Solid and hazardous Waste Management

By Prof. V. K. Garg   |   Professor and Dean, School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
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. 

Learners enrolled: 660


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 04 Jan 2021
End Date : 30 Apr 2021
Exam Date : 09 May 2021
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2021
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Level : Postgraduate

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    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



    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.


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