Air Quality Management
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Section 1: Air basics
1.2 Clean air – a basic human need
1.3 What is air pollution?
1.4 Air quality
1.5 The human respiratory system
Section 2: Meteorology and air pollutants
2.2 Physical characteristics of the atmosphere
2.3 Dry adiabatic lapse rate theory
2.4 Atmospheric stability
2.5 The main air pollutants
2.6 Effects of air pollutants
2.7 Acid deposition
2.8 Climate change
Section 3: Environmental monitoring
3.2 Manual ambient air quality measurement
3.3 Particulate matter
3.4 Continuous ambient air quality monitoring
3.5 Remote or long-path monitoring
Section 4: Air pollution control techniques
4.2 Preventing and controlling particulate emissions
4.3 Preventing and controlling gaseous emissions
4.4 Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides
4.5 Dioxins and related compounds
4.6 Dispersion from chimneys
4.7 Odour pollution and control
Section 5: Atmospheric dispersion modelling
5.2 Box models of air quality
5.3 The point source, Gaussian plume dispersion model
Shahram Taherzadeh is a Lecturer in environmental engineering at The Open University, where he is a key member of the Acoustics Research Group. Shahram graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Physics from the University of Essex. He undertook research for a PhD in Acoustics, at The Open University. He is an active researcher, specialising in the modelling of outdoor sound propagation, outdoor noise mitigation methods and interaction of sound with the ground. He is author or co-author of a number of papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Shahram is involved in teaching noise pollution control to undergraduate and postgraduate students and Finite Element Analysis to Postgraduates. He is an examiner for UK Institute of Acoustic's Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control.