Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: ALBERTA LATTERI

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course of Technology for Environmental Protection, aims not only to introduce the students to the principles of green sustainable chemistry and to the knowledge of the main environmental problems linked to industry, but also to provide the instruments for a correct environmental impact assessment and the correct process of different recycling procedures, in order to develop a sustainable industry

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Course Structure

Frontal and intermediate tests will be provided to evaluate the knowledge level of the students during the course development

Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.

Detailed Course Content

1.Summary of the course 2.Principles of environmental sustainability and Green Chemistry 3.Environment and sustainable development 4.LCA 5.Biomasses 6. Biomaterials and Biopolymers 7. Plastics production processes and their recycling 8.Biocomposites 9. Compost.

Textbook Information


Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers,Catia Bastioli

Compostable Polymer Materials, Ewa Rudnik

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Green Chemistry and Sustainable DevelopmentAppunti Lezione
2LCA: Le origini e lo sviluppo; struttura di una LCA: scopi e obiettivi; analisi di inventario; gestione ''fine vita''; casi di studioAppunti Lezione
3BiomaterialsAppunti Lezione
4BiopolymersAppunti Lezione
5Processi di produzione dei polimeriAppunti Lezione
6Riciclo dei polimeriAppunti Lezione
7Recycling of plastics from packagingAppunti Lezione
8Compostable Polymer MaterialsAppunti Lezione
9Materiali CompositiAppunti Lezione
10Wood-plastic CompositesAppunti Lezione
11Membrane TechnologyAppunti Lezione
12Riciclo CartaAppunti Lezione

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Frontal and intermediate tests

Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.

Elements to be evaluated: relevance of the answers, quality of their contents, ability to connect with other topics within the program, ability to report examples, quality of technical language, and overall expressive ability.

To guarantee equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, students can request a meeting in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measure, according to the educational goals and specific needs. In this case, it is advisable to contact the CInAP (Centre for Active and Participated Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or SLD) professor of the Department where the Degree Course is included