Air Quality Management

10 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1TV025

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Earth Science A1N, Physics A1N, Technology A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 6 May 2013
Responsible department
Department of Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

120 credits of which 90 credits should be in the main area of studies natural sciences or technology including the course Meteorology, hydrology and environmental measurement techniques 15 credits.

Learning outcomes

After the completion of the course, the student should be able to

  • account for different air pollutants (gases, particles, noise and light) and how they varies in space and time
  • account for different techniques that is used to decrease the amount of pollutants
  • understand the chemical transformation of pollutants in the atmosphere
  • understand the processes that influence how noise propagates in the atmosphere
  • apply prior knowledge on processes in the atmospheric boundary layer on dispersion calculations of pollutants in the atmosphere
  • have knowledge of current standards for emissions in Sweden


The course aims to give the students an overview of the air pollutant issue (gases, particles, smell, noise and light). The main focus will be on chemical and noise related aspects in the air pollutant issue.

Chemical transformation of gases in the atmosphere and the dispersion of pollution at the local and global scale (processes and dispersion calculations). Techniques for reducing the amount of pollutants in gas phase and as particulate matter. Existing standards for emissions.

Sound propagation in the atmosphere outdoors (basic acoustics), influence from weather (refraction, absorption, distribution and ground damping) and how sound levels vary throughout the day / year. The student will also gain knowledge of methods and models used today in the consultant business.


Lectures, calculation exercises, practical assignments, home assignment, seminars, project investigations and study visits


Home- and practical assignments (7 ECTS), active participation in mandatory study visits and seminars (2 ECTS) and oral presentations (1 ECTS).