Academic Year 2019/2020 - 1° Year - Curriculum Industria, Ambiente e Beni Culturali
Teaching Staff: Nunzio TUCCITTO
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: CHIM/02 - Physical chemistry
Taught classes: 14 hours
Laboratories: 48 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Understand the concepts and methods of study of Environmental Physical Chemistry. In particular: to know the scientific basis of the concept of sustainability; thermodynamic knowledge for the study of pollutant flows; in-depth knowledge on thermodynamic dynamics and terrestrial environment; life cycle analysis, LCA; basic information on the end of life of products.

Course Structure

The course is organized in 4 Laboratory CFUs and 2 frontal lessons CFUs

Detailed Course Content

Frontal Lessons (2 CFU):

Sustainability and environmental impact
Mass balance and kinetics
Transport phenomena - diffusion - reaction
Structure and composition of the atmosphere.
Dynamics of the atmosphere.
Thermodynamics of the atmosphere.
Models for transporting pollutants: "PLUME" and "PUFF".
Methodologies for the evaluation of energy consumption
Methodologies for the evaluation of Life Cycle Assessment

Laboratory experience (4 CFU):

Pollutant degradation kinetics
Zero Fe nanoparticles for remediation of polluting soils
Nanoparticles of oxides for photocatalysis
Numerical methods for computer simulation of transport, diffusion and reaction phenomena of pollutants
Machine-learning" methods for the management of big data resulting from environmental monitoring
Comparison of Life Cycle Assessment between standard and emerging technologies
Sensors for monitoring volatile organic compounds

Textbook Information

  • Elements of Environmental Chemistry, Second Edition
    • di Bruce E. Logan
    • Editore: Wiley
    • ISBN: 9781118230107
  • Environmental Laboratory Exercises for Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry
    • di Frank M. Dunnivant
    • ISBN:9780471660286
  • Environmental Transport Processes, Second Edition
    • di Bruce E. Logan
    • Editore: Wiley
    • ISBN:9781118230107