Swayam Central

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

By Prof. Vinod Kumar Garg   |   Central University of Punjab, Bathinda

Credits:- 4
Management of solid and Hazardous waste is a challenge for Urban Local bodies, Scientists as well Policy makers. Therefore this course has been designed to have a holistic comprehension of solid wastes including MSW, Bio-medical waste, e waste, plastic waste, radioactive waste, fly ash etc.

In this course definition, classification, characterization, collection, transportation and management of different types of solid wastes will be discussed in detail.  Similarly aspects of hazardous wastes will be discussed.

Various resource recovery options including biomethanation, pyrolysis, composting, vermicomposting etc will be covered under this course.

Ultimate methods of solid waste disposal including sanity landfilling and incineration will be covered.

Legal framework related to different types of wastes will be discussed.

Latest R & D, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will also be studied. 

Learners enrolled: 4779


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2019
End Date : 30 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 10 Nov 2019
Enrollment Ends : 10 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Level : Postgraduate


    Week 1 
    1.Waste- Types and classification 2.Waste sources and generation rates 3.Traditional methods of waste collection and disposal
    Week 2 
    4. Factors influencing waste generation and health hazards  5. Waste composition  6.  Waste collection - I
    Week 3 
    7.Waste collection - II  8.Characterization of wastes
    Week 4 
    9.Waste processing : Size and volume reduction 10.Waste minimization, waste hierarchy and waste audit
    Week 5
    11.Recycling of solid wastes 12.Hazardous waste- Definition, sources, classification, collection and segregation 13 Hazardous waste characterization, treatment and disposal
    Week 6
    14.Radioactive waste-I 15.Radioactive waste-II
    Week 7
    16.e waste  17.Plastic waste
    Week 8
    18.Biomedical waste- I 19.Biomedical waste-II 20.Biomedical waste management rules, 2016
    Week 9
    21.Composting  22.Vermicomposting 23.Biogas production from solid waste
    Week 10
    24.Thermal treatment of solid waste – Incineration  25.Thermal treatment of solid waste – Pyrolysis and gasification
    Week 11
    26.Solid waste disposal – Sanitary landfilling- I     27.Solid waste disposal – Sanitary landfilling- II
    Week 12
    28.Landfill leachate and gas management 29.Landfill bioreactors 30.Fly ash- Generation and management 31 Fly ash management Noti/Solid waste management rules, 2016 33 Hazardous and other waste (management and transboundary movement) amendment rules, 2016    34 Plastic waste management rules, 2016
    Week 14
    35.e waste management rules, 2016 36.Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movement of hazardous waste and their disposal    37 Mechanical biological treatment of solid wastes
    Week 15
    38.Solid waste management in rural areas 39.Swachh Bharat Abhiyan 40.Recent advances in solid waste management



    Prof.. Vinod Kumar Garg
    Professor and Dean , School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda

    • Present Post and address: Professor and Dean , School of Environment and Earth Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda 151001, Punjab, India
    • E mail: vinodkgarg@yahoo.com • Research Area : i) Solid Waste Management ii) Pollution monitoring and abatement
    • Citations : 6900 ( by Scopus); >10000 ( By Google Scholar)
    iii) Radioecology • Research and Teaching Experience : 26 years • H-Index: 43 (Scopus); 53 ( By Google Scholar).
    • Countries visited: USA, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bhutan
    • Editorial Activities: Acting as Reviewer for more than 70 journals. • Research papers : 200 (>150 in international Journals of good impact factor).
    • Ph D. Students Guided: 17 students have completed Ph.D.
    • Research project: Research grant of about Rs. 13.00 crores.


    “30 Marks will be allocated for Internal Assessment and 70 Marks will be allocated for external proctored examination”