ENVIRONMENTAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE CHEMISTRY

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Code
68572
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
4 credits during the 2nd year of 9298 PREVENTION TECHNIQUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORKPLACE (L/SNT4) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9016 Biological monitoring (LM-6) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PREVENTION TECHNIQUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORKPLACE)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

Basic and advanced concepts regarding the environmental chemistry, the impact, the pathways and the fate of several classes of natural or anthropogenic pollutants will be described. Some aspects of existing legislation and monitoring techniques will be also treated.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Understand the basic concepts of the biogeochemical cycles of different classes of natural compounds and pollutants and of the problems related to their control in the environment. 

TEACHING METHODS

Formal Lectures.  Each lecture covers the main concepts and topics of the course content  by the use of PowerPoint presentations. Appropriate references to parts of course textbooks and suggested references are provided at each lecture.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Atmosphere and atmospheric chemistry: chemical reactions in the troposphere and in the stratosphere. Role of ozone in the stratosphere. The Chapman's cycle. Atmospheric  pollutants and  atmospheric monitoring.  Hydrosphere and water chemistry. Natural water properties. Monitoring and assessment of water quality. Waste water treatment. Lithosphere and characteristics of soils and sediments. Monitoring and evaluation of the properties of soils; Notes on the remediation of soils.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

C. Baird, M.Cann “Chimica Ambientale”, Zanichelli Editore. PowerPoint presentations  and bibliographic references available at course aulaweb page.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Every day by appointment.

Exam Board

PAOLO POVERO (President)

SIMONE VALENTE

PAOLA FRANCESCA RIVARO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Formal Lectures.  Each lecture covers the main concepts and topics of the course content  by the use of PowerPoint presentations. Appropriate references to parts of course textbooks and suggested references are provided at each lecture.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral examination is always conducted by two teachers and lasts for at least 20 minutes. In this way, the Commission is able to verify the achievement of the objectives of teaching by asking questions about the program of the course. When goals are not achieved, the student is invited to deepen his knowledge and to ask further explanation to the teacher.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
01/02/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/02/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale
21/06/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale
05/07/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale
24/07/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale
06/09/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale
20/09/2018 09:30 GENOVA Orale