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MEDICAL PROCESSES AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES

CODE 61428
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 4 cfu during the 2nd year of 9018 SCIENZE CHIMICHE (LM-54) - GENOVA
  • 4 cfu during the 3nd year of 8757 CHIMICA E TECNOLOGIE CHIMICHE (L-27) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/04
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Chemistry and Chemical Technologies 8757 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTIONS 72564
    • Chemistry and Chemical Technologies 8757 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTIONS 72564
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    A first knowledge of environmentally preferable approaches to the design and operation of the chemical processes.

    A sufficient awareness of the main environmental issues not only within the context of chemical production but also during other stages of a chemical’s life cycle.

    PREREQUISITES

    Fundamental principles of: physical chemistry; mass and heat transfer; unit operations; environmental issues and regulations.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    An introduction to environmental issues

    The evolution of the approach: from end-of-pipe to pollution prevention

    Sustainable development

    Green Chemistry and Sustainable Chemistry: definition and aims

    Evaluating the environmental impact of a product (structure-properties relationships, environmental persistence, environmental fate, exposure pathways)

    Life-cycle assessment (definition, methodology, uses)

    Green Chemistry guidelines: feedstocks, solvents, catalysts, synthesis pathways

    Designing safer chemicals: (Q)SARs

    Unit operations and pollution prevention

    Evaluating the environmental performance of a process

    Process Intensification.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    D.T. Allen and D.R Shonnard: Green Engineering - Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes, Prentice Hall PTR

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    CAMILLA COSTA (President)

    ANDREA REVERBERI

    ANTONIO COMITE (President Substitute)

    ALBERTO SERVIDA (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral examination

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral exam is always conducted by two teachers of the School and has a duration of about 1 hour.

    The depth and coherence of the knowledge of the most important concepts and equations will be evaluated.

    Moreover the ability to apply them to simple specific cases will be assessed.

    In case of emergency and only according to specific indications by the University of Genoa, the assessment method for the exam might be changed, including the possibility of an online procedure.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes