CONTROL TECHNIQUES FOR INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES

CONTROL TECHNIQUES FOR INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES

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Code
61908
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
4 credits during the 1st year of 9020 Industrial Chemistry (LM-71) GENOVA

4 credits during the 1st year of 9018 Chemical Sciences (LM-54) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/04
LANGUAGE
Italiano (Inglese a richiesta)
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Industrial Chemistry)
semester
1° Semester

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

• At the end of this course, the student will possess basic know-how to use non-destructive optical methods to probe properties of polymers, catalysis, and industrial processes.

• Particular emphasis will be devoted to remote sensing techniques in the UV-Vis, NIR e MIR spectral range.

Teaching methods

Class lecture, demo-software, lab work. Powerpoint presentation of teacher and lab notes available from the University Web Site (AulaWEB).

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The electromagnetic spectrum and fundamental quantities, basic optics (refraction, reflection, transmission, polarization, interference, diffraction, gratings, optical fibers). Fundamentals light-matter interaction (UV-Vis absorption, NIR, MIR, photoluminescence, Raman). Basic information obtained in different spectral ranges with particular emphasis for the comparison between MIR and NIR.  Principles of common spectrometers in particular compact and transportable systems allowing collection and detection of signals by optical fibers. Use of the spectroscopic techniques (in particular those based on remote sensing) to probe the quality of industrial processes. Laboratory: Examples of main sampling collection techniques (transmission, reflection, ATR, DRIFT, PAS, Raman) for on-line process control. Interpretation of spectroscopic data. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

• Lessons notes provided by the teacher.

•N.B, Colthup, L.H. Daly, S.E. Wiberley, Introduction to Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy, Academic Press.

•H.W. Siesler, Y. Ozaki, S. Kawata, H.M. Heise, Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: principles, instruments, applications, Wiley (3rd reprint, 2006); ISBN: 3-527-30149-6.

•J. Workman, L. Weyer, Pratical Guide to Interpretative Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, CRC Press (2008, Boca Raton - FL, USA).

•Internal Reflection Spectroscopy, edited by F.M. Mirabella, Marcel Dekker Inc. (1993, New York, USA).

•Optical Fiber Sensor edited by K.T.V. Grattan and B.T. Meggit,  Kluwer Academic Publisher (1999, Dordrecht, The Netherlands).

•J.W. Niemantsverdriet, Spectroscopy in catalysis, Wiley-VCH.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Every day, by appointment

Exam Board

MARINA ALLOISIO (President)

DAVIDE COMORETTO (President)

ALBERTO SERVIDA

PAOLO MORETTI

DARIO CAVALLO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Class lecture, demo-software, lab work. Powerpoint presentation of teacher and lab notes available from the University Web Site (AulaWEB).

EXAMS

Exam description

Discussion of a power-point presentation on a topic realted to the class proposed by the student