Aerosol Science and Technology (MA060300)


Course Memo

The course will introduce the basic phenomena of aerosol science, particle formation in the gas phase and their behavior, concepts and measurement techniques for the aerosol particles. Students will synthesize (carbon nanotubes, NaCl, metal, metal oxide and polymer) nanoparticles by two aerosol techniques: gas-to-particle and liquid-to-particle conversions. Students will be trained to operate spark-discharge aerosol synthesis reactor for production of nanoparticles and single-walled carbon nanotubes and spray drying and pyrolysis reactors. The student will perform the on-line measurements of number size distribution of aerosol synthesized nanoparticles by differential mobility analyzer (size range: 2-1000 nm). Students will become familiar with processes of the aerosol particle collection (filtration, electrostatic precipitation, thermophoretic precipitation). The produced samples of nanoparticles will be observed with means of transmission and scanning electron microscopies. Totally 34 lecture hours and 15 exercise hours, 5 hours for seminar lessons, 6 presentation hours will be arranged. Students will write a short essay and give a presentation on one of the selected topics.