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FDS306 Waste Management (8)

Abstract

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

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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 bio-efficiency and cleaner production issues

Syllabus

The 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

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 14 December 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.