Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
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Second semester
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Course description

The course aims to train the engineer's basic skills that will operate in the environmental field. In particular, students will first acquire the knowledge of pollution phenomena and the interaction with environmental matrices (water, air, soil), and then provide insight into the fundamental processes of water purification. The course will also give an overview of the industry regulations, procedures related to the assessment of impacts and on monitoring techniques. It will complete the training process activities seminars to deepen current issues and / or special interest for the community.

learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding:
- Knowledge of pollution phenomena and intervention techniques
- Knowledge of the main logical and methodological elements related to integrated water cycle and waste management and treatment
- Knowledge of the main operating schemes of management systems and wastewater treatment
- Acquire sensitivity to the design criteria that include management issues
- Knowledge of the main regulations and the industry reference procedures

Applying knowledge and understanding:
- Ability to integrate knowledge in the specific field
- Ability to use conceptual models and follow procedures
- Apply design methods and criteria

Making judgments:
- To present and compare the different models and assessment tools
- Identify and define indicators and descriptors to evaluate data and results
- Ability to identify possible and potential connections between different aspects of a topic and / or a problem.

Communication skills:
- Work with a working group, defining objectives, activities, tools
- Presenting and joint written and oral elaborate.

Learning ability:
- Reflect on the knowledge and skills of their education
- Identify opportunities for further development of knowledge, skills and competences.


The knowledge and skills acquired in these previous courses are necessary:
- Chemistry
- Hydraulics


Pollution and Environmental Impact Definition and origins. pollution phenomena and interaction with environmental matrices (water, air and land). Sources of pollution. Classification of the pollutants. Basic principles for the pollution assessment: definition and measurement of concentrations, physical and chemical balances, reaction kinetics, mass balances. General principles of control and pollution prevention. The ecosystem - environmental resource. The Environmental Impact/assessment. Significance and incidence of impact. The noise threshold (lasting impact - temporarily). The environmental balance (the resilience). The use of resources right (sic utere tuo ut alicum non laedas). Legislative Decree 152/2006. The principle of sustainable development. The corrective decree Legislative Decree 128/2010. The environmental action. The environmental action activities. The principles of environmental protection action - implementation. The implementation of the precautionary principle - Procedures. The implementation of the precautionary principle - Implementation. The implementation of the principle of correction. The monitoring - control instrument for the protection and environmental protection. Water pollution. Hydrological cycle and characterization of natural waters. Main parameters for the physical characterization, chemical and biological primary water and wastewater. Origin, description and assessment of water pollution. Principles and general characteristics of the wastewater treatment technology of the primary water and wastewater and sludge treatment. Wastewater treatment plants. Regulations. Soil pollution and solid waste. Soil characterization and identification of the main phenomena of contamination and pollutants. Origins of the phenomenon and assessment of parameters of contamination of potential substances. Principles and general characteristics of rehabilitation technologies of contaminated soils. Definition, classification and characterization of solid waste. management strategies and disposal of urban waste. of applicable treatment technologies. Signs with industry regulations. Air pollution. atmospheric characteristics and classification of pollutants of interest. Scale of the problem: definition and identification. active phenomena in the transport, distribution and atmospheric removal. Introduction to modeling of the dispersion. Origin, characteristics and control strategies of the pollution at the global, regional and local levels. Emission sources of air pollutants. Principles and general characteristics of control technologies. Signs with industry regulations. Seminars • Sustainable development • Noise pollution • Techniques for Environmental Monitoring • Forensic Environmental Engineering

Teaching Methods


- Ingegneria delle acque reflue - Trattamento e riuso, Metcalf & Eddy, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 9788838661884 - Handbook of Solid Waste Management, George Tchobanoglous, Frank Kreith, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 9780071356237 - Decreto Legislativo 3 aprile 2006, n. 152 "Norme in materia ambientale"
published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 88 del 14 aprile 2006 - Supplemento Ordinario n. 96 - Glossario Ambientale a cura dell’ arch. V. D’Agostino.
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