Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: PIETRO PAOLO FALCIGLIA

Expected Learning Outcomes

Basic knowledge on pollution of solid and liquid environmental matrices and engineering solutions. Wastewater treatment plants.

Course Structure

Teaching will be be carried out by lecture, project work or group discussion.

As a guarantee of equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measures, based on their specific needs and on teaching objectives of the discipline. It is also possible to ask the departmental contacts of CInAP (Center for Active and Participatory Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or DSAs), in the persons of professors Giovanna Tropea Garzia and Anna De Angelis

Required Prerequisites

No mandatory prerequisites.

Attendance of Lessons

Lesson attendance is strictly reccomended.

Detailed Course Content

Environmental issue and law. Natural and antropogenic pollutants. Environmental pollutions. Remediation of contaminated sites. Waste management, recycling, composting. Wastewater characteristics. Classification of wastewater treatments. Sludge treatments. Coagulation, settling, biological treatment, disinfection.

Textbook Information

1. Vagliasindi F.G.A., Falciglia P.P., Longo G., Roccaro P., Santamaria A., Zito D.. Progettazione di impianti di trattamento per il controllo del rischio ambientale. Edizioni CSISA anno 2012. ISBN: 88-7850-012-7.

2. Luca Bonomo. Bonifica di siti contaminati. Caratterizzazione e tecnologie di risanamento. McGraw-Hill.

3. Luca Bonomo. Trattamenti delle acque reflue. McGraw-Hill.

4. Metcalf & Eddy. Ingegneria delle acque reflue, trattamento e riuso. McGraw-Hill.

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1 Environmental legislation (L.D. 152/2006). Organic and inorganic environmental contaminants. Interaction between contaminants and environmental matrices. Remediation of contaminated sites. Solid waste management and treatment. 1, 2. Course slides.
2 Wastewater features.Wastewater treatments plants (water and sludge lines). Process and technologies of the single treatment units: Coagulation, settling, biological treatment, disinfection. 3, 4. Course slides.

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Intermediate and final written test. Oral examination. Project work discussion.

Votes will be attributed according to the following scheme:

Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Significant shortcoming and inaccuracies
Analysis and synthesis skills: Irrelevant. Frequent generalizations. Inability to synthesize
Use of references: Completely inappropriate
Knowledge and understanding of the topic: At threshold level. Obvious imperfections
Analysis and synthesis skills: Barely sufficient ability
Use of references: Barely appropriate
Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Routine knowledge 
Analysis and synthesis skills: Is able to analyze and synthesize correctly. Argues logically and coherently
Use of references: Uses standard references
Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Good knowledge
Analysis and synthesis skills: Has good analysis and synthesis skills. Topics are expressed consistently
Use of references: Uses standard references
Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Knowledge more than good
Analytical and synthesis skills: Has considerable analytical and synthesis skills
Use of references: Has deepened the topics
Knowledge and understanding of the topic: Excellent knowledge
Analytical and synthesis skills: Has considerable ability to analyze and synthesize.
Use of references: Important insights.

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

Discussing about:

- Organic and inorganic contaminants and their interaction with environmental matrices.

- Urban solid waste management and treatment.

- Remediation techniques for soils or groundwater impacted by one or more contaminants.

- Wastewater treatment plants.