Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
162000404100SOLID WASTECompulsory244
Level of Course Unit
Short Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to evaluate the application steps disposal of solid waste from the source till the last removing center, to learn the vehicles and equipment used for this purpose, to be able to comment by learning the removal methods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Öğr. Gör. Yusuf Alparslan ARGUN
Learning Outcomes
1to make the definition of solid waste, to classify, to categorize the matter in solid waste, to learn the analyze methods of physical and chemical parameters.
2to know the criteria of public collection, transport in solid wastes and to calculate them.
3To learn the design, building, and operating of landfill sites.
4To learn composting and biomethanisation processes, thermal disposal techniques such as incineration, pyrolysis and gasification.
5to examine solid wastes and control regulations to adapt the plan and design aspects with the regulation.
6To produce solutions about solid waste.
Mode of Delivery
Evening Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Solid wastes and production quantities, solid waste facilities; solid waste storage, collection of solid waste, solid waste handling (transport optimization), transfer centers, solid waste disposal methods: methods of landfill, composting, incineration-pyrolysis, solid waste recovery.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1solid waste classification, the physical, chemical and biological properties of solid waste,
2solid waste analysis,
3collection and solid waste collection systems,
4the principles of solid waste separate collection at source,
5solid waste transfer stations and design principles
6solid waste disposal methods,
7disposing solid waste in landfill area
8the selection and design of landfill areas,
9principles of operation of landfills,
10composting solid waste and composting principles,
11design principles of compost facilities,
12operation of compost facility,
13solid waste incineration and combustion conditions,
14operation of solid waste incineration facilities and flue gas treatment fundamentals.
Recommended or Required Reading
1. F.Kreith, ‘Katı atık yönetimi el kitabı’, McGraw-Hill, 1994 2. Lecture Notes (Ass. Prof. Dr. Aysun ALTIKAT)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Problem Solving14114
Field Trip122
Case Study428
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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