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School of Engineering
Course unit
INO2043822, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT WORK
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ROBERTO RAGA ICAR/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/03 Environmental and Health Engineering 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2016 01/10/2016 15/03/2018 PIVATO ALBERTO (Presidente)
RAGA ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Waste management
Target skills and knowledge: The course is based on the design of a solid waste disposal plant (landfill) starting from real data and scenario. Complementary work packages such as service area, leachate drainage and treatment, landfill gas drainage and treatment, rainwater collection system will be discussed.
Project Work aims to provide students with the opportunity to synthesise knowledge from the different areas of their past learning activity, and critically and creatively apply it to designing a sustainable solid waste landfill plant. This process, which enhances students’ knowledge and enables them to acquire skills like collaboration, communication and independent learning, prepares them for lifelong learning and the challenges ahead.
Four learning outcomes are separately articulated:
- Knowledge: Students will acquire the ability to make links across different areas of knowledge and to generate, develop and evaluate ideas and information so as to apply these skills to the project task
- Communication: Students will acquire the skills to communicate effectively and to present ideas clearly and coherently
- Collaboration: Students will acquire collaborative skills through working in a team to achieve common goals
- Independent learning: Students will be able to learn on their own, reflect on their learning and take appropriate actions to improve it.
While students learn to work in groups, they will also learn independently through self-reflection and evaluation of their own work processes.
About the specific topic, students will acquire the ability:
- to choose the appropriate systems based on specific data and environmental conditions;
- to professionally design according to National Regulation;
- to test the best sustainable solutions;
- to evaluate costs.
Examination methods: Oral exam
Assessment criteria: Final mark: 75% project, 25% individual oral exam.
Course unit contents: The course deals with the following main topics:
- Waste streams management: different schemes and mass balance
- Landfill life phases: design and authorization phase; construction phase; operational phase; aftercare phase
- Landfill models: sanitary landfills, aerobic landfills; hybrid landfills; etc.
- Barrier systems for landfills
- Biogas and leachate management systems
- Landfill leachate treatment
- Plant areas organisation: roads, yard, etc
- Rainwater management systems
- Note on computer aided design
- Cost analysis: bill of quantities
- First indication on safety
- Landscape design and plant architecture
- Legislation on contracts
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes:
- presentations from the teacher;
- working group on the assigned project. Each groups will be made by around 6 members with a specific responsibility: project manager; waste cycle supervisor; water cycle supervisor, safety and quality supervisor; drawing supervisors; cost analysis supervisor.
Additional notes about suggested reading: - Slides and handnotes from lectures
- Scientific papers
- Catalogs from Companies for electric/mechanical devices and for monitoring instruments
- Environmental Project design examples.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)