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Have you come across large piles of garbage in neighborhoods and streets, or smelly waste disposal sites polluting the environment of low and middle income countries? Are you also convinced that improvements are necessary and do you want to know what kind of sustainable solutions are appropriate to better manage waste and enhance recycling and recovery? If yes, this course is for you! This course provides an overview of the municipal solid waste management situation in developing countries covering key elements of the waste management system, with its technical, environmental, social, financial and institutional aspects. Besides understanding the challenges you will learn about appropriate and already applied solutions through selected case studies. The course also covers strategic planning and policy issues discussing future visions for waste management and the aspect of a circular and green economy. Considering the importance of the organic waste fraction, the course covers several organic waste treatment technology options such as composting, anaerobic digestion, and some other innovative approaches. MOOC SERIES “SANITATION, WATER AND SOLID WASTE FOR DEVELOPMENT” This course is one of four in the series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development". Please visit the course page for more information....
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Week 1: Introduction to Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

The course begins with an overview of the current waste situation in developing countries. We will introduce the Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM) framework that provides a general overview of SWM systems and will guide us though this course. The modules of this first week deal with the physical components of a SWM system. At the end of this week we expected you to understand the different steps in the municipal solid waste management chain, the key requirements for an appropriate management as well as the main challenges in developing countries. Real study case examples will be introduced to support the understanding....
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12 個視頻(共 110 分鐘), 6 個閱讀材料
Video12 個視頻
Trailer3分鐘
1.1 Overview of the course7分鐘
1.2 Why is this course important?6分鐘
1.3 Municipal waste generation and characterization13分鐘
1.4 Waste collection and transport10分鐘
1.5 Optimization of waste collection and transport11分鐘
1.6 The special case of primary collection5分鐘
1.7 Recycling municipal waste16分鐘
1.8 Treatment Options9分鐘
1.9 Waste disposal / Landfills - part 18分鐘
1.10 Waste disposal / Landfills - part 211分鐘
1.11 Key messages Week 15分鐘
Reading6 個閱讀材料
Important information to succeed in this course10分鐘
Key and further readings10分鐘
Connect with your peers10分鐘
How to give feedback to the course team?10分鐘
Suggested readings - Week 110分鐘
Slides - Week 110分鐘

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Week 2: Introduction to Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

In the second week, the course will focus on the governance aspects also referred as the “soft” aspects of a municipal solid waste management (MSWM) system. The different stakeholders and their roles and responsibilities will be explained as well as legislative issues and financial mechanisms. ...
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10 個視頻(共 110 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video10 個視頻
2.2 The role of the public sector11分鐘
2.3 The role of the private sector11分鐘
2.4 Integrating the informal sector12分鐘
2.5 The Role of Community Members12分鐘
2.6 Public Awareness Campaigns - Case study India10分鐘
2.7 Financing Mechanisms - part 19分鐘
2.8 Financing mechanisms - part 29分鐘
2.9 Example of cost and tariff model16分鐘
2.10 Key messages Week 24分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Suggested readings - Week 210分鐘
Slides - Week 210分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 1&230分鐘

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Week 3: Organic waste treatment technologies

The third week will focus on the treatment of organic waste. In this week you will learn the basics of two very common organic waste treatment technologies: composting and anaerobic digestion. Study case examples will be presented as well as some practical exercises. This will help consolidate your knowledge to better understand the underlying treatment principles and processes, the key issues in operation and maintenance of such treatment facilities and the benefits of the value products from the treatment....
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10 個視頻(共 90 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料
Video10 個視頻
3.2 Composting technologies6分鐘
3.3 Operating the Composting Process10分鐘
3.4 Case Study Composting - Dhaka, Bangladesh13分鐘
3.5 Case Study Composting - Temesi, Bali, Indonesia10分鐘
3.6 The Basics of Anaerobic Digestion of Biowaste11分鐘
3.7 Anaerobic Digestion Technologies and Operation9分鐘
3.8 Using the Products of Anaerobic Digestion8分鐘
3.9 Calculating the size of an anaerobic reactor8分鐘
3.10 Key messages Week 33分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Suggested readings - Week 310分鐘
Slides - Week 310分鐘

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Week 4: Organic waste treatment technologies

Week four will continue with an introduction to other organic waste treatment technologies. Although currently less common in practice, the treatment by vermicomposting, Black Solider Fly larvae or options of thermochemical conversion are explained and their potential for waste management in developing countries are discussed. The week then ends with two modules on special waste types, hazardous and health care waste as well as electronic waste, explaining the key challenges and opportunities for improvement in a low and middle income setting. ...
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6 個視頻(共 64 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video6 個視頻
4.2 Biowaste Processing with Black Soldier Fly Larvae10分鐘
4.3 Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass13分鐘
4.4 Hazardous Household Waste and Health Care Waste12分鐘
4.5 E-waste13分鐘
4.6 Key messages Week 43分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
Slides - Week 410分鐘
Suggested readings - Week 410分鐘
Quiz1 個練習
Week 3&430分鐘
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創建者 ESFeb 27th 2017

Great introduction. It covers a wide range of issues concerning waste management and I thought the material was relevant and reflected my own observations of waste management in developing countries.

創建者 OSSep 30th 2016

great course and content, it gives you a clear view of how waste management is done nowadays in developing countries and prepares you to innovate on the upcoming future of a circular economy

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Dr. Christian Zurbrügg

Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development / Eawag

Imanol Zabaleta

Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development / Eawag

Félix Schmidt

Sanitary Engineering, Water and Waste Management / EPFL

關於 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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