Industry and the Environment

NAME OF THE COURSE Industry and the Environment

Code

KTA309

Year of study

3.

Course teacher

Prof Marina Trgo

Credits (ECTS)

3.0

Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

30

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Status of the course

Mandatory

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

The students get insight into the basic processes that take place in hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere, and explain the basic physical, physico-chemical and biological processes as well as the selection of process equipment for processing waste streams from industry to protect the environment.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Enrolled in or passed the course Exercises in Industry and the Environment

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

After passing the exam the student is expected to know:
- Explain the cycles processes of in hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere
- Sources of air pollution
- Sources of pollution of the hydrosphere
- Methods and process equipment to prevent emissions from industrial sources in the environment
- Methods and procedures for waste management.

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

1st week: Industrial development and environment. Principles of sustainable development.
2nd week: Technology, raw materials and energy in the process of production planning.
3rd week: Ecosystems in nature. Industrial sources of pollutants in atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.
4th week: Properties of atmosphere. Air pollutants and global climate changes.
5th week: Methods and equipment for prevention of atmospheric pollution.
6th week: Solid waste. Waste management.
7th week: Waste disposal. Recycling and recovery.
8th week: Mechanical and biological treatment.
9th week: Energetic value of solid wastes. Biogas production.
10th week: Hydrological cycle. Pollution and contamination of natural waters.
11th week: Depuration and eutrophication.
12th week: Physical, chemical and biological indicators of water pollution.
13th week: Sources of wastewaters. Methods and procedures of wastewater treatment.
14th week: Mechanical, physicochemical and biological treatments
15th week: Tertiary treatment. Examples of technological solutions for wastewater treatments in chemical industry.

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

 

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

2.5

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

0.0

Report

0.0

 

 

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.0

 

 

Tests

0.3

Oral exam

0.2

 

 

Written exam

0.0

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

Overall assessment can be applied over three written tests and one oral assessment. Written tests are related to material adopted on lectures. Ratings on the written exams: 60-69% is sufficient, 70-79% good, 80-89% is very good, 90-100% excellent. Students who have not passed the exam through the assessment should have the regular exam. Regular exam means written test and oral exam. The rating, which is entered in the index, is the mean score of written tests.

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

H.D. Sharma and S.P. Lewis, Waste Containment System, Waste Stabilization, and Landfills, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 1994.

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kod predmetnog nastavnika

S. Tedeschi, Zaštita voda, HDGI, Zagreb, 1997

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kod predmetnog nastavnika

R.T. Wright, B.J. Nebel, Environmental Science, 9th edition, Prentice Hall Inc, New Jersey, 2004.

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kod predmetnog nastavnika

N.G. Wung Jern, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Imperial College Press, London, 2006.

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kod predmetnog nastavnika

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

 

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

- Consultation with students
- Continuous writing assessment
- Results on the written knowledge tests
- Student’s questionnaire.

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)