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CODE 61428
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/04
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
PREREQUISITES
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TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching is focused on prevention strategies (rather than treatment) of pollution, with particular attention to the principles of Green Chemistry, Sustainable Chemistry and Process Intensification. Fundamental analysis tools are also provided to assess the environmental impact of a product or process throughout its life cycle. Through some "case studies" it is exemplified how the acquired procedures can be applied to improve environmental performance at the micro, meso and macro-scale level.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

A first knowledge of environmentally preferable approaches to the design and operation of the chemical processes.

A sufficient awareness of the main environmental issues not only within the context of chemical production but also during other stages of a chemical’s life cycle.

This class contributes to the achievement of the following 2030 ONU Agenda sustainability Goals:

Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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

oal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

PREREQUISITES

Fundamental principles of: physical chemistry; mass and heat transfer; unit operations; environmental issues and regulations.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

An introduction to environmental issues

The evolution of the approach: from end-of-pipe to pollution prevention

Sustainable development

Green Chemistry and Sustainable Chemistry: definition and aims

Evaluating the environmental impact of a product (structure-properties relationships, environmental persistence, environmental fate, exposure pathways)

Life-cycle assessment (definition, methodology, uses)

Green Chemistry guidelines: feedstocks, solvents, catalysts, synthesis pathways

Designing safer chemicals: (Q)SARs

Unit operations and pollution prevention

Evaluating the environmental performance of a process

Process Intensification.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

D.T. Allen and D.R Shonnard: Green Engineering - Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes, Prentice Hall PTR

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

https://corsi.unige.it/8757 

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam is always conducted by two teachers of the School and has a duration of about 1 hour.

The depth and coherence of the knowledge of the most important concepts and equations will be evaluated. Moreover the ability to apply them to simple specific cases will be assessed.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities on file with the University and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with Professor Sergio Di Domizio (sergio.didomizio@unige.it), the Department’s disability liaison.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Quality education
Quality education
Gender equality
Gender equality
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Responbile consumption and production
Responbile consumption and production
Climate action
Climate action
Life on land
Life on land