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Course unit
IN01123480, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
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 SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
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 RAFFAELLO COSSU ICAR/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/03 Environmental and Health Engineering 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

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

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2016 01/10/2016 15/03/2018 COSSU RAFFAELLO (Presidente)
RAGA ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic concepts of Sanitary Engineering, Chemistry and Microbiology
Target skills and knowledge: The objective of the course is to provide competences on possible methods for urban solid waste management.
A student who passes the exam will be able to:
- prepare a waste management plan
- choose and design the most appropriate waste treatments
Examination methods: Examination methods consist of a written test with open questions and exercises. There will be four written exams during the academic year. Precise information about the exams, the minimum mark for passing the exams and the dates of the tests will be provided at the beginning of the lectures.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation is based on the result of the written exam and the assignment that will be performed during the course.
Course unit contents: - Waste management strategies
- Composting
- Anaerobic techniques
- Waste management in developing countries
- Mechanical-biological pre-treatment
- Treatment of contaminated sites
- Landfilling
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes frontal teaching, presentations and discussion of case studies, exercises, group activities on assignements
Additional notes about suggested reading: The power point presentations that will be projected during the course and the material to be studied will be made available for the students
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)