cod. 1008799

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
8 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims to provide the elements for a proper assessment of the risks of human activities on the environment and their effects on human health. At the end of the course the student will be able to know the main aspects and issues related to world energy production and consumption, “air quality” and effects of environmental air pollutants. The student will be able, starting from the basic knowledge given in the course, to acquire by himself the information, features, data that can be useful to know the main characteristics of systems and solutions used and/or for these broad areas (energy and air quality).


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Course unit content

The course aims to provide the basic concepts related to the planet energy balance, to the energy sustainability, to the classification and measurement of environmental pollutants and their effects on human health. In particular aspects relating to the use of energy, the use of primary sources, to issues related to the consumption of energy in the world and the health impact of pollution both outdoor and indoor will be examined, taking into account both natural and anthropogenic contributions.

Full programme

See data sheets on the individual modules of Environmental impact of energy systems, Health impact of environmental contaminants and Environmental hygiene.


M.Bianchi, A.De Pascale, A.Gambarotta, A.Peretto – “Sistemi energetici - Impatto ambientale” - vol.3, pp.1-544, ISBN 88-371-1754-X, Pitagora Editrice, Bologna, 2008.
R.Vismara, "Ecologia Applicata", Hoepli, 1992
M.L. Davis, D.A.Cornwell, "Introduction to Environmental Engineering", McGraw-Hill Int.Ed., 1991
P.A.Vesilind, J.J.Peirce, R.Weiner, "Environmental Engineering", Butterworth Publishers, 1988
"Chimica Ambientale", C. Baird, M. Cann; Ed.: Zanichelli.
"Chimica dell'Ambiente", S. E. Manahn; Ed.: Piccin.
Materiale didattico fornito dal docente

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Teams or Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final grade of the summative test corresponds to the weighted average of the marks obtained in the modules that form the integrated course, is expressed in thirtieth and is communicated to the student at the end of the exam or via email.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
remote oral questions, through the Teams platform (guide http://selma.unipr.it/).
Students with SLD/BSE must contact the University Reception and Inclusion Centre in advance (cai@unipr.it).

Other information

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