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Industrial and Municipal Waste Management, 5 ECTS

Department, Faculty responsible for the course
Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Arctic Technologies

Academic level
Master

Type of course
Elective

Language of instruction
English

Teaching Term
Spring

Admission requirement:
Basic knowledge in ecology and environmental protection.

Course content:
– legislation;
– sources of wastes;
– scale of waste problem in Russia;
– organization of environmental protection within waste management system;
– technologies of waste collection and transportation;
– methods of municipal solid waste processing (source reduction, incineration, composting, landfilling) and recycling;
– aspects of hazardous waste management (types, peculiarities of collection, storing and transportation);
– basics of sanitary landfill design; alternative methods of energy recovery.

Course objectives:
After taking the course a student should be able to:
– Define and explain important concepts in the field of solid waste management, such as waste hierarchy, waste prevention, recirculation, municipal solid waste etc;
– Describe, analyse and discuss the connection between waste and consumption on a national and global level;
– Discuss social aspects connected to handling and recirculation of solid waste from a local as well as global perspective.

Teaching methods:
Lectures – 5 (2 hrs each), seminars and practical work – 10 (2 hrs each)

Assessment:
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Updating date: 27.11.15