AIR POLLUTION CONTROL

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: ALBERTO PIVATO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: - Chemistry
- Environmental engineering
Examination methods: - evaluation of a work group on a specific air pollution control system (stack for MSW incinerators, heating plants; torch for landfill gas; DSI units; SDA units). It represents the 25% of the final vote
- Midterm partial exam #1 (written exam). If the score of 1st part is not sufficient, you must do the entire examination at the end of course (cannot participate to the 2nd!); you cannot repeat the 1st part.
- Midterm partial exam #2 (written exam). If the score of the 2nd part is sufficient (≥ 18) you can register the vote; if not you must do the examination concerning the entire course.
- official final exams. They will cover all the topics discussed in the class and will be written and oral.
Course unit contents: Fundamentals of air pollutant formation and control from stationary (mainly) and mobile emission sources. Chemical kinetics, mass transfer, and thermodynamics affecting gaseous and particle pollutant formation in combustion systems and chemical processes. Study of principal pollutants: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, acid gases, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, hydrocarbons, mercury; disoxinesetc. Analysis of the most important air pollution prevention techniques. Analysis of the most important air pollution control systems according to the pollutants: acid gas (dry sorbent(s) injection systems; spray dry absorption systems; wet scrubbers; etc.); dusts (cyclones; filter bags; electrostatic precipitators; etc,); mercury and dioxins (powdered activated carbon dry injection systems; etc.); organics (biofilters; etc.).