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 2^ semestre
Language ENG
U-gov code ST03 3S604


Basic mathematics, physics, general chemistry and microbiology.

Development of the course

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

Learning outcomes

The main techniques for wastewater treatment technologies and control variables
The main techniques for water disinfection and potabilisation, and criteria for civil protection
The main techniques for soil bioremediation and control variables

Ability to apply the knowledge:
Management of urban wastewater treatment plants
Evaluation of the feasibility and management of the bioventing technique for soil remediation
Support function on water management under emergency conditions 

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


Basic skills. Material balances. Theoretical models for reactors. Reaction Kinetics relevant for environmental remediation.
Wastewater treatment. Primary treatments. Biological processes for organic carbon degradation. Nitrification. Denitrification. Nitrification/Denitrification. Biological phosphorous removal. Suspended biomass activated sludge process. Fixed biomass processes. Control parameters for such processes. 
Water treatment for Civil Protection. Disinfection. Potabilisation. 
Soil bioremediation. In situ and ex situ technologies. Bioventing. Slurry bioreactor. Control parameters for such processes.

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)
Luca Bonomo, 2005. Bonifica di siti contaminati. McGraw Hill.
Metcalf & Eddy, 1991. Wastewater engineering: treatment, disposal, reuse. McGraw Hill.
Vismara, R., 2001. Depurazione biologica. Hoepli
EPA/540/R-95/534a. Bioventing principles and practice. Environmental Protection Development September 1995.

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