Solid and hazardous Waste Management

By Prof. V. K. Garg   |   Professor and Dean, School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
Learners enrolled: 1145
Management of solid and Hazardous waste is a challenge for Urban Local bodies, Scientists as well Policy makers. Therefore this course has been designed to have a holistic comprehension of solid wastes including MSW, Bio-medical waste, e waste, plastic waste, radioactive waste, fly ash etc.

In this course definition, classification, characterization, collection, transportation and management of different types of solid wastes will be discussed in detail.  Similarly aspects of hazardous wastes will be discussed.

Various resource recovery options including biomethanation, pyrolysis, composting, vermicomposting etc will be covered under this course.

Ultimate methods of solid waste disposal including sanity landfilling and incineration will be covered.

Legal framework related to different types of wastes will be discussed.

Latest R & D, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will also be studied. 
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 04 Jan 2021
End Date : 30 Apr 2021
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2021
Exam Date : 09 May 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 01 
01. Waste- Types and classification  
02. Waste sources and generation rates  
03. Traditional methods of waste collection and disposal

Week 02 
04. Factors influencing waste generation and health hazards  
05. Waste composition  
06. Waste collection - I

Week 03 
07. Waste collection - II  
08. Characterization of wastes

Week 04 
09. Waste processing : Size and volume reduction
10. Waste minimization, waste hierarchy and waste audit

Week 05
11. Recycling of solid wastes  
12. Hazardous waste- Definition, sources, classification, collection and segregation  
13. Hazardous waste characterization, treatment and disposal

Week 06
14. Radioactive waste-I  
15. Radioactive waste-II

Week 07
16. e waste  
17. Plastic waste

Week 08
18. Biomedical waste- I
19. Biomedical waste-II
20. Biomedical waste management rules, 2016

Week 09
21. Composting  
22. Vermicomposting
23. Biogas production from solid waste

Week 10
24. Thermal treatment of solid waste – Incineration  
25. Thermal treatment of solid waste – Pyrolysis and gasification

Week 11
26. Solid waste disposal – Sanitary landfilling- I     
27. Solid waste disposal – Sanitary landfilling- II

Week 12
28. Landfill leachate and gas management  
29. Landfill bioreactors  
30. Fly ash- Generation and management  
31. Fly ash management 
32. Noti/Solid waste management rules, 2016  
33. Hazardous and other waste (management and transboundary movement) amendment rules, 2016    
34. Plastic waste management rules, 2016

Week 14
35. e waste management rules, 2016  
36. Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movement of hazardous waste and their disposal    
37. Mechanical biological treatment of solid wastes

Week 15
38. Solid waste management in rural areas  
39. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
40. Recent advances in solid waste management

Instructor bio

Prof. V. K. Garg

Professor and Dean, School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda

E mail: vinodkgarg@yahoo.com

Research Area : i) Solid Waste Management

                          ii) Pollution monitoring and abatement

Citations : 6900 ( by Scopus); >10000 ( By Google Scholar) 
                          iii) Radioecology
Research and Teaching Experience : 26 years
H-Index: 43 (Scopus); 53 ( By Google Scholar).
Countries visited: USA, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bhutan
Editorial Activities: Acting as Reviewer for more than 70 journals. 
Research papers : 200 (>150 in international Journals of good impact factor).
Ph D. Students Guided: 17 students have completed Ph.D.
Research project: Research grant worth Rs. 13.00 crores.

Course certificate

30 Marks will be allocated for Internal Assessment and 70 Marks will be allocated for external proctored examination.

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