SEE6214 - Solid Waste Treatment and Management

Offering Academic Unit
School of Energy and Environment
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with up-to-date knowledge on topics relating to waste management and processing. It details the current methods of managing solid waste and discusses technologies include waste collection, transfer, recycling, waste-to-energy, bio-energy, incineration, hazardous waste management and landfill disposal. Specific waste valorisation techniques for various industrial waste streams, and a comparison of existing chemical/thermal techniques with bio-based, green chemistry processes and/or novel-assisted techniques will be provided. Students will learn to design an integrated waste management system for source reduction and disposal by combining the available options. Sustainable development and life-cycle assessment will be discussed in relationship to waste management.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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