Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
CT0503 (AF:234175 AR:123699)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
The course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge to approach the study of Environmental Quality, using theoretical/practical tools to carry out the control and surveillance.
During the course will be illustrated the sampling strategies of an environmental system and the latest technologies for identification (chemical speciation) and quantification of the most important pollutants (eg. Greenhouse gases, ozone and mercury). Particular attention will be devoted to the concept of speciation or the identification of pollutant distribution in its chemical species, in relation to its impact on environmental quality. Case studies will be described to update and deepen the arguments developed during the course in relation to the control and monitoring of the "health" environment. In the final part of the course will be presented the most important tools for the preparation of a technical report/scientific and evaluation of analytical data in relation to the control and monitoring of environmental quality.
Knowledge and understanding
The student will acquire knowledge of the methods of sampling and environmental monitoring
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
The student will acquire useful and necessary skills to evaluate the quality of the environment from the point of view of chemical contamination.
Autonomy of judgment
The student will acquire notions of analytical chemistry that will allow him to evaluate and choose appropriate approaches to the evaluation of environmental quality.
Communication skills
The student will develop communication skills based on correct scientific terminology and also on the use of IT tools to create a technical / scientific relationship.
Learning ability
The student should be familiar with the basics of general and analytical chemistry.
Sampling strategies: definition of the goals of monitoring study, criteria for the identification of the necessary parameters to achieve the targets, sampling strategy, organization of monitoring networks.

Introduction to Monitoring systems: systems for measuring greenhouse gas (COx, NOx, SOx, ozone) and volatile inorganic species (Hg, organometallic), multi-parametric probes for the study of marine environmental quality, SMART environmental monitoring systems.

Introduction to speciation: case studies on the control and monitoring of environmental quality in relation to the distribution of polluting inorganic species.

Tools and methods for the evaluation and formalization of the analytical method: the representation and evaluation of the analytical data.
Lecture notes and scientific papers
Knowledge of the topics discussed in the course is verified through an oral examination
Lectures. During lecture will be commented case of studies.

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Natural capital and environmental quality" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 07/01/2019