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MUN 135 - Waste Management (10 Days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MUN 135 22 August 2022 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 135 17 October 2022 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 135 12 December 2022 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course is designed to provide knowledge on solid and liquid wastes and their operations by considering many subjects such as characterisation of municipal solid waste, collection and transfer stations. It also coves waste minimisation, recycling and waste treatment, including size reduction, composing and incineration, emerging technologies. It explores issues in landfill disposal, including preparation of landfill management plans and operational aspects and gives an introduction to planning of waste management systems.

Course Objectives

  • Identifying the major components of wastes
  • Learning some alternatives of waste management
  • Being able to evaluate various options for hazardous waste management
  • Understanding modern treatment technologies
  • Evaluating different case studies and applying the learnt material
  • Learning about wastwater management 
  • Discussing industrial and chemical wastwater

Who Should Attend?

  • Environmental engineers
  • Civil engineers officers
  • Managers of municipal waste departments
  • Operators of solid waste facilities
  • Those seeking a career in waste management

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Evolution of solid waste management
  • Sources of wastes
  • Types of wastes
  • Composition of municipal solid waste
  • Physical, chemical, and biological properties of municipality solid waste
  • Management and planning issues
  • Hazardous wastes found in municipal solid waste

Day 2

  • Solid waste generation
  • Waste handling
  • Waste separation
  • Waste storage
  • Waste processing at the source

Day 3

  • Collection of solid waste
  • Material separation 
  • Processing technologies
  • Thermal conversion technologies
  • Biological and chemical conversion technologies

Day 4

  • Recycling of materials found in solid waste
  • Disposal of solid waste
  • Closure of landfills
  • Use of city trash compactor
  • Environmental protection 

Day 5

  • Introduction to Electronics (E-Waste) Recycling
  • E-Recycling
  • What E-Waste Could Be Turned Into?
  • The Electronics Recycling Process
  • Current Challenges for Electronics Recycling Industry
  • Electronics Recycling Laws

Day 6

  • Recycling Basics
  • Steps to Recycling Materials
  • Three Bin System
  • Purchasing New Products Made from Recycled Materials
  • Recycling Creates Jobs

Day 7

  • Overview of wastewater treatment
  • Wastewater sources and characteristics
  • Municipal wastewater composition
  • Activated Sludge & Microbiology
  • Activated Sludge Process Control
  • Solids Handling
  • Effluent Disposal
  • Hydraulics (including pumps)
  • Electricity (including motors and instrumentation)
  • Safety

Day 8

  • The case for cost-recovery
  • Financial approaches to municipal wastewater management
  • The cost of wastewater service provision
  • Water management in the city of tomorrow

Day 9

  • Fundamentals of bioprocesses
  • Aerobic processes
  • Suspended growth systems
  • Attached growth systems
  • Anaerobic processes
  • Suspended growth systems
  • Attached growth systems 

Day 10

  • Hazardous waste management
  • Treatment methods
  • Physical-chemical
  • Thermal
  • Stabilization
  • Solidification 
  • Industry profiles