Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

By Prof. Vinod Kumar Garg   |   Central University of Punjab, Bathinda
Learners enrolled: 4780

Credits:- 4
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 :
  • Environmental Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 15 Jul 2019
End Date : 30 Oct 2019
Enrollment Ends : 10 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 10 Nov 2019 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 1 
1.Waste- Types and classification 2.Waste sources and generation rates 3.Traditional methods of waste collection and disposal
Week 2 
4. Factors influencing waste generation and health hazards  5. Waste composition  6.  Waste collection - I
Week 3 
7.Waste collection - II  8.Characterization of wastes
Week 4 
9.Waste processing : Size and volume reduction 10.Waste minimization, waste hierarchy and waste audit
Week 5
11.Recycling of solid wastes 12.Hazardous waste- Definition, sources, classification, collection and segregation 13 Hazardous waste characterization, treatment and disposal
Week 6
14.Radioactive waste-I 15.Radioactive waste-II
Week 7
16.e waste  17.Plastic waste
Week 8
18.Biomedical waste- I 19.Biomedical waste-II 20.Biomedical waste management rules, 2016
Week 9
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 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.. Vinod Kumar Garg
Professor and Dean , School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda

• Present Post and address: Professor and Dean , School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda 151001, Punjab, India
• 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 of about 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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