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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Integrated Waste Management For A Smart City

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


This course has emphasises on Integrated Solid Waste Management aspects within the broad subject area of Integrated Waste Management for a Smart City. The issues of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management, Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste and Electronic Waste Management will be covered in this course. The topics will include: generation rates and waste composition; Integrated waste management issues, collection, recovery, reuse, recycling, energy-from-waste, and landfilling; Biological treatment of the organic waste fraction - direct land application, composting, and anaerobic digestion. The environmental impact of waste management and its relationship on the big picture sustainable development and smart city development will be discussed. A major focus of this course will be the role of MSW management within the various initiatives of the Govt. of India including: Swachh Bharat Mission, Smart Cities as well as Make in India. The challenges of waste management for smart cities will also be discussed taking case studies from the first list of 20 smart cities identified in the first phase for this program. This will be followed by overview of the Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) management issues in India in general and for the smart cities in particular. The new rules with respect of C&D Waste and E-Waste Management will be covered. The challenges of managing these waste streams effectively will be discussed.INTENDED AUDIENCE The course will be beneficial for B.Tech/M.Tech/B.Sc/M.Sc/Research Scholars/Faculty members from different institutions. In addition, we will strongly encourage engineers/professionals working in any area related to waste management should consider taking advantage from this unique application orientated course. Regulators (SPCB, CPCB and MOEF professionals) and policy makers will also benefit from this course.PRE-REQUISITES Environmental Sciences, Introduction to Environmental EngineeringINDUSTRY SUPPORT - Larsen and Tourbo, Tata Group of Industries, Ramky Group of Industries, IF&LS Environment


Week 1: Introduction to Solid Waste ManagementWeek 2: Municipal Solid Waste Characteristics and QuantitiesWeek 3: MSW Rules 2016, Swachh Bharat Mission and Smart Cities ProgramWeek 4: Municipal Solid Waste Collection, Transportation, Segregation and ProcessingWeek 5: Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste: LandfillWeek 6: Biochemical Processes and CompostingWeek 7: Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid WasteWeek 8: Current Issues in Solid Waste Management and Review of MSW Management Status in First List of 20 Smart Cities in the CountryWeek 9: Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste Management - OverviewWeek 10: C&D Waste – Regulation, Beneficial Reuse of C&D Waste MaterialsWeek 11: Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Management – Issues and Status in India and GloballyWeek 12: E-Waste Management Rules 2016 and Management Challenges

Taught by

Dr Brajesh Kr. Dubey



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  • Junaid Ali
    over all course is better and learning more and more. it is requested to short your video and shared more slides in one video's.

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