Code: 22223
Departament: Department of Sciences and Technology
Field of Study: Environmental Science and Technology
    Integrated Waste Management
    Urban Waste
    Industrial Waste
Ana Paula Martinho
Área Científica: Environmental Sciences.
E-mail: aptm@uab.pt

Célia Ferreira
Field of Study: Environment Science
E-mail: Celia.Ferreira@uab.pt

Course Description:
The integrated waste management introduces different technosystems used in Municipal and  Industrial along with the notion that such technosystems should obey to an integrated waste management and sustainability.

Ability to identify and apply the essential knowledge of the different operations and processes of the technical management system of urban, industrial, medical and agricultural waste;

O2 - realize that these tecnossistems shall conform to the concept of waste management and sustainability;

understand how to implement waste prevention programs in the general population in order to achieve the new waste targets.

1. Perspectives. The historical development of waste management. Integrated waste management. European and national legislation and policy on wastes
2. Waste Production and Composition. Classification of waste. Quantification and characterization of waste. Methodologies for quantifying and physical characterization of  waste
3. Prevention, Reduction and Reuse
4. Waste Recovery and Treatment. Recycling (Rows, Streams, Organic Recycling, Composting, Biomethanation). Energy recovery (Incineration)
5. Confinement. Landfill. Environmental control systems. Monitoring program of environmental quality.
6. Industrial Waste.

  • Martinho, M. G. M., Gonçalves, M. G. P, Silveira, A. I. E.. (in press). Gestão Integrada de Resíduos. Edição da Universidade Aberta, Lisboa.
Fundamental Readings
  • CABEÇAS, A. & LEVY, J. (2008). Resíduos Sólidos Urbanos. Princípios e Processos. Editor: AEPSA – Associação das Empresas Portuguesas para o Sector do Ambiente, 332 pp.
  • CHRISTENSEN, T. H. et al. (eds.) (1992). Landfilling of Waste. Elsevier Applied Science.
  • CURZIO, A.; PROSPERETTI, L.; ZOBOLI, R. (eds.) (1994). Developments in Environmental Economics. Volume 5: The Management of Municipal Solid Waste in Europe: Economic, Technological and Environmental Perspectives. ELSEVIER.
  • DIAZ. L. F.; SAVAGE, G. M.; EGGERTH, L. L.; GOLUEKE, C. G. (1993). Composting and Recycling Municipal Solid Waste. Lewis Publishers.
  • HESTER, R. E. and HARRISON, R. M. (eds.) (1995). Waste Treatment and Disposal. The Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • HESTER, R. E. and HARRISON, R. M. (eds.) (2002). Environmental and Health Impact of Solid Waste Management Activities (Issues in Environmental Science & Tecnology). The Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • LUND, H. (ed.) (1993). The Mcgraw-hill Recycling Handbook. Mcgraw-Hill, Inc.
  • McCorquodale, D. (2004). Saving the Planet Without Costing the Earth: 500 Simple Steps to Greener Lifestyle. Fusion Press.
  • McCorquodale, D. (2006). Recycle: The Essential Guide. Black Dog Publishing.
  • RHYNER, C.; SCHWARTZ, L.; WENGER, R.; KOHRELL, M. (1995). Waste Management and Resource Recovery. Lewis Publishers.
  • TCHOBANOGLOUS, G.; THEISEN, H.; VIGIL, S. A. (1993). Integrated Solid Waste Management. Engineering Principles and Management Issues. McGraw-Hill International Editions.
  • THE KINDRED ASSOCIATION (1994). A Pratical Recycling Handbook. Thomas Telford, Ltd. London.
  • WAITE, R. (1995). Household Waste Recycling. Earthscan Publications Ltd. London.
  • WHITE, P.; FRANK, M.; HINDLE, P. (1995). Integrated Solid Waste Management. A Lifecycle Inventory. Blackie Academic & Professional. London.
  • WHO (1991 - 1993). Urban Solid Waste Management. World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. Copenhagen.

Materials available at the e-learning platform.

Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 26

Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt