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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS

CODE 98237
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 5 credits during the 1st year of 10720 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-35) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/27
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide an in-depth knowledge of the main industrial processes, with particular reference to environmental and sustainability issues related to these processes and their products

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In particular, the objective is, starting from the detailed analysis of the industrial chemical processes currently used for the production of fuels, fuels, materials, and chemical products for industrial and household use, to provide the student with the necessary knowledge to be able to evaluate the environmental effects of these processes and products and the presence on the territory of the production plants.

 

Overall, the student will acquire the ability to evaluate, in practical terms and on the basis of the composition of the raw materials, as well as the thermodynamic, kinetic, economic and environmental aspects, the reasons for the technical choices of the existing processes and to evaluate, similarly , innovative processes and technologies with less environmental impact.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in english. Hybrid teaching if necessary

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Raw material. Air, water and soil pollution. Treatments and uses of natural gas. Treatments and uses of oil, refinery and production of gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oils, aviation fuels. Vehicle exhaust gas treatments. Treatments and uses of coal. Modern carbochemistry. Thermoelectric power plants and treatment of gaseous effluents. Use of biomass and waste. Production of biofuels. Bioethanol, biodiesel, green diesel, biomass as fuels and environmental problems. Dioxins and smoke. Hydrogen as an energy carrier and its use in decarbonisation processes. Production of nuclear fuels, reprocessing and treatment of nuclear waste. Lithium batteries. Production of cements and building materials. Production of metallurgical, photovoltaic and electronic grade silicon.Production of main metallic materials: steel and aluminum.Production of paper. Petrochemical intermediates. Production of industrial polymers. Environmental problems of plastics.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Teaching material available on aulaweb

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GUIDO BUSCA (President)

GIOVANNI BESIO

GABRIELLA GARBARINO

LUCA GIOVANNI LANZA

ELISABETTA ARATO (President Substitute)

BARBARA BOSIO (President Substitute)

LUISA PAGNINI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam, in English. The exam will consist of three questions on three topics covered during the course. In one of these aspects of the characteristics of the products will be analyzed in one of the characteristics of processes, in a third aspect of an environmental and chemical nature.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Through the critical discussion of the characteristics of products used at industrial level and the processes necessary to produce them, it will be possible to evaluate the student's knowledge and depth of understanding of the chemical, energy, economic and environmental aspects of chemical technologies associated with the development of chemical and energy technologies.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
04/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
31/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
07/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
30/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
31/08/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale