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Module

CEG8105 : Solid Waste Management

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Oliver Heidrich
  • Lecturer: Dr Paul Sallis, Professor David Graham, Professor Thomas Curtis
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of technical issues and the management of solid wastes. The course includes solid waste policy, both domestic and international, and then examines appropriate methods of storage, collection, transfer, treatment and disposal appropriate for industrialised and developing countries. The module also provides the opportunity to visit recycling facilities and disposal sites to better understand links between theory and practice.

Outline Of Syllabus

General background (waste, MFA, economics)
Sources, quantities and composition
Legislation, regulation and control
Anaerobic Digestion
Anaerobic Digestion of MSW
Composting
Incineration
Reuse and recycling
Recycling technologies
Waste management behaviour (people)
Industrial solid waste (audits, minimisation)
Waste composition and stabilisation behaviour
Landfill site design and management
Risk assessment of landfills
Pollution from landfills
Leachate fate, attenuation and treatment
Industrial waste strategies
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) strategies
Decision Support Systems (DSS) for MSW
Solid waste issues in emerging and developing countries

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable