Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitra Voutsa
Course ID20000379

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 16
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)955

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students in the frame of the lesson: 1. Learn the unity and the continuumm of chemical structure between environment and organisms. 2. Learn the structure and function of organisms from the molecular level to that of the biocommunity. 3. Understand that exist limits in the concentrations of chemical substances in the environment that we must not overcome. 4. Know about the introduction of those limits in the legislation.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY Structure and chemical composition of the atmosphere. Greenhouse effect. Depletion of stratospheric ozon. Pollution sources of the atmosphere. Ambient air quality standards. Atmospheric pollutants (emission sources, removal mechanisms, toxicity, elimination of emissions). Pollution of the atmosphere caused by trafic. Diffusion and dispersion of atmospheric pollutants. Smoke episodes - photochemical smog. Acid rain. Chemistry of natural waters. Pollution of surface and ground waters. Heavy metals. Toxic organic compounds. Fate of pollutants in waters (distribution-dispersion-chemical reactions). Limits of the quality of the water-legislation. Hygiene of drinking water. Soil pollution. Sewage-municipal and industrial waste waters. Urban solid wastes, industrial solid wastes. Principles of hazardous waste management. Principles in Environmental Biology. Molecules in the structure of living organisms. Sugars,Aminoacids. Polymerised molecules.Poly saccharids Proteins,Nucleic acids DNA, RNA. The cell and its organs. Nucleus and other. Unicellular and multicellular organisms. The taxonomy of living organisms. The evolution process. Organisms in the environment ,communities. Biodiversity. The European legislation for the protection of the environment. The regulation about inland waters. Indicator species.
Atmospheric chemistry, air pollutants, Greenhouse effect, Ozon, Pollution of the atmosphere by cars, sugars, poysaccharites, aminoacids proteins, Nucleic acids, cells, unicellular and multicellular organisms, Taxonomy, evolution, European legislation concerning the environment.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Χημεία Περιβάλλοντος. Κ. Φυτιάνος, Κ. Σαμαρά-Κωνσταντίνου. University Studio Press (2009)
Additional bibliography for study
Περιβαλλοντική Επιστήμη ΠΡΟΣ ΕΝΑ ΒΙΩΣΙΜΟ ΜΕΛΛΟΝ.Ενδέκατη Εκδοση Richard T.Wright /Dorothy E. Boorse. Επιμέλεια Ελληνικής Εκδοσης. Θεοδώρα Πετανίδου - Σοφία Ριζοπούλου Επιστημονικές εκδόσεις ΠΑΡΙΣΙΑΝΟΥ Α.Ε. ΔΙΑΤΗΡΗΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΒΙΟΠΟΙΚΙΛΟΤΗΤΑΣ, Richard Primack, Γιάννης Διαμαντόπουλος,Μαργαρίτα Αριανούτσου,Δανιήλ Δανιηλίδης,Στρατής Βαλάκος, Παναγιώτης Παφίλης, Ιωάννης Δ Παντής. Εκδόσεις "αει" (Διανέμεται από τις εκδόσεις Οδυσσέας)
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