Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Chemical Engineering for Industrial Sustainability

Anno Accademico 2014 - 2015




Docente del corso: Prof. Ignazio Blanco

Stanza 104- Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Piano Terra Edificio 10 (vecchia sede Ingegneria)

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Orario ricevimento durante lo svolgimento del corso: Lun. ore 11.00-13.00, Mar. ore 9.00-11.00 o per appuntamento


In the course will be introduced the principles of Green and Sustainable Chemistry and will be provided the tools necessary to evaluate different synthetic procedures.


Propedeuticità: none


The student is required to attend at least 70% of the lessons, cfr. Punto 3.3 of Regolamento Didattico of CLM in Chemical Engineering for Industrial Sustainability


1. C.J. Gonzalez and D.J.C. Constable, “Green Chemistry and Engineering” A practical design approach. J. Wiley & Sons. Hoboken, N. J. 2011


2. P.T. Anastas and J.C. Warner “Green Chemistry” Theory and Practice. Oxford University Press, Oxford UK,  2000


3. Lecture notes


Prove in itinere durante il corso  

There is an ongoing trials (50 minutes) and a final report on the work done during the literature search exercise on Cilea digital library. The proposed final grade for passing the exam is the average of the marks obtained in the two tests.

Appelli successivi all’erogazione del corso

Written test (1 hour) and oral exam.

Modalità di iscrizione ad un appello d’esama

The reservation for an exam session is mandatory and must be made exclusively through the web portal students within the scheduled period.

Date d’esame



It is possible to download all teaching materials in electronic format, delivered during the course, by the teacher's web page.


Modulo – argomenti

Rif. testo

1. Principles of Sustainable and Green Chemistry

Chemistry is having a difficult time. The twentieth century chemical manufacturing recipe, the twenty-first century recipe. Atom economy basic. Possible applications of 12 principles regarding alternative route for acid catalysis, free-solvents reaction, waste minimisation.



2. Chemistry and the Environment

Environmental impact of antropogenic chemistry, atmospheric pollutans, ozone depletion, greenhouse effect and its alteration, crust and water environment.



3. Green Chemistry and Sustainable Development

Sustainable development: perspective of green chemists. Sustainable use of chemical feedstocks, water, energy.



4. Life-Cycle Assessment

Life cycle assessments methodology a tool for Identification of More Sustainable Products and Processes. Principles Practice and Challenges. Cases study.



5. Fuel Cells: a Clean Energy Technology for the Future

Alkaline fuell cells (AFC), solid polymer fuell cells (SPFC), phosphoric acid fuell cells (PAFC), molten carbonate fuell cells (MCFC) and solid oxide fuell cells (SOFC). Various fuels for fuell cells. Hydrogen storage systems: nitrogen compressed gas, liquid nitrogen, microspheres, metal hydrides, carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers.



6. Biomasses, Biomaterials.

Chemicals from Biomass - The Biorefinery concept: an integrated approach. Production of chemicals from biomass. Biomaterials: wood, natural fibers, wood plastic composites, biopolymers. Production of Energy from Biomass: physical upgrading, microbiological processes, thermochemical processes, chemical processes.



7. Literature search on Cilea digital library

LCA methodologies. Hydrogen storage. Biorefinery. Atom economy. Biomaterials.