Introduction to Air Pollution Control
Air pollution is the presence of toxic compounds, whether naturally occurring or man-made, at levels that adversely impact human and animal life or flora in an affected area. Effects range from simple awareness to the onset of physiological and psychological symptoms ending in lessening the quality of life, illness or even death. In addition, the presence of some compounds in the air causes detrimental changes to the physical properties of the atmosphere resulting in damage to the protective ozone layer or global warming which may have worldwide implications. During this one-day course, the class briefly examines the primary pollutants and regulatory processes used to manage them. From there, the course directs its attention to methods of air pollution control.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
- Examine primary pollutants and the regulatory process
- Learn about regulations and how they are enforced, including Federal EPA Standards
- Understand problem and solution goals and evaluate alternatives
- Identify air pollution control equipment