Aerosol Physics, 7.5 ECTS

First level

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Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English / Swedish
Special eligibility requirements
15 ECTS credits in Mathematics and 15 ECTS credits in Physics or 15 ECTS credits in Chemistry.

Description

Aerosol Physics dives into the world of physical properties and processes of airborne particles suspended in air, also known as aerosols. The major factor differing the aerosols from gases is that while all molecules of a specific substance have t…

Aerosol Physics dives into the world of physical properties and processes of airborne particles suspended in air, also known as aerosols. The major factor differing the aerosols from gases is that while all molecules of a specific substance have the same size and mass (if we neglect the small difference between isotopes), aerosol particles range in size from slightly less than one nanometre to some hundreds of micrometres in diameter. Almost all properties of the aerosols and all way in which the particles interact with its surroundings change fundamentally with the particle sizes. This includes diffusion, condensation of gases on the particle, coagulation between colliding particles; or deposition on the planet surface, vegetation, lungs, as well as aerosol sampling tubes and inside aerosol instruments. It also includes the aerosols interaction with radiation and with clouds.

Aerosol physical properties and processes are of fundamental importance for understanding and solving problems such as • in and outdoor air quality • aerosol health effects • climate change • deposition of medications in the respiration system • air-filtering • aerosols measurements • and a multitude of industrial applications

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Area of interests: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth. Scientific knowledge makes it possible …

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth. Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media. As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

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Subject

Environmental Science

Climate changes, environmental pollutants, ozone depletion, poor air and water quality, changes in landscape, waste disposal, depletion of natural resources, loss of ecosystem services, resilience and biological diversity, etc. The list of environmental problems is long as we humans use the resources nature has to offer without knowing or paying attention to the consequences. Environmental Science is a multi-disciplinary subject which applies knowledge from both the natural and social sciences to identify, understand, prevent, and deal with environmental problems caused by human activities. The Bachelor and Master Programs in Environmental Science offer an education in a natural science with environmental relevance and a background to the societal aspects of environmental problems. The programs apply a systems approach to the study of environmental problems and to man’s relationship to his environment. More information can be found at the ITM homepage www.itm.su.se.

Environmental Science