Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The aim of this unit is to provide an understanding of the principles and practice of waste management and pollution control relating to wastewater and solid wastes, with an emphasis on the recovery of water, nutrients, resources and energy. Topics covered in wastewater management include; the characteristics of municipal and industrial wastewaters, unit processes in wastewater treatment plants, design and modelling of wastewater treatment systems, constructed wetlands, remote wastewater systems, and wastewater disposal /reuse. Solid waste management topics include; solid waste collection systems, recycling, composting, energy recovery (incineration), and the design and operation of sanitary landfills. Also covered are some aspects of environmental management systems, cleaner production methods and industrial ecology.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorEwen Silvester

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites WEM2FRE


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEwen Silvester

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Two 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
four 1000-word essays/reports40
two 2-hour written examinations60