Recommended Prerequisites: General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry
Written tests during the course and response to questionnaires consisting of
closed or open questions.
Learning outcomes: to deepen and consolidate learning of environmental chemistry.
Locate and understand sources, nature, transport mechanisms, and reactions of chemical pollutant
Purpose: at the end of the course the student should know the various forms of treatment and
rehabilitation for pollution and acquire skills for targeted interventions in specific cases of pollution.
The atmosphere and atmospheric chemistry
Main contaminants, water quality in relation to their use, methods of removal of contaminants,
reuse of wastewater.
Soil as a center of environmental balances. Soil contamination. The main inorganic and organic
contaminants. Heavy metal contamination. The factors that affect mobility and bioavailability of
metals in soil.
Methods of rehabilitation and remediation of contaminated sites.
Stanley E. Manahan, Environmental chemistry - VI on the Italian edition American edition,
Piccin publisher. 2000;
[IT Stanley E. Manahan, Chimica dell’ambiente – edizione italiana sulla VI edizione
americana, casa editrice Piccin. 2000],