Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Feb 20 - 21, 2024 /
Course Code: 14-0217-ONL24
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)
Waste Management has been one of the challenging issues of the last few decades due to continuing population growth, rising standards of living, its impacts on public health and the environment, and the need to promote and implement Sustainable Development strategies.
This workshop provides an in-depth study of municipal and hazardous solid waste management issues. It covers legislation, waste generation rates, waste composition, collection and transfer, waste separation and recovery processes, composting, landfill disposal, incineration, energy recovery, and a review of Hazardous Waste Management issues and practices.
The main objective of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the guiding principles and existing methods and technologies in the field.
The specific objectives are:
- To provide an understanding of solid waste management issues and impacts on public health and the environment
- Introduce existing regulations and guidelines
- Introduce the concept of an Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) plan, Waste Management Hierarchy, and basic Functional Elements (Generation, Storage, Transport, Transform, Disposal)
- Provide an understanding of physical, chemical and biological mechanisms and principles of solid waste management and available methods and tools
- Introduce different problem-solving and design tools for the analysis and design of different components of a municipal solid waste management system
- A brief review of Hazardous Waste Management issues
- Introduction and Overview
- Solid Waste Generation
- Collection and Transport
- Source Separation and Recycling, Materials Recovery Facilities
- Final Disposal
- Hazardous Waste Management
- Questions and Answers
Who Should Attend
Those involved in decision-making, management, planning and design, monitoring, operating and handling and auditing municipal and industrial waste, including Environmental Engineers • Environmental Consultants • Municipal Authorities and Personnel • Solid Waste Facilities Operators • Environmental Technologists and Technicians.
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
Introduction and overview
- Background and Purpose
- Historical trends, Waste related problems, Terminologies
- Introducing Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) plan and Waste Management Hierarchy
- Review of Regulatory Context and Legislation
Solid Waste Generation
- Waste generation rates and waste composition
- Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of Municipal Solid and Hazardous Waste
- Classification and sources, and methods of estimation of generation rate
Collection and Transport
- Solid Waste Collection and Transport Systems
- Analysis and Design of Waste Collection Routes
Source Separation and Recycling, Materials Recovery Facilities
- Important Factors and their Optimum range
- Composting Technologies
- Engineered Landfills; Landfill leachate and gases
- Bioreactor Landfills
- Anaerobic Digestion
Hazardous Waste Management
Questions and Answers
Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment
Majid Sartaj is a registered Professional Engineer and a faculty member at Civil Engineering Department of the University of Ottawa. He holds a BSc degree in Civil Eng., and a MSc and PhD degree in Environmental Eng. Dr. Sartaj has more than 20 years of experience in academia as well as consulting in Environmental Engineering and Waste Management. During this time, he has taught courses on the design of water & wastewater treatment, solid waste management, environmental impact assessment, environmental site assessment, and site and field investigation. His research areas include sustainable solid waste management (SWM) technologies, with the main focus on Bioreactor Landfilling and biogas/renewable natural gas (NRG) production, remediation of contaminated soils, the application of adsorption and Ion-Exchange processes for removal of contaminants, and modeling their fate and transport in the environment. Dr. Sartaj is the author or co-author of around 100 research publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He has supervised or co-supervised more than 40 graduate students. Dr. Sartaj has been an active participant and organizer of several national and international conferences.
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Fee & Credits
$1295 + taxes
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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