Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester


Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6

Prerequisites: Waste Management
Urban Planning
Social Urban Issues
Course unit contents: I Introduction
00 Why a special lesson on waste management in developing countries?
∙ Context poor / rich economies
∙ Human Habitat of tomorrow
∙ What does a human being consume
01 What are developing Countries?
∙ Definitions
∙ Characteristics of waste generation in developing Countries
02 Urban Planning and waste Management
∙ Knowledge of the definition, types and indicators of urban
∙ Knowledge of good governance
∙ Knowledge of social aspects
03 Waste Problems
∙ What is Waste
∙ Potential Influences on waste Generation
∙ Missing of Infrastructure
∙ Insufficient waste collection
∙ Health issues

II General Issues
04 Implementation and Legislation
∙ Knowledge of the international legislation
∙ Knowledge of the regional specialities
∙ Knowledge of international environmental laws
∙ Capability of decision making, what expert must be involved
05 Waste: Basic data
∙ Knowledge of basic data e.g. specific amount, composition, density
∙ Elements of waste generation

III Waste Management Concepts
06 Integrated Waste management Concepts
∙ Capability of doing complex waste management concepts
∙ Knowledge of the parameter (technical, sozio cultural, geographically, infra structural)
∙ Knowledge of cost calculation
∙ Capability of doing a waste management concept
07 Waste Management Lampun (Example)

IV Collection & Transportation Technologies
08 Technical Solutions 1
∙ Knowledge of the collection systems
∙ Knowledge of the technologies of collection vehicles
∙ Knowledge of low technologies
09 Technical Solutions 2
∙ Capability of the design and calculation
∙ Route planning
10 Collection Accra (Example & Video)

V Recycling and Treatment Technologies
11 Recycling (Organisation and Technics)
∙ Which material can be recycled
∙ What are the hints for recycling
∙ How can recycling improved
12 Recycling with scavengers
∙ Why do we have waste pickers
∙ What are the working conditions
∙ Which Recycling potential are given by scavengers
∙ Market Access
13 Composting Basics
∙ A little Biology
∙ Components of a Composting Plant
∙ Minimum technical requirements
∙ Product Quality
∙ Plant Design
14 Handbook on open windrow composting
∙ Plant Design
∙ Quality Assurance
∙ Plant Control
15 Compost plant Lampun ( Example)
16 Biogas Plants Basics and Technics
∙ A little Biology
∙ Components of a Biogas Plant
∙ Minimum technical requirements
∙ Biogas Production and Quality
∙ Plant Design
17 Biogas Plants Examples

VI Land filling
18 Landfill Basics and Technics
∙ Theoretical Background
∙ Minimum Demand on the Design
∙ Gas Collection
∙ Leached Collection
∙ Design of a Landfill based on low technologies
19 Landfill Examples and Environmental Burden

VII Hazardous Waste & Incineration
20 Health Care Waste
∙ Definitions of hazardous Waste and Health care Waste
∙ How to handle
∙ Low cost technologies
∙ Hygienic Problems
for the use in developing countries

IX Background Problems of Waste Management
21 Water hyacinths
∙ What are the Problems and the Relation to waste Management?
∙ Some Biology
∙ Answers to the Problem
22 Sanitation
∙ What is the Relation to Waste Management?
∙ Hygienic Aspects
∙ Technical Solutions
∙ Cost Factor
∙ Urban Planing
23 Waste Management and Climate Change
∙ Contribution of Waste Management to Climate Change
∙ Technologies for Minimisation of the influence
∙ Global Aspects

24 Mechanical biological Pretreatment
∙ Eff