module title module code level of module year of study semester/trimester when the module is delivered


270 712 1st (U/G) 4th FALL
Name / e-mail of lecturer(s) Weekly Hours ECTS module type (comp., opt.) mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning)
Prof. Emilia KONDILI (ekondili@teipir.gr) Lect. Lab.
3 2 5 optional face to face
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learning outcomes
  • The students to acquire an integrated knowledge for the waste sources and their impacts in the natural resources.
  • To familiarize with the waste impacts mitigation measures and, more specifically with the waste treatment and waste management technologies.
  • To acquire knowledge and, as much as possible, practical experience in the construction and operation of waste treatment processes and plants.
  • To get to know the professional prospects emerging from their involvement with the environmental engineering aspects.
prerequisites and co-requisites:
recommended optional programme components
module description Basic Concepts

  • Introduction- Course organization and evaluation. The general idea of waste management
  • Waste generation sources.  Waste categories.
  • The concept and the formal definitions of sustainability
  • Professional interests and field in the Waste Treatment.
  • Relevance to the Mechanical Engineering profession

Solid Wastes

  • Basic characteristics of solid wastes. – the solid wastes’ management problem
  • Basic methods in solid waste management.  Disposal sites
  • Thermal treatment, comparative evaluation of different methods in solid waste management
  • Recycling of solid wastes- special applications

Sea Pollution

  • The problem of sea pollution. Sources and main causes for sea pollution.
  • Basic methods for sea pollution treatment and sea pollution avoidance.
  • Comparative evaluation of the mitigation techniques.

Water Resources Management – Waste Water Treatment

  • The problem of water resources management. Importance of the problem for Greece.
  • Basic methods of water supply in isolated areas.
  • Comparative evaluation and costs
  • Basic characteristics of waste water, properties and specifications
  • Water pollution sources
  • Basic methods in waste waste management.
  • Municipal waste water treatment plants– industrial waste water
  • The biological treatment plants – Various physical and chemical processes
  • Basic mechanical equipment
  • Basic issues in waste water plant operation. Reasons of malfunctioning
  • Case studies

Toxic Wastes

  • Characteristics and methods of toxic waste management

Special Issues

  • Economic data concerning waste management facilities’ implementation and operation.  Current status in Greece
  • Issues concerning waste management facilities operation and maintenance equipment
recommended or required bibliography: Essential reading

Lecture Notes
Recommended Books & Journals

  1. “Handbook of Solid Waste Management”, 2001, McGraw-Hill.
  2. Eckenfelder HC, 2000, “Industrial Water Pollution Control”, McGraw-Hill.
  3. Tchobanoglous, G., 1990, “Wastewater Engineering: Treatment, Disposal and Reuse”, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill.
  4. Kiely, G., 1998, “Environmental Engineering”, McGraw-Hill.
  5. Feates, F. & Barratt, R., 1995, “Integrated Pollution Management: Improving Environmental Performance”, McGraw-Hill.
  6. WASTEWATER ENGINEERING: TREATMENT AND REUSE, Inc Metcalf & Eddy; George Tchobanoglous; Franklin L. Burton; H. David Stensel, ISBN 10: 0070418780 / 0-07-041878-0, ISBN 13: 9780070418783, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering, Publication Date: 2002
planned learning activities and teaching methods:
assessment methods and criteria: Class participation (0%)

Mock tests – Assignments (20%)

Final exam (40%)

Laboratory work (40%)

language of instruction: English


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