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Energy, Waste and the Environment

Energy, Waste and the Environment

Course Number
ENVS 6840 660
Course Code
ENVS6840660
Course Key
79020
Day(s)
Wednesday
Time
5:15pm-8:15pm
Instructor
Course Note
MES Foundation in Energy/MSAG elective
Course Description
The aim of this course is to provide an incentive to use geochemical and mineralogical principles to address and solve major environmental problems. The students identify the problems that are associated with different types of waste. This course covers a wide range of problems associated with the waste arising from the generation of electricity. The main topics will be the uranium cycle, characterization of nuclear waste, and the containment and disposal of nuclear waste. Based on insights from the nuclear fuel cycle, solutions are presented that diminish the environmental impacts of coal and biomass combustion products, incineration of municipal solid waste, toxic waste due to refuse incineration, and landfills and landfill gases.
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