ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: LUCA PALMERI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Examination methods: oral exam
Course unit contents: The course is centred on the environmental impact assessment procedure. In particular the
following topics are addressed: legislation (European and national), the administrative
practice, the environmental impact study document writing and the tools for the evaluation
of impacts. Several other closely related topics are discussed too: the strategic environmental
evaluation, incidence evaluation and the integrated pollution prevention and control.
After an introduction to the general theory of decision making and of decision support systems,
the principal evaluation tools are presented, e.g. multi-criteria analysis, risk analysis and
life cycle assessment. Applications to real case studies are foreseen along the entire duration
of the course in order to clarify the theoretical subjects presented.