Mineral Resources and Geomaterials

A.Y. 2016/2017
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/07 GEO/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide basic knowledge of the microporous materials (in particular zeolites) and their utilizations, natural fibrous materials and their synthetic counterparts, materials used for the production of Portland cements and their transformation processes.
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of this course, students will be able to have a basic knowledge of the natural microporous materials (in particular zeolites) and their utilizations, natural fibrous materials and their synthetic counterparts, materials used for the production of Portland cements and their transformation processes.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Georesources and Geomaterials
from field analysis to research and development activities in the laboratory. Illustration of "case histories" moving from mineralogical and petrological analysis toward the identification and application of "mineral commodities".
A geological framework, an overview of textural analysis, of analytical procedures for the characterization of the chemistry and microanalysis of constituents in Layered mafic intrusions (e.g. Bushveld). The role of layered suites in terrestrial evolution and in mineral resource supply, the data treatment, phase diagrams and covariation diagrams.

Geomaterials: definition, mineralogical features, and natural occurrence. From geomaterials to technological materials: transformation processes. Crystal-chemistry of minerals, of their synthetic counterparts and their transformation products. Amorphous materials. Chemical and crystallographic characterization of polycrystalline materials.
GEO/07 - PETROLOGY AND PETROGRAPHY - University credits: 0
GEO/09 - MINING RESOURCES, MINERALOGIC AND PETROGRAPHIC APPLICATIONS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE - University credits: 0
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Monday-Friday with appointment
Via Botticelli 23 - office first floor
Reception:
Tue, Wed and Thu: 2.30-6.30 p.m. (please, contact me via email too)
Via Botticelli 23 (first floor)