INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY II

INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY II

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Code
64765
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 9020 Industrial Chemistry (LM-71) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Industrial Chemistry)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

In this teaching the concepts for the understanding of the fundamental processes of the industrial chemistry and their implications in the productive processes, are provided. The oil industry, coal and its derivatives and some organic syntheses of particular industrial interest are discussed in detail.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The  teaching aims at deeply investigating some fundamental industrial chemicals processes, in order to optimize the economicity and the yield of raw materials from the environmental point of view, etc., using the principles of thermodynamics, kinetics and  the plant engineering, previously acquired.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching is focused to develop the student's ability to correlate the theoretical notions of the industrial processes to the real practice in order to optimize the processes themselves.
At the end of the teaching the student will be able to:

· Use the principles of thermodynamics, kinetics and plant engineering, previously acquired, in the study of a production process
·Identify and critically discuss the accessible information to maximize the yields of the process.

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of traditional lectures for a total of 40 hours. Lesson notes are uploaded to the corresponding AulaWeb page simultaneously with their presentation in the classroom.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The teaching will be developed by examining the petroleum industry and its principle working processes, the carbon industry and its subsidiary industries and some relevant organic syntheses of industrial interest (i.e. formaldehyde, styrene, phenol, anhydrides of industrial interest, terephthalic acid, caprolactam etc.). Aspects of thermodynamics, kinetics, catalytic, technological processes and environmental impact will be discussed.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

C. Giavarini, Guida allo studio dei processi di raffinazione e petrolchimici, Ed. Scientifiche Siderea (Roma), 2009

H.H. Schobert, Coal- the energy source of the past and future, ACS Waschinton, DC 1987

E. Mariani, Chimica Applicata e Industriale, vol. .., UTET Ed

E. Mariani, Chimica Applicata e Industriale, vol. 3, UTET Ed.

Ulmann’s Enciclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, VHC Ed.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: always, by appointment

Exam Board

DAVIDE COMORETTO (President)

MAILA CASTELLANO (President)

SILVIA VICINI

ANTONIO COMITE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of traditional lectures for a total of 40 hours. Lesson notes are uploaded to the corresponding AulaWeb page simultaneously with their presentation in the classroom.

LESSONS START

see on the course website 

 

 

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination conducted by two teachers for a duration of at least 30 minutes.

During the calendar year, seven exam dates are set up in the time intervals scheduled by the Manifesto degli Studi.

The oral examination usually consists of three parts, which of them are evaluated as specified below:

- in the first part, the student has to face a problem with petrochemical industry; the first part is awarded a maximum rating of 10/30;

- in the second part, the student has to face a problem with coal industry; the second part is awarded a maximum rating of 10/30;

- in the third part, the student is asked to describe one industrial syntheses; the third part is awarded a maximum rating of 10/30.

Assessment methods

Goal of the assessment is to verify the achievement of the learning outcomes. When these are not met, the student is invited to extend the study. Moreover, the oral exam will avail to verify the achievement of the appropriate level of knowledge of the topics transmitted during the lectures and the capability to use a correct terminology. To ensure uniformity between the examination topics and those actually carried out during the course, is present into the AulaWeb page a detailed program, so that students themselves can verify adherence.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/06/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
24/07/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale