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School of Engineering
Course unit
INL1001817, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN2291, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination RECOVERY OF CONTAMINATED SYSTEMS
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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 RENATO BONORA ING-IND/27

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/27 Industrial and Technological Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Prerequisites: Fundamental concepts of chemistry, physics, and fluid mechanics are required.
No prerequisite.
Target skills and knowledge: Theoretical and practical competences in the remediation of contaminated sites caused by anthropogenic activities with reference to the Italian and EU law. Ability to critically use the knowledge and methods acquired for professional development.
During the lectures will be exposed theoretical and practical aspects related to contaminated sites. Will be stimulated discussion on specific topics. At the end of the course students will be able to identify the characteristics and relevance of a contaminated site, express opinions and views on the techniques and processes of reclamation in a multidisciplinary professional.
Examination methods: Written exam:
The examination does not include the use of books, notes; a standard scientific calculator will be allowed, but programmable computers or other electronic decices will not be allowed.
Each question will be of equivalent weight and marks for sub-sections will be clearly indicated.
Students must enter their answers legibly by hand in the answer sheet provided.

Exam type scheme:
5 open questions requiring a detailed description. Are also included short exercises, process schemes.
The exam duration is 1.5 hours

Examples of exam questions will be presented during the course.
Assessment criteria: Students must demonstrate knowledge of the subject, problem-solving, with logical and integrated answers and with the production of process schemes.

The evaluation aims to:
- Encourage and reinforce learning.
- be fair and equitable about student performance.
- Give to students the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
Course unit contents: Introduction of the course. Exam modalities. Land conservation: environmental policies in the EU and in Italy. National legislation. Causes and effects of environmental degradation. Soil health and soil quality. Rainwater, composition and effects. Groundwater quality, water supply, security zones. Sources of soil, groundwater pollution. Soil physical and chemical properties. Biophysico-chemical processes of heavy metals and metalloids in soil environments. Site characterization for subsurface remediation. Approaches for modelling transport processes in soil and aquifers. Physico-chemical properties and toxicological properties of the contaminants. Risk analysis in management of contaminated sites. Active and passive containment barriers to prevent migration of pollutant. Remediation technologies for soil and groundwater: In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO), Aerobic Biodegradation, Anaerobic Bioremediation, Bioaugmentation, In Situ Chemical Reduction (ISCR), Metals Immobilization, Excavation, Vapour Intrusion Mitigation, Combined Treatment Approaches. Screen matrix of remediation technologies. Factors that may limit the applicability and effectiveness of remediation processes. Development and reuse of brownfields. Reclamation landfill, etc. Case studies.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Knowledge is provided mainly through lectures. Students will be encouraged to classroom discussion and learning through independent reading; students will be supported in this by the professor with the provision of a list of appropriate readings. Additional learning opportunity will be provided by one/two lectures by highly qualified guests.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Through the Moodle platform will be provided:
- Before each lesson, pdf file of the teacher's notes.
- From time to time, bibliographic material or recommended, such as selection of book parts, scientific articles, normative documents, etc. and recommended books.
(The teaching material provided is for the exclusive use of students enrolled in the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (Recupero Sistemi Contaminati) course, academic year 2018-19).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Luca Bonomo, Bonifica di Siti Contaminati. --: Edizioni Mc Graw-Hill, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • David L. Russell, Remediation Manual for Contaminated Sites. --: CRC Press, 2011. ISBN 9781439836224 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Stegmann, R., Brunner, G., Calmano, W., Matz, G., Soil and sediment remediation. --: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2001. Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07510-0, eBook ISBN 978-3-662-04643-2 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Life on Land