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CODE 56534
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/27
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
MODULES Questo insegnamento è composto da:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course, structured in two modules, will describe the processes of treatment of natural gas, refinery and transformation processes of coal and biomass, the synthesis of organic intermediates, the polymerizations and the characteristics of the main products of organic industrial chemistry (detergents, solvents, lubricants, polymers, dyes, fine chemicals). Exercises related to the calculation of mass balances of complex processes will be performed.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide a thorough knowledge and a critical analysis of the main processes of petrochemistry and refinery, as well as of industrial treatments of natural gas, coal and biomass. A critical analysis will be carried out on the motivations of the solutions used in the production processes of the main chemical intermediates, and on the criteria for a correct approach to the design of an industrial chemical process in terms of economy, productivity, safety and respect for the environment. The relations between the kinetic and thermodynamic aspects and the design and optimization of the processes will be emphasized.

Furthermore, in the second module, the production processes and characteristics of the products of organic industrial chemistry, i.e polymers, detergents, lubricants, solvents, dyes and fine chemicals, will be discussed. In addition, the techniques for mass balancing of complex processes will be learned.

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PREREQUISITES

A relatively deep knowledge of basic organic chemistry and of the fundamentals of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics is required. Furthermore, a more than basic knowledge of mathematics and physics is required. Additionally, a high level knowledge of the main unit operations is convenient.

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 into account individual learning modalities.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures, numerical exercises, visits to industrial facilities.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GUIDO BUSCA (President)

GABRIELLA GARBARINO

ROBERTO MILLINI

ELENA SPENNATI

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The course includes two exams:

1. Refinery and Petrochemistry and Green Industrial Chemistry: Written test with exercise aimed at discussing an industrial process of organic industrial chemistry not covered during the course (thermodynamic characteristics of the reactions involved, reactors, process conditions, separation and purification of reactants and / or products) with a duration of 1.5 hours. Oral test related to the topics of the module Refinery, Petrochemistry and Green Industrial Organic Chemistry. The mark obtained will be the average of the written and oral exams.

2. Industrial Chemical products: written test with exercise aimed at the numerical evaluation, application calculations and the drafting of material balances of a complex chemical process among those covered during the course (duration 1.5 hours). Oral test related to the topics of the Industrial Chemical Products module which can be taken from the end of the lessons of this module. The mark obtained will be the average of the written and oral exams.

The final grade of the course will be the mathematical average of the grades achieved in the two modules.

Working students and students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs certification are advised to contact the teachers 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

Through the critical discussion of the required characteristics of the products of organic industrial chemistry, and of the industrial processes dealt with in the course as well as of the single plants and reactors used, and the ability to prepare financial statements on complex processes, it will be possible to assess the knowledge and depth of understanding of the student of chemical thermodynamics, of the kinetic aspects, of the nature of unit operations and of the equipment used in the chemical industry, as well as of the management aspects of a complex process, of the economic and environmental aspects.​

 

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
08/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
12/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
28/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
27/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
25/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
04/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
08/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
22/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
12/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
28/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
27/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
25/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
04/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale