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EENG 7420 - Atmosphere and Air Quality

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

​The growing attention of the society to air quality and climate change along with the need for its mitigation and adaptation, requires knowledge of atmospheric characteristics, processes, observations, and data collection/ processing. This course discusses air quality in terms of atmospheric physics and chemistry. The students are introduced to atmospheric structure and processes, meteorology, emission sources and inventories, indoor and outdoor, urban, regional and global air quality issues, and regulation. An introduction to dispersion modeling with demonstration of SCREEN regulatory modeling tool as methods of linking emissions to air quality are also presented. The Adaptive Management strategy is covered through theory and case studies.





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 87515

Tue Jan 07 - Tue Apr 21 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 21 Tue 14:30 - 17:30 BBY NE22 Rm. 104


Zahra Tooyserkani

Course Outline




  1. Reading Week from: February 17 to February 21, 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss airborne contaminants, their sources and effects within the context of atmospheric chemistry and physics, human health and environmental impacts.
  • Discuss Canadian, US and European air quality regulations and initiatives, with a focus on emissions performance standards and air quality standards.
  • Illustrate meteorology concepts that can have an impact on air quality.
  • Relate air emissions to air quality dispersion modelling.
  • Discuss Indoor air quality issues, monitoring and regulations.
  • Analyze the issue of urban, regional and global pollution and how those issues could be strategically managed to ensure acceptable air quality.
  • Prepare a briefing note on an air quality issue.
  • Propose an adaptive air quality management strategy duly based on research and data collection to address environmental, economic and social issues as they relate to an assigned airshed.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

EENG 7420 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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