Checking date: 25/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Environmental Technology
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (Plan: 446 - 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
This is a course oriented to the selection, analysis and evaluation of waste treatment facilities. The program is divided into the following blocks: INTRODUCTION. General concepts about environment, sustainability, pollution and wastewater treatment. PART ONE: Atmospheric pollution: atmosphere, meteorology, pollutant dispersion, types of pollutants and pollution control. PART THREE: Water pollution: water treatment, nutrient removal, reuse and disposal.
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will include: Presentation of the knowledge that students must acquire through class notes and basic reference texts that will allow them to complete and deepen in those topics in which they are more interested. Proposal of problems and simple examples to be solved in class on the concepts exposed in class in relation to the specific skills that students should develop. Resolution of exercises and test questions by the students to self-evaluate their knowledge and acquire the necessary skills. Development of assignments, preparation of reports and presentation.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
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. Ingenieri¿a ambiental : fundamentos, entornos, tecnologi¿as y sistemas de gestio¿n. McGraw-Hill. 1999
  • 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
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.