MODELLING AND CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: LUCA PALMERI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Course unit contents: Introduction. Generalities about models. Physical and mathematical models. [ 1.1; 1.2; 1.3 ] Lecture 1
Research & management models. Holism, reductionism. The ecosystem as an object of research [Chapter 1] Lecture 2
History of evolution. Gaia's epigenetics. Modeling elements [ Chapter 1 ] Lecture 3
Model types, model selection. Modelling procedure [ 2.4; 2.5; 2.3 ] Lecture 4
Conceptual diagrams of models. Optimal complexity. Verification [ 2.6; 2.7; Cap IV ] Lecture 5
Sensitivity analysis. Parameter estimation and calibration. Model performance evaluation [ 2.8; 2.9 ]Lecture 6
Validation. Model constraints. [ Chapter 2 ] Lecture 7
Ecotoxicology. Adsorption. Balance, transport and chemical reaction models [3A.1; 3A.2; 3A.3; 3B; 3C.1 ] Lecture 8
Nitrogen cycle; Settling and resuspension; Energetic factors. [3A.4; 3A.5] Lecture 9
The equilibrium between spheres [3B.6,; 3B.7; 3C.7] Lecture 10
GIS and distributed parameters models Lecture 11
Light extinction. Photosynthesis and primary production. Algal growth. Temperature effects [ 3C.2 - 3C.3 ] Lecture 12
Fish growth models [ 3C.5 - 3C.6 ] Lecture 14
Light and nutrient limitation. Grazing. Phosphorus cycle. kC* model [ 3C.3 - 3C.4 ] Lecture 15
Trophic network models and ecological network analysis tools (Ecopath). [ 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 5.4 ] Lecture 16
Matlab 1. Matlab 1
Matlab 2. Matlab 2
Matlab 3. Matlab 3
Dataset. Dataset
Salzano description. Salzano
Bosconero description. Bosconero
WWTP modeling -
WWTP modeling
Odour pollution -