Basics of waste utilization, 3ECTS

Leading university in the course development: al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Course Poster

Learning outcomes

After this course students:

  • can review the legislative base for waste and waste management
  • can correctly operate the terminology in the field of waste and waste management
  • can interpret the main points of regulatory documents in the field of waste and waste management
  • can distinguish waste types, waste hazard classes
  • can analyze requirements for the collection, transportation, sorting, storage and treatment of waste
  • can assemble information on the best available waste management methods in the world
  • can employ data of the morphological and chemical composition of the waste for making decisions on further actions with it
  • can appraise on the economic and environmental feasibility of recycling or disposal of waste
  • can calculate the amount of raw materials extracted from a certain amount of the waste

Competences obtained by students:

  • be able to develop waste prevention and management activities
  • can apply regulatory documents for independent work in the field of waste management.
  • can make suggestions for improving waste management system
  • can assess the existing situation in the field of waste disposal
  • can make a waste management plan

Main Topics

  • Conceptual framework in the field of waste management
  • Regulatory framework for waste and waste management operations
  • Classification of municipal solid waste
  • Features of the treatment of municipal waste as a new type of raw materials