Introduction to Mineral Resources, to main industrial uses and resulting synthetic Geomaterials. Summary of main physical and chemical properties of common Geomaterials. Mineral raw materials and basic processing techniques in the ceramic industry (traditional, refractory and special ceramics), in the glass and steel industries, in chemicals and in the other applications (such as cement, abrasives, cosmetics and so on). Inorganic wastes. Examples of circular economy.
Water reservoir and resources, Exploitation of groundwater, Groundwater contamination, Prevention of groundwater contamination, Restoration of groundwater contamination, Basic groundwater modelling.