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.
This course is reserved for Environmental Engineering Technology Degree program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Please contact Program Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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
EENG 8262 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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