Academic Year 2021/2022 - 2° Year - Curriculum TECNOLOGIE DELLE INDUSTRIE ALIMENTARI
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 12
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 70 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • Agro- industrial wastewater treatment

    The main objective of the course is to provide knowledge on the main wastewater treatment systems for agro-industrial wastewater.

    The students will acquire knowledge on the different design and management options for these wastewater treatment systems.

  • Safety of machines and systems

    Providing students with the knowledge needed for the monitoring and management of the main systems for the food processing. Convey the knowledge to both the assessment of the safety aspects and wellness of staff at the workplace, that the training techniques, protection and prevention for the reduction of risks from the use of machines and systems in the agro-food sector .

Course Structure

  • Agro- industrial wastewater treatment

    The course includes 28 hours of frontal lessons and 28 hours of exercises (in classroom, seminars and technical visits) also on-line.

    If teaching is done in mixed or remote mode, specific changes to the program may need to be made.

    Information for students with disabilities and/or SLD: to guarantee equal opportunities and in compliance with the regulations in force, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measures, based on the teaching objectives and specifications needs. It is also possible to contact the referent teacher CInAP (Centro per l’integrazione Attiva e Partecipata - Servizi per le Disabilità e/o i DSA) of our Department, Prof. Giovanna Tropea Garzia.

  • Safety of machines and systems

    Lectures and exercises (classroom and company), also on line

    If teaching is done in mixed or remote mode, specific changes to the program may need to be made.

Detailed Course Content

  • Agro- industrial wastewater treatment

    The Course covers the following topics: qualitative and quantitative characterization of wastewater from different origins (urban, agro-industrial); analysis of wastewater treatment systems for rural communities and agro-industries; analysis of the conventional treatment systems for wastewater (i.e. active sludges; trickling filters); study of non-conventional wastewater treatment systems (i.e. lagoons, constructed wetlands).

  • Safety of machines and systems


    Developments in legislation on health and safety. Hierarchy of the sources. Consolidated Law on Safety (d.leg.vo 81/2008). Machine Directives.

    The risk: General Aspects and Methodological

    Equipment and protective systems. General Precautions. The risks related to the use of machinery and work equipment. Evaluation indexes.

    The risk and working activities.

    Process and Risk Management. Measures of prevention, protection and training in the workplace. Classification of Risks. Operational methods of investigation analysis. Risk measurement. Investigative tool "The checklists (check -list)". Risk weight. Analysis of incidents and specific techniques.

    Work environments and work management

    Assessment of the environmental microclimate. Risk Assessment by hot environments and cold severe environments and Evaluation Indexes. Risk profiles and evaluation in dairies. Risk profiles of organization of work in the Manual Movement of Loads (MMC) and repetitive movements. Indices Rating MMC. The personal protective equipment (PPE) at the workplace.

    The risk categories identification.

    Risk assessment. Phases and activities of the evaluation and treatment of the risk process.

    Examples of treatment of risk in working conditions

    Risk analysis at installations for the production of biogas. risk profiles and evaluation in dairies. Safety in the work activities in the winery. of rishio profiles from exposure to solar radiation. Methods of risk reduction with small self-propelled equipments. Chemical risk: definitions. The main risks from chemicals. Classification of substances and preparations. The CLP standard. Symbols and indications of danger. Noise exposure in workplaces: references quantities; frequency analysis; measurement equipment; legislative references; PPEs; examples in agro-industrial plants.

Textbook Information

  • Agro- industrial wastewater treatment

    1. Masotti L.. Depurazione delle acque, Calderini, 2011.

    2. Cirelli G.L.. I trattamenti naturali delle acque reflue urbane. Ed. Gruppo Editoriale Esselibri – Simone, 2003.

    3. Langergraber G., Dotro G., Nivala J., Rizzo A., Stein O.R.. Wetland Technology: Practical Information on the Design and Application of Treatment Wetlands. International Water Association Publishing: London, UK, 2019.

    4. Slides of lessons.

  • Safety of machines and systems

    1. Oddo A., Banedetti E., Petringa Nicolosi R. – La Sicurezza delle macchine e attrezzature di lavoro. Wolters Kluwer Italia S.r.l.

    2. Patrizia Cinquina – Sicurezza e prevenzione in agricoltura. Maggioli Editore

    3. Teaching materials distributed during the lessons