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Stefanie Hellweg: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Stefanie Hellweg
FieldEnvironmental Systems Design
Address
Institut für Umweltingenieurwiss.
ETH Zürich, HPZ E 31.2
John-von-Neumann-Weg 9
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 43 37
Fax+41 44 633 10 61
E-mailstefanie.hellweg@ifu.baug.ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
102-0324-AALEcological Systems Analysis
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
6 credits4RS. Hellweg
AbstractThis course deals with the methodological basics and application of various environmental assessment tools.
ObjectiveAfter attending the lecture, students know environmental assessment tools, such as material flow analysis, risk assessment, and life cycle assessment. They can identify and apply the appropriate tool in a given situation. Also, they are able to critically assess existing studies.
Content- Überblick umweltrelevanter Güter- und Stoffflüsse
- Umweltfragestellung und Entscheidungsprozesse: Praxisbeispiele
- Einführung Stoffflussanalyse: Aktivitäten, Prozesse, Güter- und Stoffflüsse, Systemgrenzen, Transferkoeffizienten usw.
- Einführung Bewertungsmethoden: Ökobilanz, Risikoanalyse, MIPS, ökologischer Fussabdruck, Exergie
- einfache Modelle und Fallbeispiele aus der Praxis
Lecture notesMandatory exercises are published on http://www.ifu.ethz.ch/ESD/education/bachelor/OeSA/index_EN
LiteratureLiterature to be studied is indicated on
http://www.ifu.ethz.ch/ESD/education/bachelor/OeSA/index_EN
Prerequisites / NoticeSelf-study course.
102-0324-01LEcological Systems Analysis Restricted registration - show details 6 credits4G + 1PS. Hellweg, S. Rubli, N. von Götz
AbstractThis lecture deals with the methodological basics and application of various environmental assessment tools.
ObjectiveAfter attending the lecture, students know environmental assessment tools, such as material flow analysis, risk assessment, and life cycle assessment. They can identify and apply the appropriate tool in a given situation. Also, they are able to critically assess existing studies.
Content- Überblick umweltrelevanter Güter- und Stoffflüsse
- Einführung Stoffflussanalyse
- Einführung chemische Risikoanalyse
- Einführung Ökobilanz
- Umweltfragestellung und Entscheidungsprozesse: Praxisbeispiele
Lecture notesSkript und Übungsunterlagen werden elektronisch bereitgestellt.
LiteratureCatalogue data (Literature): http://www.esd.ifu.ethz.ch/studium/lectures/2017/bachelor-studies/oekologische-systemanalyse.html
Prerequisites / NoticeDie Lehrveranstaltung ist aufgeteilt in Vorlesungsstunden und Übungsstunden.
102-0348-00LProspective Environmental Assessments
Prerequisite for this lecture is basic knowledge of environmental assessment tools, such as material flow analysis, risk assessment and life cycle assessment.
Students without previous knowledge in these areas need to read according textbooks prior to or at the beginning of the lecture.
3 credits2GS. Hellweg, N. Heeren, A. Spörri
AbstractThis lecture deals with prospective assessments of emerging technologies as well as with the assessment of long-term environmental impact caused by today's activities.
Objective- Understanding prospective environmental assessments, including scenario analysis techniques, prospective emission models, dynamic MFA and LCA.
- Ability to properly plan and conduct prospective environmental assessment studies, for example on emerging technologies or on technical processes that cause long-term environmental impacts.
- Being aware of the uncertainties involved in prospective studies.
- Getting to know measures to prevent long-term emissions or impact in case studies
- Knowing the arguments in favor and against a temporally differentiated weighting of environmental impacts (discounting)
Content- Scenario analysis
- Dynamic material flow analysis
- Temporal differentiation in LCA
- Assessment of future and present environmental impact
- Case studies (nanotechnology, e-waste, landfills, energy)
Lecture notesLecture slides and further documents will be made available on the homepage of the lecture.
860-0015-00LSupply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources I Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2GB. Wehrli, F. Brugger, K. Dolejs Schlöglova, S. Hellweg, C. Karydas
AbstractStudents critically assess the economic, social, political, and environmental implications of extracting and using energy resources, metals, and bulk materials along the mineral resource cycle for society. They explore various decision-making tools that support policies and guidelines pertaining to mineral resources, and gain insight into different perspectives from government, industry, and NGOs.
ObjectiveStudents will be able to:
- Explain basic concepts applied in resource economics, economic geology, extraction, processing and recycling technologies, environmental and health impact assessments, resource governance, and secondary materials.
- Evaluate the policies and guidelines pertaining to mineral resource extraction.
- Examine decision-making tools for mineral resource related projects.
- Engage constructively with key actors from governmental organizations, mining and trading companies, and NGOs, dealing with issues along the mineral resource cycle.
Prerequisites / NoticeBachelor of Science, Architecture or Engineering, and enrolled in a Master's or PhD program at ETH Zurich. A half-semester course offered from February 20th to April 26th. Students must be enrolled in this course in order to enrol in the case study module course 860-0016-00 Supply and Responsible Use of Mineral Resources II.