First cycle
degree courses
Second cycle
degree courses
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degree courses
School of Engineering
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Course unit
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
INO2043821, 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 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
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-INO2043821-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
Core courses ICAR/03 Environmental and Health Engineering 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
5 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: A student who has met the objective of the course will be able to:
conduct an environmental impact assessment procedure
do consulting in elaborating the documents required
adapt the procedure to the different national and international contexts
Examination methods: oral exam
Assessment criteria: Working group presentation and 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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Introduction
EIA procedure
EIA - Procedures and regulations (Europeans regulations)
EIA - Procedures and regulations (Italian law = 152/2006, regional law) (Links to Italian laws)
Environmental components and tools for impact evaluation
Incidence evaluation
Integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC)
Decision models
Multi criteria models
Cost/benefit analysis and other accounting methods
Odor measurement techniques
Comparison between Field Inspection and CALPUFF
Voluntary tools for environmental management of products
Topics for the group work
Hydraulic compatibility evaluation
Life Cycle Assessment
Risk Assessment
Additional notes about suggested reading: handouts
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)