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CODE 86631
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/27
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

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. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in english, visits to industrial plants.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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.  

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda:

Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture notes provided by the teacher,  in english.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GUIDO BUSCA (President)

MARIA BOLLA

BRUNO FABIANO

GABRIELLA GARBARINO

FABIO CURRÒ (President Substitute)

CARLO SOLISIO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

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EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
08/01/2024 09:00 SAVONA Orale
09/01/2024 09:00 SAVONA Orale
10/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
25/01/2024 09:00 SAVONA Orale
31/01/2024 09:00 SAVONA Orale
14/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
03/06/2024 09:00 SAVONA Orale
19/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
24/06/2024 09:00 SAVONA Orale
28/06/2024 09:00 SAVONA Orale
24/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
27/08/2024 09:00 SAVONA Orale
27/08/2024 09:00 SAVONA Orale
04/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Affordable and clean energy
Affordable and clean energy
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Responbile consumption and production
Responbile consumption and production
Climate action
Climate action