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Intermediate Level
Approx. 22 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese (European)

Skills you will gain

EnergyEconomyNatural ResourcesEnvironmental Protection

Learner Career Outcomes

36%

started a new career after completing these courses

32%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

11%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 22 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese (European)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Physical Elements of Solid Waste Management

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 124 min), 6 readings
13 videos
1.1 Overview of the course7m
1.2 Why is this course important?6m
1.3 Municipal waste generation and characterization13m
1.4 Waste collection & transport10m
1.5 Improving efficiency of waste collection and transport12m
1.6 Recycling municipal waste16m
1.7 Waste disposal / Landfills - part 18m
1.8 Waste disposal / Landfills - part 211m
1.9 Upgrading a Dump Site10m
1.10 Key messages Week 14m
1.11a BONUS: Planning a Waste Generation and Characterization Study - part I7m
1.11b BONUS: Conducting a Waste Generation and Characterization Study - part II10m
6 readings
Important information to succeed in this course10m
Suggested readings10m
Connect with your peers15m
Slides - Week 110m
Suggested readings - Week 110m
What is a bonus module?1m
2 hours to complete

Physical Elements of Solid Waste Management : Lesson Choices

2 hours to complete
1 reading
1 reading
Language option for quizzes - please complete the quizzes only in one language10m
3 practice exercises
Week 1 - English 30m
Semana 1 - Español 30m
Semaine 1 - Français 30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Governance Aspects of Solid Waste Management

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 116 min), 2 readings
11 videos
2.2 The role of the public sector11m
2.3 The role of the private sector11m
2.4 Integrating the informal sector12m
2.5 The Role of Community Members12m
2.6 Public Awareness Campaigns - Case study India10m
2.7 Financing Mechanisms - part 19m
2.8 Financing mechanisms - part 29m
2.9 Key messages Week 23m
2.10 BONUS: Triggering Community Participation with the RANAS approach10m
2.11BONUS: Financial comparison of collection and transport systems12m
2 readings
Slides - Week 210m
Suggested readings - Week 210m
2 hours to complete

Governance Aspects of Solid Waste Management : Lesson Choices

2 hours to complete
3 practice exercises
Week 2 - English30m
Semana 2 - Español30m
Semaine 2 - Français30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Organic waste treatment

4 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 161 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
18 videos
3.2 Science of composting7m
3.3 Composting technologies6m
3.4 Operating the Composting Process10m
3.5 Case Study Composting - Dhaka, Bangladesh13m
3.6 Case Study Composting - Temesi, Bali, Indonesia10m
3.7 The Basics of Anaerobic Digestion of Biowaste11m
3.8 Anaerobic Digestion Technologies and Operation9m
3.9 Using the Products of Anaerobic Digestion8m
3.10 Vermicomposting of Biowaste11m
3.11 Biowaste Processing with Black Soldier Fly Larvae10m
3.12 Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass13m
3.13 Key messages Week 35m
3.14 BONUS: Determining moisture content of biowaste mixtures8m
3.15 BONUS: Determining C:N ratio of biowaste mixtures5m
3.16 BONUS: Calculating the size of an anaerobic reactor8m
3.17 BONUS: Constructing an Anaerobic Fixed Dome Digester11m
3.18 BONUS: Operating a Black Soldier Fly waste treatment facility5m
4 readings
Slides - Week 310m
Suggested readings - Week 310m
Task - Tarea - Tâche10m
Explication - Explicación - Explanation20m
1 practice exercise
Your solution! 30m
2 hours to complete

Organic waste treatment: Lesson Choices

2 hours to complete
3 practice exercises
Week 3 - English 30m
Semana 3 - Español30m
Semaine 3 - Français30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Special waste fractions

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 84 min), 3 readings
10 videos
4.2 Mixed waste treatment9m
4.3 Hazardous Waste Management10m
4.4 Health Care Waste Management10m
4.5 E-waste13m
4.6a Plastic Waste Management - Theory8m
4.6b Plastic Waste Management - Examples7m
4.7 Construction and Demolition Waste8m
4.8 Key Messages Week 44m
4.9 BONUS: Rapid assessment of waste-to-energy projects11m
3 readings
Additional resources on marine plastic waste10m
Slides - Week 410m
Suggested readings - Week 410m
2 hours to complete

Special waste fractions : Lesson Choices

2 hours to complete
3 practice exercises
Week 4 - English30m
Semana 4 - Español30m
Semaine 4 - Français30m

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