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Landfill Design and Operation EENG 8445

Environmental Engineering Course

Course details

​This course introduces various aspects of landfill planning, operations, and design and utilizes practical examples from landfills in BC. Acts and Regulations governing landfills, industry research, and operational improvements over time are evaluated. Acts and Regulations governing environmental impacts stemming from landfill operations are also presented. State-of-the-art environmental control strategies currently in use are illustrated. Potential environmental impacts are analyzed. An overview of potential hazardous wastes will be introduced. Practical strategies for minimizing leachate generation, surface water run-off, landfill gas generation and composition, odour, litter, animal, and dust control are evaluated.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$796.73

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of EENG 8445 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 88768

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Apr 19 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 88768
  • $796.73
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 19 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 4725
Instructor

Nicole Steglich

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$796.73

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. RESERVED: Course registration is restricted to students currently admitted in the EE program. Students must meet all pre-requisites and co-requisites. BEFORE YOU REGISTER, you must email Program Assistant bcit_eeng@bcit.ca for permission to take this course. Include your BCIT ID A#. No class during Reading break: Feb 21-24.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the various aspects of solid waste composition (including potential hazardous waste), management and the multidisciplinary tasks associated with practical landfill management within the context of current BC regulations.
  • Examine landfill planning factors that affect operations, siting, and environmental controls.
  • Outline sustainable landfill operational criteria and requirements to enable effective day-to-day operations.
  • Develop an operational plan for efficient and appropriate landfill closure.
  • Discuss regulations pertaining to environmental controls and environmental management at solid waste facilities in BC.
  • Discuss potential environmental impacts with respect to leachate generation, surface water runoff, landfill gas generation and nuisance issues.
  • Develop an environmental monitoring program for a solid waste facility.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Landfill Design and Operation (EENG 8445) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time

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