CHEMISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

CHEMISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

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Code
95072
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10589 CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DELLA NATURA (LM-60) GENOVA

4 credits during the 2nd year of 9298 PREVENTION TECHNIQUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORKPLACE (L/SNT4) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DELLA NATURA)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This course  is held in the second semester

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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 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. 

PREREQUISITES

Knowledge  of  both  inorganic and organic chemistry main topics.

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

Ricevimento: The students are able to book an appointment by phone, by mail or by aulaweb.

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.

LESSONS START

From 24th February 2020

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination

Assessment methods

The exam consists in an oral test. The oral examination is always conducted by two teachers and lasts for at least 30 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. The ability to expose the arguments clearly and with correct terminology will also be evaluated. When goals are not achieved, the student is invited to deepen his knowledge and to ask further explanation to the teacher. 

Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of detail required for each topic will be provided at the beginning of the course and reiterated at the final lesson.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Class attendance is recommended.