CODE 95072 ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023 CREDITS 6 cfu anno 2 CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DELLA NATURA 10589 (LM-60) - GENOVA SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/12 LANGUAGE Italian TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA SEMESTER 2° Semester TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB OVERVIEW The course introduces the student to the basic and advanced concepts of environmental chemistry,of the biochemical cycles of the elements and the environmental impact of both natural and anthropogeni pollutants.. The skills necessary for the interpretation of chemical data in an environmental context will also be developed through practical examples. AIMS AND CONTENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Basic and advanced concepts regarding the environmental chemistry, the impact, the pathways and the fate of several classes of natural or anthropogenic pollutants will be described. Some aspects of existing legislation and monitoring techniques will be also treated. AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES The student will acquire the knowledge of the main chemical mechanisms driving the environmental processes and pollution phenomena, including the main reference environmental regulations. He will understand the basic concepts of the environmental impact of different classes of pollutants (metals, organic substances) and of the problems related to their control in different environmental matrices (air, water, soils). In this context, some aspects of monitoring techniques will also be addressed. Furthermore, the student will acquire skills to evaluate changes of natural and anthropogenic origin of ecosystems linked to chemical phenomena and to plan environmental remediation in the context of current legislation. PREREQUISITES Knowledge of both inorganic and organic chemistry main topics. TEACHING METHODS The course consists of lectures divided into 2-hour lessons based on the academic calendar and a part of a theoretical-practical laboratory, which will be held by the teachers. The organization and the dates of the lab activities will be communicated directly to the students by the teachers at the beginning of the course. SYLLABUS/CONTENT Atmosphere and atmospheric chemistry: chemical reactions in the troposphere and in the stratosphere. Role of ozone in the stratosphere. The Chapman's cycle. Atmospheric pollutants and atmospheric monitoring. Hydrosphere and water chemistry. Natural water properties. Monitoring and assessment of water quality. Waste water treatment. Lithosphere and characteristics of soils and sediments. Monitoring and evaluation of the properties of soils. Environmental remediation and the current environmental legislation RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY The teaching material is available online at course aulaweb page Reference book: C. Baird, M.Cann “Chimica Ambientale”, Zanichelli Editore. TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD PAOLA FRANCESCA RIVARO Ricevimento: The students are able to book an appointment by phone, by mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by aulaweb. ROSA MARIA BERTOLOTTO Exam Board PAOLA FRANCESCA RIVARO (President) MARIA CARMELA IANNI ROSA MARIA BERTOLOTTO (President Substitute) FRANCISCO ARDINI (Substitute) LESSONS LESSONS START For lessons start and timetable go to the link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/ Please check the module Aulaweb page for timetable updates dependent on the sanitary and epidemic situation. Class schedule CHEMISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURAL HERITAGE EXAMS EXAM DESCRIPTION Oral examination ASSESSMENT METHODS The exam consists in an oral test. The oral examination is always conducted by two teachers and lasts for at least 30 minutes. In this way, the Commission is able to verify the achievement of the objectives of teaching by asking questions about the program of the course. The ability to expose the arguments clearly and with correct terminology will also be evaluated. When goals are not achieved, the student is invited to deepen his knowledge and to ask further explanation to the teacher. Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of detail required for each topic will be provided at the beginning of the course and reiterated during lectures and lab activities. Exam schedule Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note 25/01/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale 15/02/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale 23/06/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale 11/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale 25/07/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale 06/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale 20/09/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale FURTHER INFORMATION It is not compulsory to attend the classes, but it is strongly advised to do so.