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CODE 98249
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/25
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide students a solid knowledge on process and occupational safety problems of industrial plants, to introduce evaluation tools and fundamental design approaches to minimize and prevent risk for man, environment and assets.

TEACHING METHODS

In-class lessons. Tutorials and numerical case-studies are presented and critically discussed during the lessons. Specific design exercises and application of process engineering are solved in group focusing on acquring transversal knowledge.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Introduction

Process plant design basics. Techniques for simplified plant cost estimation. Environmental and accident risk. Unwanted events classification. Personnel and process safety. Primary water, wastewater: overall cycle and future developments. Main parameters for the primary- and waste-water characterization  Relevant national and international regulations in the fields of occupationa safety - process safety - waste water treatment - potabilization treatment .

2. Environmental Hazard Identification and Analysis

Gas, vapour and dust hazardous properties and their evaluation.  Hazard identification tools and application to case-studies. Fire, explosion, instability and reactivity. Check List; Ranking method; FMEA; Hazard and Operability Study (HazOp); Fault Tree Analysis (FTA).

3. Severity and environmental damage

Source term models.  Dispersion modelling of neutral and dense gas and cold jet. Post-release evolving  scenarios Damage analysis. Probit equations. Notable major accidents and relevant lessons.

4 . Gaseous emissions treatment

Local, individual and social risk. Damage models (threshold and Probit approach). Risk acceptability criteria. Risk mitigation and design of emergency relief systems. Land use planning.  Risk in multimodal HazMat transportation. HSE risk management. Risk perception. Basic tools for econimic estimation of fixed capital and running costs of process plants.

5. Water treatment plants

The mechanical pre-treatment of primary water and wastewater. The aerobic and anaerobic processes of biological treatment. The activated sludge process, biological reactions and kinetics. Type of activated sludge processes: suspended or fixed biomass, membranes. The sludge, from a problem to a resource; treatment and use. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Learning material is provided during the lessons period. Refernce text available at the University library or on the web:

Metcalf & Eddy – Wastewater Engineering – Treatment and Reuse – Mc Graw Hill - 2017

Edzwald - Water Quality and Treatment: A Handbook on Drinking Water, Sixth Edition – AWWA (American Water Works Association), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), McGraw Hill - 2011

J. Casal "Evaluation of the effects and consequences of major accidents in industrial plants". Elsevier, Oxford, UK .

G. Nota. “Advances in Risk Management” Sciyo ed.(Chapter 4 : Trends, problems and outlook in process industry risk assessment and aspects of personal and process safety" by B. Fabiano and H. J. Pasman.  Free download at: http://www.intechopen.com/books/advances-in-risk-management

Further textbooks:

R.H. Perry, D.W. Green, “Perry’s chemical engineers’ Handbook” 9th ed., Mc Graw Hill – 2019.

G.G. Brown. “Unit Operations” Hoepli ed.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

BRUNO FABIANO (President)

FABIO CURRO'

ANDREA MAFFINI

MARGHERITA PETTINATO

CARLO SOLISIO

PAOLO VASSALLO

VALENTINA ASNAGHI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Accordig to the official lesson calendar isuued by Unversity of Genova, available at the following link:

https://corsi.unige.it/corsi/10720/studenti-orario

 

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The oral final exam is set to evaluate student’s knowledge level, design and application abilities, as well as effective technical communication skills. It includes a critical discussion on numerical case-study according to the exercises performed during the lesson period. The final mark include the quality of presentation, the correct use of technical vocabulary and the ability of critical reasoning.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The aim is to provide knowledge and solving capabilities on emissions  in the process industry, with emphasis on  environmental and accident risk. The effectiveness assessment during the course development is performed by monitoring capabilities in numerical applications, lessons learned form incidents and analyzed case-studies.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
18/12/2023 09:30 GENOVA Orale Lo studente è invitato a confermare partecipazione alla sessione mediante invio di e-mail al docente.
16/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale Lo studente è invitato a confermare partecipazione alla sessione mediante invio di e-mail al docente.
09/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale Lo studente è invitato a confermare partecipazione alla sessione mediante invio di e-mail al docente.
28/05/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale Lo studente è invitato a confermare partecipazione alla sessione mediante invio di e-mail al docente.
18/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale Lo studente è invitato a confermare partecipazione alla sessione mediante invio di e-mail al docente.
09/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale Lo studente è invitato a confermare partecipazione alla sessione mediante invio di e-mail al docente.
23/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale Lo studente è invitato a confermare partecipazione alla sessione mediante invio di e-mail al docente.
10/09/2024 09:30 GENOVA Orale Lo studente è invitato a confermare partecipazione alla sessione mediante invio di e-mail al docente.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Good health and well being
Good health and well being
Clean water and sanitation
Clean water and sanitation
Affordable and clean energy
Affordable and clean energy
Life below water
Life below water
Life on land
Life on land