Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell'Ambiente - Guida degli insegnamenti (Syllabus)


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Seat Scienze
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 6
Hours 48
Period 1^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code SM03 5S162


Basic elements in mathematics, physics, general chemistry

Development of the course

The course is given through lectures and numerical exercises, in some cases using the Microsoft Excel software and the Thinkstep Gabi software.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the teaching course, the student will know the best available technologies for waste treatment and environment remediation, together with reference regulations

Ability to apply the knowledge:
Mass and energy balances on mechanical biological treatment, anaerobic digestion, incineration, landfilling facilities.
Mass balances on environmental remediation techniques and estimation of times of remediation.
Application of LCA methodology to simple cases and interpretation of risk analysis reports

Soft skills:
Numerical applications stimulate the critical thinking of each student, together with communication skills.


Waste: definitions, classification and characterisation. Waste disposal and treatment technologies: selection platforms, composting, anaerobic digestion, incineration, landfill. Regulations. Management of specific classes of wastes: electric and electronic equipment waste, exhaust batteries.
Environment remediation: in situ/ex situ technologies for contaminated sediment, pump and treat systems and permeable reactive barriers for contaminated groundwater, remediation of contaminates soil. 
Life Cycle Analysis methodology Industrial quantitative risk analysis. Risk analysis applied to contaminated sites.

Development of the examination

Methods for assessing learning outcomes:
Oral exam.

Criteria for assessing learning outcomes: 
The student has to show knowledge of subject matter and ability to apply it to simple practical cases.

Criteria for measuring learning outcomes:
The score is given by a number, out of 30 points. The minimum score required for passing the exam is 18.

Criteria for conferring final mark:
The final score is based on the oral exam.

Recommended reading

Copy of the slides  (available on-line: www.disva.univpm.it)
Paul Wiliams, 2006 Waste Treatment and Disposal 2nd Ed. John Wiley.
Luca Bonomo, 2005. Bonifica di siti contaminati. McGraw Hill.
The International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook. JRC European Commission, 2012
Guidelines for Chemical Process Quantitative Risk analysis, 2nd edition. American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), New York, 2000.
Criteri metodologici per l'applicazione dell'analisi assoluta di rischio ai siti contaminati ISPRA, 2006.

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