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ENV3761

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kirsten Schliephake

Synopsis

Establishment of a waste reduction and waste-to-resource culture; Sustainable waste management in the context of greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy generation; Solid waste disposal and recycling (municipal, C&I, C&D); Treatment/remediation options and disposal of hazardous chemicals; Landfill management; Biological (aerobic and anaerobic) and chemical/physical remediation techniques of recalcitrant organic compounds such as petrochemicals in soils and aquifers; The use of substitutes to minimise environmental impact; Integrating cleaner production opportunities with triple bottom line criteria and life cycle analysis; Case studies are drawn from process industries and historical catastrophes; Scheduled site visit to resource recovery and landfill facility.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%
Assignments (including report on site visit): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kirsten Schliephake

Contact hours

3 x 1-hour lectures and 1 x 1-hour tutorial per week and 1-2 site visits

Prerequisites

CHM1022 or CHM1752, and CHM2752. Students enrolled in the BCivEnvEng must also do ENG3203.