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Zhanyun Wang: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Dr. Zhanyun Wang
Ökologisches Systemdesign
ETH Zürich, HPZ E 32.1
John-von-Neumann-Weg 9
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 70 66
DepartmentChemistry and Applied Biosciences

529-0047-00LRisk Assessment of Chemicals7 credits6AC. Bogdal, K. Hungerbühler, N. von Götz, Z. Wang
AbstractProjects on chemical assessment with the focus on the analysis and assessment of basic substance data for selected chemical classes; analysis and modelling of technical processes; characterisation of environmental and health risks. Risk assessment on the basis of quality and protection goals. Estimation of model and parameter uncertainty. Precaution and safety measures.
ObjectiveProject thesis (report) on chemicals assessment; time frame totals ca. 80 hours.
ContentProjects on chemical assessment with the focus on the following aspects:

* Analysis and assessment of basic substance data for selected chemical classes: physical chemical properties, environmental behaviour (distribution, persistence), human and eco-toxicity (biochemical metabolism, effect mechanisms), safety.
* Analysis and modelling of technical processes determining chemical release into the environment, e.g., chemicals’ applications.
* Characterisation of environmental and health risks on the basis of exposure and effect models, QSARs from environmental chemistry, toxicology and methods of risk analysis.
* Risk assessment on the basis of quality and safety goals. Estimation of the model and data uncertainty.
* Demonstration of possibilities and limits of precaution and safety measures (technical, organisational, concerning personnel) including effectiveness and efficiency.

Project teaching; time frame totals ca. 80 hours.
Lecture notesSee recommended literature.
LiteratureHungerbühler, K., Ranke, J., Mettier, T., Chemische Produkte und Prozesse, Springer, 1998. (ISBN 3-540-64854-2);
Scheringer, M., Persistence and Spatial Range of Environmental Chemicals: New Ethical and Scientific Concepts for Risk Assessment, Wiley & Sons, 2002. (ISBN: 3-527-30527-0);
Schwarzenbach, R.P., Gschwend, P.M., Imbodem, D.M., Environmental Organic Chemistry, Second Edition, Wiley & Sons, 2003. (ISBN 0-471-35750-2);
van Leeuwen, C.J., Hermens, J.L.M., Risk Assessment of Chemicals: An Introduction, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995. (ISBN 0-7923-3740-9).
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzung:
529-0580-00L - Risikoanalyse chemischer Prozesse und Produkte
oder: 701-0998-00L - Environmental and Human Health Risk Assessment of Chemicals

Beschränkt auf 6 Projektarbeiten pro Semester
529-0699-00LSafety and Environmental Technology of Chemical Processes and Products0 credits2SK. Hungerbühler, C. Bogdal, E. Capón García, F. C. I. Meemken, M. Scheringer, N. von Götz, Z. Wang
AbstractThis course comprises a series of seminars on current topics regarding environmental impact and safety of chemical products and processes. Invited national and international speakers from public and industrial research institutions present their latest developments and applications, and show future trends.
ObjectiveGiving the students the opportunity to experience recent research progress at first hand; encouraging participation in discussions with speaker and audience.