Solid waste management
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
No. of Lecture Hrs/Week
Total no. of Lecture hrs
IA Marks : 25
Exam Hrs : 03
Exam Marks : 100
PART - A
UNIT – 1
INTRODUCTION: Definition, Land pollution – scope and importance of solid waste management,
functional elements of solid waste management
SOURCES: Classification and characteristics – municipal, commercial & industrial. Methods
UNIT -2COLLECTION AND TRANSPORTATION: Systems of collection,collection equipment,
garbage chutes, transfer stations – bailing andcompacting, route optimization techniques and problems.
UNIT -3TREATMENT / PROCESSING TECHNIQUES: Components separation,volume
reduction, size reduction, chemical reduction and biologicalprocessing problems.
UNIT -4INCINERATION: Process – 3 T‟s, factors affecting incineration process,incinerators –
types, prevention of air pollution, pyrolsis, design criteria forincineration.
UNIT -5 COMPOSTING: Aerobic and anaerobic composting, factors affecting composting, Indore
and Bangalore processes, mechanical and semi mechanical composting processes. Vermicomposting.
UNIT -6 SANITARY LAND FILLING: Different types, trench area, Ramp and pit method, site
selection, basic steps involved, cell design, prevention of site pollution, leachate & gas collection and
control methods, geosynthetic fabrics in sanitary land fills.
UNIT -7DISPOSAL METHODS: Open dumping – selection of site, ocean disposal,feeding to hogs,
incineration, pyrolsis, composting, sanitary land filling,merits and demerits, biomedical wastes and disposal.
UNIT -8 RECYCLE AND REUSE: Material and energy recovery operations, reuse in other
industries, plastic wastes, environmental significance and reuse.
Department of Civil Engineering, ACE