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Waste Management

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to identify the legal and technical fundamentals of waste and wastewater management and apply technical-procedural and thermodynamic knowledge and procedures for energetic reciprocal interactions of thermal waste recycling and technical wastewater treatment.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to Energy Business, Elctrical Power-Supply Networks

course contents

The technical and legal fundamentals of waste and wastewater management are conveyed while taking communal aspects into account.
Students learn about the procedures of aerobic and anaerobic waste treatment. Material and thermal utilization as well as landfilling including previously existing residual waste are explained in regard to associated environmental
impacts. The structure of a wastewater-treatment plant is developed with its mechanical, biological and chemical-physical purification steps and elucidated based on examples.

recommended or required reading

Stern J.: The Transition to Hub-Based Gas Pricing in Continaental Europe, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, 2011
Ströbele W.; Pfaffenberger W.; Heuterkes M.: Energiewirtschaft: Einführung in Theorie und Politik, 1. Auflage, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag; 2012
Zenke I.; et al.: Energiehandel in Europa: Öl, Gas, Strom, Derivate, Zertifikate, 3. Auflage, C.H.Beck Verlag, 2012

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrative course

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)


year of study


recommended optional program components

Not specified

course unit code


type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

mode of delivery

Integrative course

work placement(s)

Not applicable