91579 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND ANALYSIS

Scheda insegnamento

  • Docente Paolo Garofalo

  • Crediti formativi 8

  • SSD GEO/05

  • Modalità didattica Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza

  • Lingua di insegnamento Inglese

  • Campus di Bologna

  • Corso Laurea Magistrale in Geologia e territorio (cod. 9073)

  • Orario delle lezioni dal 20/02/2023 al 17/05/2023

SDGs

L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Istruzione di qualità Acqua pulita e servizi igienico-sanitari Energia pulita e accessibile Imprese innovazione e infrastrutture

Anno Accademico 2022/2023

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

This course aims at providing an integrated and quantitative understanding of the geochemical processes leading to the genesis of mineral deposits, their environmental impact, and the analytical questions linking them. The first module will focus on analysis of rocks and minerals. The second module will focus on analysis of fluids and gases.

Contenuti

The objective of this course is giving the students an introduction to the geochemical processes, techniques, and methods that are necessary to quantify and model the genesis of primary mineral deposits, quantify rock-fluid-gas interactions in geological environments, and also evaluate environmental risks and rehabilitation good practices associated to RM exploitation. The course contents will include electrolyte theory; concept and use of equilibrium constants in geochemistry; chemical potential diagrams; solubility of ore and gangue minerals; saturation index and its applications; mineral stability diagrams; Eh-pH diagrams; stable isotope systematics; and an introduction to environmental impact and rehabilitation of mine environments.

At the end of the course the students will gain the fundamental geochemical tools to RM exploration, and evaluation of geochemical processes at high- and low-T. A number of seminars from industry and institutional partners will provide hands-on knowledge and case studies of applications of geochemical tools.

Testi/Bibliografia

Anderson G. (2017). Thermodynamics of Natural Systems. Cambridge University Press, 3rd Edition

Barnes H.L. (1997). Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits: Wiley & Sons, Inc.. 3rd Edition

Treatise in Geochemistry (2003). Environmental Geochemistry. Vol. 9. p. 1-203. Elsevier

Papers and additional reading material will be distributed as well

Metodi didattici

Class teaching;

Laboratory excercises;

Seminars

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

1. Level of independence and effectiveness during classroom exercises – 25%

2. Written test – 50%

3. Oral test – 25%

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Laboratory excercises;

Seminars provided by external instructors from academia and industry

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Paolo Garofalo