Solid Waste Management

The aim of this course in Solid Waste Management (SWM) is to enlighten the state of the art technology, organizational and legislative developments and practices and financial burdens and benefits of handling solid wastes.

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2020

For whom?

This SWM short course is especially for junior and mid-career professionals at the management, decision-making and educational level, related to waste handling, urban infrastructure and urban environmental management. In addition, it's also relevant for engineers and planners dealing with promoting, designing, operating or managing solid waste systems, in low-income countries or countries in transition.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 29 June 2020
End: 17 July 2020
Deadline IHE application: 28 May 2020 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2910

VAT is not included in the course fee

Course content

  1. Introduction to SWM: Waste quantity and quality, generation of waste per capita and region; composition of waste; small scale industry waste; organanic agricultural waste;
  2. Waste Collection and Transport: Collection of mixed waste or of source seperated waste, collection logistics, transfer stations; machine park planning; Sub-contractors;
  3. Treatment/disposal Technologies: dumping, sanitary landfills, mechanical-biological treatment, incineration, anaerobic digestion, composting; recycling of plastics, batteries, e-waste, Green House Gas emission and emision modeling, CDM, energy recovery; 
  4. Financial, Social and Institutional aspects: costs of collection, seperation, management; equipment costs; social costs, stake holders, scavengers, public health issues, policy and legislation.

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