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Academic year
KAA142 - Waste management
 
Owner: KMAST
3,0 Credits (ECTS 4,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0105 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   12 Dec 2005 pm V,  Contact examiner

In programs

TKMTA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TKEFA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TKMTL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING(FOR ENGINEERS WITH U.C.IN CHEMICAL ENG), Year 2 (elective)
KMAST MSc PROGR. IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Hans Theliander


Replaces

KAA141   Waste management


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

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. 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.

Goal

See Aim

Content

In this course the following subjects will be reviewed:

1. Waste management overview and definitions.

2. Material recycling
a. Recycling of metals (cupper, aluminum etc.)
b. Recycling of polymeric material

3. Treatment of liquid waste streams: mechanical, biological and chemical methods will be discussed. Both industrial and municipal cases. Production of bio-gas. Anaerobic digestion and other stabilization methods. Dewatering. Drying.

4.Treatment of solid waste: separation, incineration, composting.
a. Separation
b. Incineration
c. Other methods for disposal of solid waste (e.g. composting and landfilling)
d. Treatment and use of ash-products.

5. Emerging technologies

Organisation

The course consists of lectures, assignments related to the subjects of the lectures and study visits at waste treatment facilities.

Literature

To be announced

Examination

There will be a written examination covering the theoretical parts of the course. During the examination, no tools or books are permitted. (A standard type hand calculator is permitted) and a non-technical language dictionary.


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