Solid Waste and Fuel Management

Course Information
TitleΔιαχείριση Στερεών Αποβλήτων και Στερεών Καυσίμων / Solid Waste and Fuel Management
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20002623

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesSpring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
  • Spanish (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students following the course are expected to: • Understand the basic concepts of waste streams. • Get acquainted with the concept of life cycle analysis. • Understand issues related to the toxicity of waste. • Understand the principles of location identification of solid waste management facilities. • Understand the basic principles of legislation related to waste management.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to Solid Waste Management - Basic Principles 2. Legislative framework for solid waste management (national - Community) 3. Characteristics of solid waste streams 4. Source Reduction and Toxicity 5. Collection and Recycling 6. Composting of municipal solid waste 7. Deposition in landfill 8. Incineration of waste with energy recovery 9. Gasification and cracking of wastes and debris 10. Biological processes for the treatment of solid waste for energy recovery and production of high added value products 11. Hazardous Waste Management 12. Land use planning of solid waste management facilities
Solid Waste, life cycle analysis, waste streams, toxic waste, recycling, composting
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Lectures with powerpoint presentations Digital training material Email communication with the Professors
Course Organization
Written assigments15
Student Assessment
On the basis of final report and the completion of a study project during the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εγχειρίδιο Διαχείρισης Στερεών Αποβλήτων Tchobanoglous, G. and Kreith, F. Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα 2010
Additional bibliography for study
Handbook of solid waste management – 2nd edition, Tchobanoglous, G., Kreith, F.
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