ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE MANAGEMENT Online Course
Environmental waste management is the disposal of any type of waste in an environmentally conscious way. "Environmental waste" is a term used to describe solid waste. This waste can present a serious threat to the environment in the form of pollution.
It is necessary to have environmental waste management to prevent ecological disasters as a result of pollution caused by mismanaged environmental waste disposal.
Suitable for anyone considering a business venture to take advantage of one of the various opportunities available in the increasingly enviromentaly conscious world of today.
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.
Complimentary studies would include park management A and B, enviromental assessment, alternative energy and conservation and enviromental management.
Attractive discounts apply for multiple course pathways [see our 'discounts and payment plan' page]
There are 6 lessons in this course:
- Domestic Waste
- The Earths environment
- Conservation and use of resources
- Value of resources: economic, ecological and aesthetic
- Damage being caused
- The impact of humans
- Seweage and it’s treatment
- Characteristics of Sewage
- Components of Sweage -solids, organic material, industrial waste
- Decomposition of Sweage
- The nitrogen cycle
- Classification of Seweage Systems
- Storm Water Systems and Management
- Dry Rubbish
- Nature of Refuse
- Placement and protection of nins
- Trade waste
- Refuse Collection Systems
- Refuse Collection vehicles
- Salvage materials
- Safe disposal of household chemicals
- Street Cleaning and the 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, pulverization, etc
- Refuse for fertilizer
- Methods of Refuse Sorting - screening, magnetic, hand sorting
- Types of incinerators
- Vacuum systems for refuse collection - garchey system, gandillon
- Harvesting energy for combustion
- Industrial Waste
- Types of Industrial Pollution
- The Greenhouse Effect
- Ozone Depletion
- Nuclear Fuel and Waste
- Nuclear power
- Nuclear Fission
- Mining Nuclear Fuel
- Uranium enrichment
- Gas Diffusion
- Gas Centrifuge
- Nuclear Waste
- Transporting Nuclear Waste
- Health Risks of Nuclear Waste
- Water and its 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 waster water
- Reed bed treatment
- Improving water quality from any source - physical, chemical, biological impurities
- Water borned diseases
- Waste and Recycling
- Scope and nature of recycling
- Rubbish tips (dumps)
- Recylcing: Plastics, Metals, Glass, Paper, Rubber
- Actions by individuals: reducing, reusing, and recycling waste
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- 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.