SOLID WASTE TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT

Course Information
TitleΕΠΕΞΕΡΓΑΣΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΣΤΕΡΕΩΝ ΑΠΟΒΛΗΤΩΝ / SOLID WASTE TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Code320
FacultyEngineering
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNikolaos Mousiopoulos
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20000364

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 49
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyCompulsory Courses belonging to the selected specialization955

Class Information
Academic Year2014 – 2015
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
20051688
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
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.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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.
Keywords
Solid and liquid waste management, decision making tools, Life Cycle Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, carbon footprint, material flow analysis.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Course site: http://eclass.meng.auth.gr. Checking the site for announcements and new material about the course is recommended. Course registration through eclass is required.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures802.7
Laboratory Work301
Reading Assigment250.8
Tutorial150.5
Exams20.1
Total1525.1
Student Assessment
Description
I. 20% course themes – 100% final written examination – 100% total + 20% bonus (Condition: 50% success in final examination – Notation: Degree of themes is transferred for the examination of September). II. 100% final examination. Theoretical and applied themes are given and the target is the best alternative solution to be found concerning solid and liquid waste management.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
12-10-2016