Chemistry and Air Protection

NAME OF THE COURSE Chemistry and Air Protection

Code

KTJ205

Year of study

2.

Course teacher

Assoc Prof Marija Bralić
Prof Marina Trgo

Credits (ECTS)

4.0

Associate teachers

ScM Nenad Periš
ScD Marin Ugrina
Asst Prof Maša Buljac

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

30

15

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0

Status of the course

Mandatory

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

The students get insight into the basic knowledge about the atmosphere; structure, chemical cycles, and pollution, and the means for preventing the emission of harmful substances into the environment.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Enrolled in or passed the cours Exercises in Chemistry and Air Protection

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 cycle processes of substances in the atmosphere
- Identify and explain the sources of air pollution
- Explain the reactivity of pollutants in the atmosphere
- Present the methods and process equipment to prevent emissions from industrial sources into the atmosphere.

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

Week 1: Basic characteristics of the atmosphere. The structure of the atmosphere. The composition of the atmosphere.
Week 2: The atmosphere of a photochemical system. Incoming radiation - solar spectrum. The absorption coefficients of atmospheric gases.
Week 3: Reemisijska radiation - cooling the Earth’s surface. Chemical cycles in the atmosphere.
Week 4: Temperature inversions. The atmospheric content and cycles of carbon, sulfur and nitrogen.
Week 5: The kinetics and thermodynamics of formation of oxides and control their emissions.
Week 6: Sources of emissions of SOx, NOx and CO2. Chemical and photochemical reactions in the atmosphere. Acid-base reactions in the atmosphere.
Week 7: Acid rain. Greenhouse gases and global warming.
Week 8: The particles in the atmosphere. The processes of formation of particles.
Week 9: organic air pollution. Reactivity of hydrocarbons. Organohalidni, organosulfur compounds and organodušicni.
10th week: The destruction of the ozone layer. Anthropogenic changes to the atmosphere.
11th week: The most important industrial polluters of the atmosphere.
Week 12: Distribution of sources of pollution, secondary and primary pollutants.
13th week: Devices to prevent the emission of harmful substances into the air.
Week 14: Electrostatic precipitators, incinerators.
Week 15: Gravity precipitators, bag filters.
Seminar works: numerical problem solving based on the measurement parameters (calculation of the concentration of SOx, NOx, CO2, NH4 +, PM, metals and ozone, the statistical analysis of the data obtained)

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

0.5

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

0.0

Report

0.0

 

 

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.5

 

 

Tests

1.0

Oral exam

1.0

 

 

Written exam

1.0

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

R.W.Boubel, D.L.Fox, D.B. Turner, A.C. Stern, Fundamentals of air pollution, AP, 1994.

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kod predmetnog nastavnika

N. P. Cheremisinoff, Handbook of air pollution prevention and control, Elsevier Science (USA), 2002.

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Mar Viana, Urban Air Quality in Europe, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

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D.J. Jacob, Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 1999.

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

C. Baird, Environmental Chemistry, W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 1999.
R.M. Harrison, Understanding Our Environment: An Introduction to Environmental Chemistry and Pollution, Second Edition, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, 1992.

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)