FDS306 Waste Management (8)
This subject considers environmental legislation, regulatory bodies
and methods for disposal of waste especially those arising from
food processing industries
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
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
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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