Solid Waste Recycling

NAME OF THE COURSE Solid Waste Recycling

Code

KTC219

Year of study

2.

Course teacher

Asst Prof Ivana Smoljko

Credits (ECTS)

3.0

Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

30

0

0

0

Status of the course

Mandatory

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

The course will provide multidisciplinary knowledge regarding all aspects of municipal and industrial solid waste recycling technology, such as project management, energy efficiency and economy, quality assurance, environmental protection, safety and health, and legal aspects and their effect on technological choices.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

 

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- identify key sources, typical quantities generated, composition, and properties of solid waste;
- describe and explain recovery and recycling techniques and their impacts;
- identify and quantitatively assess recycling technologies according to the characteristics of the materials to be recovered;
- analyse quantitative and qualitative problems associated with operation of recycling techniques;
- estimate solid waste recycling costs.

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

1st week: Introduction. Definition of solid waste (physical, chemical and biological characteristics of solid wastes). Technological, economic, environmental and social aspects of recycling.
2nd week: Recyclability criteria. Ecodesign.
3rd week: Characterisation of waste streams, recycling and solid waste characterisation.
4th week: Recycling of complex multimaterial consumer goods (cars, electronics, etc.).
5th week: Recycling Technologies: paper.
6th week: Recycling Technologies: glass.
7th week: First test.
8th week: Recycling Technologies: ferrous metals.
9th week: Recycling Technologies: non-ferrous metals.
10th week: Recycling Technologies: composite materials.
11th week: Recycling Technologies: bio-waste.
12th week: Recycling Technologies: textiles and carpets.
13th week: The economics of recycling.
14th week: Trends in solid waste recycling: issues, challenges and opportunities.
15th week: Second test.

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

Lecture attendance: 80 %.

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

0.5

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

0.0

Report

0.0

 

 

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.5

 

 

Tests

0.5

Oral exam

1.0

 

 

Written exam

0.5

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

A student can pass a part or the entire exam by taking two partial tests during the
semester. Examination passing rate is 55%. Students who do not pass the partial exams have to take an exam in the regular examination periods. The exam consists of two parts: written and oral. Written part will constitute 40% and oral part will constitute 60% of the final score.
Grades with numerical equivalents: - 55% insufficient – fail (1); 55%-65% - sufficient (2); 66% -77% - good (3); 78% -89% very good (4); 90% -100% - excellent (5).

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

E. Worrell, M. A. Reuter, Handbook of Recycling: State-of-the-art for Practitioners, Analysts, and Scientists, Elsevier Inc., United Stated of America, 2014.

1

H. Lund, McGraw-Hill Recycling Handbook, 2nd Edition Hardcover, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., United Stated of America, 2001.

1

M. Kljajin, M. Opalić, A. Pintarić: Recikliranje električnih i elektroničkih proizvoda, Sveučilište J. J. Strossmayer u Osijeku i Sveučilište u Zagrebu, 2006.

1

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

A. Pintarić, T. Filetin: Analiza recikličnosti proizvoda, Zbornik III. međ. simpozija
”Gospodarenje otpadom Zagreb 94”, Zagreb, 1994, str. 59-68.
- članci iz tematskih znanstvenih i stručnih časopisa iz knjižnice ili javno dostupnih baza na Internetu.

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

Quality assurance will be performed at three levels:
(1) University Level;
(2) Faculty Level by Quality Control Committee;
(3) Lecturer’s Level.

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)