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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS

CODE 98237
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 1st year of 10720 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-35) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/27
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • 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

    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.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures in english. Hybrid teaching if necessary. Visit to plants and laboratories.

    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 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.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Teaching material available on aulaweb

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ELISABETTA FINOCCHIO (President)

    GABRIELLA GARBARINO (President)

    CRISTINA ELIA MOLINER ESTOPINAN (President)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    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

    ASSESSMENT 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.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    03/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/01/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    02/02/2023 14:00 GENOVA Orale
    29/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    22/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    29/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    20/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    30/08/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale