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 Spring 2019 semester, Professor Townsend is teaching Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (ENV4351/5306) and a section of ENV 4353 Solid Waste Sysetms Design (a capstone design course). Professor of Practice Laux is instructing ENV4353, Solid Waste Systems Design (a capstone desigh course). 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.