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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
The main educational 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 and quantify by means of material and energy balances the environmental effects of these processes and products and of the presence on the territory of the production plants.
Overall, the student will acquire the ability to evaluate and quantify, 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 lower environmental impact.
Lectures in english. Hybrid teaching if necessary. Visit to plants and laboratories.
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 and biofuels. Vehicle exhaust gas treatments. Thermoelectric power stations and treatment of gaseous effluents. Use of biomass and waste. Hydrogen as an energy vector and its use in decarbonisation processes. Nuclear fuel production, reprocessing and treatment of nuclear waste. Production of industrial polymers. Environmental problems of plastics. Mass balances in steady state. Fundamentals on thermodynamics and kinetics. Energy balances. Mass balances in transient state. Environmental impact of studied processes. Process simulation: Aspen Plus©. Application of macroscopicmass and energy balances to presented processes.
Teaching material available on aulaweb
Office hours: Through appointment at Via all'Opera Pia 15a, second floor
Office hours: Upon appointment to be fixed at the teacher office: DICCA - Chemical Engineering Section, via Opera Pia 15, Polytechnic School -Genova
ELISABETTA FINOCCHIO (President)
GABRIELLA GARBARINO (President)
CRISTINA ELIA MOLINER ESTOPINAN (President)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Oral exam, in English. The exam will consist of two questions on two topics covered during the course. In one of these the aspects of characteristics of the products will be analyzed and in a second one the characteristic of processes and quantification of environmental relevant parameters by applying mass and/or energy balances will be object of discussion.
Working students and students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs certification are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take account of individual learning methods
TThrough 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 processes associated with the development of chemical and energy technologies.