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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2020/2021
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 096128 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
  • 096127 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENVIRONMENT
Docente Dotelli Giovanni
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Modulo Di Corso Strutturato

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento
Ing - Civ (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (489) INGEGNERIA PER L'AMBIENTE E IL TERRITORIO - ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND PLANNING ENGINEERING*AZZZZ096128 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Ing Ind - Inf (1 liv.)(ord. 270) - MI (347) INGEGNERIA CHIMICA*AZZZZ096128 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (477) ENERGY ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA ENERGETICA*AZZZZ096128 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (422) INGEGNERIA DELLA PREVENZIONE E DELLA SICUREZZA NELL'INDUSTRIA DI PROCESSO*AZZZZ096286 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (472) CHEMICAL ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA CHIMICA*AZZZZ096128 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (491) MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND NANOTECHNOLOGY - INGEGNERIA DEI MATERIALI E DELLE NANOTECNOLOGIE*AZZZZ096286 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (498) FOOD ENGINEERING*AZZZZ096286 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The course has two main goals: 1) to promote a deep understanding of the computational structure of the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology; 2) to apply this methodology to evaluate the sustainability of materials and processes.

A consistent portion of the course will be devoted to the application of the LCA methodology to representative real-life cases, mainly taken from chemical and materials industrial case studies. To this purpose, many lectures of the course will be performed with the support of the open source software OpenLCA and all the examples will be performed with the aid of this software.

All the students will be requested to install on their personal computer the above-mentioned software.

A third goal of the course is to give the basics of the materials science in terms of description of traditional materials properties and their main features to all those students that have never attended before any introductory materials science course.

 


Risultati di apprendimento attesi

DdD1: knowledge and comprehension

When the student has successfully passed the exam:

  • Knows the fundamentals of the LCA methodology;
  • Knows to the fundamentals of the environmental impact indicators to be applied in the environmental sustainability assessment;
  • Knows the classes of traditional materials and their main properties.

DdD 2: ability to apply knowledge and comprehension

  • When the student has successfully passed the exam:
    • Is able to apply the LCA methodology to simplified industrial cases studies
    • Is able to use a professional LCA software in simplified cases

Argomenti trattati
  1. Life Cycle Analysis and Life Cycle Thinking: historical background, regulation, procedures, applications. Calculation methodology, databases and technical software. Sustainability assessment: introductory concepts.
  2. Ecoindicators: measurement methods, environmental and damage impact category, impact quantification;
  3. Traditional classification of materials, their main properties and uses in engineering.
  4. Industrial processes for materials productions: case studies (i.e. cement, polymeric materials, metallic materials and ceramic materials).
  5. Materials End-of-Life: open and closed-loop recycling, re-use, waste-to-energy process, waste management processes. 
  6. Use of OpenLca software to perform simplified LCA

Prerequisiti

It is required only a basic knowledge of chemistry and linear algebra in terms of

- simple stoichiometric calculations,

- international system of units of measure

- matrix calculations

No prerequisite of materials science is necessary.

A introduction to traditional materials classes, their main properties and fields of applications will be given for those student attending the course and who have not been previously attended any introductory materials course.

Exercise sessions will be mainly quantitative and carried out with the support of the OpenLCA software. No specific numerical skills as well as programming abilities are required.


Modalità di valutazione

The final exam will consist of a written test organized in two sections:

  • Part A: numerical application of the LCA methodology to a simplified case study with the support of the software OpenLCA
  • Part B: open questions on theory fundamentals

The test will last two hours and half; personal electronic device is required during the exam; any supporting materials are allowed during the exam (open book exam); there are no limits to the number of tests the student can attend to.

At the end of the course, there is the possibility for the student to attend an end-of-course simulation test, which is in practice an additional exam test.


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaW. Klopffer, B. Grahl, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) , Editore: Wiley VCH, Anno edizione: 2014
Note:

Only a portion of the book will be used in the present course

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaM.F. Ashby, Materials and the environment, Editore: Elsevier, Anno edizione: 2013, ISBN: 978-0-12-385971-6
Note:

Only a portion of the book will be used in the present course

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaR. Heijungs, S. Suh, The computational structure of Life cycle Assessment, Editore: Kluwer Academic Publisher, Anno edizione: 2002, ISBN: 1-4020-0672-1
Note:

Further reading for those interested in the computational structure of LCA


Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
(hh:mm)
Ore di studio autonome
(hh:mm)
Lezione
30:00
40:00
Esercitazione
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Informatico
20:00
35:00
Laboratorio Sperimentale
0:00
0:00
Laboratorio Di Progetto
0:00
0:00
Totale 50:00 75:00

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02/08/2021