Class Waste Management

  • Presentation


    The Course on Waste Management presents concepts related to the management of urban and industrial waste.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    - General principles of waste management MSW and industrial:Policy and legislative framework.Planning tools. Economic and social component
    - Waste prevention:Policies and strategies.Waste Management Hierarchy.
    - Waste production and characterization: Quantitative, techniques and methods.
    - Collection and transportation of waste. Facilities and equipment.Vehicles and collection systems.Shipping.Transfer Stations.Analysis and optimization of circuits.
    - Screening and processing.Unit operations.Separation and mechanical treatment.
    - Technologies for solid waste treatment:Organic Valorization. Composting and Anaerobic Digestion.Fundamentals, systems and process factors. Energy valorization.Incineration: factors involved, systems and monitoring. Sanitary landfill.Classification and planning.Basic reactions and processes.Operation and maintenance. Mechanical-Biological Treatment. Recycling Companies
     - Specific Flows.

  • Objectives


    Mastery of concepts and methods related to municipal solid waste and industrial waste at all stages of its management, from prevention to final disposal. Knowledge of the several technologies of waste treatment. Knowledge about the management of specific waste streams. Practical knowledge of the national reality in terms of waste management, for example through technical visits. Practical exercises on the thematic approached.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Expository / interrogative method; development of works and challenges using bibliographic research and internet; individual / group work, case studies aim to apply and amplify acquired knowledge, reflection and discussion.

    Active learning methodologies, namely: Case Study Analysis; Brainstorming; Role Play, Flipped Learning, Mind Maps, systemic thinking, favouring the 4 C's of Education (Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity)

  • References


    • - Pires, A., Martinho, G., Rodrigues, S., Gomes, M.I. (2019). Sustainable Solid Waste Collection and Management. Springer Nature
      - Chang NB, Pires A (2015) Sustainable solid waste management: a systems engineering approach. IEEE Wiley, Hoboken
      - Chang NB, Pires A, Martinho G (2011) Empowering systems analysis for solid waste management: challenges, trends, and perspectives. Crit Rev Environ Sci Technol 41:1449 1530
      - Tchobanoglous, G.; Kreith, F. (2002) - Handbook of Solid Waste Management. Second Edition. McGraw-Hill International Editions.


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