Course code THT291

THT291 Solid Waste Handling and Technology

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Course responsible: John Morken
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Yearly
First time: 2006V
Course contents:
The contents of the course include patterns of consumption and waste trends/composition of waste. The focus will be on private waste generation, and waste from enterprises, including collection, treatment and disposal of wastes and hazardous waste. Issues like waste reduction, source separation methods and recirculation, biological, chemical and thermal waste treatment methods will be included. Special attention will be paid to treatment of organic wastes: composting, aeration and anaerobic treatment. Recycling technologies will be focused. Environmental issues and bio-/circle economy of waste handling systems will also be included in the course.
Learning outcome:
The students should reach an analytical level. The students should also acquire an overview of the treatment methods for organic waste and be able to plan and dimension treatment plants. The students will be introduced to central topics in solid waste handling. The circulation-based purification system is a central element of the course.
Learning activities:
Lectures. Exercises. Excursion.
Teaching support:
The lecturer is available during office hours.
Literature will be decided on course start. Material handed out at the start of the course.
Recommended prerequisites:
KJM110, JORD101, BIO130.
Mandatory activity:

Compulsory attendance of the first two lecture hours at the start of the course.

One compulsory excursion.

Compulsory submission of exercises.

Written examination, 3 hours.
Nominal workload:
For a course of 10 credits, ca. 300 hours of work in total is normally to be expected. That means that in addition to structured teaching, ca. 10 hours of work must be expected per week.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures and introduction to problem based tasks are approximately 200 hours. Excursion: 8 hours.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidates exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått