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Unit description

Focuses on chemical and engineering solutions for dealing with waste, now and in the future. Students will develop an understanding of the existing, new and emerging technologies available for resource recovery. From this understanding they will be challenged to develop innovative thinking to solve waste problems.

Unit content

Materials Science - primary definitions and broad character

Economics & Policy

Waste Categorisation

Chemistry and Engineering of Resource Recovery

  • Reducing disorder
  • Engineering of sorting
  • Combustion
  • Pyrolysis
  • Bioconversion
  • Chemical sorting

Current Methods and Innovations

  • Household waste
  • E-waste
  • Transport waste
  • Industrial waste
  • Construction waste
  • Mining waste

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1investigate chemical and engineering interactions to provide solutions to complex resource recovery problems
2manage chemical and physical conditions to promote resource recovery for real world problems
3demonstrate their command of the multidisciplinary nature of understanding resource recovery
4demonstrate understanding of processes used to treat and contain different types of waste
5understand the principles of resource recovery.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. investigate chemical and engineering interactions to provide solutions to complex resource recovery problems
  2. manage chemical and physical conditions to promote resource recovery for real world problems
  3. demonstrate their command of the multidisciplinary nature of understanding resource recovery
  4. demonstrate understanding of processes used to treat and contain different types of waste
  5. understand the principles of resource recovery.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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