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School of Science
CHEMISTRY
Course unit
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
SC02122910, A.A. 2018/19

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CHEMISTRY (Ord. 2018)
SC1169, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Website of the academic structure http://www.chimica.unipd.it/corsi/corsi-di-laurea-magistrale/laurea-magistrale-chimica
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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 ANDREA TAPPARO CHIM/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SC02122910 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT ANDREA TAPPARO SC1170

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses CHIM/01 Analytical Chemistry 6.0

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

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

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The knowledge of Analytical Chemistry 1 and Analytical Chemistry 2 will be necessary. The arguments treated in both courses must be acquired by the student.
Target skills and knowledge: In view of the main EU and Italian environmental rules, the course introduces students to the basic techniques and methodologies for the sampling and analysis of environmental matrices. Particular attention is devoted to air pollution, considering the following aspects:
- Introduction to the problems and environmental processes.
- Air pollution, local and global phenomena and effects.
- Elements of EU/IT legislation relevant to the environment.
- Techniques and Methodologies for the analysis of environmental matrices.
- Analysis of particles.
- Elements of risk assessment
Examination methods: Oral examination. Typically, the test consists of an interview of 3 questions, one of which will deal with the analytical-instrumental aspects treated in the course. In case of difficulties (disability, language), the student can ask for the written test.
Course unit contents: The course (48 hours, 6 CFU) deals with the air quality and the atmospheric pollution. Both local (for instance, PM) and global (greenhouse effect) cases are presented:
- The atmosphere, structure and properties;
- Chemistry of the stratosphere and the reduction of the ozone layer;
- Chemistry of the troposphere and air pollution;
- The Italian network of air quality monitoring;
- Analyzers for the measurement of air pollution;
- The origin, properties and techniques of measurement of aerosol;
- Automatic analyzer of aerosol;
- Biogeochemical cycles, with particular reference to the carbon cycle;
- The environmental consequences of energy production and the effects of greenhouse gases on climate changes;
- International protocols (Kyoto and Montreal);
- Pollution in the industrial environment and the protection of workers' health (TLV);
- Examples of environmental monitoring techniques.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Material from the web page of the Teacher
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • A. Baird, M. Cann, Chimica ambientale, 3a Ed. italiana. --: Zanichelli, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • S.E. Manahan, Chimica dell’ambiente. --: Piccin, 2000. Cerca nel catalogo

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Affordable and Clean Energy Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action