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Environmental Measurement Technologies (Theory and Laboratory)

"Environmental Measurements Technologies (Theory and Laboratory)" is a compulsory selective module of Mechanical Engineering Department of TEI Piraeus. It belongs to the SOFT ENERGY APPLICATIONS AND ENVIRONMENT courses. This module refers to technologies applied in order to monitor, record and control the quality of the environment. Upon completion and successful presence for the module, ones should be able to:

  1. Understand concepts related to environmental quality
  2. Know the most out of both International and European Law on the protection of the environment and be able to use the internet for further information
  3. Recognize and be able to use equipment and devices measuring environmental parameters and sizes
  4. Know and be able to apply basic environmental measurement technologies
  5. Propose measures to address and resolve environmental problems

The course is firmly related to "Environment and Industrial Development", "Foundations of Ecology" and "Mechanical Waste Treatment Facilities (Theory & Laboratory)".

The following subjects are included in this module:

  • Air pollution measurement technologies. Use of indicators of air pollution for surveys of pollution in urban areas
  • Technologies of measuring thermal comfort-discomfort in buildings. Use of indicators of thermal comfort-discomfort of the population to capture the energy needs for heating and cooling indoors.
  • Water pollution measurement technology. Quality of potable water. Measurement technology of municipal waste.
  • Soil pollution measurement technology. Measurement Technologies in soil quality measurements in agricultural and industrial areas.
  • Toxicity Measurement technology . Expertise and monitoring methods for toxicity to protect the environmental and public health.
  • Noise measurement technology. Expertise and methods for monitoring the noise levels in the workplace and external environment.
  • Radioactivity measurement technologies. Recording, measuring and monitoring emissions of radioactivity to protect the environment and public health.
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