University of Technology Sydney

48860 Pollution Control and Waste Management

6cp; block mode.
Requisite(s): 48840 Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering OR 48350 Environmental and Sanitation Engineering

Fields of practice: Civil and Environmental Engineering program



The main objective of this subject is to provide the opportunity to understand the practice of pollution control and waste management in modern society. This subject focuses on tackling the problems of solid and hazardous waste minimisation, generation, treatment and disposal. Topics include solid waste characterisation, generation and composition analysis, development of optimum collection routing networks, transfer stations, design, operation and maintenance of sanitary landfills, and related social and environmental issues; hazardous waste generation, regulatory process, process information, toxicology, design of treatment and stabilisation methodologies, methods of disposal and related environmental issues, community perspective and education; soil contamination, chemical, biological and thermal remediation methodologies, site characterisation, planning, monitoring, containment and case studies. The subject also develops an understanding of emerging pollutants control technologies, as well as better process design to mitigate the pollution problems both in the community and industries. Other topics include: practice of control of the generation of specific pollutants from the projects such as wastewater treatment works and waste management disposal sites.

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Autumn session, City campus

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