2023 Dec/11

Pollution/Depollution Minor students hosted by our UTCB partners

At the end of November, our partners from the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest (UTCB) hosted six students from Pollution/Depollution (Water, Air, Soil) Minor Course. For several days, Lucia De Miguel Amédéo (La Rochelle Université), Garazi Minguez Montero and Sara Altur Fernández (Valencia Catholic University of Valencia Saint Vincent Martyr), Dornbusch Noah (Rostock University), Kyriaki Gavioti and Leoni Lekkakou (Agricultural University of Athens) took part in an array of activities, such as:

  • Learning about water quality, water treatment processes and criteria for the selection of a water treatment scheme
  • Familiarizing themselves with air pollutants (SOx, NOx, VOC, Aerosols) and their sources, developing a sampling plan, learning about physical-chemical techniques, environmental European Union policies, EEA activities and air pollution standards
  • Technical Visit to Budeasa Water Treatment Plant in the city of Pitești
  • Visiting laboratories to learn about water treatment processes and control of particles/removal of particles from the gas stream
  • Taking place in a Conference on Sustainable Development organized by UTCB, l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) and Austrian Embassy
  • Taking part in workshops on Sustainability with NGOs powered by Climatosfera
  • Visiting Pro-nZEB Cluster and EFDEN Sustainable Houses – City of the Future

Enjoying the spirit of the host country and the university campus is also a priority in our mobilities. Therefore, our UTCB partners also introduced the visitors to the trademarks of Bucharest and UTCB:

  • A Campus Tour of UTCB was organized by UTCBs Student Association (ASCB) students
  • Erasmus Student Network – ESN ASE-CMP students showed them some of the most well-known landmarks in Bucharest
  • Alongside UTCB students highly involved in the activities of the EU-CONEXUS Office, they experienced the student life at UTCB by joining a Romanian festive dinner in one of UTCBs Dorms.

Students who take the Pollution/Depollution Course powered by UTCB learn about the transport mechanisms of pollutants in the air, groundwater and subsoil. They have a unique opportunity to learn about latest techniques, methods and equipment used for monitoring the quality of environmental factors, as well as protecting them through depollution.

Yearly, our students have the opportunity to enroll in one of the two Minor Programmes – Minor in Coastal Development and Sustainable Maritime Tourism and Minor in Blue Economy and Growth, aimed at building a solid theoretical base and allowing students to acquire skills and knowledge that will boost their employability and open professional opportunities.

We would like to thank everyone involved in the process of making this experience a meaningful and memorable one for our students. We look forward to future student mobilities for our Minor students!

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