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Air Pollution

Code 8459
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Industrial Chemistry
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Classroom attendance
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes The objective of this CU is the acquisition of skills on:
- Modeling methods for the treatment of industrial gases, mainly techniques for particle removal.
- Control of air pollution and environmental problems related to air pollution.
- Know the main air pollutants and their effects on nature and climate
- Be able to select the type of equipment to remove each type of air pollutant
- Know the basic principles for the design of equipment for cleaning atmospheric air
- Understand the action of the atmospheric conditions in the dissemination and / or transport of pollutants in the atmosphere.
Syllabus 1. Division and classification of major air pollutants.
2. Introduction to the treatment of industrial gases: Type of gas streams to be treated; Main methods of treatment; Techniques for disposal and recovery.
3. Main techniques for particle removal, deposition chambers, cyclones, electrostatic precipitators and bag filters. Equipment design.
4. Introduction to biological treatment of gas streams.
5. Effects of the presence of pollutants in the atmosphere; Division of effects on a scale level (domestic, regional, global); Greenhouse effect and related phenomena; strategies to mitigate global warming; effects of the destruction of the ozone layer and acid rain.
6. Legislation on air pollution control: control philosophies.
7. Introduction to control air quality.
Main Bibliography J.P. Reynolds, J.S. Jeris, L. Theodore, Handbook of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Calculations, 2nd ED, 2007, John Wiley & Sons.
Perry, R.H., Green, D., Maloney, J.O. (Eds.), “Perry’s Chemical Engineer’s Handbook”, 9th Ed., 2019, McGraw-Hill.
Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document for Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector, Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) 2016, European Commission.
N. Nevers, Air pollution control engineering,2nd Ed, McGraw Hill, New York, 2010.
D. Vallero, Fundamentals of Air Pollution (5th Ed.), Academic Press 2014.
Thad Godish, Air Quality (6th Ed.), CRC Press 2020.
Seinfeld, John H.; Pandis, Spyros N., Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics - From Air Pollution to Climate Change (3rd Ed.), John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Teaching in this UC is structured in classroom theoretical and practical classes that, due to the pandemic crisis, in the academic year 20/21 will be replaced by an individual Seminar on topics related to air pollution. In the theoretical classes, the subject is exposed, using practical examples and promoting the discussion of the themes developed according to the program. The seminar consists of an oral presentation, followed by a discussion with all the other students, who will also be evaluated for the relevance and interest of the questions asked to their colleagues.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-14

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