Municipal Solid Waste Management Technology

C&EE X 438.1
This course takes an in-depth look at the current and emerging technologies utilized in the recycling and solid waste management industry.
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Classroom
Starting at $999.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Learn how various technologies operate and what their limitations are
  • Understand how technologies integrate into and impact the overall infrastructure
  • Study technical characteristics of each material in the solid waste stream and how the material is processed and/or transformed by technology
  • Learn how to develop an integrated systems approach or solution to a complex wastestream

About this course:

This course takes an in-depth look at the current and emerging technologies utilized in the recycling and solid waste management industry. Topics include the design and operation of materials recovery facilities (MRFs), recycling centers, landfills, construction and demolition waste processing facilities, waste-to-energy facilities, and pollution control technology. Environmental controls utilized at various types of solid waste and recycling facilities are presented, as well as conversion technologies and how various European countries have used them to minimize landfill disposal. Instruction also discusses the design and operation of HHW Collection Center facilities, as well as general approach to evaluating the technical and economic feasibility of proposed projects involving an integrated waste management approach. Students learn to develop materials unit process flow processing diagramming and mass balance flow diagrams, as well as the basics of solid waste facility design and blueprint reading. The goal of the course is to enable students to understand how various technologies operate and what their limitations are; how technologies integrate into and impact the overall infrastructure; the technical characteristics of each material in the solid waste stream and how the material is processed and/or transformed by technology; and how to develop an integrated systems approach or solution to a complex wastestream. Students take field trips to local facilities. Course materials also cover health and safety aspects of facility operations.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens 05 Nov 2018 12:00:00 AM)
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Monday 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Instructor: Eugene Tseng, Robert Wallace
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Fee:
$999.00
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Notes

Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 21, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Jan 7, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Mon Jan 14, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Mon Jan 21, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Mon Jan 28, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Mon Feb 4, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Mon Feb 11, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Mon Feb 18, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Mon Feb 25, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Mon Mar 4, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Mon Mar 11, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
Lecture
Mon Mar 18, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center

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