ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI-
R - 2008
-B.E. CIVIL ENGINEERING
ELECTIVE – III
CE 2039 MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT L T P C
3 0 0 3
This subject covers the various sources and characterisation of municipal solid wastes and the on-site/off-site processing of the same and the disposal methods. The student is expected to know about the various effects and disposal options for the municipal solid waste.
UNIT I SOURCES AND TYPES OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTES 9
Sources and types of solid wastes - Quantity – factors affecting generation of solid wastes; characteristics – methods of sampling and characterization; Effects of improper disposal of solid wastes – public health effects. Principle of solid waste management – social & economic aspects; Public awareness; Role of NGOs; Legislation.
UNIT II ON-SITE STORAGE & PROCESSING 9
On-site storage methods – materials used for containers – on-site segregation of solid wastes – public health & economic aspects of storage – options under Indian conditions – Critical Evaluation of Options.
UNIT III COLLECTION AND TRANSFER 9
Methods of Collection – types of vehicles – Manpower requirement – collection routes; transfer stations – selection of location, operation & maintenance; options under Indian conditions.
UNIT IV OFF-SITE PROCESSING 9
Processing techniques and Equipment; Resource recovery from solid wastes – composting, incineration, Pyrolysis - options under Indian conditions.
UNIT V DISPOSAL 9
Dumping of solid waste; sanitary land fills – site selection, design and operation of sanitary landfills – Leachate collection & treatment
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
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Management", Springer, 1994.
1. Manual on Municipal Solid Waste Management, CPHEEO, Ministry of Urban
Development, Government of India, New Delhi, 2000
2. R.E.Landreth and P.A.Rebers, "Municipal Solid Wastes – problems and Solutions",
Lewis Publishers, 1997.
3. Bhide A.D. and Sundaresan, B.B., "Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries", INSDOC, 1993.