102-0325-AAL  Waste Management

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersC. Leitzinger
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.


AbstractIntroduction into the problems of waste handling with the goal to get the ability of seeing and improving the influence of commodities and products with there packaging to the environment - as they are becoming waste. Knowing the different mechanical and chemical processes, which are applicable in the field of waste management.
Objective*To reconstruct the historical development of the waste problems (C2)
*To know the problems of a modern waste management (C4)
*To see and to improve the influence of commodities and products to the environment (C5)
*To recognize waste and his components as raw material and resources and to get the know how for a correct handling (C6)
*To know the different mechanical and chemical processes, which are applicable in the field of waste management (C6)
ContentThis lecture gives a comprehensive overview of the different waste-types and waste handling possibilities:
*Waste composition as a mirror of the human evolution
*Waste definition (formation, amount, energy content, waste composition)
*Several recycling possibilities and processes
*Thermal waste treatment (electricity/district heat as products), including off-gas cleaning and incineration residue handling with regards to the final residue storage in a landfill and the problems which have to be solved there
*Special fields like biological waste handling (composting, fermentation), handling of special wastes and municipal sewage sludge treatment
*Economical aspects
Lecture notesMartin F. Lemann: Waste Management
2nd enhanced English Edition 2008, 450 pages
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Bern
ISBN 978-3-03911-514-3
Literaturesee bibliographie in the script
Prerequisites / Noticebasic of chemical processes has to be known