Course detail

Waste Management

FAST-BP057Acad. year: 2018/2019

The subject covers the filed of environmental engineering and environmental protection, especially protection against leakage of hazardous substances from both municipal and industrial wastes.
Attention is focused on the concept of Waste Management in the Czech Republic. As for technical methods of waste disposal, the subject is oriented on composting and landfilling waste according the current Czech legislation.

Department

Institute of Municipal Water Management (VHO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Ability to understand on the legislation and terminology for waste management, engineering knowledge of the design of municipal solid waste landfills, determine the amount of municipal waste, optimization of waste management, calculation of stability municipal landfills Peterson method, technical support of landfills, water management of municipal solid waste landfills

Prerequisites

Hydrogeology Water chemistry Soil mechanics

Co-requisites

Project sewers and WWTP
Rehabilitation of Water Networks

Recommended optional programme components

The study recommended websites of producers on wastewater treatment technologies and pipeline systems.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and The planned incinerator in Brno.
Work in the LMS Moodle.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Submission of project documentation "Waste management in the region" in paper form.
Mandatory attendance on subject.
Written and oral exam.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Legislation and terminology for waste management, physico-chemical characteristic of wastes, waste register, municipal and dangerous waste disposal.
2. Conceptual framework of waste management in the Czech Republic: state-of-the-art and development trends, waste management plans.
3. Packaging, distribution and function.
4. Waste sorting, recycling bins.
5. Landfilling – legislation, types of landfills, technical maintenance, choosing of suitable site, geological and hydrological data, technical solution.
6. Landfill water management, percolation water treatment.
7. Recultivation of landfills.
8. Composting, distribution of composting, composting of biological processes.
9. Thermic methods of waste disposal - burning, gasification, pyrolysis.
10. Field trip to Brno garbage-disposal plant.
11. Garbage-disposal plants, construction works, technological equipment.

Aims

The primary purpose of this course is to review the current of art in solid waste management, with emphasis on municipal garbage impacts on the ground waters, means of impact mitigation and implementation of the national standards and management programs. The subject brings groudings about Planning, Design and Operation of Waste management.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch V , 4. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Legislation and terminology for waste management, physico-chemical characteristic of wastes, waste register, municipal and dangerous waste disposal.
2. Conceptual framework of waste management in the Czech Republic: state-of-the-art and development trends, waste management plans.
3. Packaging, distribution and function.
4. Waste sorting, recycling bins.
5. Landfilling – legislation, types of landfills, technical maintenance, choosing of suitable site, geological and hydrological data, technical solution.
6. Landfill water management, percolation water treatment.
7. Recultivation of landfills.
8. Composting, distribution of composting, composting of biological processes.
9. Thermic methods of waste disposal - burning, gasification, pyrolysis.
10. Field trip to Brno garbage-disposal plant.
11. Garbage-disposal plants, construction works, technological equipment.

Exercise

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Site selection waste disposal, maps date, information about the cadastral territory.
2. Determination of the amount of municipal and biological waste, volumetric design of equipment for waste disposal.
3. Life Cycle Assessment - Environmental managament.
4. Calculation of stability municipal waste landfill Peterson method.
5. The situation landfill + cross sections 1:1000
6. The situation landfill reclamation 1:1000.
7. Proposal size composting facilities, composting machine security.
8. Composting Situation 1: 1000.
9. Technical report.
10. Field trip to Brno garbage-disposal plant.
11. Credit.