Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Environmental Technology
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (2008 Study Plan) (Plan: 165 - Estudio: 221)

Coordinating teacher: SERRANO GARCIA, DANIEL

Department assigned to the subject: Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical Engineering Department, Thermal and Fluids Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


By the end of this course, students will be able to have: 1. Knowledge and understanding of the key aspects and concepts of environmental pollution problem, sustainability and industrial waste treatment 2. Awareness of the wider multidisciplinary context of engineering. 3. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding of environmental technologies and sustainability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems using established methods; 4. An understanding of different methodologies, and an ability to use them. 5. The ability to select and use appropriate equipment, tools and methods; 6. An understanding of applicable environmental and sustainability techniques and methods, and of their limitations; 7. An awareness of the non-technical implications of engineering practice. 8. Demonstrate awareness of the health, safety and legal issues and responsibilities of engineering practice, the impact of engineering solutions in a societal and environmental context, and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of engineering practice; t characterize industrial installations. - Applying green engineering principles. -The identification of the relevant environmental information that characterize industrial installations. -Applying green engineering principles.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
In this course, students will study aspects related to the environment, air and water pollution, the main pollutants and pollution control measures. Aspects related to the origin of pollution (sources and formation mechanisms), pollutant dispersion processes, and the analysis of the environmental impact through the Life Cycle Analysis tool will be addressed. The program is divided into: - Introduction to the environment - Life Cycle Analysis - Atmospheric pollution. Transport and dispersion of atmospheric pollutants - Atmospheric pollutants - Pollution control - Water quality - Water treatment - Sludge treatment
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will be developed through: - Presentation in class of the knowledge that students should acquire about environmental technology. The material provided and used in class should be expanded by the students with class notes and basic reference texts to complete and deepen the different topics. - Proposal and resolution of problems and simple examples to be solved in class on the concepts exposed in class. - Possibility of taking a test at the beginning and end of each session to self-evaluate the knowledge acquired in that session. - Work development (definition of objectives, information search, calculations, critical analysis of the results, conclusions and bibliography). - Preparation of reports and presentation in a correct and adequate format.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Carmen Orozco Barranetxea, Antonio Pérez Serrano, Mª Nieves González Delgado, Francisco J. Rodríguez Vidal, José Marcos Alfayate Blanco. Contaminación ambiental : una visión desde la química . Paraninfo. 2003
  • Daniel Vallero. Fundamentals of Air Pollution. Academic Press. 2008
  • Dr.Salah M. El-Haggar, PE, PhD. Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management. Elsevier Ltd.. 2007
  • George Tchobanoglous, Franklin L. Burton, H. David Stensel. Wastewater Engineering. Treatment and reuse. McGraw-Hill. 2003
  • Gerard Kiely. Ingenieria ambiental : fundamentos, entornos, tecnologias y sistemas de gestion. McGraw-Hill. 1999
  • Howard S. Peavy, Donald R. Rowe, George Tchobanoglous. Environmental Engineering. McGraw-Hill. 1985
  • J. L. Bueno, H. Sastre, A. G. Lavin. Contaminacion e Ingenieria Ambiental. Volumen I, II y III. FICYT. 1997
  • John H. Seinfeld, Spyros N. Pandis. Atmospheric chemistry and physics. John Wiley & Sons. 2006
  • N.F. Gray, Ph.D., Sc.D. Water Technology (Third Edition):An Introduction for Environmental Scientists and Engineers. Elsevier Ltd.. 2010
  • Tan Zhongchao. Air pollution and greenhouse gases. Springer. 2014
Additional Bibliography
  • Edited by:Janick F. Artiola, Ian L. Pepper and Mark L. Brusseau. Environmental Monitoring and Characterization. Elsevier Inc.. 2004
  • Stephen T. Holgate, Jonathan M. Samet, Hillel S. Koren and Robert L. Maynard. Air Pollution and Health. Elsevier Ltd.. 1999

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.