Chemodynamics, Climate Change and Environmental Quality

Academic year
2022/2023 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Chemodynamics, Climate Change and Environmental Quality
Course code
PHD144 (AF:401933 AR:222226)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Corso di Dottorato (D.M.45)
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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The course seeks to impart a broad understanding of environmental chemistry, thermodynamics and chemical aspects of climate change (CC), and of the effects posed by CC on environmental contamination and environmental quality.
In the first part of the course the basic concepts of environmental chemistry and thermodynamics are introduced. Hence, the main focus will shift towards introducing the climate system under a chemical and thermodynamic perspective.
In the second part of the course, the possible effects of climate change on environmental pollution will be discussed. The concepts of environmental chemistry and environmental pollution will be presented and discussed. Attention is given to the behaviour of chemicals once emitted in the environment, and to the influence of climate change on their fate and transport.
Furthermore, in order to provide the student a complete frame of contaminants’ management, the last part of the course will consist on the introduction of methods to assess risks related to exposure to chemicals (Environmental Risk Assessment).
References underlined in the program of lectures below will be discussed at the lectures and thus students are required to read them in advance.

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

This programme is provisional and there could still be changes in its contents.
Last update of the programme: 20/02/2023