|Office Hours:||To be arranged (drop-ins welcome except MWF AM)|
|Class Period:||MWF 1:30-2:20 pm|
|Description:||Characterization of hazardous wastes and introduction to pertinent federal and state regulations. Discussion of significance of hazardous wastes and related facilities with respect to human and environmental health. Description of management options at pre- and post-generation stages. Supplemented with case studies.|
At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to: define hazardous waste; describe the primary provisions of RCRA and CERCLA; demonstrate familiarity with current hazardous waste management issues and jargon; recognize and interpret terminology used to quantitatively describe chemical exposure and risk; interpret the physical-chemical properties of individual chemicals with respect to their impact on fate, transport, and human exposure; describe key epidemiological investigations of hazardous waste sites; state conditions under which exposure pathways are likely to be completed; describe technological approaches to waste destruction and containment; and contrast pre-generation, pre-release, and post-release management options.
No text. Notes available by means to be announced. Additional reserve readings have been assembled from publications of government agencies and the open literature.
Web sites of interest are listed in an electronic supplement (see link below). Course reserves will be posted at:
For individuals who wish to own a hazardous waste text (for their own career purposes - not needed for this class), Hazardous Waste Management, LaGrega, M. et al., McGraw-Hill, c. 1200 pp, 2nd ed, 2001 is perhaps the best one out there.
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