Environmental Chemistry

Course Information
TitleΧημεία Περιβάλλοντος / Environmental Chemistry
CodeKP071
FacultyEngineering
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20000758

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600125517
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the specific course. For an unimpeded class work prospective students are expected to a) have good background knowledge of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, and b) possess creative vision. Knowledge of a foreign language is necessary.
Learning Outcomes
Students for the course are expected to:  gain knowledge of basic concepts, principles and applications of modern environmental chemistry with applications in chemical engineering.  Get acquainted with the principles applied in the perusal of the chemistry involved in the gaseous environment (atmosphere), liquid phase (aqueous) and solid phase environment (crust and terrestrial surface)  develop their personal skills and critical judgment on basic knowledge of general, inorganic chemistry and environmental chemistry with emphasis on metallotoxins  understand the theoretical pillars of general and inorganic environmental chemistry, and will be in a position to apply the relevant principles in chemical engineering.  gain knowledge of the basic characteristics of processes a) contributing to the formulation the environment, and b) targeting bioremediation  Get trained on methodological, experimental and practical issues that may arise from the involvement of a contemporary chemical engineering researcher in the specific field of the environment
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The theoretical part of the course includes the following: Environmental Protection in general-Population explosion-Pollution-Contamination of Environment-Atmosphere: Chemical composition-Change of temperature, pressure with height-Atmosphere layering-Greenhouse effect-Greenhouse gases(GHG)-Kyoto Protocoll-GHG Emissions Trade System-Stratospheric ozone- Ozone depletion-Causes-Protection measures-Atmospheric pollutants-Pollutant Residence Time- Procedures of pollutants abatement-Patterns of Atmospheric Quality- Emission limits-Sulfur oxides-Nitrogen oxides-Carbon monoxide-Hydrocarbons-VOCs-PMs-Asbestos-Freons-Halogens-Ozone-Lead-Pollution from vehicles-Catalysts-Function mechanism-Problems-Confrontation-Hybrid cars-Pollution of indoor air-Indoor pollutants-Confrontation-Pollutants dispersion-Models-Temperature Inversion-Smog: Reductive/Oxidative Smog- Implications-Acid Rain-Formation-Measurements-Implications in soil, woods, agriculture, lakes, materials. Influence on ancient monuments-Ways of protection-Environmental Legislation. The experimental part of the course includes the following experiments: 1. Dissolved Oxygen (DO) in aqueous solutions – Winkler Method 2. Determination of nickel (Ni(II)) in aqueous environmental samples 3. Determination of alkalinity in natural waters 4. BOD and DO Sag Curve in a Stream. Streeter-Phelps Equation. 5. Coliform bacterial determination in natural waters 6. Nitrite determination in environmental samples 7. Electrochemical examination of environmental samples (e.g. Eh, pH, conductivity)
Keywords
Atmospheric Chemistry, Atmospheric pollution
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
During class recitations, the following Information Technology and Communications means are employed: 1. Personal PCs and University Servers 2. Scientific videos For student communication, the following media are employed: 1. E-mail 2. Phone communication 3. Skype
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Laboratory Work
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Written exams The evaluation criteria of student performance are listed and dwelled upon in due detail on the following website: http://bioinorglab.web.auth.gr/gr_site/Environmental%20Chemistry/EnvChem/2012-2013/Overview%20theory.pdf
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. "ΕΛΕΓΧΟΣ ΡΥΠΑΝΣΗΣ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ", Θ. ΚΟΥΙΜΖΗ, Κ. ΣΑΜΑΡΑ-ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ, Κ ΦΥΤΙΑΝΟΥ, UNIVERSITY STUDIO PRESS, ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ, 2000. 2. "ΡΥΠΑΝΣΗ & ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑΣ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ", ΑΛΜΠΑΝΗ Τ., ΠΑΝΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΙΟ ΙΩΑΝΝΙΝΩΝ, ΙΩΑΝΝΙΝΑ 1996. 3. "Η ΡΥΠΑΝΣΗ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΟΣ", ΒΑΛΚΑΝΑ Γ., ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΠΑΠΑΖΗΣΗ, ΑΘΗΝΑ 2000.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Principles of Environmental Chemistry, James Ε. Girard, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., United Kingdom, 2005. 2. Environmental Chemistry, Stanley E. Manahan, Eighth Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2005. 3. Applications of Environmental Chemistry: A Practical Guide for Environmental Professionals. Eugene R. Weiner, CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, Florida, 2000. 4. Environmental Chemistry: Green Chemistry and Pollutants in Ecosystems Eric Lichtfouse, Jan Schwarzbauer, Didier Robert, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 2005.
Last Update
03-07-2015