Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Fundamentals of Air Pollution CEV315 5 3 + 0 4

Prerequisites none

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Prof. YILMAZ YILDIRIM
Instructors Prof. YILMAZ YILDIRIM
Goals It is aimed to teach what the sources that pollute the atmosphere and the environment, are. Relationship between air pollution and industrial activities, methods to prevent pollution, legislations and regulations are also tought and it is aimed to let the students to use this knowledge on engineering activities
Contents Definition of air pollutants, effects of air polltion, pollutant sources and emission inventory, meteorology and dispersion, air pollution chemistry, photochemical smog, combustion and chemistry of combustion, flue gas analysis.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 to learn general knowledge about air pollution
2 to understand importants and results of Atmosphere, kinetics and air phenomena
3 to get knowledge about atmospheric reactions of pollutants and their transportations
4 to learn laws and regulations about air quality.
5 To model the air pollution and its applications
6 To evaluate combustion and stack gas composition

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Face to face education, discussion, exercise, assignment
Assessment Methods Mid-term exam (11. week), assignment, final exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to air polllution Lecture Notes I. Week
2 Principles of gases Lecture Notes II. Week
3 Atmosphere Lecture Notes III. Week
4 Gas Pollutants Lecture Notes IV. Week
5 Particle Pollutants Lecture Notes V. Week
6 Atmospheric Effects Lecture Notes VI. Week
7 Welfare Effects Lecture Notes VII. Week
8 Equilibrium and Kinetics Lecture Notes VIII. Week
9 Combustion Lecture Notes IX. Week
10 Atmospheric Movement Lecture Notes X. Week
11 Atmospheric Dispersion Lecture Notes XI. Week
12 Air Quality Modeling Lecture Notes XII. Week
13 Air Pollution Measurements Lecture Notes XIII. Week
14 Laws and Regulations about Air Pollutants Lecture Notes XIV. Week

Textbook Air Quality, Tad Goddish, 2002; Lecture Notes-power point presentations
Additional Resources Boubel et al., (1994), Fundamentals of Air Pollution, Academic Press

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 80
Assignments 2 20
In-Term Total 3 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Engineering graduates with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice. x
2 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques.
3 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design.
4 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications.
5 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
6 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
7 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
8 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously. x
9 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License
10 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x
11 Communicates using technical drawing. x
12 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility. x
13 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications.
14 Indicates that he is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
15 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions.

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Assignments 2 5 10
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Final examination 1 30 30
Total Work Load (h) 130
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4.33
ECTS Credit of the Course 4