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School of Engineering
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Course unit
MODELLING AND CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
INL1000693, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MODELLING AND CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/dicea/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-IN1825-000ZZ-2016-INL1000693-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LUCA PALMERI ICAR/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ING-INF/04 Automatics 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2016 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 PALMERI LUCA (Presidente)
BARAUSSE ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
GRECHI LAURA (Supplente)
MANTOVANI ANTONIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Target skills and knowledge: To learn the general concepts of environmental system modelling based on the fundamental physical principles (e.g. conservation of mass, momentum and energy). To introduce models of element cycling on global and local scales. To conceptualize a water quality model and apply it on a proposed case study
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 -
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)