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Academic Year 2015/16
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Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Chemical And Food Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Torino
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Automotive Engineering - Torino
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Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Ruggeri Bernardo ORARIO RICEVIMENTO AC ING-IND/25 48 12 0 0 5
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/24
ING-IND/25
3
3
D - A scelta dello studente
D - A scelta dello studente
A scelta dello studente
A scelta dello studente
Subject fundamentals
Aim: the course has been finalized to give to the student the elements of analysis end tools for the interpenetration of complexes production systems to the end to synchronize the anthropologic activities to the natural cycles in the light of sustainability. The process analysis is focused to the evaluation of the interactions between anthropologic activities and the environment to figure out the modification toward new technology trends. Some specific techniques of design to limit the use of mater and energy in products, process and services will be introduced and utilized. Some methodological approaches towards the use of renewable material instead of no renewable will be furnished. Particular attention will be devoted to the transition from the present energy system to an energy services approach. Aimed to the evaluation of new technological trends, application of conservation of mater principle will be used for the determination of the water use and toxic substances in the production of products and processes following the criteria of allocation of resources and the evaluation of environmental foot print.
Contents
Introduction: Principles of environmental cycle: environmental space, the steady-state principle, renewable and no-renewable resources. Natural capital: resource productivity, biomimicry, service and flow economy, investing in natural capital, ecosystem service. Anthropologic activities impact: Ehrlich & Holder approach, footprint approach. How the biosphere works: a thermodynamics perspective.
Sustainability: Sustainability and Integrated Development: a critical analysis. A Three lemma approach: the vision of integrated development, a system approach. The economic dimension. The political dimension. The social dimension. Environment in sustainable World. Education in sustainability and design: engineering education, sustainable values, individual behavior. Renewable-based technology: the potential of renewable as feedstock for chemistry and energy industries. The sustainable process index (SPI). Towards a sustainability science: chaos and complexity, linearity and no-linearity, uncertainty in our knowledge, risk analysis.
Industrial metabolism: The analogy between biology and industry. Mass flows and waste emissions. The impact of waste residuals. Implications for industrial metabolism: past, present and future. Application of material-balance principles. Evolution of industrial processes. Regularities in technological development an environmental view.
Industrial Ecology: historical trend of mater and energy uses. Dematerialization: the role of goods consumption, eco-efficiency and eco-service, services, products, and discards. The decarbonisation processes of energy sources. Energy efficiency: energy for the production, embedded energy end energy for uses. The use of global efficiency of a system as alternative tool for the design.
Energy: Energy and wealth production: an historical perspective. Sources, production, transportation and energy service. Energy and supply chains: fossil and solar comparison. Energy service: what is the role of energy technologies? The basic science needed to understand the relation of energy to economics. Energy return on investment (EROI). Peak oil, EROI, investment and our financial future.
Ecodesign strategies: Governments, laws and economics. Budget and cycles: quantitative measure of an ecology cycle, times scales. An introduction to Life Cycle Analysis. Design for the environment: select low impact materials, choose cleaner production processes, maximise energy and water efficiency, design for waste minimization, producer responsibility: a service economy instead of goods economy.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2015/16
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