Beneficial Use of Waste Materials

Beneficial Use of Waste Materials

ENV 6932 Beneficial Use of Waste Materials 

This course will introduce students to material that covers recycling waste products, in which students will conduct a class project where wastes are sampled and tested. Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Solid waste generation, handling, and disposal practices
  • An overview of the U.S. solid waste management regulatory framework
  • How leaching tests are used to evaluate management practices for waste materials
  • Civil engineering applications where waste materials can be recycled or reused
  • Geotechnical engineering related to the beneficial use of waste materials
  • Asphalt paving, asphalt testing, and the use of wastes in asphalt concrete
  • Portland cement concrete manufacture, concrete testing, and the use of waste materials in concrete and cement
  • Characterization of environmental risk

Course Organization

This course is organized into distinct learning modules as follows: