A great course for anyone working in waste management, or the broader field of environmental management. This course complements many of our other environmental courses; but is equally valuable as a training program for those who wish to develop a broad overview of the nature and scope of waste, and the many ways it can be treated in today's world.
Suitable for anyone considering a business venture to take advantage of one of the various opportunities available in the increasingly environmentally conscious world of today.
Complimentary studies would include park management I and II, environmental assessment, alternative energy and conservation and environmental management.
- Explain the nitrogen cycle and how it relates to waste treatment.
- Determine the economic considerations of different waste disposal systems.
- Compare industrial waste management with domestic waste management procedures.
- Determine the principles of "polluter pays" legislation and how it is applied.
- Describe how a budget is applied to managing a specific waste management enterprise.
- Discuss issues in nuclear power and nuclear waste technology (including hospital waste).
- Explain the cyclic nature of the water system and its relationship to environmental waste management.
- Monitor and recommend improvements to a specified recycling enterprise.
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Detailed Course Outline
Each course is made up a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online. Click below to read about each of the lessons and what you will learn.
1. Domestic Waste
- The Earths environment
- Conservation and use of resources
- Value of resources: economic, ecological and aesthetic
- Damage being caused
- The impact of humans
- Sewage and it’s treatment
- Characteristics of sewage
- Components of sewage – solids, organic material, industrial waste
- Decomposition of sewage
- The nitrogen cycle
- Classification of sewage systems
- Storm water systems and management
- Dry rubbish
- Nature of refuse
- Placement and protection of bins
- Trade waste
- Refuse collection systems
- Refuse collection vehicles
- Salvage materials
- Safe disposal of household chemicals
2. Street Cleaning & Disposal Of Refuse
- Types of street refuse
- Methods of street cleaning – gritting, sanding, sweeping, washing, etc
- Cleaning storm water pits
- Managing snow
- Refuse disposal-separation, controlled tipping, combustion, pulversisation, etc
- Refuse for fertiliser
- Methods of refuse Sorting – screening, magnetic, hand sorting
- Types of incinerators
- Vacuumn systems for refuse collection – garchey system, gandillon
- Harvesting energy from combustion
3. Industrial Waste
- Types of industrial pollution
- The greenhouse effect
- Ozone depletion
4. Toxic and Nuclear Waste
- Nuclear power
- Nuclear fission
- Mining nuclear fuel
- Uranium enrichment
- Gas diffusion
- Gas centrifuge
- Nuclear waste
- Transporting nuclear waste
- Health risks of nuclear waste
5. Water Quality and Treatment
- Industrial effluent
- Pricing control compared with direct control
- Types of water impurities
- Scope of purification
- Managing water for public supply
- Water treatment methods
- Purification methods – sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, aeration, screening, etc
- Recycling sewage water
- Recycling waste water
- Reed bed treatment
- Improving water quality from any source – physical, chemical, biological impurities
- Water borne diseases
6. Recycling Waste
- Scope and nature of recycling
- Rubbish tips (dumps)
- Recycling plastics
- Recycling metals
- Recycling glass
- Recycling paper
- Recycling rubber
- Actions by individuals (at home or work) – reducing, reusing and recycling waste
When you have completed your lessons you have the option of taking the optional exam. It's ok if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate.
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I am currently doing my PhD in Environmental Science at the University of Technology Sydney. My research is centered around the effects of climate change on the hatchling velvet gecko population in Australia. This involves collecting wild gravid geckos and incubating their eggs under laboratory conditions. Through exposure to a variety of incubation temperature treatments, I have operationalized my investigation which aims to determine the effect of higher temperatures on hatchling geckos. I am currently in stage 3 of research, which comprises writing a thesis and developing manuscripts for publishing. Prior to my present endeavors within the scientific field, I have also successfully completed a B.Sc. degree, majoring in Zoology, (specialised field: Wildlife Management) with first-class honors and an M.Phil. Degree in Life Sciences. My passion has always been teaching and thus I have worked for seven years as a lecturer at various universities. I love helping students with their own studies.
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Do I have to sit an Exam?
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