Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

ENV 4351 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Containment Design
ENV 4353 Solid Waste System Design
ENV 5306 Municipal Refuse Disposal

This course provides a fundamental overview of the major topics in modern waste management, including:

  • Environmental and waste law, regulations, and regulatory agencies
  • Hazardous waste identification, generation, transport, treatment and disposal
  • Fundamentals of toxicity and risk
  • Waste characterization and analysis
  • Municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, and other special wastes
  • Waste storage, collection and transport
  • Reduction, recycling and reuse
  • Thermal waste treatment
  • Biological waste treatment
  • Landfill disposal
  • Waste site cleanup
  • Professional practice issues

Course Organization

This course is organized into 21 individual learning modules as follows:

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Environmental Regulations

Module 3: RCRA Definitions and Waste Identification

Module 4: Fundamentals of Toxicity and Risk

Module 5: Waste Management Options

Module 6: Waste Characterization

Module 7: Hazardous Waste Management

Module 8: Municipal Solid Waste

Module 9: Construction and Demolition Debris

Module 10: Organic Waste

Module 11: Industrial and Special Waste

Module 12: Solid Waste and Sustainability

Module 13: Reduction, Reuse and Recycling

Module 14: Storage, Collection and Transportation

Module 15: Waste Processing

Module 16: Facility Location and Permitting

Module 17: Biological Treatment

Module 18: Thermal Treatment

Module 19: Landfill Disposal

Module 20: Remediation

Module 21: Professional Practice Issues