ES PROGRAMME 2015/2017

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2015/2017-ES11ETSuD: MSc research proposal development for ETSuD

Course content: 1.) Introduction to SWM: Waste quantity and quality, generation of waste per capita and region; composition of waste; small scale industry waste; organanic agricultural waste; 2.) Waste Collection and Transport: Collection of mixed waste or of source seperated waste, collection logistics, transfer stations; machine park planning; Sub-contractors; 3.) Treatment/disposal Technologies: dumping, sanitary landfills, mechanical-biological treatment, incineration, anaerobic digestion, composting; recycling of plastics, batteries, e-waste, Green House Gas emission and emision modeling, CDM, energy recovery; 4.) Financial, Social and Institutional aspects: costs of collection, seperation, management; equipment costs; social costs, stake holders, scavengers, public health issues, policy and legislation. Learning objective: Upon completion, the participant should be able to: 1.) suggest options for waste reduction at source so as to reduce quantities of waste enerated; 2.) choose from an array of options to turn waste into economic goods; 3.) suggest treatment/disposal methods for waste from which the value has been taken out and to make basic calculations related to the conceptual design thereof; 4.) assess the impact of waste and waste management on other environmental compartments; 5.) roughly assess financial consequences of proposed management aspects in SWM; 6.) conceptually develop a solid waste management scheme for an urban area.