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Topics:
1. Introduction to PRTR
2. PRTR in the world
3. The UNEP MEDPOL PRTR system
4. Setup of PRTR: data and procedures
5. Data estimation via emission factors
6. Process simulation and material balance
7. PRTR data utilization: environmental simulation
8. MEDPOL Reporting system on paper
9. MEDPOL Reporting system on web
10. MEDPOL query system
Language: English
Location: H2020
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Description: In this Lesson, we examine the concept of PRTR, focus on the types of data to be stored and the possible use of the data in the framework of sustainable development.
Objectives: Significance of PRTR / Data to be stored in PRTR / Conceptual view of PRTR / PRTR and sustainable industrial development
Assessment: A self-evaluation test at the end of the Lesson
Topics: Scope and motivation of PRTR: emission inventory, sources of data, calculated data / Conceptual view of PRTR and global vision of sustainability / Software tools: process simulation, emission factor based software, environmental simulation.
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Maurizio Fermeglia, Spyros Arsenikos , Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 9, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: In this Lesson we give an overview of the different PRTR databases which operate in the world, with specific attention to the Europe and the Mediterranean area.
Objectives: Understand European EPER / Understand European E-PRTR / Other examples of PRTR in the world
Assessment: A self-evaluation test at the end of the Lesson
Topics: EPER and E-PRTR: legal documents, peculiarities and differences / EPER and E-PRTR: data base description and query tools /
E-PRTR: data input procedure / Other PRTR in Europe and in the world: description of the Web applications and query systems.
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Maurizio Fermeglia, Spyros Arsenikos , Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 7, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: In this Lesson we examine the different PRTR databases which operate in the world, with specific attention to the Europe and the Mediterranean area.
Objectives: Summarize the project implementation / Describe the Pilot project / Describe the National project / List competences, milestones, deliverables / Suggest procedures for running the project
Assessment: A self-evaluation test at the end of the Lesson
Topics: Summary of project implementation / Pilot project: description procedures and main goals / National project: description procedures and main goals / Competences, milestones, deliverables tasks for running a project / How to run a project successfully
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Maurizio Fermeglia, Spyros Arsenikos , Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 15, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: To explain which data must be stored in the PRTR database and to suggest how to setup the procedures and training.
Objectives: Direct and indirect emissions from processes / Data to be stored in PRTR / List of chemicals / List of facilities / Reporting periods / Training program
Assessment: A self-evaluation test at the end of the Lesson
Topics: Description and discussion on direct and indirect emissions from processes / Description of data to be stored in PRTR and definition of List of chemicals, list of facilities and reporting periods / Definition of a training program for setting up PRTR
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Maurizio Fermeglia, Spyros Arsenikos , Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 11, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: To introduce and define Emission factors and discuss their applicability to PRTR.
Objectives: The emission factor / Examples and application of emission factors / Technical Guideline Documents / Emission factor based Software / EPA emission factors
Assessment: A self-evaluation test at the end of the Lesson
Topics: Definition and uses of the emission factor. Examples in different fields / Description of the EU Technical Guideline Documents and relevant applications / Presentation of the main Emission factor based Software available on line / Description and application of EPA emission factors
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Maurizio Fermeglia, Spyros Arsenikos , Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 13, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: To define the concept of Material balance and discuss its applicability to process simulation. To introduce process simulation as a tool for estimating emissions in chemical processes.
Objectives: Definitions and motivations / Material and energy balances / The SW User interface / Application: the process sustainability prediction
Assessment: A self-evaluation test at the end of the Lesson.
Topics: Introduction to process simulation: definitions and motivations / Material and energy balances for chemical and biochemical processes / The processes simulation software: description of the User interface and usability / An application of process simulation in the area of sustainability and pollution prevention: the process sustainability prediction
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Maurizio Fermeglia, Spyros Arsenikos , Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 12, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: To define the concept of environmental simulation and environmental fluid dynamics and discuss its applicability coupled with PRTR database.
Objectives: Environmental simulation and environmental fluid dynamics / Water system simulation by using environmental simulators / Examples and applications
Assessment: A self-evaluation test at the end of the Lesson.
Topics: Introduction to environmental simulation and environmental fluid dynamics / Description of water system simulation procedure and SW structure / Examples and applications of environmental fluid dynamics
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Maurizio Fermeglia, Spyros Arsenikos , Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 11, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: To describe the paper reporting system used for storing data in PRTR database.
Objectives: General description of the paper reporting system / Paper reporting of emissions of chemicals / Paper reporting of transfer of chemicals / Paper reporting on source reduction
Assessment: A self-evaluation test at the end of the Lesson.
Topics: General description and structure of the paper reporting / Description of the part of the report related to the emissions of chemicals in air water and land / Description of the part of the report related to the transfer of chemicals to other sites / Description of the part of the report describing source reduction
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Maurizio Fermeglia, Spyros Arsenikos , Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 6, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: To describe the Web reporting system used for storing data in PRTR database.
Objectives: General description of the SW application and functionalities of the reporting system / SW reporting on general facility data / SW reporting of emissions of chemicals / SW reporting of transfer of chemicals / SW reporting on source reduction
Assessment: A self-evaluation test at the end of the Lesson.
Topics: General description, structure and functionalities of the web application for PRTR reporting / Description of the part of the report related to the general facility data / Description of the part of the report related to the emissions of chemicals in air water and land /
Description of the part of the report related to the transfer of chemicals to other sites / Description of the part of the report describing source reduction
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Maurizio Fermeglia, Spyros Arsenikos , Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 6, Tests: 1
Lesson content
Description: To describe the query system for extracting data from PRTR, including geo referenced data of emissions.
Objectives: Description of the Structure of the query and export system / PRTR 3.0: simple queries / PRTR 3.0: advanced queries / Geographical queries and applications to PRTR
Assessment: A self-evaluation test at the end of the Lesson
Topics: Description of the structure of the query and export system of the PRTR application / Description of the PRTR 3.0: simple queries /
Description of the PRTR 3.0: advanced queries and export system / Geographical queries and GIS interface included in the PRTR SW
Learning method: Self-paced learning
Language: English
Trainers: Maurizio Fermeglia, Spyros Arsenikos , Tonia Chartofylaka
Units: 8, Tests: 1
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