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 W000022


Fundamentals of chemistry and physic.

Development of the course

The course will consist of lectures and assisted exercitation. The presentations used during lectures, accompanied by bibliography, will be available to students.


Learning outcomes

The course will enable students to understand the basic knowledge about:
    key systems for the Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM), and characterization of industrial emissions through chemical-physical parameters.
    procedure for implementing monitoring (and characterization) techniques to specific cases
    how the most common analyzers work
    sampling in both air and water matrices
    validation of data within CEM System

Ability to apply the knowledge:
The student will also gain the following professionalising skills:
    to make distinctions between the different type of CEM systems
    apply national and international emission surveillance systems
    analyze and evaluate data from different experiments and CEM programs, and from these results be able to describe and judge the status of the plant
    use of the information derived from technical and scientific literature to solve problems and critically address the issues 
    critical description Case History
    plan basic emission monitoring programs and field experiments

Soft skills:
The design, individual and team, helps to improve both the degree of independence of judgment in general of students, and their ability to communicate that stems also from the teamwork, and their ability to learn independently and to draw conclusions.


Program (lectures, 4 CFU, 32 hours):
Air emission monitoring programs: Fundamentals; Production lines to be continuously monitored; Parameters to detect; Chemical parameters; Alternative parameters; Standardization; Measurements; Principles and techniques of measurement: Location of measuring points; Sampling mode; Alternative measures; Instruments; Probes , Analyzers, Non-extractive systems (in situ); Extractive systems; Validation of elementary data; Data pre-processing; Validation of the hourly averages; Data processing; Plan for the submission of a CEMS draft 
Industrial Wastewater Quality Monitoring: Regulatory Context; Characteristics of Industrial Wastewater; Monitoring of Industrial Wastewater; Variability; Accident Detection and Source Identification.

Exercises (2 CFU, 16 hours):
Lab exercises:
Design of a system for CEM or characterization, as low as real cases of industrial plants subject to Integrated Pollution Prevention Control (IPPC).
At the end of the exercises, the student will have to deliver a report on the designing activities carried out, presenting for the case study, objective, relevant regulations, the plant description, proposed solutions, calculations to be executed and how to evaluate/interpret the results themselves.
Field exercises:
A one-day field trip will be organized, and dedicated to visit an industrial plant and its system of emission monitoring in the different environmental matrices.

Development of the examination

Methods for assessing learning outcomes:
The evaluation is through written and oral tests. In the written exam, students must approach the design of an emissions monitoring system with the aid of the technologies and methods discussed in class. In the oral exam the student is asked to present the main technologies and investigative strategies, responding to questions or discussing their written paper.

Criteria for assessing learning outcomes:
In the exam tests, the student must demonstrate the ability to use autonomously and correctly the key investigation technologies and strategies for the characterization of industrial emissions discussed during class; Furthermore, the student must demonstrate sufficient capacity to judge, select, synthesize and clearly present ideas, concepts and investigative solutions related to the characterization of industrial emissions.

Criteria for measuring learning outcomes:
In the examination tests is evaluated, the autonomous capacity of the student to set up and solve the problems that are placed to her/him. It also evaluated the ability to properly and appropriately use technologies and strategies of industrial emissions characterization.

Criteria for conferring final mark:
The maximum vote, equal to thirty points cum laude, is awarded to students who demonstrate, in the two the exams full autonomy to set and solve problems and complete mastery of the technologies and strategies of the characterization of industrial emissions. The minimum voting, equal to eighteen, is assigned to students who demonstrate to be able to solve problems that are set and sufficient knowledge of technologies and strategies of industrial emissions characterization.

Recommended reading

Appunti di lezione
D.A. Skoog, D.M. West, F.J. Holler, S.R. Crouch. Fondamenti di chimica analitica, 3a ed., EdiSES, Napoli, 2015.
D.C. Harris. Chimica analitica quantitativa, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2005.
C. Baird, M. Cann. Chimica Ambientale, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2006.
S.E. Manahan. Chimica dell’Ambiente, Piccin, Padova, 2000.

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