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Course unit
INO2043822, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2010 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 2019 01/10/2019 15/06/2021 RAGA ROBERTO (Presidente)
PIVATO ALBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
7 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 RAGA ROBERTO (Presidente)
PIVATO ALBERTO (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: Exam methods will be announced soon.
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
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)