Course Title:
Aerosol/Particle Engineering 
Terms Offered:
Fall Semester 
Prerequisites:
ME 3321 Thermodynamics, IT upper division
or Grad student.

Catalog Description:
Kinetic Theory, definition, theory and measurement
of particle properties, elementary particle mechanics, particle statistics;
Brownian motion and diffusion, coagulation, evaporation and condensation,
electrical properties, sampling and transport. 
Textbooks/Required Material:
“Aerosol Technology”2nd Edition, By W.C.
Hinds, John Wiley & Sons, NY

Prepared By: Professor
David Y. H. Pui
Date of Preparation:
February 20, 2001 
Course Leader(s):
Professors David Y. H. Pui and Benjamin Liu 
Class/Laboratory Schedule:
Two 100 minute sessions per week.
Contribution of Course to Meeting Professional Objectives:
100 % Engineering Topics 
Course Topics:
 Introduction and elementary concepts
 Kinetic theory of gases
 Elementary particle mechanics
 Inertial separation
 Particle statistics
 Brown motion and diffusion
 Coagulation
 Evaporation and condensation
 Electrical properties
 Aerosol sampling and transport

Course Objectives:
 To teach principles of aerosol mechanics and particle
properties as applied to air pollution, health effects, and industrial
applications of aerosol technology.
 To teach problem formulation and solution methods
for aerosol behavior and properties.
 To teach principles of instruments for measuring
particle properties.
 To teach particle statistics for handling size
distribution data.
 To expose students to practical aerosol problems
through examples and assignments.

Course Outcomes: (Numbers shown in brackets are linked to program outcomes 19.)
 Understand aerosol systems behavior and properties
so as to comprehend applications in air pollution, health effects,
and industrial aerosols. [1,5,6,8]
 Apply the principles of aerosol mechanics
to separate and classify particles. [1, 5]
 Apply the principles of kinetic theory and Brownian
motion to derive submicron particle properties [1, 5]
 Apply the principles of coagulation, evaporation
and condensation to study mass transfer phenomena in aerosol system.
[1,5]
 Apply the principles of ionic charging to study
charge transport phenomena in aerosol system. [1, 5]
 Select and interpret information required for
design and analysis industrial aerosol problems. [3, 5, 8]

Assessment Tools:
 Exams, Two exams during the semester and a final
exam.
 Homework grading or weekly quizzes.
