Checking date: 20/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Environmental Technology
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering (223)

Coordinating teacher: PEREZ PRIOR, MARIA TERESA

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Chemical Basis of Engineering
By the end of this content area, 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.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The course addresses urban and industrial wastes, including the main pollutants appearing in air and wastewater systems. Several aspects such as pollutant origin (sources and formation mechanisms), dispersion processes, environmental and health impact, and risk assessment are covered. Special attention is given on green engineering and its close relation to sustainable development. The program is divided into the following blocks: I. General concepts about environment, sustainability, pollution, and green chemistry. II. Air pollution, its sources, analysis, treatment, transport and dispersion pollutants atmospheric, impact on health. III. Water pollution, sources, analysis and treatment. IV. Waste management and environmental impact assessment.
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will include: 1. Master classes, where will be the knowledge that students need to acquire. To facilitate its development students will receive the notes from class and will have basic texts of reference enabling them to complete and deepen the topics in which they are most interested. 2. Problem solving by student who will serve you to evaluate their knowledge and acquire the necessary capabilities. Implementation of the answers to the exercises and correction joint should serve to strengthen skills and develop the capacity to analyze and communicate the relevant information to solve problems. Also the implementation in common will facilitate exchange of views critical to both between teacher and students and among students.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • C. Baird, M Cann. Environmental Chemistry. Reverté.
  • S. E. Manahan. Environmental Chemistry. CRC Press.

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