Course code VidZ3010

Credit points 2

Waste Management

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation29.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Environmental Engineering and Water Management

Course developer

author Vides un ūdenssaimniecības katedra

Ritvars Sudārs

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Waste management, magnitude of the problems. Strategy of waste management. Impact of wastes on the environment. Problems and priority's. Type, characteristics and specifics of the waste. Collection methods, sorting, transport, recycling possibilities. Disposal problems of the wastes. Disposal of the solid wastes. Disposal of hazardous wastes. Design, operation and management of landfills.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge and understanding of waste management problems, and understanding of waste management in relation with environmental quality issues; Skills to choose corresponding measures to solve special waste management problems; Competence to offer specific waste management technological solutions and to substantiate the choice based on the principles of environmental protection.

Compulsory reading

1. Atkritumu saimniecība. Rīga: LASA, 2007. 135.lpp.
2. Gemste I., Vucāns A. Notekūdeņu dūņas, Jelgava, 2010. 276. lpp.

Further reading

1. M. Kļaviņš un J.Zaļoksnis (red.). Vides un ilgtspējīga attīstība. LU akadēmiskais apgāds, 2010. 334. lpp.
2. Pazemes ūdeņu aizsardzība Latvijā. Rīga: Latvijas Republikas Vides aizsardzības un reģionālās attīstības ministrija, Gandrs, 1997. 463.lpp
3. Environmental Science. The Baltic University, Uppsala, 2003. p. 824.