After the successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:
• understand the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of municipal solid waste,
• understand the systems for the collection and transportation of municipal solid waste,
• understand the basic principles of waste management and utilization of municipal solid waste in combination with the requirements of the legislation for their minimization, recycling, reuse, thermal and biological treatment,
• understand the basic principles for the selection, construction and operation of solid waste disposal sites, their restoration, as well as the management of leachates and the landfill-gas.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Municipal solid wastes’ quantity and quality characteristics. Composition and generation rate of solid wastes. Prevention and reduction of solid waste. Waste collection bins. Collection vehicles. Transfer stations. Municipal and local collection of solid wastes. Recycling. Selective collection and reuse. Mechanical sorting. Hand sorting. Thermal treatment of solid waste. Biological treatment of solid waste. Energy recovery. Criteria for landfill sites selection. Landfill sites design and operation. Landfill gas management. Leachates control.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Περιβαλλοντική - Χημεία και Μηχανική - Θεωρία και Εργαστηριακές Ασκήσεις, Ευθ. Νταρακάς, Μ. Πεταλά, Β. Τσιρίδης, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε. (2019), ISBN: 978960418640-2, ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 86054621