Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Environmental Technology


Iowa State Course Substitution

ME Technical Elective


Course Info

International Credits: 0.0
Converted Credits: 0.0
Country: Spain
Language: English
Course Description:
The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the environmental issues by presenting the origin of pollutants, their mechanisms and processes, as well as the effect that have the various pollutants on human health and on the biosphere. Highlight the global impact of local pollution and the interrelationships with other sources or natural cleansing and transport mechanisms, as well as the labour and health impact of the working environment. Bring relief to debate environmental degradation/development, in its most related to the industrial world. Point out the various industrial sources and their absolute and relative contribution. The demand for products and services related to the environment as well as environmentally-friendly products, has created a new market that need to be considered, as it is necessary to consider the environmental variable in the new products as a factor more than competitiveness. To achieve this objective the student must acquire a set of knowledge, skills and attitudes. As far as knowledge is concerned, at the end of the course the student will be capable of: -Handle the concepts of environment, sustainability, pollution and treatment. -Identify and assess the root causes of water and air pollution. -Know the basic technologies of the effluent treatment for the mitigation and prevention of water and air pollution. -Acquire an overview of waste management. In terms of the capabilities these them can be classified in two groups one of specific capabilities and other more generic capacities or skills. In terms of specific capabilities, at the end of the course the student will be able of: -Analysis of industrial and urban pollution. -Selection of effluent decontamination systems. -Analysis of sustainability and selection of best available techniques... In terms of the General abilities or skills, during the course will work: -The ability to analyze problems. -The ability to search, to communicate and to discriminate is relevant information to characterize an installation from the environmental point of view. -The ability to apply knowledge of sustainability to the resolution of a specific problem. In terms of the attitudes the students after completing the course should be: -A critical attitude towards the way of identifying and evaluating the actions and operation of basic equipment that constitutes an installation. -An attitude of collaboration that will allow other agents get the information and knowledge necessary to perform complex tasks.


Evaluation Date:
September 12, 2019
Christian Schwartz