ENV 6932 Beneficial Use of Waste Materials 

This course will introduce students to material that covers recycling waste products, in which students will conduct a class project where wastes are sampled and tested. Topics that will be discussed include: 

  • Solid waste generation, handling, and disposal practices
  • An overview of the U.S. solid waste management regulatory framework
  • How leaching tests are used to evaluate management practices for waste materials
  • Civil engineering applications where waste materials can be recycled or reused
  • Geotechnical engineering related to the beneficial use of waste materials
  • Asphalt paving, asphalt testing, and the use of wastes in asphalt concrete
  • Portland cement concrete manufacture, concrete testing, and the use of waste materials in concrete and cement
  • Characterization of environmental risk