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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2017/2018
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 096128 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Docente Dotelli Giovanni , Latorrata Saverio
Cfu 10.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

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*AZZZZ096128 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
096286 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
096285 - CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS FOR ENERGY

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

The course is divided in two moduli:

 a) Chemistry and Materials for Energy

 b) Chemistry and Materials for Environment

  

First Modulus: Chemistry and Materials for Energy

The course deals with materials for energy, it will be about different technologies for energy production (i.e. solar energy, wind energy), for production of biofules, for transportation and for energy efficiency (i.e. buildings, lighting, materials availability and recycling) and for energy storage.

 Contents:

 

1. Materials for electrochemical devices for energy production and storage: batteries, fuel cells and supercondensators.

 

2. Solar Energy: solar radiation, materials for solar heating plant

 

3. Photovoltaic devices: inorganic and organic semiconductors, photo- electrochemistry.

 

4. Materials for thermal insulating: synthesis and production; traditional materials, natural materials and meta-materials.

 

5. Meso- e nano-porous materials: clays, zeolites, molecular sieve, carbon nanotubes, activated carbons. Properties, synthesis and industrial applications.

 

6. Liquid and solid fuels: production and storage.

 

7. Piezoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting

 

More information: 1st lecture of the course, where the course presentation and more details on final evaluation will be given.

 

 

 

Reference textbook for the topics of the course is:

 

Ginley D. S. and Cahen D., Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Anno edizione: 2012, ISBN: 978-1-107-00023-0

 

Slides will be supplied during the course.

 

 

 

Final evaluation:

 

personal projects ppt presentation and discussion (compulsory) and written test on course topics

 

 Second Modulus: Chemistry and Materials for Environment:

 

This modulus 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. In pursuing these goals special attention will be paid to the definition and construction of systems of environmental impact indicators to be used in the assessment procedure. A consistent portion of the course will be devoted to the application of the LCA methodology to representative real life cases. Exercise sessions will be mainly quantitative; no specific numerical skills are required.

  

Contents

 

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: pollutant diffusions in the environment, mesurement methods, environmental and damage impact category, impact quantification, exergetic approach.

 

3. Industrial processes for materials productions: case studies (i.e. cement, polymeric materials, metallic materials and ceramic materials).

 

4. Materials End-of-Life: open and closed-loop recycling, re-use, waste-to-energy process, waste management processes.

 

 

 

Textbooks

 

Reference textbooks for the topics of the course are:

 

  • W. Klöpffer and B. Grahl, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) - A Guide to Best Practice, Wiley-VCH, 2014
  • M.F. Ashby, Materials and the Environment - Eco-informed materials choice, Elsevier, 2013

 

 

 

Note that only a portion of these books will be afforded during the course.

 

 

 

Further reading for people interested in the topics are:

 

 

 

  • H. Baumann, A-M. Tillman, The hitch hiker’s guide to LCA, Edizioni Studentlitteratur, AB, Lund, 2004.
  • International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook, free download from the website: http://lct.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

 

  • R. Heijungs, S. Suh, The computational structure of life cycle assessment, Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2002.
  • D.T.Allen, D.R.Shonnard, Green Engineering, Prentice Hall, New York, 2002
  • M.B.Hocking, Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control, Academic Press, San Diego, 1998.
  • M.Kutz, Environmentally conscious materials and chemicals processing, J. Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2007

 

 

 

All these books are available for consultation at all times in the laboratory of the research group headed by the professor.

 

 

 

Additional material

 

 

 

Slides and exercises will be supplied under separate cover during the course.

 

 

 

Learning Goals

 

 

 

The student will be required:

 

  • to solve numerically a very simplified example of LCA
  • to handle some introductory concepts on materials selection and process assessment in terms of environmental sustainability.

 

 

 


Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

Assessment of the course is by written examinations; oral examinations are non-compulsory and must be explicitly requested by the candidate. The score obtained in the written examination is held valid for all the academic year.


Bibliografia
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaGinley D. S. and Cahen D., Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Editore: Cambridge University Press, Anno edizione: 2012, ISBN: 978-1-107-00023-0
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaW. Klopffer, B. Grahl, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) , Editore: Wiley VCH, Anno edizione: 2014, ISBN: 978-3-527-32986-1
Note:

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

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaM.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


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0.0
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0.0
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0.0
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0.0

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