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EST 204
Resource Recovery Operations


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:20


Description
EST 204 builds off of EST 201, EST 202, and WTM 205 by focusing on the use of waste products to produce energy. Many landfills and wastewater treatment facilities are re-purposing themselves as net producers of clean water and renewable energy. They now consider their plants to be Renewable Resource Recovery Operations that utilize low-cost feedstocks to generate power, heat, and fuels to lower their operating costs and/or generate revenue. Prerequisites: EST 201, EST 202, and WTM 205. Co-requisite: EST 203.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain current economics and limitations of resource recovery technologies.
  • Explain air and water quality regulations, and related formal investments, that are driving innovation in resource recovery.
  • Analyze approaches of various companies that use resource recovery technologies.
  • Distinguish between green technologies and explain their economics to select the most appropriate considerations for upgrading existing infrastructure or developing new sites.

  • Course Topics
  • Air and water regulations
  • Landfills
  • Recycling
  • Waste to energy
  • Waste heat
  • Wastewater solids management
  • Bio-solids
  • Food and yard wastes (organics)
  • Food processing wastes
  • Dairy manure
  • Composting
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Re-processing effluent
  • Soil amendments
  • Biogas, biomethane, renewable natural gas (RNG), and potential renewable fuels and chemicals
  • Companies making investments in Resource Recovery Operations

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 204
    Spring 2016
    0974
    Jason Selwitz


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    Spring
    Summer
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.