Guías Docentes Electrónicas
1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
21  22 
First quarter
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Phone number
Office hours

Lecturer: JOSE VILLASEÑOR CAMACHO - Group(s): 21 
Phone number
Office hours

2. Pre-Requisites
Not established
3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

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

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
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
G17 Synthesis capacity
G19 Ability to analyze and solve problems
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
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.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Wastewater characterization
  • Unit 2: Analytical techniques and regulatin
  • Unit 3: Wastewater flow rates and pollutant loadings
  • Unit 4: Basic operations and depuration processes
  • Unit 5: Physical treatments
  • Unit 6: Chemical treatments
  • Unit 7: Biological treatments
  • Unit 8: Atmospheric pollution
  • Unit 9: Particulate removal in polluted air
  • Unit 10: Gaseous pollutant removal in polluted air
  • Unit 11: Solid waste characterization
  • Unit 12: Domestic solid waste management
  • Unit 13: Industrial waste management
  • Unit 14: Environmental Management concepts
  • Unit 15: Environmental Impact
  • Unit 16: Enviromental management systems
7. Activities, Units/Modules 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: 6 150
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).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
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.
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    1. Exam with theoretical and practical questions about the contents taught in the subject (75% of the grade).
    2. Evaluation of the resolution of practical cases in the classroom (25% of the grade). The assistance with use, the quality of the work elaborated and delivered will be valued.

    To pass the subject a minimum of 4.0 / 10 will be required in each of the evaluable parts (exam and case study) and a 5.0 / 10 in the final grade point of the subject.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
1. Exam with theoretical and practical questions about the contents taught in the subject (75% of the grade).
2. Examination on the resolution of practical cases (25% of the grade).
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
1. Exam with theoretical and practical questions about the contents taught in the subject (75% of the grade).
2. Examination on the resolution of practical cases (25% of the grade).
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
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

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
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 Ficha de la biblioteca
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 Ficha de la biblioteca
Masters, Gilbert M. Introduction to environmental engineering and science / New Jersey Prentice Hall, 978-1-292-02575-9 2014 Ficha de la biblioteca
Metcalf & Eddy Ingeniería de aguas residuales : tratamiento, vertido y reut McGraw-Hill 84-481-1607-0 2000 Ficha de la biblioteca
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 Ficha de la biblioteca
Prieto, María José. Sistemas de gestión ambiental / AENOR, 978-84-8143-648-8 2011 Ficha de la biblioteca
Ramalho, Ruben S. Tratamiento de aguas residuales Reverté 84-291-7975-5 2003 Ficha de la biblioteca
Tchobanoglous, George Gestión integral de residuos sólidos McGraw-Hill Interamericana de España 84-481-1830-8 1994 Ficha de la biblioteca
Wark, Kenneth Contaminación del aire : origen y control Limusa 968-18-1954-3 2000 Ficha de la biblioteca

Web mantenido y actualizado por el Servicio de informática