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IN01122554, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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No lecturer assigned to this course unit

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2017 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 BIDLINGMAIER WERNER (Presidente)
SALANDIN PAOLO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Waste Management
Urban Planning
Social Urban Issues
Target skills and knowledge: - Basic knowledge in waste management
- Fundamentals in chemistry and biology
- interest in the context of social issues and engeneering
- interest in low technologies
Examination methods: Exam methods will be announced soon.
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
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