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IN01123478, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination AIR POLLUTION CONTROL
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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

Teacher in charge ALBERTO PIVATO ICAR/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/03 Environmental and Health Engineering 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2010 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 PIVATO ALBERTO (Presidente)
RAGA ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
10 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 PIVATO ALBERTO (Presidente)
MANTOVANI ANTONIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: - Chemistry
- Environmental engineering
Target skills and knowledge: This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the management measures and engineering technologies available for the control of air pollution.
The student completing this course will be able to: (1) identify, classify, and prioritize major emission sources; (2) apply mass balance, chemical equilibrium, and chemical kinetic concepts to estimate pollutant formation rates for a variety of major sources; (3) identify, analyze, design, and evaluate air pollution prevention and control strategies; (4) describe major types of regulations.
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.
Assessment criteria: - understanding of the chemical and physical principles in air pollution control
- ability to choose the most suitable technology for the treatment of a flue gas in accordance with current legislation
- ability to design a specific air pollution control system
- ability to present and discuss a case study
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.).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes:
- presentations;
- numerical exercitations on real case studies;
- working group on an assigned topic;
- technical visits of technical plants;
- seminars.
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Slides and handnotes from lectures
- Scientific papers
- Catalogs from Companies.
- Regulations and Best available techniques Reference documents (BREFs) on air pollution control.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Cooper, C. David; Alley, F. C., Air pollution controla design approach. Long Grove (IL): Waveland press, 2010. ISBN-10: 157766678X; ISBN-13: 978-1577666783; 4th edition Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Auto correcting quizzes or tests for periodic feedback or exams
  • Students peer review

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Top Hat (active quiz, quiz)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Sustainable Cities and Communities Climate Action