Hazardous Waste Management (3) Overview of regulations, risk assessment, waste minimization and pollution prevention, treatment of hazardous waste, and remediation of contaminated sites.
ENVE 425 Hazardous Waste Management (3)
This course covers concepts and techniques for managing hazardous wastes. Subjects covered include hazardous waste fundamentals (hazardous waste characteristics, regulations, fate and transport, and toxicology), current management practices (environmental audits, and pollution prevention), treatment and disposal methods (physicochemical processes, biological methods, stabilization and solidification, thermal methods, and land disposal) and site remediation (site characterization, and remedial technologies). Additional hazardous waste management related concepts will be introduced through a series of lectures, tours, case studies, and design projects. After completion of this course, students should have basic knowledge in identifying hazardous wastes, understand physical, chemical, and biological factors governing the fate of a compound in the environment, know the fundamental physical, chemical, and biological processes used to treat hazardous wastes.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.