EAS709 Environmental Protection and Recycling Processes

Code EAS709
Name Environmental Protection and Recycling Processes
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Jūlija Gušča, Jeļena Pubule
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The subject „Environmental Protection and Recycling Processes” is based on sustainable waste management concept and is focused on minimisation of amounts of produced and disposed wastes for elimination of environmental pollution and useless consumption of resources. Different methods of pre-treatment and treatment wastes are studied and optimisation of waste management for environmental pollution prevention/ elimination and economic profitability are modelled during the course..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To get knowledge on waste management and its optimisation, to learn identifying waste types, amounts of produced wastes and emissions, to define the impacts to the environment from waste flows and associated processes, to master the concepts of waste management modelling from technical, economic, environmental and legal prospective.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Is able to identify waste type using the knowledge of physical and chemical properties of wastes. - Examination: Home works, test, course work. Assessment criteria: Ability to identify types of waste according to the waste classification system, to assess the risks to human health and environment.
Is able to identify the environmental impacts from different waste types. - Examination: Home works, test, course work. Assessment criteria: Ability to assess the complex analysis of the impacts from waste flows to the environment (soil, air, waters, nature and climate).
Is able to assess and choose pre-treatment/treatment technologies for different types of wastes and justify it with economic, environmental, social and legal aspects. - Examination: Home works, practical works, test, course work. Assessment criteria: Ability to define best treatment technologies for the respective wastes assessing it practicability.
Course prerequisites Chemistry, economics, physics, mathematics, preliminary knowledge in energy forms and energy production, pollution.

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