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EENG 8262 - Landfill Design & Operation

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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. Additional topics include solid waste planning, waste reduction and disposal strategies, waste stream management, recycling, and pollution prevention. 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. 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)

EENG 8260

Credits

2.5

Cost

$622.76

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 59755

Fri Apr 06 - Mon Jun 18 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 Fri 17:30 - 20:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 3190
Apr 09 - Jun 18 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 3190
May 03 Thu 10:00 - 13:00 BBY
May 25 Fri 17:30 - 20:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 3150

Instructor

Carol De La Franier

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$622.76

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is reserved for Environmental Engineering Technology Degree program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Please contact Program Assistant at bcit_eeng@bcit.ca or call 604-432-8539. Note: No class May 21 due to stat holiday, no lecture on April 30 (in lieu of field trip). * Make up classes on Fridays April 6 & May 25:1730-2030 and * Field trip - May 3: 9am to 2pm. (*Dates subject to change).

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the various aspects of solid 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.
  • Develop landfill infrastructure, layout and engineering requirements.
  • 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 2009

Related Programs

EENG 8262 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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

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