Municipal solid waste management

Course Information
TitleΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΑΣΤΙΚΩΝ ΣΤΕΡΕΩΝ ΑΠΟΒΛΗΤΩΝ / Municipal solid waste management
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000280

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 26
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΥ4200
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
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.
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
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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.
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities140.5
Written assigments421.5
Student Assessment
Exercises - Written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
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
Additional bibliography for study
Αθ. Κούγκολου "ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΗ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ Ρύπανση & Προστασία Περιβάλλοντος" - Το βιβλίο διατίθεται από τον ΕΥΔΟΞΟ (Κωδικός: 18548814), Εκδοτικός οίκος: "Τζιόλας", 2016. Θεσσαλονίκη. Σημειώσεις - Παραδόσεις - Αρχεία PPPT
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