FDS306 Waste Management (8)

This subject considers environmental legislation, regulatory bodies
and methods for disposal of waste especially those arising from
food processing industries

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Wine and Food Sciences

Assumed Knowledge
(BIO118 or BIO115) and CHM107

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be familiar with state and federal environmental legislation;
  • understand the role of regulatory bodies in pollution control and waste management;
  • be familiar with the development application process for a food processing facility;
  • appreciate the requirements of a statement of environmental effects;
  • be able to conduct a waste audit of a food processing facility;
  • be familiar with the major forms of waste management techniques used for both liquid and solid wastes;
  • be able to use basic techniques for the assessment of biological and chemical pollution;
  • has an appreciation of bioefficiency and cleaner production issues


This subject will cover the following topics:

Module 1: Environment and waste management principles Topic 1 Environmental sustainability and multi-media considerations Topic 2 Industry and waste statistics Topic 3 Major problems associated with waste disposal Topic 4 Waste audits Module 2: Government controls Topic 1 NSW government pollution control and waste management legislation Topic 2 Obtaining development approval Topic 3 Guidelines Topic 4 A systems approach Module 3: Waste management processes Topic 1 Wastewater and eutrophication Topic 2 Principle of wastewater treatment Topic 3 Separation processes and filtration Topic 4 Conventional wastewater treatment systems Topic 5 Land application - effluent and sludge Topic 6 Solid wastes - composting, landfill or fuel Topic 7 Removal of air pollutants from exhaust gasses Topic 8 Alternatives for waste re-use Topic 9 Wastewater management in industries


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.