The contamination of the environment is, at present, a subject of great importance directly related to the activities of the Chemical Engineer and the Chemical Industry. As a direct consequence, a compulsory subject is currently included in the degree program in Chemical Engineering called Environmental Technology. This subject belongs to the subject of the same name and is located in the module common to the industrial branch.
Taking into account that the students will deepen in some subjects included within the subject Environmental Technology when taking optional subjects, the following fundamental objectives of the subject have been considered:
1. Vision of environmental issues from a social and technical point of view, focusing on the three most basic blocks: water, air and solid waste.
2. Vision of the priorities in the possible actions of management against pollution, from the minimization in the generation of pollutants to the final disposal in landfills, through the possible treatments.
3. Characterization from a physical, chemical and biological point of view of the pollutants, and their sources and generation rates.
4. Basic vision of the existing treatments, applying in some cases the engineering knowledge for the modeling and design of an in-depth treatment.
5. Introduce the basic concepts of environmental management in companies and management tools as preventive or corrective instruments for pollution
|CB02||Apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and show that they have the competences to construct and justify arguments and solve problems within their subject area.|
|CB04||Transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions for both specialist and non-specialist audiences.|
|E16||Basic knowledge and application of environmental technologies and sustainability.|
|G03||Ability to solve problems with initiative, decision making, creativity, critical reasoning and to communicate and transmit knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of Chemical Engineering.|
|G11||Proficiency in a second foreign language at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages|
|G19||Ability to analyze and solve problems|
|Course learning outcomes|
|To know the problems associated with air pollution, identifying the main polluting sources, the treatment technologies and the applicable legislation.|
|To have knowledge about the environmental problems of waste and soil contamination, exposing the current legislation and the different processing systems.|
|To have knowledge about the problem, characterization, applicable legislation, design and operation of wastewater treatment processes.|
|To be skilled with the basic aspects of environmental management in the company: legislation and methodology.|
|Training Activity||Methodology||Related Competences||ECTS||Hours||As||Com||Description|
|Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE]||Lectures||CB02 CB04 E16 G03 G11 G17 G19||1.5||37.5||Y||N||Class attendance (theory and problems)|
|Workshops or seminars [ON-SITE]||Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL)||CB02 CB04 E16 G03 G11 G17 G19||0.6||15||Y||Y||Practical cases to be solved in class|
|Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE]||Group tutoring sessions||CB02 CB04 E16 G03 G11 G17 G19||0.2||5||N||N||Group tutorial to solve unclear concepts|
|Final test [ON-SITE]||Assessment tests||CB02 CB04 E16 G03 G11 G17 G19||0.1||2.5||Y||Y||Definitive examination and partial evaluation activities|
|Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE]||Self-study||CB02 CB04 E16 G03 G11 G17||3.6||90||N||N||Autonomous work by the students, out of class|
|Total credits of in-class work: 2.4||Total class time hours: 60|
|Total credits of out of class work: 3.6||Total hours of out of class work: 90|
As: Assessable training activity Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).
|Evaluation System||Continuous assessment||Non-continuous evaluation *||Description|
|Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies||25.00%||25.00%||The resolution of problems or cases is carried out
in person in the classroom. The delivery of problems or
Resolved cases will be assessed if there is assistance with the use of said face-to-face activity.
|Final test||75.00%||75.00%||Examination: questions about theory and practice.|
|Not related to the syllabus/contents|
|Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures]||37.5|
|Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL)]||15|
|Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Group tutoring sessions]||5|
|Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests]||2.5|
|Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study]||90|
|Author(s)||Title||Book/Journal||Citv||Publishing house||ISBN||Year||Description||Link||Catálogo biblioteca|
|Alfonso Contreras; Mariano Molero||Ciencia y Tecnología del Medioambiente||UNED||84-362-5296-9||2006|
|Francisco José Colomer, Antonio Gallardo||Tratamiento y Gestión de Residuos Sólidos||Universidad Politécnica de Valencia||978-84-8363-071-6||2007|
|Kiely, Gerard||Ingeniería ambiental: fundamentos, entornos, tecnologías y s||McGraw-Hill||84-481-2039-6||2003|
|Masters, Gilbert M.||Introduction to environmental engineering and science /||New Jersey Prentice Hall,||978-1-292-02575-9||2014|
|Metcalf & Eddy||Ingeniería de aguas residuales : tratamiento, vertido y reut||McGraw-Hill||84-481-1607-0||2000|
|Miranda Carreño, Rubén; Oliet Palá, Mercedes; Pérez Corona, Teresa; Alonso Rubio, María Virginia; Madrid Albarrán, Yolanda; Domínguez Sánchez, Juan Carlos; García, Patricia.||Tratamiento de aguas. Ejercicios resueltos y prácticas de laboratorio.||Dextra||978-84-16898-49-7||2019|
|Parker, Albert||Contaminación del aire por la industria||Reverté||978-84-291-7464-9||2001|
|Prieto, María José.||Sistemas de gestión ambiental /||AENOR,||978-84-8143-648-8||2011|
|Ramalho, Ruben S.||Tratamiento de aguas residuales||Reverté||84-291-7975-5||2003|
|Tchobanoglous, George||Gestión integral de residuos sólidos||McGraw-Hill Interamericana de España||84-481-1830-8||1994|
|Wark, Kenneth||Contaminación del aire : origen y control||Limusa||968-18-1954-3||2000|