British Columbia Institute of


EENG 8268 - Residuals Management & Treatment

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

In this course, students will learn about the various aspects of residuals management. Major emphasis will be on acts and regulations governing hazardous material and waste as well as determination, classification, handling, and storage of hazardous waste. Additional topics include pollution prevention and waste minimization. In addition, this course provides students with the fundamentals of residuals treatment. It will describe major treatment technologies and methods traditionally applied to hazardous material and waste. There will be a particular emphasis on incineration, solidification, and utilization of hazardous waste as an alternative fuel in combustion processes.


EENG 7211



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Discuss special waste generation in Canada and the Unites States as well as its sources and characteristics, with the aim to explore sustainable treatment and disposal strategies.
  • Outline the management and treatment operations applied to hazardous waste, taking into consideration federal, provincial and local laws and regulations.
  • Compare the modes of transportation of hazardous waste in British Columbia, Canada and the United Sates.
  • Conceptualise an effective and sustainable response strategy to address chemical spills according to provincial and federal legislation.
  • Classify hazardous waste and dangerous goods according to internationally recognized criteria.
  • Develop plans for sampling and analysis of hazardous waste to include primary and secondary analysis and the effective use of safe procedures and equipment.
  • Advocate for the minimization of hazardous waste and the application of techniques to reduce hazardous waste generation.
  • Assess various methods used for treatment of hazardous waste.
  • Discuss the chemistry of organic and inorganic hazardous waste, including the chemical perspectives of hazards.
  • Contrast the processes behind the most common types of treatment of hazardous waste, based on systematic analysis of each individual process.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

EENG 8268 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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