Cod: 21114
Department: DCET
Scientific area: Environmental Science and Technology
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 26

This course unit introduces different processes associated with Integrated Pollution Control, as far as water and waste waters treatment are concerned; off-gas, industrial waste and sound pollution. It will also focus on understanding Environmental System management.

Water treatment
Waste water
Soil pollution
Dangerous waste

• Interpreting the processes associated with Integrated Pollution Control;
• Identifying water and waste water treatment systems;
• Identifying off-gases, industrial waste and sound pollution control systems;
• Knowing the types of alternative energies;
• Understanding Environmental Management Systems.

1. Introduction to Integrated Pollution Control: main notions, industrial process analysis.
2. Water treatment systems: water quality patterns, waste water treatment plants and chief treatments.
3. Waste Water Treatment Systems: urban and industrial off-gas unloading regulations. Waste water treatment plant and main treatments.
4. Off-gas Control Systems: Air quality patterns, stationary and moving source control.
5. Industrial waste Control Systems: definition and classification, minimization, transfer, recycling, treatment and confining.
6. Sound pollution Control: Sound wave properties and noise; measuring systems, noise sources, noise control systems.
7. Soil pollution Control: Main contaminant sources, soil pollution transport mechanisms, soil properties related to the pollutants, amending techniques.
8. Alternative energies.
9. Environmental System Management: water and waste water system management, air quality system management, integrated (urban and industrial) waste management.

Study materials available in the curricular unit webpage at the e-learning platform.
Introduction to Environmental Engineering. McGraw-Hill International Edition. Chemical Engineering Series.
Peavy, H. S. Rowe, D. R. Tchobanoglous, G. (1985). Environmental Engineering. McGraw-Hill International Edition. Civil Engineering Series.


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).