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Course unit
SCP4063816, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1156, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CHEMISTRY AND INDUSTRY
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
E-Learning website
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 STEFANO MAMMI CHIM/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 1.0
Core courses CHIM/04 Industrial Chemistry 5.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 10 15.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: Essential knowledge of the modern chemical industry: sources of chemicals, environmental impact of chemical industrial production, problems connected with large-scale productions.
Basic knowledge of the production and characterization of polymeric materials.
Understanding workplace dynamics. Writing an effective CV. Knowledge of some local industries.
Examination methods: Written test with about ten open questions and five closed questions (two points each).
The final grade will be the total grade obtained divided by 100 and multiplied by 30.
Assessment criteria: The acquisition of the knowledge and of the abilities relative to the content described below will be evaluated.
Course unit contents: History and development of the chemical industry. Sustainable development. Green Chemistry. Health and safety in industry. Product categories (scale of production). Chemical companies (organization, marketing). Economic issues (cost determination). Research and Development. Patent issues.
Raw materials and energy resources in the lithosphere and biosphere and their most important transformations. Non-renewable resources. Introduction to petrochemistry. Polymers: sources of the most common monomers; classification of polymers; mechanisms of polymerization; constitution, configuration and conformation; molecular weight: definition and methods of measurement; description of the most common polymers and of their characteristics; crystallization; glass transition; mechanical properties.
Ammonia synthesis. Renewable resources. Catalysis and industrial catalysts. Industrial reactors. Process control. Scale-up: pilot plants, industrial plants.
Speakers from local industries will participate.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures and seminars.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Handouts and students' notes.
Reference work: "Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry", 6th Edn., Wiley-VCH, 1998 - Electronic Release (Available online at the web site under "banche dati")
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • A.I.M., Fondamenti di Scienza dei Polimeri. --: Pacini Editore, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Heaton, An Introduction to Industrial Chemistry. --: Blackie A & P, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Action learning
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
No Poverty Zero Hunger Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Affordable and Clean Energy Decent Work and Economic Growth Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action