Thermal Energy Recovery and Climate Change in Waste Management System

Online /
Mar 11, 2022 /
Course Code: 12-0332-ONL22

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  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 1 day on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks and lunch)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and identify waste management options for energy recovery including key thermal processes.
  • Characterize waste incineration in terms of environmental emissions including greenhouse gases (GHGs).
  • Devise a basic systematic approach for GHG emissions and offsets from thermal processes in waste management.
  • Understand fundamentals of national and international frameworks on carbon emission of energy recovery through waste incineration.

This one-day course is designed as an introduction to thermal processes in waste management systems and their interaction with carbon emission and climate change. Various technical, environmental and regulatory aspects are introduced briefly.

Course Outline:

  • Overview of waste management processes
  • Thermal processes in waste management
  • Global evolution in waste management
  • Thermal processes and climate change
  • Incineration, pyrolysis and gasification
  • Energy recovery rates for waste streams
  • Environmental, social and economic aspects
  • Government and international carbon regulating organizations
  • Intergovernmental panel on climate change guidelines

Who Should Attend:
Intermediate and Upper Management in Governmental and Private Sector dealing with Waste Management, particularly Thermal Processes, including but not limited to Incineration • Technicians and Engineers in Environmental Engineering

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

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The Big Picture

  • Overview of waste management processes
  • Thermal processes in waste management
  • Global evolution of thermal processes in waste management
  • Thermal processes and climate change among other environmental concerns

Thermal Processes in a Waste Management System

  • Incineration
  • Pyrolysis
  • Gasification
  • Typical energy recovery rates for different waste streams
  • A systematic overview based on life cycle assessment approach

Environmental, Social and Economic Aspects of Thermal Processes

  • Environmental emissions and carbon offsets
  • Social stance on thermal processes
  • Economic feasibility issues and low carbon economy

Government and International Carbon Regulating Organizations

  • Thermal Processes and climate change and Federal and Provincial Governments
  • International carbon regulating organizations and thermal processes
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines in a glance


Edwin Safari, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Edwin Safari, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Edwin Safari is a Professional Engineer and sessional lecturer at Physical and Environmental Sciences University of Toronto Scarborough. Edwin is the cofounder of Comnipex Corporation and is currently working on commercialization of his patented nano-graphene adsorbent technology for environmental remediation. Edwin has over 20 years of experience in academe and consulting in Environmental Engineering and Assessment. He has a proven track record of working and managing a variety of Environmental projects ranging from Environmental Site Assessment, Risk Assessment, Impact Assessment, Physical and Contaminant Hydrogeology, Waste Management Planning, Landfill Design, Leachate and Gas Management and Life Cycle Assessment. Edwin has been with EPIC for over four years and has offered Environmental Assessment, Risk Assessment and Remediation courses in various provinces in Canada.

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Fee & Credits

$695 + taxes

  • 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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