Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorChristos Vlachokostas
Course ID20000364

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 20
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)1055

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
They will be able to manage solid 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 solid 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 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) Decision making tools and their applications for solid waste. Life Cycle Analysis, Multicriteria Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, carbon footprint, material flow analysis.
Solid 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
Course site: Checking the site for announcements and new material about the course is recommended. Course registration through eclass is required.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work301
Reading Assigment250.8
Student Assessment
I. 20% non-obligatory 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 waste management.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Tchobanoglou G., Kreith Frank. Εγχειρίδιο διαχείρισης στερεών αποβλήτων. ISBN: 978-960-418-247-3. ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε. Κωδικός στον Εύδοξο: 18548774 2. ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΑΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΣ, Βιώσιμη διαχείριση αστικών στερεών αποβλήτων. ISBN: 978-960-8065-31-4, ΜΑΡΚΟΥ Ι. ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΣΙΑ ΕΕ. Κωδικός στον Εύδοξο: 1855
Additional bibliography for study
1. Hasselriis F., “Refuse-Derived Fuel Processing”, ANN ARBOR SCIENCE, 1984. 2. Bilitewski B., Haerdtle G., Marek K., Weisssbach A. and Boeddicker, “Waste Management”, Springer, 1994. 3. Landreth R.E. and Rebers P.A., “Municipal Solid Wastes, Problems and Solutions”, CRC, LEWIS, 1996. 4. Mudhoo A., “Biogas production, Pretreatment methods in anaerobic digestion”, Scrivener, WILEY, 2012. 5. Wereko-Brobby C. Y. and Hagen E. B., “Biomass conversion and technology, Energy Engineering Learning Package, UNESCO Energy Engineering, 1996.
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