Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
The sustainable materials management group in ESSIE is part of the Environmental Engineering Sciences Department. A combination of field and laboratory activities focus on the applied research needs of the solid waste management community. Undegraduate and graduate student course topics include fundamentals of waste management, landfill design, and beneficial use of waste materials.
In the Fall 2019 semester, Professor Townsend is teaching ENV 4353 Solid Waste Systems Design (a capstone design course based on a solid waste issue in a developing country) and an EDGE course on Construction and Demolition Debris Management (ENV6932). Professor of Practice Laux is instructing a course on Landfill Design (ENV4300/6301). Amanda Brinton is teaching a class on Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries (ENV 4932). Ongoing research topics include recycling of waste-to-energy ash, sustainable landfill design and operation, construction and demolition debris management, beneficial use of waste materials and sustainable materials management.