They will be able to manage solid and liquid waste with environmentally friendly and financially viably systems. They will be able to utilize decision making tools and to implement them for solving problems that concern the solid and liquid waste management. These tools are Life Cycle Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, carbon footprint and material flow analysis.
Course Content (Syllabus)
(1) Specifications for environmental friendly and economically feasible systems for the management of solid and liquid waste and the role of engineering in them.
(2) Solid waste. Source and production, qualitative and quantitative characteristics, prevention, reduction, reuse. Treatment technologies and administrative practices: Waste transportation, collection, transfer. Recycling, separation systems, separation and transport equipment, elaboration examples. Mechanical – biological treatment, anaerobic digestion and energy recovery or secondary raw materials production. Sanitary landfilling, specifications, biogas recovery and energy utilization. Thermal treatment: Technologies of grates and elaboration, energy recovery, flu gas cleaning, residues treatment. Toxic waste treatment.
(3) Liquid waste. Municipal and industrial waste characteristics. Pretreatment, first stage treatment, second stage treatment, microorganisms. Reactor types. Activated sludge systems with steady effluent and sedimentation systems. Natural treatment systems. Anaerobic treatment. Third stage treatment. Nitrogen and phosphorus removal. Industrial waste. Toxicity control. Sludge treatment and disposal.
(4) Decision making tools and their applications for solid and liquid waste. Life Cycle Analysis, Multicriteria Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, carbon footprint, material flow analysis.
Solid and liquid waste management, decision making tools, Life Cycle Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, carbon footprint, material flow analysis.