Course Code: M 413 • Study year: IV • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Environmental Engineering • Field of study: Environmental Engineering
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Maria Popa
Seminar tutor: Mihai -Teopent Corcheș
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

-To learn specific concepts used in waste management field;
-To understand the role and importance of waste management field in organizations;
-To develop the ability to understand problems of building, operation and reclamation of landfills, collection centers, sorting lines and other facilities for waste management;
-To develop the ability to synthesize and select the innovative solutions in waste management, using new techniques and technologies.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

The course covers the following main topics: Waste management concepts. Waste type and sources, factors that affects the waste composition. The options and logistics of waste collection. Waste disposal. Waste separation and sorting technique. Methods of reusing waste. Waste recycling technologies. The seminar covers the following main topics: Waste management introduction. European and related legislation. Integrated waste management. Waste recycling. Utilization of metal, glass, paper, plastic, textile wastes. Biological waste utilization Design of landfill recultivation, technical and biological recultivation, integration in the landscape. Dangerous waste, waste records, collection, sorting, transport. Dangerous waste removal techniques and technologies. Hazarduos waste recycling.

Teaching methods:

Lectures and seminars (The course is given as a combination of lectures and seminars.)

Learning outcomes:

- The overall aim is to give deeper knowledge in the problems and possibilities of waste management from a national and global perspective. Both industrial and municipal solid waste issues will be discussed. The course will employ a holistic view on solutions as well as technical aspects. - After a passed course the student should be able to: - Define and explain important concepts in the field of solid waste management, such as waste hierarchy, waste prevention, recirculation, municipal solid waste etc. - Suggest and describe suitable technical solutions for biological and thermal treatment.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

A two-hour written examination (60% of the final grade)Carrying out practical work. (40% of the final grade)

Recommended reading:

• Popa, M., Metode si tehnici moderne de determinare a poluării mediului cu metale grele. Editura Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, Cluj - Napoca, 2005
• Atudorei A., Paunescu I., Gestiunea Deşeurilor urbane, Editura MATRIX, Bucureşti, 2001
• Vasile Oros, Camelia Drăghici, Managementul deşeurilor, Braşov, 2002;