers indoor air pollutants, design of building air handling system, fundamentals of human respiratory system, toxicity and health impact of air pollutants, and personal protection.
ObjectiveThe students learn to access the volatile emission spectrum from building material; detect, evaluate and refurbish mould damage; assess the benefits and potential risks of HVAC systems in terms of indoor air quality. The student will also understand the fundamentals of human respiratory system and causes of adverse health impact; analyze the mechanisms of different toxic effects; and select proper protection equipment against air pollutants.
Content- Indoor air contaminants
- Mould growth, detection, and refurbishment
- Health effects of indoor air contaminants
- Sick building syndrome and building related illness
- Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality
- Design of air handling systems and their impact on IAQ
- Analytical methods for determining IAQ
- Fundamentals of human respiratory system
- Particles induced diseases
- Asbestosis and silicosis
- Health impact caused by ozone, NOx and other pollutants
- Toxicity of (engineered) nanomaterials
- Personal protection equipment
- Air pollutants: particle matter, gases and bioaerosols
LiteratureLists of suitable books and papers will be provided in the lecture.
Prerequisites / Noticestrongly recommended: 102-0635-01L Luftreinhaltung (Air Pollution Control) or similar
102-0368-00LAir Quality and Aerosol Mechanics Information
Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: 102-0635-01L Luftreinhaltung (Air Pollution Control) or similar lectures
3 credits2GJ. Wang
AbstractAir quality has direct effect on public health and life quality. Both gaseous and particulate pollutants affect the air quality. Aerosols, solid or liquid particles suspended in the air, play important roles in atmospheric sciences and air pollution. This course covers aerosol mechanical, optical and electrical properties, and measurement and control technologies.
ObjectiveThe students understand the effects of airborne particulate and gaseous pollutants on air quality. The students gain fundamental knowledge on mechanics governing mechanical, optical and electrical properties of aerosols. Aerosol behaviors including diffusion, coagulation, condensation, charging and evaporation are discussed. The students understand basic principles to generate, sample, measure and control airborne particles. The students learn state-of-the-art instruments for air-borne particles from micrometer to nanometer size range.
ContentProperties of Gases.
Uniform Particle Motion.
Particle Size Statistics.
Straight-Line Acceleration and Curvilinear Particle Motion.
Brownian Motion and Diffusion.
Aerosol Deposition in Respiratory System
Sampling and Measurement of Concentration.
Condensation and Evaporation.
Electrical Properties.
Optical Properties.
Microscopic Measurement of Particle Size.
Production of Test Aerosols.
Lecture notesThe following text book is strongly recommended

Hinds, W.C. Aerosol Technology: Properties, Behavior, and Measurement of Airborne Particles, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Edition - February 1999.
LiteratureHinds, W.C. Aerosol Technology: Properties, Behavior, and Measurement of Airborne Particles, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Edition - February 1999.

Friedlander, S.K. Smoke, Dust, and Haze: Fundamentals of Aerosol Dynamics, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, March 2000.

Seinfeld, J.H. and Pandis, S.N. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, from Air Pollution to Climate Change, 2nd edition, 2006.

Journal of Aerosol Science
Aerosol Science and Technology
Environmental Science and Technology
Atmospheric Environment
Environmental Health Perspectives
Science of the Total Environment
Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Prerequisites / Noticestrongly recommended: 102-0635-01L Luftreinhaltung (Air Pollution Control) or similar
102-0528-01LExperimental and Computer Laboratory (Year Course) Information Restricted registration - show details 10 credits2PD. Braun, M. Giuliani, M. Haupt, M. Holzner, J. Jimenez-Martinez, S. Leinss, M. Magdali, M. Maurer, J. Wang, Z. Wang, M. Willmann
AbstractIn the Experimental and Computer Laboratory students are introduced to research and good scientific practice. Experiments are conducted in different disciplines of environmental engineering. Data collected during experiments are compared to the corresponding numeric simulations. The results are documented in reports or presentations.
ObjectiveThe student will learn the following skills: basic scientific work, planning and conducting scientific experiments, uncertainty estimations of measurements, applied numerical simulations, modern sensor technology, writing reports.
ContentThe Experimental and Computer Laboratory is building on courses in the corresponding modules. Material from these courses is a prerequisite or co-requisite (as specified below) for participating in the Experimental and Computer Laboratory (MODULE: Project in the Experimental and Computer Laboratory):
- WatInfra: Water Network Management
- UWM: SysUWM + ProcUWM: Operation of Lab-WWTP
- AIR: Air Quality Measurements
- WasteBio: Anaerobic Digestion
- WasteRec: Plastic Recycling
- ESD: Environmental Assessment
- GROUND: Groundwater Field Course Kappelen
- WRM: Modelling Optimal Water Allocation
- FLOW: 1D Open Channel Flow Modelling
- LAND: Landscape Planning and Environmental Systems
- RIVER: Discharge Measurements
- HydEngr: Hydraulic Experiments
- RemSens: Earth Observation and Landscape Planning
- SOIL: Soil and Environmental Measurements Lab
Lecture notesWritten material will be available.
102-0635-AALAir Pollution Control
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
6 credits13RJ. Wang, B. Buchmann
AbstractThe lecture provides an introduction to the formation of air pollutants by technical processes, the emission of these chemicals into the atmosphere and the impact on air quality. Theoretical description and modeling of these processes, air quality measurement techniques and pollution control techniques are covered.
ObjectiveThe students gain general knowledge of the factors resulting in air pollution and the techniques used for air pollution control. The students can identify major air pollution sources and understand the methods for measurement, data collection and analysis. The students can evaluate possible control methods and equipment, design a control system and estimate the efficiency and cost.
Content- the physical and chemical processes leading to emission of pollutants
- air quality analysis
- the meteorological parameters influencing air pollution dispersion
- deterministic and stochastic models, describing the air pollution dispersion
- measurement concepts to observe ambient air pollution
- removal of gaseous pollutants by absorption and adsorption
- control of NOx and Sox
- fundamentals of particulate control
- design and application of wet scrubbers
LiteratureText book
Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook, Karl B. Schnelle, Jr. and Charles A. Brown, CRC Press LLC, 2001.
Prerequisites / NoticeCollege lectures on basic physics, chemistry and mathematics.