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1. General information
Course:
CHEMISTRY AND ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION
Code:
57333
Type:
ELECTIVE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
409 - CHEMISTRY
Academic year:
2022-23
Center:
1 - FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
Group(s):
20 
Year:
4
Duration:
C2
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
English
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: MARIA DEL PILAR MARTIN PORRERO - Group(s): 20 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Marie Curie, 2ª planta
QUÍMICA FÍSICA
3486
mariapilar.martin@uclm.es
Monday 11 to 13 wednesday and thursday 16 to 18

Lecturer: MARIA SAGRARIO SALGADO MUÑOZ - Group(s): 20 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
EDIFICIO MARIE CURIE
QUÍMICA FÍSICA
3450
sagrario.salgado@uclm.es
Monday 9.30 to 12.30 and 17 to 18 horas, Thursday 9.30 to 11.30 horas

2. Pre-Requisites

Have approved the basic training module

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

The aim of this subject is that the students know the physicochemical processes that occur in the atmosphere and its influence on the structure, composition and properties of the same. In addition, it is intended to analyze the issue of air pollution and establish strategies to control and reduce it, as well as alternatives. It is a subject directly related to the subjects of Physical Chemistry, mainly more kinetic aspects of the processes, with subjects of organic Chemistry, while studying processes of degradation of organic compounds, and with Physics when dealing with aspects of radiation transfer, transport and climatology. The subject is therefore justified in the curriculum, especially since it is a current issue. In addition, the theoretical-practical aspects dealt with are especially useful for students who will work in the future on issues related to pollution and hte environment.


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.
E03 Handle chemicals safely and with respect to the environment
E09 Know the kinetics of chemical change, including catalysis and reaction mechanisms
E14 Know and know how to apply the metrology of chemical processes, including quality management
E15 Know how to handle the standard chemical instrumentation and be able to elaborate and manage standardized procedures of work in the laboratory and chemical industry
E16 Plan, design and develop projects and experiments
G02 Be able to gather and interpret data, information and relevant results, obtain conclusions and issue reasoned reports on scientific, technological or other problems that require the use of chemical tools
G03 Know how to apply the theoretical-practical knowledge acquired in the different professional contexts of Chemistry
G04 Know how to communicate, orally and in writing, the knowledge, procedures and results of chemistry, both specialized and non-specialized
G05 Acquire and adapt new knowledge and techniques of any scientific-technical discipline with incidence in the chemical field
T03 Proper oral and written communication
T05 Organization and planning capacity
T06 Ability to approach decision making
T07 Ability to work as a team and, where appropriate, exercise leadership functions, fostering the entrepreneurial character
T08 Skills in interpersonal relationships
T09 Motivation for quality, job security and awareness of environmental issues, with knowledge of internationally recognized systems for the correct management of these aspects
T10 Ability to use specific software for chemistry at user level
T11 Ability to obtain bibliographic information, including Internet resources
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Have a knowledge of atmospheric chemistry: the reactions that take place in each layer of the atmosphere, the responsible species and the derived effects, relating them to human activity and to atmospheric pollution
Have a knowledge and critical vision of new trends in the use of renewable energy.
Dexterity and management of gas systems in the laboratory
Ability to perform a correct evaluation, interpretation and synthesis of the data and chemical information received
Capacity and skill to search and select information in the field of the topics addressed in the subject
Acquire initiative to raise and solve specific problems of atmospheric chemistry
Know and know how to properly use the spectroscopic and analytical techniques (GC-MS, FTIR, electrochemical, optical, ...) most commonly used in air quality control laboratories
Ability to learn to work autonomously in a laboratory and ability to interpret the experimental results obtained.
Ability to understand the fundamental aspects of Atmospheric Physics and related environmental problems
Ability to process and present information adequately both orally and in writing, thus developing their capacity for synthesis and objective criteria.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Composition and structure of the earth atmosphere
  • Unit 2: Greenhouse effect and climate change
  • Unit 3: Atmospheric photochemistry
  • Unit 4: Tropospheric Chemistry
  • Unit 5: Chemistry of the upper layers
  • Unit 6: Air pollution and its effects
  • Unit 7: Control and reduction of atmospheric pollution.
  • Unit 8: Alternatives to the use of fossil fuels
  • Unit 9: Laboratory practice
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures CB02 CB04 E09 E16 G02 G05 0.8 20 N N Classes dedicated to practical theoretical foundations related to the subject
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities CB02 CB04 E03 E15 G02 G03 G05 T10 0.8 20 Y Y realization of laboratory practices
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises CB02 CB04 E09 E16 G03 G05 0.4 10 Y N Activity dedicated to solving exercises and problems
Workshops or seminars [ON-SITE] Group Work CB02 CB04 E16 G02 G03 G05 0.08 2 Y N Activity dedicated to solving exercises and problems
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work CB02 CB04 E15 E16 G02 G03 G04 T10 T11 0.16 4 Y N Sessions dedicated to the presentation and exposition of topics developed by the students
Other off-site activity [OFF-SITE] Combination of methods CB02 CB04 E15 E16 G02 G03 G04 T10 T11 2.8 70 N N Hours of self-work
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study CB02 CB04 E09 E14 E15 E16 G02 G03 G04 T10 T11 0.8 20 N N Hours of study
Progress test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CB02 CB04 E09 E14 E15 E16 G02 G03 G04 T10 T11 0.08 2 Y N Carrying out progress tests
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests CB02 CB04 E09 E14 E15 E16 G02 G03 G04 T10 T11 0.08 2 Y N Final test run
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
Laboratory sessions 10.00% 10.00% ---
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 15.00% 0.00% ---
Assessment of active participation 15.00% 0.00% ---
Progress Tests 30.00% 0.00% ---
Final test 30.00% 90.00% ---
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:
    In order to pass this subject, it is essential to have carried out and approved the laboratory practices and to have delivered the corresponding laboratory memory.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    it is essential to have carried out and approved the laboratory practices

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
In the extraordinary call the exam grade will be 90% and the practices 10%
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
In the special call the exam grade will be 90% and the practices 10%
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Other off-site activity [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 70
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 20

Unit 1 (de 9): Composition and structure of the earth atmosphere
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2

Unit 2 (de 9): Greenhouse effect and climate change
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3

Unit 3 (de 9): Atmospheric photochemistry
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2

Unit 4 (de 9): Tropospheric Chemistry
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 1

Unit 5 (de 9): Chemistry of the upper layers
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Group Work] 1

Unit 6 (de 9): Air pollution and its effects
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Group Work] 1
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 1
Progress test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2

Unit 7 (de 9): Control and reduction of atmospheric pollution.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 2

Unit 8 (de 9): Alternatives to the use of fossil fuels
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3

Unit 9 (de 9): Laboratory practice
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 20
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Baird, C Química Ambiental Reverté 2001  
Calvert y Col. The Mechanisms of Atmospheric Oxidation of the Oxygenates OUP USA 978-0-19-976707-6 2011 books.google.es/books?isbn=0199767076 Ficha de la biblioteca
Figueruelo, J. E y Dávila, M.M Química física del ambiente y de los procesos medioambientales Reverté 2004  
Finlayson-Pitts And J.N.Pitts Chemistry of the upper and lower atmosphere : theory, experiments and applications John Wiley and Sons 1999  
Jacob, Daniel J Introduction to atmospheric chemistry Princeton University Press 1999  
John H. Seinfeld, Spyros N. Pandis Atmospheric chemistry and physics : from air pollution to climate change Wiley -Interscience 1997  
Orozco, C y col Contaminación ambiental, una visión desde la química Thomson Paraninfo S.A 2008  
S. E. Manahan Introducción a la Química Ambiental Reverté 2007  
Spiro, T.G. y Stigliani, W.M Química Medioambiental Pearson Educación 2004  
Wayne, Richard P. Chemistry of atmospheres : an introduction to the Chemistry of the atmospheres of earth, the planets, and their satellites Oxford 2000  



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