Goal:Introducing students to the basic concepts of ecology and environmental problems. Introducing students with the ways of applying real technical systems and technologies for the purpose of solving ecological problems.
Outcome:Ability of students to identify and minimize environmental problems, generators of these problems and environmental impact.
Contents of the course
Green economy and sustainable development
Conservation of natural resources as a contribution to the recycling of waste
Recycling non-hazardous and hazardous waste
Reduction of pollution by organized collection of waste for recycling
The primary selection of waste as a basic requirement for recycling
Strategy of organized and complete recycling of waste materials
Recycling of special waste streams
Recyclable waste types
Recycling of special streams of hazardous waste: electrical and electronic waste, waste oils, batteries, accumulators and vehicles
Recycling of special non-hazardous waste streams: packaging and packaging waste
Method of marking recyclable waste types. Eco sign. Getting acquainted with the US EPA List and the European Waste Catalog. Methods of sampling and analysis of hazardous and non-hazardous waste for recycling to the content of specific organic and inorganic components. Getting acquainted with the procedures for handling hazardous waste at the stage of collection, transport and temporary storage for recycling. Demonstration of the management of recyclable waste (hazardous and non-hazardous) in certain waste treatment / recycling plants in RS. Visits to one of the recycling plants for hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste recycling plants. Visit to the company that deals with the recycling of industrial waste. Visit the foundry. Analysis of the effect of recycling from aspect 3E (energy + economics + ecology).
Textbooks and References
Hodolič J. i dr., Reciklaža i reciklažne tehnologije, Fakultet tehničkih nauka, Novi Sad, 2011.