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Advanced air pollutant treatment technologies

Course Information:

Course ID:B-211
Type of Course:Elective

Instructors: Associate Professor P. Panagiotopoulou

Recommended Reading:

  • Atmospheric Pollution: Global influences, Control and Alternative control technologies, I.V. Yentekakis, 2 nd Ed., Kleidarithmos Publ., Athens 2010
  • Air pollution, A Design Approach, 3rd Edition, C. David Cooper-F.C. Alley.
  • Basic Principles of Anti-Pollution Technology of Atmospheric Pollutants, S.R. Rapsomanikis, E.G. Kastrinakis, Tziola Publications.
  • Chemical Engineering Kinetics, J.M. Smith.


  • Registration required

Course objectives:

The course deals with the air pollution problem and the advanced technologies that have been developed for gas emissions treatment/control. Alternative technologies aiming to the utilization of air pollutants for the production of high added value chemicals and fuels are of special interest and presented in detail.


1st Week:Introduction to the air pollution - Dispersion of pollutants in the atmosphere.
2nd Week:Description of the main atmospheric pollutants - sources of their origin (natural, anthropogenic, mobile and stationary sources) - Impact on the environment and human health - Climate change.
3rd Week:Gas pollution analysis and measurement technologies.
4th Week:Basic concepts for the design of gas pollutant treatment processes.
5th Week:Gas emissions control technologies: Absorption, adsorption and combustion.
6th Week:Alternative anti-pollution technologies: Environmental catalysis-basic types of solid catalysts-evaluation of catalytic properties-desirable catalyst characteristics for gas emission control processes.
7th Week:Advanced processes for the treatment of nitrous oxides (NOx and N2O) emissions.
8th Week:Advanced processes for the treatment of carbon monoxide (CO) emissions.
9th Week:Advanced processes for the treatment of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
10th Week:Advanced processes for the treatment of methane (CH4) emissions.
11th Week:Advanced processes for the treatment of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
12th Week:Advanced processes for the treatment sulfur oxides (SΟx). 
13th Week:Students project presentations related to a specialized topic of their choice.

Work Load:

  • A bibliographic content project presentation.

Assessment method:

  • Project (50%)
  • Final exam (50%)

Last modification: 05-02-2020