Solid Waste Management

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Course No: 15.420; Last Offered: No Data;

Course Description

The course examines science, engineering and management issues pertaining to the collection, management and disposal of municipal solid wastes. Municipal waste generation patterns and characteristics of solid wastes are reviewed as an introduction to the course. Issues related to planning for siting of solid waste management facilities are discussed. Waste collection and transfer; transfer stations; volume reduction and processing; biosolids and residuals management are presented. The hierarchy of waste disposal options including source reduction, composting, recycling, combusting, and landfilling techniques are discussed in detail. The mechanical, chemical and operational aspects of various disposal options are discussed. Case studies are presented to highlight the issues. Pre-Requisite: Jr. Status or Instructor Permission.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: Jr. status or instructors permission
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3

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