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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Dr Kirsten Schliephake


Establishment of a waste reduction and waste-to-resource culture; Sustainable waste management in the context of greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy generation; Solid waste disposal and recycling (municipal, C&I, C&D); Treatment/remediation options and disposal of hazardous chemicals; Landfill management; Biological (aerobic and anaerobic) and chemical/physical remediation techniques of recalcitrant organic compounds such as petrochemicals in soils and aquifers; The use of substitutes to minimise environmental impact; Integrating cleaner production opportunities with triple bottom line criteria and life cycle analysis; Case studies are drawn from process industries and historical catastrophes; Scheduled site visit to resource recovery and landfill facility.


Examination (3 hours): 60%
Assignments (including report on site visit): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Barbie Panther

Contact hours

3 x 1-hour lectures and 1 x 1-hour tutorial per week and 1-2 site visits


CHM1022 or CHM1752, and CHM2752. Students enrolled in the BCivEnvEng must also do ENG3203.