Industrial Processes and Environment

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Publication in the Diário da República - Despacho nº 10764/2011 - 30/08/2011

5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL



Students should be able to evaluate the and minimaze
the environmental impacts of industry in the ecosystem. Know the law anti-pollution.
What means air and water pollution. The effects of Waste disposal. Process for minimization of contaminants and new technologies.

Polution concept. Irreversible process.
Legislation, regulation and ethics.
Portuguese Environmental Agency.
Hydrology. Wastewater treatment.Primary and secondary treatment.Aerobic and anaerobic processes.
Air pollution. Contaminants and energy production. OCDE efforts to reduce emissions. Greenhouse effet and carbon dioxide.
Meteo inffluence. The Gauss Model for dispersion.
Treatment systems.
Introduction to "Noise Pollution".
Solid waste management.
Hazardous wastes. Incineration.
Laboratory work:
TSS evaluation;
Optimization of a coagulation-floculation process;
COD evaluation;
Process control in a lab. Equipment for Waste Water Treatment;
Primary treatment in the lab. equipment with final evaluation of TSS, COD and total oxygen dissolved.;

Evaluation Methodology
1- Continuous assessement including problem solving.
10% classes, 30% lab., 60% resolution individual problems.
2- Final examination
25% (lab. repport) and 75% (examen)

- Cornwell, D. e Davis, M. (1991). Introduction to Environmental Engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill
- Rowe, D. e Tchobanoglous, G. e Peavy, H. (1985). Environmental Engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill

Method of interaction
Lectures and laboratory classes. Degree of polutions content in liquids. Treatment system.

Software used in class