European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

Clean Technologies

Course code: 181772
Language of instruction: English
Lecturers: under appointment (ytbc)
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

The course covers the main topics connected with new clean technologies. Clean technologies reduce the impact of processes on the environement. In our resources and energy dependent societies, clean technologies refer to the technical means enabling to produce energy and handle resources whilst minimizing pollution and reducing the environmental footprint. In other words, reduce the environmental impact described in another course of the module. Attendees acquire here a deeper understanding of environmental technologies and recognize the differences between conventional energy resources and "clean" ones. Furthermore, they learn how to introduce clean technology alongside the production processes. 


The overall goal of this module is giving future industry leaders the required wherewithal to be able to cope with the difficult equation of protecting the natural resources while running a business. State-of-the-Art methods, techniques and tools will be presented, as well as actual research. This course gives an overview over available technologies and strategies to the use and implementation of clean technologies. Students will be able  to identify, analyze and assess the risk with respect to environmental issues. They will be able to choose the appropriate technology and implement and reengineer the process in the company. At the end of this course, attendees are expected to be able to assess and formulate mitigating measures and control the environmental impact (e.g. noise, soil, air and water quality). They should also be able to consider the problem and the respective solutions as a whole; taking into account technical, economic and social dimensions.

Students will deepen their knowledge on one of the most important challenges of environmental engineering: the production and management of energy.

Target Attendees / Participants

This course is targeted to current master of engineering students who want a clear understanding on control of pollution in the environment, different waste treatments, and those who are interested in using the tools of science and engineering to solve problems in the natural and built environment.

Course Content by Units

The course will deal with:

-history and driving forces in the development of clean technologies,

- pathways of pollutants

-definition and concepts of clean technologies

-introduction of clean technology alongside the production processes,

-differences between "Clean Technologies" and "End-of the-Pipe Technologies”

-improving operational performance, productivity and efficiency with clean technologies

Teaching Methods

The course includes:

  • introductory note explaining aim and structure of the course, and used methodology as well
  • ex cathedra lecturing illustrated by number of examples
  • review of main topics in the end of each lecturing unit


Eban S. Goodstein (2010). Economics and the Environment,  Wiley

Hoyle, Lancaster (2001). Clean Technology for the Manufacture of Specialty Chemicals, Royal Society of Chemistry

Eric Koester (2010). Green Entrepreneur Handbook: The Guide to Building and Growing a Green and Clean Business (What Every Engineer Should Know), CRC Press

Michael J. Waites et al. (2001). Industrial Microbiology: An Introduction, Wiley-Blackwell

D A J Rand, R M Dell (2004). Clean Energy (Rsc Clean Technology Monographs), Royal Society of Chemistry

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(Course profile ID: B1-2:, generated on September 24, 2021)