ENGEV542-23A (HAM)

Waste Minimisation Engineering

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz
: natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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This paper covers the industry standards for handling, recycling, reusing, treatment and disposal of domestic and industrial solid wastes including treatment plant sludges, green waste, food waste, and hazardous waste, as well as assessment and modeling of gaseous emissions and odour. The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at:https://www.ieagreements.org/.

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How this paper will be taught

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The course is taught through a combination of lectures (2 hours per week), and computer/workshop classes (2 hours per week). Details of lecture and workshop content are provided in the attached timetable. Please note that workshop classes start in the second week of semester and are an essential part of the course.

Lectures will be on Wednesday 12-1 pm and Thursday 9-10 am in S.B.01.

The workshop will be on Wednesday 3-5 pm in LSL.1.16.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Design and size an anaerobic digestor, composter, and thermal treatment system (WA3)
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  • Develop a wind rose based on climate data for gaussian plume modelling, model downwind air composition from a waste site and develop an isopleth (WA4)
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  • Estimate ground water hydrology based on topography, rainfall, and soil type, and estimate groundwater contamination downstream from a waste site (WA4)
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  • Recommend a land discharge option taking into account waste composition, council and government requirements and cultural considerations (WA3)
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  • Recommend processes for reduction, collection, segregation, recycle and reuse of a mixture of wastes including sludges; effluents; inert, hazardous and radioactive wastes (WA2, WA3)
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Assessments

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The windrose, gaussian plume modelling, soil profile/hydrology and groundwater contamination assignments will provide the modelling skills required for the solid waste project. During the workshops, you will also have time to work on the solid waste project and get advice and feedback from the demonstrators.

Samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 40% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
13 Apr 2023
No set time
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Windrose
17 Mar 2023
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Gaussian plume modelling
31 Mar 2023
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Soil profile/hydrology
5 May 2023
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Groundwater contamination
26 May 2023
11:30 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Solid waste project
9 Jun 2023
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Exam
40
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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