ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

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Code
101046
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
1 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 (PREVENTION TECHNIQUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORKPLACE)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will acquire the knowledge of the main chemical mechanisms driving the environmental processes and pollution phenomena, including the main reference environmental regulations. He will understand the basic concepts of the environmental impact of different classes of pollutants (metals, organic substances) and of the problems related to their control in different environmental matrices (air, water, soils). In this context, some aspects of monitoring techniques will also be address

Teaching methods

Formal Lectures.  Each lecture covers the main concepts and topics of the course content  by the use of PowerPoint presentations. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Atmosphere and atmospheric chemistry. 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.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The teaching material is available online at course aulaweb page

Reference book: C. Baird, M.Cann “Chimica Ambientale”, Zanichelli Editore.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The students are able to book an appointment by phone, by mail (paola.rivaro@unige.it) 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. 

LESSONS START

28 february 2022

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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.  

FURTHER INFORMATION

Class attendance is recommended.