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The main industrial chemical processes for the production of fuels, nuclear fuels, semiconducting, metallic and polymeric materials as well as for the waste gases purifications are described and discussed technically.
The course aims to provide an in-depth knowledge of the main processes of industrial chemistry related to energy production, a critical analysis of the motivations of the solutions used in the production of the main products and the criteria for a correct approach to the design of a chemical process in terms productivity, safety and protection of environment.
In particular, the objective is, starting from the detailed analysis of the industrial chemical processes currently used for the production of fuels, fuels and materials, to provide the student with the necessary knowledge to be able to evaluate the possible and the best solutions for the choice of these products and for the assessment of alternative technologies that use them.
Overall, the student will acquire the ability to evaluate, in practical terms and based on the composition of raw materials, as well as the thermodynamic, kinetic, economic and environmental aspects, the reasons for the technical choices of existing processes and to design, similarly , processes and innovative technologies.
Lectures in english, visits to industrial plants.
Natural gas treatments. Hydrogen as an energy vector. Industrial production of hydrogen: steam reforming of natural gas and syngas treatments, partial oxidation processes, coal gasification, biomass gasification, water electrolysis. Refinery and production of gasoline, Diesel fuel, fuel oils, aviation fuels. Modern carbochemistry. Utilization of biomasses and production of biofuels. Bioethanol, biodiesel, green diesel, biomasse sas solid fuels and environmental concerns. Dioxins and smoke. Abatement of pollutants from waste gases of power stations and incinerators. Production of nuclear fuels, reprocessing and waste treatments. Production of metallurgical, photovoltaic and electronic grade silicon. Manufacture of main metallic materials: steel and aluminium. Production of industrial polymers: PE, PP, PS, PVC, PET, PA.
Lecture notes provided by the teacher, in english.
Office hours: Meetings on request
GUIDO BUSCA (President)
FABIO CURRÒ (President Substitute)
BRUNO FABIANO (President Substitute)
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.
Through the critical discussion of the characteristics of fuels and materials 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 energy technologies.