Waste Management


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE FOOD0014 SEMESTER 8th
COURSE TITLE Waste Management
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Specialization
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.agro.duth.gr/undergraduate/record/FOOD0014.shtml

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
After this course the students will be able to:
(a) Comprehend the environmental, financial and social importance of waste management.
(b) Understand and characterize the various wastes based on their properties.(c) Familiarize with the various disposal methods
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
1. Concepts – Definitions

2. Air pollution, anti-pollution techniques

3. Characteristics of wastewater and effluents I

4. Characteristics of waste water and effluents II 

5. Characteristics of wastes from agricultural and food industries

6. Introduction to the stages of waste-water treatment

7. Sub-units of biological treatment systems I.

8. Sub-units of biological treatment systems II

9. Controlling and disposal of treated effluents 

10. Solid waste management (burial, incineration)

11. Solid waste management  (composting, recycling) 

12. Processes in the treatment of liquid wastes

13. Processing and management applications

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 39
Laboratory courses 26
Individual written assignments 15
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written examinations at the end of the semester (80%).

Individual written assignments (20%)

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
§  Handbook of Waste management and co-product recovery in food processing. K. Waldron. CRC Press.

§  Handbook of solid waste management. G. Tchobanoglous, F. Kreith. McGraw-Hill Handbooks.