units

ENV3761

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

print version

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered, or view unit timetables.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Barbie Panther

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 Barbie Panther

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.