The purpose of this module is to introduce concepts in solid waste management and provide information on all aspects of solid waste management including waste generation, waste characterization, recycling, composting, landfilling and waste-to-energy.
The purpose of this module is to learn about municipal solid waste generation, composition, and characteristics. Information provided in this module describes processes used to quantify waste generation, composition, and important physical and chemical waste characteristics.
The purpose of this module is to introduce concepts in solid waste collection, including the types of vehicles used; issues in solid waste collection including private and public operations; modeling and characterization of solid waste collection; and alternative fuels and emissions for solid waste collection vehicles.
The purpose of this module is to introduce the types of material recovery facilities and the equipment used in these facilities.
The purpose of this module is to learn about municipal solid waste landfilling. Information will be provided that describes the components of a landfill, the processes which take place in a landfill, and basic landfill design.
The purpose of this module is for you to learn about leachate generation from a municipal solid waste landfill. You will study leachate quantity and quality and the factors that influence leachate. You will have a practical understanding of leachate treatment.
The purpose of this module is to learn about landfill gas, including production rates, collection rates, and emissions. You will explore landfill gas modeling and landfill gas collection system design.
The purpose of this module is to learn about the anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. Information will be provided that describe the microbial processes involved during the anaerobic degradation process, methods for estimating biogas potential, and currently used anaerobic digestion technologies.
The purpose of this module is for you to learn about different thermal conversion techniques and to ultimately perform basic waste combustion calculations.
The purpose of this module is to learn about sustainability principles and how they apply to municipal solid waste management.
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