26513 - Environmental Technologies

DESCRIPTION & CONTEXTUALISATION OF THE SUBJECT

The "Environmental Technologies" course is included in the Common Module for Industrial Branch.
Industrial processes generate environmental impacts since they have energy and material inputs and produce effluents
that pollute the air, water and soil. At present it is necessary to control and reduce these negative effects in order to
comply with environmental regulations.
In this course the characteristics of these impacts together with the evaluation methods are described. The fundamentals
of techniques for reducing and controlling these impacts are also described.
There are not previous requirements to take this course.

 

COMPETENCIES/LEARNING RESULTS FOR THE SUBJECT

This course develops the following specific, general and transversal skills.
Specific skills:
C7 Ability to analyze and assess the social and environmental impact of technical solutions.
General skills:
CRI10 Knowledge and application of environmental technologies and sustainability.
Transversal competences:
C12: adopt a attitude responsible, organized at work and willing to learn considering the challenge to raise the necessary
continuing education
C13: Apply scientific strategies: analyse qualitative and quantitative problematic situation, hypotheses and solutions using
their own models of industrial engineering.
Work effectively in groups C14
Learning outcomes are:
Understanding the environmental problems of the industry
Solve environmental problems with current techniques
Properly apply the methodologies effluent treatment in industrial processes
Calculating emissions in industrial processes

 

THEORETICAL/PRACTICAL CONTENT

Unit 1: AIR POLLUTION
Major air pollutants. Meteorology and pollution. Pollution control. Air quality legislation.
Unit 2: NOISE POLLUTION
Noise characterization. Noise measurement. Noise control
Item 3: WATER POLLUTION
Water pollutants. Water treatment. Water quality criteria. Legislation.
Item 4: SOIL POLLUTION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
Soil contaminants. Characterization and treatment of waste.
Item 5: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Processes and methods in the evaluation of environmental impacts. Prediction, impact assessment and remediation.
Surveillance and environmental monitoring.
Item 6: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN THE INDUSTRY
Environmental management instruments. Models of environmental management systems. Environmental risk assessment.
Life cycle analysis. Ecodesign.

 

METHODS

The methodology consists of lectures, deliverables and directed works.

 

TYPES OF TEACHING

Type of teaching M S GA GL GO
Classroom hours 45     15  
Hours of study outside the classroom 67,5     22,5  

Legend: M: Lecture S: Seminario GA: Pract.Class.Work GL: Pract.Lab work GO: Pract.computer wo
GCL: Clinical Practice TA: Workshop TI: Ind. workshop GCA: Field workshop

 

ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS

- Continuous assessment system
- Final assessment system

TOOLS USED & GRADING PERCENTAGES

- Extended written exam 70%
- Individual work 10%
- Team work (problem solving, project design) 20%

 

ORDINARY EXAM CALL: GUIDELINES & DECLINING TO SIT

The evaluation will be continuous and divided as follows:
- Written exam (70%). Partial exams will be realised. With a result below 6 in one of the partial exam the content included
in the partial examination shall be assessed in the final exam. Omission of a partial examination implies that the subject
matter hereof shall be assessed in the final exam.
- Deliverables (20%) works will be realised and evaluated in classroom.
- Directed work, more difficult work to be performed under the direction of teacher (10%). The delivered reports were
evaluated.

The completion of deliverables and the directed work is compulsory.
To pass the course it is necessary:
Obtain a minimum of 5 in the final exam (partials).
Obtain a minimum of 5 in the deliverables and directed works.
If a student who can not participate in the continuous evaluation he/she shall ask permission to the School during the first
9 weeks of the course and may credit the achievement of learning outcomes through a final exam

 

EXTRAORDINARY EXAM CALL: GUIDELINES & DECLINING TO SIT

The same evaluation criteria will be applied.
Students with continuous assessment shall have approved the deliverables and directed works, made during the first
fourth-month period (september-december), to pass the extraordinary call.

 

COMPULSORY MATERIALS

Study material in e-gela.
Garmendia, A.; Salvador, A.; Crespo, C.; Garmendia,L.Evaluación de impacto ambiental. Ed. Pearson Prentice Hall.
Madrid (2005).
Kiely, G. Ingeniería ambiental : fundamentos, entornos, tecnologías y sistemas de
gestión. Ed. McGraw-Hill, Madrid, 2003.
Harris, M. Manual de medidas acústicas y control de ruido.
Ed. McGraw-Hill, Madrid (2000).
Mackenzie, D. L., Masten, S. J. Ingeniería y Ciencias Ambientales. Ed. McGraw-Hill, México, 2005.
Orozco, C. y cols. .Contaminación Ambiental: una visión desde la química. Ed.Paraninfo, Madrid (2011).
Spiro, T.G.; Stigliani, W.M. Química medioambiental. Ed, Pearson Prentice Hall.Madrid (2003).
Tchobanoglous, G.; Burton, F.L.Ingeniería de aguas residuales: tratamiento, vertido y reutilización
. Ed. McGraw-Hill. Madrid (2000).
Garmendia, A.; Salvador, A.; Crespo, C.; Garmendia,L.Evaluación de impacto ambiental. Ed. Pearson Prentice Hall.
Madrid (2005).

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Basic bibliography

Orozco C. (2002). Contaminación Ambiental. Thomson.
Bueno, Sastre, Lavín. Contaminación e Ingeniería Ambiental. Ed. F.Y.C.Y.T. Unuv. Oviedo (1997)
Conesa Fernández Vítora , Instrumentos de la Gestión Ambiental de la Empresa, . Grupo Mundi Prensa (1996)

In-depth bibliography

G. Kiely. (2001). Ingeniería Medioambiental. Ed. Mc. Graw Hill
Gómez Orea. Evaluación del Impacto Ambiental. Ed. Agrícola Española. S.A. Madrid (1994).
CIVITAS. (2007). Legislación sobre Medio Ambiente.Ed. Thomson.

Journals

Ingeniería Química
Environmental Technology
Environmental Science & Technology

Useful websites

http://europa.eu.int/scadplus/leg/es/s15002.htm
http://ictnet.es/ICTnet/home/cv/?area=mAmb&cv=residuos
http://www.mtas.es/insht/legislation/tl_res.htm
http://www.mma.es/calid_amb/residuos/plan/indez.htm
http://www.tecnociencia.es/especiales/residuos