102-0635-11L  Air Quality Technics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersJ. Wang
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


102-0635-11 GAir Quality Technics2 hrs
Wed13:45-15:30HIL E 9 »
J. Wang

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AbstractThe lecture provides different strategies and techniques for emission reduction and pollutant removal from exhaust air flows. The fundamental theories, practical designs and application scenarios of each technique are covered. The basic knowledge is deepened by the discussion of specific air pollution problems of today's society.
ObjectiveThe students gain general knowledge of air pollution and study the methods used for air pollution control. The students know the different strategies of air pollution control and are familiar with their scientific fundamentals. The students can evaluate possible control methods and equipment, design control systems and estimate their efficiencies and costs. They are able to incorporate goals concerning air quality into their engineering work.
ContentThe reduction of the formation of pollutants is done by modifying the processes (process-integrated measures) and by different engineering operations for the cleaning of waste gas (downstream pollution control). It will be demonstrated, that the variety of these procedures can be traced back to the application of a few basic physical and chemical principles.

Procedures for the removal of particles (inertial separator, filtration, electrostatic precipitators, scrubbers) with their different mechanisms (field forces, impaction and diffusion processes) and the modelling of these mechanisms will be covered.

Procedures for the removal of gaseous pollutants and the description of the driving forces involved, as well as the equilibrium and the kinetics of the relevant processes (absorption, adsorption as well as thermal, catalytic and biological conversions) will be covered.

Discussion of the technical possibilities to solve the actual air pollution problems will be conducted.
Lecture notesJing Wang, Air pollution control technics
Lecture slides and exercises
LiteratureList of literature included in script
Reference 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.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering 2022 (Examination Block 1)
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersJ. Wang
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aidsNone
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Environmental Engineering BachelorExamination Block 1OInformation