Solid Waste Engineering and System Design

Solid Waste Engineering and System Design
Civil Engineering

To introduce the learners to the core concepts of solid waste management. They will get basic knowledge about the various types of solid waste,  sources, collection types and vehicles, transfer stations, the latest treatment technologies, and secured landfill disposal methods. The learners will be exposed to the fundamentals of engineering design, policy guidelines, and smart technology-based solutions

About the Course

This course is a unique blend of core concepts for Solid and Hazardous Waste engineering with skill development on waste management practices. The learners will understand the fundamentals applied in solid waste generation, collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal with brief introduction on policy and governance of Swachh Bharat Mission.

These concepts are weaved with demonstrations and real case studies/projects through digital platform, practical use cases in biogas technology, composting, material recovery facility, derived fuel technologies, pyrolysis, and on special waste management. Latest concepts on circular economy, data analytics, wase collection route optimization and application of IoT in waste management are explained with industrial case studies. Skill based projects will enable the skill and knowledge among learners but also make them industry ready to purse challenge and practical implementations.

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is:

  • To facilitate the learners to understand fundamentals of key elements in solid waste management and governance.
  • To imparts knowledge to arrive strategies for waste management and selection of technologies for processing, treatment, and disposal.
  • To examine and plan designs for material recovery facility, micro composting units, incinerators, biodigester, and landfills
Key topics
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, the learners will be able to:

  •  Comprehend the elements of solid waste management and categorize the waste based on physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
  • Design a waste collection system for onsite collection, storage and demonstrate waste transfer and transport operations.
  • Evaluate and develop waste processing and treatment methods for solid and hazardous waste with sustainable practices.
  • Select appropriate disposal methods such as landfills, waste to energy plants and its handling in an efficient way.
  • Develop reduce, reuse, recycling methods for special waste and prepare smart solutions for solid waste management.
Civil Engineering Stack
Our Experts
Dr. C V R Murty
Chief Mentor - Civil Engineering - L&T EduTech Professor, IIT Madras; Founding Dean - IIT Jodhpur

Area of Expertise:
Structural Engineering, Earthquake Resistant Design

Balasubramanian R
Lead SME - Civil Engineering - L&T EduTech; M.Tech - IIT Madras

Area of Expertise:
Steel and Concrete structures, Pre-Engineered Buildings, Design Management

L.S. Kannan
Head - Concrete Management Department (Buildings & Factories), L&T Construction; 36 years of experience

Area of Expertise:
Concrete Technology,  Light Weight Concrete & NDT, High Strength and Performance Concrete,  3D Printing, Green Concrete Production

K Veerappan
Head - Engineering Design and Research Centre (Buildings & Factories), L&T Construction; M.E - CEG; 35+ years of experience

Area of Expertise
Concrete & Steel Buildings, Equipment Foundations, Pre-stressed & Pre-cast Structures,Silos & Bins, Chimneys, Water & Sewage Treatment Plant Structures

Dr. Shiv Shanker
PhD (Structural Engg) – University of Texas Austin; 20 years of experience in the industry

Area of Expertise
Structural Engineering Design, Tall Buildings

Dr. Sreenath S
PhD - IIT Madras; 9 years of industry experience and 6 years of research experience

Area of Expertise
Steel and Composite Buildings, Offshore Structures, Advanced Analysis of Steel Frames 

V. Jaya Pragash
Head - Geotechnical Engineering - Residential Buildings and Factories, BNF IC, L&T Construction; ME (Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering); 22 years of experience

Area of Expertise
Geotechnical Engineering

Dr. S. Rajkumar
Head - Centre for Excellence & Futuristic Department - Building & Factories, IC, L&T Construction; 20+ years of experience

Area of Expertise
Energy Analysis for Buildings, Thermal Comfort, Building Audit & Architectural Acoustics 

C. Mekala
PhD - IIT Madras

Area of Expertise
Solid Waste Management, Contaminant Transport,  Water Treatment, Microbial Fuel Cells

Dhinesh K
M. Tech - NIT Calicut

Area of Expertise
Structural Engineering, Steel Structures,
Offshore Structures, Pre-Engineered Buildings 



Krishna Madhu
M. Tech - NIT Nagpur

Area of Expertise
Environmental Engineering, Water & Waste Water Treatment, PHE Design 



Amitendra Sarkar
B.E (Civil), Head - System Upgradation & Standardisation, Centre of Excellence - Formwork; 24+ years of experience in the formwork industry

Area of Expertise
Design (High-Rise, Bridge Pylons, Automatic Climbing Formwork systems), Product Development, Modern Formwork Techniques

T. Jagannath
M.E (Structural Engineering) - GCE Salem; DGM - Centre of Excellence - Formwork; 17 years of industry experience

Area of Expertise
Formwork Engineering and Execution, Design, Planning, Digitalisation, Formwork for Residential Buildings, High-Rise/Tall Structures, Factories, etc. 

D. Arunkumar
B.E (Civil) - Sona College of Technology; PG (Construction Management), NICMAR; 14 years of experience in Formwork

Area of Expertise
Design and Execution of Formwork Systems, Planning, Methodologies, Advanced Formwork Systems 

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