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Contamination & Hazardous Waste: Management & Prevention

2.500,00 $

This course aims to teach learners about protecting and managing natural resources,
while also sustainably using them to promote social and economic development. This includes managing our waste or refuse (rubbish) in a responsible way to minimize any negative effects on people and the environment.
The course also aims at advancing the students’ knowledge in wastewater treatment systems and enhancing the principles of treatment plant design aspects. In addition,
the course covers

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August 22, 2021 August 28, 2021 12:00 To 04:00



After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:

*Classify, separate, handle, treat and store waste correctly, safely, responsibly
and in compliance with legislation
*Transport waste correctly on and off-site
*Control access and monitor the flow of incoming materials to a waste facility
*Recognize and report threats or damage to health, safety or the environment.
*Apply the appropriate disposal method for each category of waste
*Control and direct movement of vehicles on the waste disposal site
*Compile relevant records to waste disposal.
Develop an action plan.
*Learn about the various types of contamination and which ones are more
applicable to your company
*Encourage and facilitate dialogue with like-minded individuals on specific
contamination issues of concern in their organizations and the opportunity to
develop regional networks within the GCC area to address common concerns
*Learn about the relevant environmental treaties dealing with contamination
and pollution
*Learn how to prioritize contamination problems in dealing with contamination
and waste management issues in a logical sequence
*Show and emphasize the close relationship between human health and the
an environment that’s been directly affected by contamination
* Discussion of the current methodologies for the cleanup of contaminated soil,
ground and surface water, air pollution, construction materials, and radioactive


Chapter 1: What is Waste Management?
1. What is “waste,” anyway?
2. General categories of waste
3. Forms of waste- solid, liquid, or gas?
4. Categories of waste materials
5. Hazardous versus non-hazardous waste
6. Why we can never throw anything “away”
7. What is waste management?
8. What are waste issues in Real-Life Settings
9. Sewage treatment facilities in Real-Life Settings
10. Garbage dumps galore but no landfills
11. Sugar industry wastes
12. Liquid waste and wash-waters
13. Crushed cane waste- waste to energy
14. Citrus plants and solid organic waste
15. Wood processing plants and wood chips
16. Distilleries and the brewery
17. Hazardous wastes from battery reclaiming facilities, chemical
industries, plastics plants
18. The waste oil issues of Real-Life Settings
19. Old cars and scrap steel
20. Dump outside of Belmopan
21. Belmopan wastewater treatment plant
22. A local industry
23. Other opportunities as available
24. Identifying your project area early
Chapter 2: Becoming Aware of Waste Problems
25. A brief history of waste
26. Digging into the solid waste issues of the world, the Mediterranean
27. Who are the waste generators?
28. Why there is no waste in a balanced ecosystem.
29. One person’s waste may be another person’s resource
30. Technological solutions to our technologically complex waste issue

31. Reduce, reuse, recycle
32. Addressing organic waste with biological solutions
33. Making communities aware of local waste problems
34. Community awareness and education programs
35. Educational programs for students
36. Internet sources for educational media
37. What are effective awareness and education media?
38. Involving communities in waste solutions
39. Reading- Introduction to Waste
40. Assignment- monitor the waste that you personally generate during a
week. Record all categories of waste down to the soda straw in your disposable drink bottle. Sum up the waste generated by category.

Chapter 3: Air Quality Management
41. Causes and Effects of Air Pollution
42. Theoretical Meteorology: Atmospheric Composition and Physics
43. Air Pollution Meteorology
44. Air Pollution Chemistry
45. Air Pollution Control Technology
46. Air Quality Management
47. Carbon Management
48. Physical Climatology and Climate Change
49. Air Quality Data Analysis and Interpretation
Chapter 4: Solid Waste Management
50. The solid waste problem- a result of population growth and affluence
51. How is solid waste handled in Real-Life Settings?
52. Categories of solid waste
53. Paper and wood
54. Glass
55. Plastics
56. Metals
57. Organic wastes- yard waste
58. Worn out tires
59. Managing municipal solid waste
60. The cost of municipal waste management
61. Landfills
62. Landfills versus dumpsites

63. Structure of a landfill
64. Anaerobic environments and reduced breakdown of materials
65. Methane production
66. Leachates and groundwater contamination
67. Settling
68. Improving landfills
69. Siting new landfills
70. Burning waste for energy
71. Advantages of combustion
72. Disadvantages of combustion
73. Source reduction of solid waste
74. Recycling of solid wastes
75. Paper and wood
76. Glass
77. Plastics
78. Metals
79. Composting
80. Integrated waste management
81. Analyzing solid waste to reveal patterns and observations about
82. How do we change our consumption patterns to reduce the volumes of
solid wastes
83. Solid waste recycling in Real-Life Settings
84. Public policy and solid waste management
85. Plastics Recycling
86. Paper Recycling
87. Metal Recycling

Chapter 5: Wastewaters- Environmental Problems and Wasted Resource
88. Wastewater of growing populations
89. Graywater
90. Sewage
91. Stormwater
92. How is sewage treated in Real-Life Settings?
93. Real-Life Settings City sewage system
94. The growing problem of sewage

95. Pollutants in raw sewage
96. History of sewage treatment and management
97. Sewage collection systems
98. Preliminary treatment of sewage
99. Primary treatment of sewage
100. Secondary treatment of sewage
101. Biological nutrient removal
102. Sewage discharge disinfections
103. Sludge treatment and management
104. A brief survey of sewage treatment systems
105. Large scale systems
106. Small scale systems
107. Uses of treated sewage
108. Anaerobic digestion and biogas
109. Biosolids composting
110. Non-sewage organic wastes
111. Bioremediation technology and sewage treatment
112. Urban stormwater issues and treatment
113. Hydrology of urban systems
114. Urban air pollutants and particulates
115. Urban sources of fecal wastes
116. Urban sources of chemical wastes
117. Heavy metals in urban environments
118. Urban solid waste issues
119. Collecting and treating urban runoff
120. Reconstructed wetlands
121. Application of treated waste products
122. Biological waste treatment systems

Chapter 6: Agricultural Wastes with a Focus on Pesticides
123. Agrobusiness and the Green Revolution
124. Cattle pastures and manure wastes
125. Crops, fertilizers, and eutrophication
126. Riparian buffer zones
127. Grass strips
128. Riparian forests
129. The pesticide problem- a global concern130. Who are the pesticide users?
131. Who are the pesticide developers?
132. Pesticides in agriculture
133. Pesticides in public health
134. Pesticides in and around the home, gardens, lawns and public places
135. Agricultural runoff, drift and pesticide containers
136. History of pesticide usage and environmental impact
137. First-Generation Pesticides
138. Persistent pesticides
139. Halogenated pesticides
140. Non-persistent pesticides
141. Organophosphates
142. Botanicals and synthetic botanicals
143. Biological treatment of pesticide wastes?
144. Integrated pest management- reducing the volume of usage
145. Training the applicators
146. Non-chemical pest control alternatives
147. Shrimp industry and wastewaters
148. A look at urban mosquito control

Chapter 7: Atmospheric Wastes
149. Major air pollutants and their sources
150. Primary pollutants
151. Secondary pollutants
152. Acid deposition
153. Global warming
154. Ozone depletion
155. Combustion wastes sources
156. Automobile exhaust
157. Fossil fuel-driven power plants
158. Factory emissions
159. Atmospheric waste control
160. Emissions control standards
161. Catalytic converters
162. Scrubbers
163. Cyclones
164. Electrostatic precipitators

165. Lead-free fuels
166. Low sulfur fuels
167. Reducing volatile organic compounds
168. Controlling nitrogen-based emissions
169. Acid rain, ozone depletion, and global warming
170. Air pollution in Mexico City
171. Air Pollution Control

Chapter 8: Hazardous Wastes
172. What makes a material hazardous?
173. Sources of hazardous materials
174. International hazardous waste problems and issues
175. Hazardous wastes in Real-Life Settings
176. Industrial Revolution and the history of hazardous wastes
177. Hazardous waste dump sites- legal and illegal
178. Underground storage tanks
179. Petroleum wastes and synthetic organic wastes
180. Heavy metals
181. Radioactive wastes
182. Biohazardous wastes
183. Story of the Medical Waste barge from New Jersey
184. Land disposal methods
185. Deep well injections
186. Surface impoundments
187. Urban hazardous waste and landfills
188. Illegal dumping
189. Cleaning up hazardous waste sites
190. Groundwater remediation
191. Detoxifying wastes
192. Reducing hazardous wastes
193. What are the hazardous waste issues facing Real-Life Settings?
194. What does the future hold?
195. Hazardous WastesChapter 9: Exploring the Waste Management Industry
196. A look at the range of waste management professionals and
197. What can be recycled?
198. What are the economic incentives for recycling?
199. Recycling industries
200. Examples of successful recycling programs
201. What is involved in running a recycling program?
202. Collecting garbage
203. Sorting waste components
204. Shipping to processing centers
205. Processing waste into products
206. Composting- turning organic waste into soil
207. Wastewater management industries
208. Hazardous waste management industry
209. Waste management technicians and consultants
210. What type of recycling programs or in operation within Real-Life
Settings and the region?

211. Waste recycling opportunities yet to be realized

Chapter 10: A Closer Look at Bioremediation Systems
212. What is bioremediation and how can it be applied?
213. Sources of aquatic waste discharges
214. Bioremediation systems designed for organic wastes
215. Septic tanks and rock reed systems
216. Aeration ponds
217. Artificial wetlands
218. Rehabilitated wetlands and urban sewage
219. Bioremediation systems for industrial and hazardous wastes
220. Removing heavy metals with plants
221. Breaking down industrial organic compounds
222. Bioremediation Systems

Chapter 11: Waste Issues in the Tourist and Retirement Industries
223. Tourism- a fast-growing industry in Real-Life Settings
224. Tourists on Islands- the Caye Caulker example
225. Providing for seasonal increases in the demand for sewage treatment

226. Solid waste management on a tourist island
227. Tourist and batteries- a small example of our increasing hazardous
228. Cruise ship tourism
229. Disposing of sewage, bilge water, and wash water waste dumping at
230. What happens to solid waste?
231. Tourists and litter
232. Construction of new tourist facilities from hotels to docks
233. Generation of construction wastes
234. How is construction waste managed in Real-Life Settings?
235. Retirement villages in Real-Life Settings
236. Sewage and gray water systems
237. Solid waste issues
238. Construction waste issues
239. A look at a retirement village EIA
240. Planning for waste management in tourism development

Chapter 12: Waste Management at the Regional and Global Scales
241. Managing global scale waste issues through ecosystem management
and rehabilitation
242. Dealing with acid rain issues internationally
243. Carbon sequestering and reforestation projects
244. International treaties addressing waste issues
245. Solid wastes along our shorelines- where does it come from?
246. Waste and international watersheds
247. International shipping of hazardous wastes
248. Radioactive waste storage facilities and the future
Chapter 13: Sludge Treatment and Disposal
249. Sludge definition, sources, and Characteristics
250. Sludge quantities
251. Sludge volume-mass relationships
252. Sludge Treatment
253. Sludge Treatment Methods
254. Sludge Treatment Flowsheets
255. Sludge Thickening256. Gravity Thickening
257. Floatation Thickening
258. Mechanical Thickening
259. Sludge Conditioning
260. chemical Conditioning
261. Heat treatment
262. Sludge Stabilization (Digestion)
263. anaerobic digestion
264. aerobic digestion
265. Sludge Dewatering
266. Natural Dewatering
267. Mechanical Dewatering
268. Mass balance calculations for sludge treatment
269. Sludge Reuse and disposal
270. disposal and Reuse options
271. Sludge Disposal Regulations

Chapter 14: Brief History of Contamination and Introduction to Hazardous Wastes
272. What is Contamination and how does it affect us?
273. A Detailed Look at All the Various Types of Contamination
274. Global Environmental Issues related to Contamination
275. International Environmental Treaties and Guidelines related to
276. The Toxic 12 Chemicals and the Role of the United Nations
Environment Program (UNEP)
277. The Current Watch list for Chemicals that soon may be added to the
Toxic 12
278. Environmental Law and its Significance
279. Definition of Hazardous Wastes & Non -Hazardous Wastes
280. Connecting the Dots between Contamination and Hazardous Wastes

Chapter 15: Management of Contamination and HazardousWastes
281. The Relationship between Contamination and Occupational Health &
282. The Importance of documentation in Hazardous Waste Management 283. Some Typical Hazardous Waste Regulations and the Need for
284. The Purpose of a Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
285. The purpose of a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
286. Why a Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is Essential for WHMIS
and MSDS?
287. Carrying-out a Contamination Audit
288. Managing a Waste Disposal Site
289. Class Exercise

Chapter 16: Contamination and Pollution Prevention
290. Discussions on common contamination sources from the contamination audit, sources of pollution, and techniques and technologies to prevent or minimize them.
291. Exploration & Courseion- Refining & Transportation
292. Oil Spills with Special Reference to the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil
Slick Occurrence
293. Modern Tanker Design to Minimize the Occurrence of a Major Oil Spill
294. Other Oil-related Sources of Pollution
295. The Common Thread amongst many Third World Countries
concerning Pollution Issues
296. The Current Concepts of Zero Waste (ZW) and Zero Liquid Discharge
(ZLD) and their Limitations
297. The Bird Problem – Pollution from Bird Droppings and Dead Birds and
the Latest Available Technologies to Control this Problem
298. Class Exercise

Chapter 17: Continuation of Contamination and Pollution
Prevention Planning and Contingency Planning
for Major Incidents
299. Life Cycle Management of All Materials being Used in a Company
300. The 5R’s- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover and Rethink
301. Detailed Requirements for Proper Storage of Hazardous Materials
302. The Importance of On-going Training
303. The Importance of Regular Reviews of Emergency Plans
304. Updated Information on ISO 14001, 18001 and 9001
305. Types of Environmental Audits

Chapter 18: Big Picture Review of the Management and Prevention of Contamination and Hazardous Wastes
306. HAZID (HAZard IDentification)
307. HAZOP (HAZard & OPerability)
308. Environmental Ethics
309. Examples of Environmental Ethics from the Instructor’s Personal
310. Climate Change Update and its Significance for the Gulf Coast
311. A Complete Course Review with Some Generic Recommendations
including Greening your Company at a Reasonable Cost


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