Course code THT291

THT291 Solid Waste Handling and technology

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Course responsible: John Morken
ECTS credits: 5
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: 2020H
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 course will give the students advanced knowledge of the topics. The student should have an overview of and be able to analyze and evaluate the various technologies that are discussed in the topics in light of the goals society has for including waste management into the circular economy. Within the theme of treatment of organic waste, the student should also be able to calculate and dimension facilities. The student should be able to evaluate different treatment methods with regard to environmental impact. Circuit economy (circular economy) is a key element of the topic.
Learning activities:
Lectures. Exercises. Excursion.
Teaching support:
The lecturer is available during office hours.
Literature will be decided on course start. Canvas will be used for the dissemination of parts of the course literature.
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 5 credits, ca. 150 hours of work in total is normally to be expected. 
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures and introduction to problem based tasks are approximately 150 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.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F