EAS725 Waste management system

Code EAS725
Name Waste management system
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Jūlija Gušča, Dagnija Blumberga, Jeļena Pubule
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Subject “Waste management system” is focused on identification, classification, assessment of environmental impacts and risks prevention of waste flows. Waste management system is evaluated as a part of good management practice at process and enterprise levels and the processes of waste management are modeled for optimisation of the system. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To get knowledge about the impact of waste management system to linked processes and operation of enterprise. To understand and to define: (1) waste flows in enterprises; (2) on the basis of properties of the defined waste flows, to develop criteria for evaluation of waste management system; (3) to conduct an optimisation of waste management processes, incl. economic, technical, social, environmental aspects.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to evaluate waste system, its components and linked processes. - Examination: practical/lab. work, course work, exam. Assessment criteria: is able to classify waste management system according to the properties of wastes, incl. risk assessment.
Ability to evaluate the impacts to the environmental created by waste management system. - Examination: practical/lab. work, course work, exam. Assessment criteria: is able to develop quantitative and qualitative criteria for assessment of waste management system.
Ability to develop minimization strategies of waste flows. - Examination: practical/lab. work, course work, exam. Assessment criteria: able to develop and calculate the model for optimization of waste management system.
Course prerequisites Chemistry, environmental pollution.

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