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: The grading for the course will be a written and oral exam (70% of final grade) and a work group report/presentation (30% of final grade).
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.).