This module and all other modules in the Occupational and Nanotechnology Health and Safety Series require that you first complete PubH X600: Occupational and Nanotechnology Health and Safety Pre-course Survey There are 19 modules in the series. You will only need to complete the survey one time regardless of the number of modules you chose to complete.
(This module is one of 5 units comprising the first section of METPHAST: Introduction to Occupational Hygiene. There are 15 modules on Nanotechnology Health and Safety, as well. See the section "Additional Information" for more details about these modules.)
In this module you will learn the definition of aerosols, the concepts of particle diameter, size distributions, how to derive surface area and mass from the number of particles, and how to measure concentrations.
By the end of the module, learners should be able to:
- Define "aerosol" and related terms
- Interpret summary properties of particle distribution
- Predict the relationship between aerosol source and particle size
- Describe approaches to measuring airborne particles
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