Chemical sciences
Study-unit Code
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Aldo Romani
  • Aldo Romani
  • 47 ore - Aldo Romani
Course Regulation
Coorte 2022
Learning activities
Discipline chimiche analitiche e ambientali
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
In the course, an introduction to chemical and physical behaviors of the
environmental compartments will be presented. Study of water,
atmosphere and soil's chemistry and main pollutants will be performed,
together with notes on some biofuels and their environmental
Reference texts
"Chimica dell'ambiente" di Stanley E. Manahan, Edizione italiana a cura di
Lelio Zoccolillo, Editore: Piccin Nuova Libraria S.p:A., Padova "Ecologia
Applicata" di Renato Vismara, Biblioteca Scientifica Hoepli, Editore: Ulrico
Hoepli S.p.A. - Milano Appunti di lezione
Educational objectives
Students attending the course know: the chemical-physical average
composition of the three environmental spheres, the nature and
properties of main potential pollutants and the principles on which are
based the interventions focused to monitoring, prevention and
remediation of environmental pollution phenomena, both chronic and
acute. Based on this knowledge they will be able to: identify what may be
the main sources of pollution and the major consequences on the
ecosystem equilibrium; program the actions to be done in order to
prevent and/or remedy any environmental damage.
The topics covered in the course are, by their very nature, multidisciplinary.
The student has to have a good knowledge of the three basic
chemical disciplines (organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and physical
chemistry) to attend the Course profitable
Teaching methods
The course is organized with lectures on all subjects of the program.
During the Laboratory CFU, 2-4 hours didactic visits in laboratories and plants and / or exercises in the processing of analytical data from environmental monitoring
involved in environmental problematic will be planne
Other information
Learning verification modality
The exam consists of an oral test of sufficient duration to ascertain the
level of knowledge and understanding acquired by the student on the
contents of the program
Extended program
Physical and chemical characteristics of environmental sections
Hydrosphere Atmosphere Geosphere and soil Fundamentals of aquatic
chemistry and biochemistry Nature of aquatic polluting Water inorganic
polluting: heavy metals, ions and their chemical behavior Organic
polluting and micro-polluting Water treatments Atmosphere and
atmospheric chemistry Chemical and photochemical reactions Acid-base
reactions in the atmosphere Oxygen, nitrogen and nitrogen compounds
reactions in the atmosphere Ozone reactions Primary polluting and their
environmental effects Secondary polluting and their formation Organic
polluting and their activity in the atmosphere Photochemical smog Acid
rains Ozone distribution in the stratosphere Particles in the atmosphere
and their formation Greenhouse gases Soil chemistry Nature and main
sources of soil polluting Agriculture connect pollution Waste pollution
Chemical behaviors of soil polluting Outline of biofuels
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