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Natural and environmental sciences and technologies
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Andrea Lombardi
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa integrata


Code 55A00306
Teacher Andrea Lombardi
  • Andrea Lombardi - Didattica Ufficiale
  • Mario Casciola - Didattica Integrativa
  • 47 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Andrea Lombardi
  • 10 ore - Didattica Integrativa - Mario Casciola
Learning activities Caratterizzante
Area Discipline chimiche, fisiche, matematiche ed informatiche
Sector CHIM/03
Type of study-unit Obbligatorio (Required)
Language of instruction Italian
Contents Survey of general chemistry. Astrochemistry, nucleosinthesis and the Earth's atmosphere. Composition and chemical and physical properties of the Earth's atmosphere. Chemical cycles, transport models. Troposphere and anthropization. Air and water quality control, inventory. Atmosphere modelling
Reference texts Lecture notes. Suggested textbook: Colin Baerd, Michael Cann "Chimica Ambientale", Zanichelli.
Educational objectives After a survey of basic knowledge of general chemistry, students will acquire a background knowledge of atmospheric chemistry.
Prerequisites General Chemistry
Teaching methods Face-to-face lessons, practical training in laboratory
Other information Period: October 2018-january2019.
Place: Dipartimento di Chimica, Biologie e Biotecnologie. Address: Via Elce di Sotto 8
Learning verification modality Oral exam.
For information about support to students with disabilities see http://www.unipg.it/disabilita-e-dsa
Extended program Overview of general chemistry, photochemistry and spectroscopy. Astrochemistry: origins od nuclei, atoms and molecules in space, origin of planetary atmpsheres. Composition, structure and origin of Earth's atmosphere. Physical properties of the Earth's atmosphere. Effects of the solar radiation, energy balance. Chemistry, photochemical processes, kinetic models. Atmospheric circulation and transport. Ozone cycle, nitrogen cycle, carbon cycle, oxygen cycle. Chemistry of the troposphere and anthropization. Ozone depletion, acid rains. Greenhouse gases and climate change. Atmosphere modelling, "CTM" models.


Code 55A00206
Teacher Letizia Monico
  • Letizia Monico - Didattica Ufficiale
  • 47 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Letizia Monico
Learning activities Caratterizzante
Area Discipline chimiche, fisiche, matematiche ed informatiche
Sector CHIM/03
Type of study-unit Obbligatorio (Required)
Language of instruction Italian
Contents - Survey of general chemistry and ecology.
- Biogeochemical cycle, transport models.
- Physical and chemical properties of water and soil.
-Pollution phenomena and pollutants of water and soil.
- Methods for removing pollutants from water and soil.
Reference texts - Lecture notes;
- Suggested textbooks:
a) "Chimica dell'ambiente" by Stanley E. Manahan, Italian Edition by Lelio Zoccolillo, Editor: Piccin Nuova Libraria S.p:A., Padova;
b) "Ecologia Applicata" by Renato Vismara, Biblioteca Scientifica Hoepli, Editor: Ulrico Hoepli S.p.A., Milano.
Educational objectives The course aims to provide to students fundamental knowledge of i) ecology of environmetal spheres, ii) physical-chemical properties of water and soil and of their corresponding pollution phenomena.
Prerequisites General chemistry, in particular acid-base and redox reactions.
Teaching methods - Face-to-face lessons.
- Visits (3-4 hours) at laboratory and institues specialized in environmental issues.
Other information - Course starts: November 2018;
- Course ends: January 2019;
- The course will take place at the Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology (via Elce di Sotto 8).
Learning verification modality Oral exam.
Extended program - An introduction to the environmental chemistry: enviornmental science and environmetal chemistry; general description of the environmental spheres (atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere); survey of ecology and thermodynamic.
- Pollution: a general overview.
- Biogeochemical cycles: carbon cycle, oxygen cycle, nitrogen cycle, phosphor cycle, sulfur cycle.
- Survey of chemistry and biochemistry in acquatic environment.
- Nature and classification of water pollutants: heavy metals, metalloids and ions, organic pollutants, radionuclides.
- Eutrophication and effects of pH and salinity on the quality of water.
- Analitical methods for the determination of pollutants in water.
- Treatments for removing pollutants from water.
- Water Quality Indices.
- Chemistry of soil.
- Nature and sources of soil pollutants.
- Pollution due to farming practices.
- Solid waste pollution.
- Chemistry of soil pollutants.
- Hazardous waste management.
- Methods for remediation of contaminated sites.
- Modelling in environmental chemistry: compartmental analysis of environmental systems and Mackay fugacity model.
- Biofuels: classification, properties, energetic yields and applications.
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