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Sustainable Resource Recovery from Wastes

Sustainable Resource Recovery from Wastes

Online
Course Number
ENVS 6830 660
Course Code
ENVS6830660
Course Key
81538
Day(s)
Tuesday
Time
5:15pm-8:15pm
Instructor
Course Note
MES Concentration in: Sustainability
Course Description
This qualitative course will introduce students to sustainable waste management for resource recovery. We are a consumer-driven planet; the use of fossil fuels, mining for virgin materials, irresponsible water utilization, and relentless waste generation have only been degrading our planet at an alarming rate. Technology and policy innovations can help avoid extracting virgin materials and growing feedstock crops for industrial production and instead make use of waste feedstocks. Waste materials such as food waste, plastics, and electronic wastes are rich in energy and critical minerals which can be harnessed to achieve a lower environmental impact and greater socio-economic benefits. The goal of sustainable waste management for resource recovery is to keep materials in use as long as possible by taking a multiple ‘R’ approach- Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Renew, Repair, Refurbish, Remanufacture, Recover, Repurpose, and Regulate.Course Outcomes:
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