Environmental Engineering

Course Information
TitleΠεριβαλλοντική Μηχανική / Environmental Engineering
CodeDA8
FacultyEngineering
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID20000696

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course845

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600102490
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
  • Spanish (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ME2 Mass and Energy Balances
  • FD5 Unit Operations I
  • FD6 Unit Operations II
  • FM4 Transport Phenomena I
  • FM5 Transport Phenomena II
  • XA6 Chemical Reactor Design I
  • XA7 Chemical Reactor Design IΙ
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: - Be able to design  de-pollution and wastewater treatment plants from urban and industrial / craft sources. - Have the understanding of the basic chemical transfer processes in the environment - Be familiar with the principles of industrial ecology - Have the understanding of the principles of life cycle analysis - Have the understanding of the effects of chemicals on humans and the environment
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to environmental engineering. 2. Emissions and fate of chemical compounds in the environment (types of emissions – availability and production of emission data – transport and transformation models / general mass balance models – transformation of toxic compounds in the environment – bioaccumulation – abiotic transformation processes – biodegradation – biotransformation). 3. Water quality engineering (the nature of water quality problems – physical processes – chemical and physicochemical processes – biological processes). 4. Air quality engineering (the nature of air quality problems – atmospheric pollutant emissions and control – processing methods – air quality models). 5. Solid waste management (the nature of the solid waste disposal problem – minimization of hazardous waste – hazardous waste management processes – hazardous waste disposal). 6. Life cycle analysis (introduction to life cycle analysis – life cycle analysis methodology – framework and objective setting for the analysis – life cycle inventory – life cycle impact assessment – applications of life cycle analysis: usefulness, weaknesses and constraints, examples). 7. Setting up of industrial ecosystems – environmental policies (mass and energy flow integration in industrial complexes – fundamentals of environmental policy making – industrial ecology examples). 8. Chemicals in the environment and public health (mechanisms of human exposure to environmental chemicals – optimization of new chemical synthesis through life cycle analysis and exposure/toxicity assessment).
Keywords
Environmental engineering, transport to the environment, air engineering, waste management, life cycle analysis, industrial ecology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Lectures with powerpoint presentations Digital training material Email communication with the Professors
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures122
Laboratory Work8
Tutorial4
Written assigments16
Total150
Student Assessment
Description
On the basis of written exam (intermediate and final exam) and essay (optional).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΤΟΞΙΚΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ Α ΩΣ ΤΟ Ω, J. HARTE, C. HOLDREN, R. SCHNEIDER, C. SHIRLEY,ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΑΚΕΣ ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΕΜΠ
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις Περιβαλλοντική Μηχανική (Δ. Σαρηγιάννης) Σημειώσεις Σχεδιασμού εγκαταστάσεων αντιρρύπανσης (Δ. Σαρηγιάννης)
Last Update
26-05-2018