Feb 02, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CV 430 - Solid Waste Engineering & Design

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Integrated solid waste management systems of the 21st century must address a number of interrelated issues, including source reduction, recycling and reuse, waste collection and transportation, and the disposal of wastes not otherwise recycled or reused. This course addresses the design of systems for the collection, transport, storage, and disposal of solid wastes with a focus on municipal solid waste (MSW). Specific topics include methods of waste characterization, collection systems design, and the design of landfills and emerging thermal processing systems.  (prereq: CV 320 ) (coreq: CV 3500 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the historical development of solid waste management systems
  • Characterize the sources, composition, and engineering properties of typical solid waste streams
  • Estimate solid waste generation rates for new developments
  • Utilize solid waste data to develop concept plans for waste transfer, landfill, and materials recycling facilities
  • Evaluate and design waste transfer, landfill, and materials recovery processing facilities
  • Identify the major local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing solid waste management systems in the U.S.
  • Describe several chemical, biological, and thermal conversion technologies used in solid waste management systems
  • Select the appropriate mix of technologies for solid waste management program development

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Dr. Francis Mahuta

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