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Advanced course in solid waste management in co-operation with Cracow University och Technology and Kaunai University ocf Technology

The course will be held  in the form of an intensive course.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus MJ2632 (Spring 2009–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Municipal and industrial waste. Strategies to solve waste problems including the system analysis approach. Treatment systems. Recycling and reuse. Waste treatment processes such as incineration, aerobic and anaerobic biological processes. Landfills. Current waste related legislation.

Some parts of the course will be given at different waste treatment facilities.

Intended learning outcomes

After a passed course the student should be able to:

• Define and explain important concepts in the field of solid waste management, such as waste hierarchy, waste prevention, recirculation, municipal solid waste etc.

• Suggest and describe suitable technical solutions for treatment of municipal and industrial waste. The student should also be able to discuss the drawbacks and prerequisites for a chosen solution.  

• Describe the construction and operation of a modern landfill.

• From a given case, connected to a solid waste problem, suggest, motivate and describe a way to tackle the problem from a system analysis approach.  • Discuss social aspects connected to handling and recirculation of solid waste from a local as well as global perspective.
 • Analyse and describe the potential of solid waste as a secondary raw material, and thereby associated problems and possibilities in a sustainable society.  

• Actively participate and take responsibility in a group project work carried out on a distant basis over internet.

• Independently search for information connected to solid waste management, make a compilation of this, and analyse it in a written report.
• Make an oral presentation of an individual work and actively participate in the discussion of other groups work.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

At least two years of academic studies in a program of engineering, or natural science or course MJ2611 or corresponding knowledge.

Recommended prerequisites

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Bibliography will be handed out at the start of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • ANN1 - Assignments and Study Visits, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web MJ2632

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Monika Olsson,, tel: 08-790 6150