Tecnologie per il Controllo dell'Inquinamento
Technologies for Pollution Control Luca Riderelli
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The course allows students to obtain advanced skills in the selection of technological measures for pollution mitigation and evaluation of equilibria established in the environmental compartments. The new acquired topics are integrated in bachelors and masters degrees in civil environmental engineering.CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
New professional and technical learnt skills permit students to argue and independently manage the application of solutions for pollution mitigation and technological measures for air quality in specific case studies. In addition, students will be able to identify, interpret and deal with planning issues. Similarly, they are involved in managing air quality, air pollution, indoor air quality and health and safety at work topics.TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
Personal technical skills, autonomous decisions, data analysis, knowledge of both new and available widespread technologies and communication skills are developed and strengthened. The study of real cases, application and explanation of national and international regulations allows to relate to international contexts in order to boost personal skills in the future professional career.
Indoor and outdoor air quality. Norms and regulations. Air pollutants strategies for prevention and control of air pollutants. Emission factors. Uncontrolled pollutant emission rates. Measurements of process gas stream. Pollutant material balance. Pollutants dispersion and stack design. Height computation and evaluation of emitting stacks. Stability classes. Box model. Gaussian plume models, plume rise. Capturing gases and vapors. Condensation. Indoor air pollution and workplace safety evaluation. Harmful compounds, toxicity, threshold limit values. Industrial ventilation. Adsorption and chemical reaction thermal oxidation. Bioscrubbers and biofilters. Gravimetric settling in chambers. Capturing particles. Overall collection efficiency. Cyclone collector particulate scrubbers, electrostatic separators, fabric filters. Water pollution in rivers and lakes. Streeter and Phelps model for oxygen-sag. Environmental control technologies for air, water and soil. Greenhouse gas control technologies. Cleaner production and environmental management. Practice exercises about indoor pollution modeling, emissions and stack design.
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
Written and oral assessment.
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
Both written and oral questions to assess students ability to identify and manage the main environmental pollution issues.
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
Attribution of the final mark out of thirty.
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
Students are supposed to be confident on 70% at least of the course program.
P.M. Berthouex, "Strategy of Pollution Control", John Wiley and sons; J.H. Seinfeld, "Atmosferic Chemistry and Physics of Air Pollution, John Wiley & sons, 1986; A.C. Stern, R.W. Bonbel, D.F. Fox, "Fondamentals of Air Pollution (II Ed.), Academic Press, 1984; R. Vismara, "Ecologia Applicata", Hoepli.
- Ingegneria Civile (Corso di Laurea Magistrale (DM 270/04))