14MIZS5 - Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Course specification
Course titleSolid and Hazardous Waste Management
Study programmeEnviromental Engineering
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalThe aim of this course is to introduce students to modern methods of solid and hazardous waste management, to apply lessons learned to appoint the most suitable treatment and technology for the development of an adequate waste management system in a particular area. Individual work assignment, in which students solve a concrete example, following the waste stream from generation to disposal, through the analysis of several possible solutions, select the best performing wit the lowest impact on the environment, enabling students to critically analyze and selection process for the treatment of solid and hazardous waste.
    The outcomeUnderstand solid and hazardous waste management with respect to its history, physical properties, and associated considerations in the technical and economic evaluation of emerging technologies. Outline processes for waste incineration, composting, including the fundamental technology required to ensure operational effectiveness wirthin acceptable environmental parameters.
    Contents of lecturesDesription of waste; different types of waste; classificatioon of waste; amounts and composition of waste; causes of the waste problems and strategies to minimize these problems; waste hierarchy; waste treatment and handling; thermal and biological methods, landfilling.
    Contents of exercisesCharacterization of waste from various sources, determination of waste propoerties, compost analysis, sampling and analysis of ash generated by waste combustion facilities, testing solid waste and leachate to determine landfill stability and sandfill biodegradation enhancement
    1. G. Tchobanoglous, H. Theisen, S.A. Vigil, Integrated Solid Waste Management - Engineering Principles and Management Issues, McGraw Hill, New York, 1993.
    2. Keith F., Tchobanoglous G., Handbook of Solid Waste Management, Mc Graw Hill, 2002
    3. W.C. Blackman, Basic Hazardous Waste Management, CRC Press, 2001.
    4. Keith F., Tchobanoglous G., Handbook of Solid Waste Management, Mc Graw Hill, 2002 (Original title)
    5. W.C. Blackman, Basic Hazardous Waste Management, CRC Press, 2001. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, exercises, lab exercises, tests
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures5Test paper55
    Practical lessons10Oral examination