Jun 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CVE 5241 - Solid Waste Engineering and Design

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Integrated solid waste management systems of the 21st century must address several 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). (prereq: CVE 3201, senior standing) (quarter system prereq: CV 320)
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

Course Topics
  • Methods of waste characterization
  • Collection systems design
  • Design of landfills
  • Design of thermal processing systems

Dr. Anne Alexander

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