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KBT135 - Waste management  
Hantering och återvinning av avfall
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-12 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPISC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Chemical Engineering
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Application code: 25119
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: B
Maximum participants: 60

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   13 Jan 2020 am SB   08 Apr 2020 pm DIST   26 Aug 2020 am J

In programs

MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Britt-Marie Steenari

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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Fundamental knowledge in chemistry.

Aim

The purpose of this course is to train the students in different waste management techniques. A special emphasis will be on techniques for transformation of waste materials into products that can be beneficially utilized. The ultimate goal should, of course, be that no waste is formed in industry or society. But in the foreseeable future, activities in the industry and society will produce waste. An important step towards a sustainable society is a proper waste management with the goal of utilizing the waste material in best possible way.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Be able to describe and discuss the waste management area including definitions. To be able to describe and discuss waste management practices as well as utilisation and recycling alternatives for the following material areas:


--Metals

--Polymeric material


--Treatment of liquid waste streams - mechanical, biological and chemical methods; industrial and municipal cases; anaerobic digestion; production of bio-gas; dewatering and drying

--Solid waste - separation, incineration, composting and landfilling; treatment and use of ash-products

--Radioactive waste

--Emerging technologies

Content

The course treats a number of aspects of resource and waste management, recycling and reuse. The subjects are presented by various lecturers, specialists in their respective areas.
Topics include:
Waste flows in society, ashes, bioremediation, modelling and optimization of biological treatment systems, recycling of metals and plastics, hydrothermal and thermal waste treatment, radioactive waste, directives and regulations.

Organisation

The course consists of lectures, a project work and study visits at waste treatment facilities.

Literature

Material provided by lecturers and litterature that will be shown on the course web page.

Examination including compulsory elements

There will be a written examination covering the theoretical parts of the course. The project is compulsory. A written report and an oral presentation of the project is also compulsory, as well as attending the presentations of the other project groups.
An approved project report, handed in before the set date and in a state that can be approved without amendement, gives 6 bonus points that are added to the exam results. If the project report is handed in in the correct time, but is in a state that cannot be approved without adjustement the bonus points will be reduced.

The study visits are compulsory.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.