Waste Management

Course Information
TitleΔιαχείριση Αποβλήτων / Waste Management
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600018398

Programme of Study: GSP CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING (2018-until now)

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Energy-EnvironmentCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)217

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID

Class Schedule

FloorFloor 2
HallΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ 309 (44)
CalendarWednesday 12:00 to 15:00
Course Category
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
On successful completion of this course students should be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of circular economy and sustainable development. • Define and explain important concepts in the field of solid waste management, such as waste hierarchy, waste prevention, recirculation, municipal solid waste etc. • Demonstrate knowledge of the biological processes of solid waste treatment for energy recovery and production of high value-added products. • Describe, analyze and discuss the connection between waste and consumption on a national and global level. • Demonstrate knowledge of the procedures for combined solid and liquid waste management. • Demonstrate knowledge of the procedures for hazardous waste management • Demonstrate knowledge of the procedures for industrial and medical waste - technologies and management systems. • Demonstrate knowledge of the legislative framework for solid waste. • Suggest preventing measures and policies for waste production.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course provides students with a holistic view of integrated waste management based on the principles of circular economy and sustainable development. Provides basic competing tools for work and scientific research for the promotion of circular economy with respect to the protection of public health and the functioning of the ecosystem. Course contents: • Introduction to waste management and the circular economy - Basic principles • Legislative framework for solid waste management (national - community) • Characteristics of the solid waste stream • Preventing measures and policies for waste production • Reduction in source and toxicity • Collection and Recycling • Composting of municipal solid waste • Disposal in landfill • Incineration of waste with energy recovery • Gasification and Pyrolysis of waste and scrap • Biological processes of solid waste treatment for energy recovery and production of high value-added products • Extraction of municipal waste • Hazardous Waste Management • Industrial and Medical Waste - technologies and management systems • Location of solid waste management facilities • Combined solid and liquid waste management • Waste management and public health - a global problem
Liquid waste management; solid waste management; circular economy; sustainable development; recycling
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Scientific articles
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
Lectures with powerpoint presentations Digital training material Email communication with the Professors
Course Organization
Reading Assigment50
Student Assessment
Students will be examined on the basis of the essay delivered at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
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