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EC.716 D-Lab: Waste (MIT) EC.716 D-Lab: Waste (MIT)

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This introductory course will provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to managing waste in low- and middle-income countries, with strategies that diminish greenhouse gas emissions and provide enterprise opportunities for marginalized populations. You will focus on understanding some of the multiple dimensions of waste generation and management. Topics are presented in real contexts through case studies, field visits, civic engagement and research, and include consumer culture, waste streams, waste management, entrepreneurship and innovation on waste, technology evaluation, downcycling / upcycling, Life Cycle Analysis and waste assessment. Labs include building low-cost, small scale technology, field trips to waste-related institutions and businesses, art workshops and e-waste scrappi This introductory course will provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to managing waste in low- and middle-income countries, with strategies that diminish greenhouse gas emissions and provide enterprise opportunities for marginalized populations. You will focus on understanding some of the multiple dimensions of waste generation and management. Topics are presented in real contexts through case studies, field visits, civic engagement and research, and include consumer culture, waste streams, waste management, entrepreneurship and innovation on waste, technology evaluation, downcycling / upcycling, Life Cycle Analysis and waste assessment. Labs include building low-cost, small scale technology, field trips to waste-related institutions and businesses, art workshops and e-waste scrappi

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d-lab | d-lab | waste | waste | global waste systems | global waste systems | waste-pickers | waste-pickers | waste generation | waste generation | waste management | waste management | consumer culture | consumer culture | waste streams | waste streams | innovation | innovation | downcycling | downcycling | upcycling | upcycling | waste assessment | waste assessment | e-waste | e-waste | city planning | city planning | integrated waste management | integrated waste management | environment | environment | recycling | recycling | technology | technology

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EC.716 D-Lab: Waste (MIT)

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This introductory course will provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to managing waste in low- and middle-income countries, with strategies that diminish greenhouse gas emissions and provide enterprise opportunities for marginalized populations. You will focus on understanding some of the multiple dimensions of waste generation and management. Topics are presented in real contexts through case studies, field visits, civic engagement and research, and include consumer culture, waste streams, waste management, entrepreneurship and innovation on waste, technology evaluation, downcycling / upcycling, Life Cycle Analysis and waste assessment. Labs include building low-cost, small scale technology, field trips to waste-related institutions and businesses, art workshops and e-waste scrappi

Subjects

d-lab | waste | global waste systems | waste-pickers | waste generation | waste management | consumer culture | waste streams | innovation | downcycling | upcycling | waste assessment | e-waste | city planning | integrated waste management | environment | recycling | technology

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1.34 Waste Containment and Remediation Technology (MIT) 1.34 Waste Containment and Remediation Technology (MIT)

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1.34 focuses on the geotechnical aspects of hazardous waste management, with specific emphasis on the design of land-based waste containment structures and hazardous waste remediation. Topics include: introduction to hazardous waste, definition of hazardous waste, regulatory requirements, waste characteristics, geo-chemistry, and contaminant transport; the design and operation of waste containment structures, landfills, impoundments, and mine-waste disposal; the characterization and remediation of contaminated sites, the superfund law, preliminary site assessment, site investigation techniques, and remediation technologies; and monitoring requirements. 1.34 focuses on the geotechnical aspects of hazardous waste management, with specific emphasis on the design of land-based waste containment structures and hazardous waste remediation. Topics include: introduction to hazardous waste, definition of hazardous waste, regulatory requirements, waste characteristics, geo-chemistry, and contaminant transport; the design and operation of waste containment structures, landfills, impoundments, and mine-waste disposal; the characterization and remediation of contaminated sites, the superfund law, preliminary site assessment, site investigation techniques, and remediation technologies; and monitoring requirements.

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waste containment | waste containment | waste remediation | waste remediation | soil remediation | soil remediation | groundwater remediation | groundwater remediation | contaminated site | contaminated site | contamination | contamination | waste disposal | waste disposal | mass transport | mass transport | Superfund | Superfund | EPA | EPA | USGS | USGS | air sparging | air sparging | air stripper | air stripper | bioremediation | bioremediation | soil vapor extraction | soil vapor extraction | SVE | SVE | pump and treat | pump and treat | landfill | landfill | leachate | leachate | chlorinated solvent | chlorinated solvent | NAPL | NAPL | LNAPL | LNAPL | DNAPL | DNAPL | TCE | TCE | PCE | PCE | risk assessment | risk assessment | soil liner | soil liner | clay liner | clay liner | geomembrane | geomembrane | brownfield | brownfield | remediation technologies | remediation technologies

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22.251 Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (MIT) 22.251 Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (MIT)

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This course provides an in-depth technical and policy analysis of various options for the nuclear fuel cycle. Topics include uranium supply, enrichment fuel fabrication, in-core physics and fuel management of uranium, thorium and other fuel types, reprocessing and waste disposal. Also covered are the principles of fuel cycle economics and the applied reactor physics of both contemporary and proposed thermal and fast reactors. Nonproliferation aspects, disposal of excess weapons plutonium, and transmutation of actinides and selected fission products in spent fuel are examined. Several state-of-the-art computer programs are provided for student use in problem sets and term papers. This course provides an in-depth technical and policy analysis of various options for the nuclear fuel cycle. Topics include uranium supply, enrichment fuel fabrication, in-core physics and fuel management of uranium, thorium and other fuel types, reprocessing and waste disposal. Also covered are the principles of fuel cycle economics and the applied reactor physics of both contemporary and proposed thermal and fast reactors. Nonproliferation aspects, disposal of excess weapons plutonium, and transmutation of actinides and selected fission products in spent fuel are examined. Several state-of-the-art computer programs are provided for student use in problem sets and term papers.

Subjects

nuclear fuel | nuclear fuel | nuclear fuel cycle | nuclear fuel cycle | thorium fuel | thorium fuel | dry recycling | dry recycling | transmutation | transmutation | radioactive waste disposal | radioactive waste disposal | waste storage | waste storage | nuclear waste | nuclear waste | nuclear reactor analysis | nuclear reactor analysis | fuel cell design | fuel cell design | reactor design | reactor design | fast reactors | fast reactors | breeder reactors | breeder reactors | CANDU reactor | CANDU reactor | light water reactor | light water reactor | LWR | LWR | nuclear non-proliferation | nuclear non-proliferation | plutonium recycling | plutonium recycling

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1.85 Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering (MIT) 1.85 Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering (MIT)

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This course is an overview of engineering approaches to protecting water quality with an emphasis on fundamental principals. Theory and conceptual design of systems for treating municipal wastewater and drinking water are discussed, as well as reactor theory, process kinetics, and models. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are presented, including sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, disinfection, and sludge processing. Finally, there is discussion of engineered and natural processes for wastewater treatment.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files. This course is an overview of engineering approaches to protecting water quality with an emphasis on fundamental principals. Theory and conceptual design of systems for treating municipal wastewater and drinking water are discussed, as well as reactor theory, process kinetics, and models. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are presented, including sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, disinfection, and sludge processing. Finally, there is discussion of engineered and natural processes for wastewater treatment.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files.

Subjects

water pollution | water pollution | wastewater treatment | wastewater treatment | chemical treatment | chemical treatment | gas transfer | gas transfer | reactor tanks | reactor tanks | water quality | water quality | trickling filters | trickling filters | sludge handling | sludge handling | wastewater screening | wastewater screening

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1.85 Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering (MIT) 1.85 Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering (MIT)

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This course is an overview of engineering approaches to protecting water quality with an emphasis on fundamental principals. Theory and conceptual design of systems for treating municipal wastewater and drinking water are discussed, as well as reactor theory, process kinetics, and models. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are presented, including sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, disinfection, and sludge processing. Finally, there is discussion of engineered and natural processes for wastewater treatment. This course is an overview of engineering approaches to protecting water quality with an emphasis on fundamental principals. Theory and conceptual design of systems for treating municipal wastewater and drinking water are discussed, as well as reactor theory, process kinetics, and models. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are presented, including sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, disinfection, and sludge processing. Finally, there is discussion of engineered and natural processes for wastewater treatment.

Subjects

water pollution | water pollution | wastewater treatment | wastewater treatment | chemical treatment | chemical treatment | gas transfer | gas transfer | reactor tanks | reactor tanks | water quality | water quality | trickling filters | trickling filters | sludge handling | sludge handling | wastewater screening | wastewater screening

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1.34 Waste Containment and Remediation Technology (MIT)

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1.34 focuses on the geotechnical aspects of hazardous waste management, with specific emphasis on the design of land-based waste containment structures and hazardous waste remediation. Topics include: introduction to hazardous waste, definition of hazardous waste, regulatory requirements, waste characteristics, geo-chemistry, and contaminant transport; the design and operation of waste containment structures, landfills, impoundments, and mine-waste disposal; the characterization and remediation of contaminated sites, the superfund law, preliminary site assessment, site investigation techniques, and remediation technologies; and monitoring requirements.

Subjects

waste containment | waste remediation | soil remediation | groundwater remediation | contaminated site | contamination | waste disposal | mass transport | Superfund | EPA | USGS | air sparging | air stripper | bioremediation | soil vapor extraction | SVE | pump and treat | landfill | leachate | chlorinated solvent | NAPL | LNAPL | DNAPL | TCE | PCE | risk assessment | soil liner | clay liner | geomembrane | brownfield | remediation technologies

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22.251 Systems Analysis of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (MIT)

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This course provides an in-depth technical and policy analysis of various options for the nuclear fuel cycle. Topics include uranium supply, enrichment fuel fabrication, in-core physics and fuel management of uranium, thorium and other fuel types, reprocessing and waste disposal. Also covered are the principles of fuel cycle economics and the applied reactor physics of both contemporary and proposed thermal and fast reactors. Nonproliferation aspects, disposal of excess weapons plutonium, and transmutation of actinides and selected fission products in spent fuel are examined. Several state-of-the-art computer programs are provided for student use in problem sets and term papers.

Subjects

nuclear fuel | nuclear fuel cycle | thorium fuel | dry recycling | transmutation | radioactive waste disposal | waste storage | nuclear waste | nuclear reactor analysis | fuel cell design | reactor design | fast reactors | breeder reactors | CANDU reactor | light water reactor | LWR | nuclear non-proliferation | plutonium recycling

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1.34 Waste Containment and Remediation Technology (MIT)

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1.34 focuses on the geotechnical aspects of hazardous waste management, with specific emphasis on the design of land-based waste containment structures and hazardous waste remediation. Topics include: introduction to hazardous waste, definition of hazardous waste, regulatory requirements, waste characteristics, geo-chemistry, and contaminant transport; the design and operation of waste containment structures, landfills, impoundments, and mine-waste disposal; the characterization and remediation of contaminated sites, the superfund law, preliminary site assessment, site investigation techniques, and remediation technologies; and monitoring requirements.

Subjects

waste containment | waste remediation | soil remediation | groundwater remediation | contaminated site | contamination | waste disposal | mass transport | Superfund | EPA | USGS | air sparging | air stripper | bioremediation | soil vapor extraction | SVE | pump and treat | landfill | leachate | chlorinated solvent | NAPL | LNAPL | DNAPL | TCE | PCE | risk assessment | soil liner | clay liner | geomembrane | brownfield | remediation technologies

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Pests

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Awareness and prevention of contamination of food by pests such as flies, rodents and domestic pets is covered within this resource

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rats | mice | cockroaches | rodents | flies | household pets | contamination | bacteria | feces | cleaning | food waste | waste disposal | infestation | pest removal | extermination | pest prevention | daily routine | catering | basic food hygiene | sport | leisure | tourism | hospitality | cc-by | creative commons | pests | e-coli | haccp | nvq level 2 | oxb:200811:008pj | ukoer | hlst | engscoer | oer | ll2012 | london 2012 | olympics | olympic games | paralympics | paralympic games | learning legacies | jisc | hea | oxford brookes university | hlstoer | CATERING / FOOD / LEISURE SERVICES / TOURISM | N

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22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy (MIT) 22.081J Introduction to Sustainable Energy (MIT)

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This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments. This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments.

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22.081 | 22.081 | 2.650 | 2.650 | 10.291 | 10.291 | 1.818 | 1.818 | 10.391 | 10.391 | 11.371 | 11.371 | 22.811 | 22.811 | ESD.166 | ESD.166 | energy transfer | energy transfer | clean technologies | clean technologies | energy resource assessment | energy resource assessment | energy conversion | energy conversion | wind power | wind power | nuclear proliferation | nuclear proliferation | nuclear waste disposal | nuclear waste disposal | carbon management options | carbon management options | geothermal energy | geothermal energy | solar photovoltaics | solar photovoltaics | solar thermal energy | solar thermal energy | biomass energy | biomass energy | biomass conversion | biomass conversion | eco-buildings | eco-buildings | hydropower | hydropower

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22.39 Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety (MIT) 22.39 Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety (MIT)

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This course integrates studies of engineering sciences, reactor physics and safety assessment into nuclear power plant design. Topics include materials issues in plant design and operations, aspects of thermal design, fuel depletion and fission-product poisoning, and temperature effects on reactivity, safety considerations in regulations and operations, such as the evolution of the regulatory process, the concept of defense in depth, General Design Criteria, accident analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and risk-informed regulations.Technical RequirementsSpecial software is required to use some of the files in this course: .exe and .zip. The .in files are input data files. This course integrates studies of engineering sciences, reactor physics and safety assessment into nuclear power plant design. Topics include materials issues in plant design and operations, aspects of thermal design, fuel depletion and fission-product poisoning, and temperature effects on reactivity, safety considerations in regulations and operations, such as the evolution of the regulatory process, the concept of defense in depth, General Design Criteria, accident analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and risk-informed regulations.Technical RequirementsSpecial software is required to use some of the files in this course: .exe and .zip. The .in files are input data files.

Subjects

nuclear reactor | nuclear reactor | nuclear power | nuclear power | NRC | NRC | PWR | PWR | pressurized water reactor | pressurized water reactor | GFR | GFR | nuclear safety | nuclear safety | meltdown | meltdown | nuclear risk | nuclear risk | PRA | PRA | probabalistic risk assessment | probabalistic risk assessment | risk assessment | risk assessment | thermal | thermal | hydraulic | hydraulic | nuclear fuel | nuclear fuel | nuclear waste | nuclear waste | accident | accident | radiation | radiation | radioactivity | radioactivity | nuclear plant | nuclear plant | cooling | cooling | seabrook | seabrook | fission | fission | uranium | uranium | half-life | half-life | plutonium | plutonium

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4.191 Introduction to Integrated Design (MIT) 4.191 Introduction to Integrated Design (MIT)

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During this course, we will be exploring basic questions of architecture through several short design exercises. Working with many different media, students will discover the interrelationship of architecture and its related disciplines, such as structures, sustainability, architectural history and the visual arts. Each problem will focus on one of these disciplines and one exploration and presentation technique. During this course, we will be exploring basic questions of architecture through several short design exercises. Working with many different media, students will discover the interrelationship of architecture and its related disciplines, such as structures, sustainability, architectural history and the visual arts. Each problem will focus on one of these disciplines and one exploration and presentation technique.

Subjects

Sustainability | Sustainability | engineering | engineering | built environment | built environment | life-cycle assessment | life-cycle assessment | LCA | LCA | product impact | product impact | product life cycle | product life cycle | infrastructure | infrastructure | computational methods | computational methods | water | water | wastewater | wastewater | energy | energy | materials | materials | construction | construction | introductory design | introductory design | studio | studio | drawing | drawing | modeling | modeling | 3D models | 3D models | architecture | architecture | architectural design | architectural design

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22.39 Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety (MIT) 22.39 Integration of Reactor Design, Operations, and Safety (MIT)

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This course integrates studies of engineering sciences, reactor physics and safety assessment into nuclear power plant design. Topics include materials issues in plant design and operations, aspects of thermal design, fuel depletion and fission-product poisoning, and temperature effects on reactivity, safety considerations in regulations and operations, such as the evolution of the regulatory process, the concept of defense in depth, General Design Criteria, accident analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and risk-informed regulations. This course integrates studies of engineering sciences, reactor physics and safety assessment into nuclear power plant design. Topics include materials issues in plant design and operations, aspects of thermal design, fuel depletion and fission-product poisoning, and temperature effects on reactivity, safety considerations in regulations and operations, such as the evolution of the regulatory process, the concept of defense in depth, General Design Criteria, accident analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and risk-informed regulations.

Subjects

nuclear reactor | nuclear reactor | nuclear power | nuclear power | NRC | NRC | PWR | PWR | pressurized water reactor | pressurized water reactor | GFR | GFR | LWR | LWR | light water reactor | light water reactor | nuclear safety | nuclear safety | meltdown | meltdown | nuclear risk | nuclear risk | PRA | PRA | probabalistic risk assessment | probabalistic risk assessment | risk assessment | risk assessment | thermal | thermal | hydraulic | hydraulic | nuclear fuel | nuclear fuel | nuclear waste | nuclear waste | accident | accident | radiation radioactivity | radiation radioactivity | nuclear plant | nuclear plant | cooling Seabrook | cooling Seabrook | fission | fission | uranium | uranium | half-life | half-life | plutonium | plutonium | economics of nuclear power | economics of nuclear power | materials slection | materials slection | IRIS | IRIS | materials selection | materials selection

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Environmental Issues in Materials Selection (MIT) Environmental Issues in Materials Selection (MIT)

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Choice of material has implications throughout the life-cycle of a product, influencing many aspects of economic and environmental performance. This course will provide a survey of methods for evaluating those implications. Lectures will cover topics in material choice concepts, fundamentals of engineering economics, manufacturing economics modeling methods, and life-cycle environmental evaluation. Choice of material has implications throughout the life-cycle of a product, influencing many aspects of economic and environmental performance. This course will provide a survey of methods for evaluating those implications. Lectures will cover topics in material choice concepts, fundamentals of engineering economics, manufacturing economics modeling methods, and life-cycle environmental evaluation.

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cost | cost | value | value | cash flow | cash flow | discount | discount | life-cycle | life-cycle | engineering economics | engineering economics | manufacturing economics | manufacturing economics | LCA | LCA | life-cycle assessment | life-cycle assessment | PCBM | PCBM | process-based cost modeling | process-based cost modeling | cost model | cost model | environmental impact | environmental impact | uncertainty | uncertainty | consumption | consumption | efficiency | efficiency | waste | waste | Ashby | Ashby

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22.812J Managing Nuclear Technology (MIT) 22.812J Managing Nuclear Technology (MIT)

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An examination of current economic and policy issues in the electric power industry, focusing on nuclear power and its fuel cycle. Introduces techniques for analyzing private and public policy alternatives, including discounted cash flow methods and other techniques in engineering economics. Application to specific problem areas, including nuclear waste management and weapons proliferation. Other topics include deregulation and restructuring in the electric power industry. An examination of current economic and policy issues in the electric power industry, focusing on nuclear power and its fuel cycle. Introduces techniques for analyzing private and public policy alternatives, including discounted cash flow methods and other techniques in engineering economics. Application to specific problem areas, including nuclear waste management and weapons proliferation. Other topics include deregulation and restructuring in the electric power industry.

Subjects

electric power industry | electric power industry | nuclear power | nuclear power | fuel cycle | fuel cycle | analyzing private and public policy alternatives | analyzing private and public policy alternatives | discounted cash flow methods | discounted cash flow methods | engineering economics | engineering economics | nuclear waste management | nuclear waste management | weapons proliferation | weapons proliferation | deregulation | deregulation | restructuring | restructuring | 22.812 | 22.812 | ESD.163 | ESD.163

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STS.320 Environmental Conflict and Social Change (MIT) STS.320 Environmental Conflict and Social Change (MIT)

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This graduate-level class explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, focusing on non-western parts of the world in addition to Europe and the United States. It uses environmental conflict to draw attention to competing understandings and uses of "nature" as well as the local, national and transnational power relationships in which environmental interactions are embedded. In addition to utilizing a range of theoretical perspectives, this subject draws upon a series of ethnographic case studies of environmental conflicts in various parts of the world. This graduate-level class explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, focusing on non-western parts of the world in addition to Europe and the United States. It uses environmental conflict to draw attention to competing understandings and uses of "nature" as well as the local, national and transnational power relationships in which environmental interactions are embedded. In addition to utilizing a range of theoretical perspectives, this subject draws upon a series of ethnographic case studies of environmental conflicts in various parts of the world.

Subjects

Anthropology | Anthropology | complex interrelationships | complex interrelationships | humans | humans | natural environments | natural environments | conflict | conflict | access | access | land rights | land rights | hunting | hunting | fishing | fishing | environmental regulations | environmental regulations | scientific | scientific | popular | popular | knowledge | knowledge | biotechnology | biotechnology | hazardous waste | hazardous waste | social | social | economic | economic | political | political | environmental | environmental | stakes | stakes | forest | forest | agricultural | agricultural | marine | marine | urban | urban | cultural | cultural | historical | historical | power relationships | power relationships | local | local | national | national | international levels. nature | international levels. nature | European thought | European thought | theoretical paradigms | theoretical paradigms | ethnographic | ethnographic | East Africa | East Africa | South Asia | South Asia | Southeast Asia | Southeast Asia | Eastern Europe | Eastern Europe | North America | North America

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Urban and rural waste in China

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This free course

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Environment | waste | waste management | China | economic growth | landfills

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1.964 Design for Sustainability (MIT) 1.964 Design for Sustainability (MIT)

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This course on sustainability will cover the implications of this topic on engineering, design, and architecture. The course will begin with a general survey and discussion of current trends, followed by the introduction of the life cycle assessment (LCA) method as a rigorous, quantitative alternative to current popular sustainability measures for the built environment. This course on sustainability will cover the implications of this topic on engineering, design, and architecture. The course will begin with a general survey and discussion of current trends, followed by the introduction of the life cycle assessment (LCA) method as a rigorous, quantitative alternative to current popular sustainability measures for the built environment.

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sustainability | sustainability | engineering | engineering | built environment | built environment | life-cycle assessment | life-cycle assessment | LCA | LCA | product impact | product impact | product life cycle | product life cycle | infrastructure | infrastructure | computational methods | computational methods | water | water | wastewater | wastewater | energy | energy | materials | materials | construction | construction

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ESD.123J Systems Perspectives on Industrial Ecology (MIT) ESD.123J Systems Perspectives on Industrial Ecology (MIT)

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This course examines quantitative techniques for life cycle analysis of the impacts of materials extraction, processing use, and recycling; and economic analysis of materials processing, products, and markets. Student teams undertake a major case study using the latest methods of analysis and computer-based models of materials process. This course examines quantitative techniques for life cycle analysis of the impacts of materials extraction, processing use, and recycling; and economic analysis of materials processing, products, and markets. Student teams undertake a major case study using the latest methods of analysis and computer-based models of materials process.

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ESD.123 | ESD.123 | 1.814 | 1.814 | 3.560 | 3.560 | Sustainability | Sustainability | environment | environment | manufacturing | manufacturing | life-cycle analysis | life-cycle analysis | life-cycle assessment | life-cycle assessment | LCA | LCA | system design | system design | materials selection | materials selection | waste | waste | recycling | recycling | environmentalism | environmentalism | environmental policy | environmental policy | industrial policy | industrial policy

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1.964 Design for Sustainability (MIT) 1.964 Design for Sustainability (MIT)

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The course considers the growing popularity of sustainability and its implications for the practice of engineering, particularly for the built environment. Two particular methodologies are featured: life cycle assessment (LCA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The fundamentals of each approach will be presented. Specific topics covered include water and wastewater management, energy use, material selection, and construction. The course considers the growing popularity of sustainability and its implications for the practice of engineering, particularly for the built environment. Two particular methodologies are featured: life cycle assessment (LCA) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The fundamentals of each approach will be presented. Specific topics covered include water and wastewater management, energy use, material selection, and construction.

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Sustainability | Sustainability | engineering | engineering | built environment | built environment | life-cycle assessment | life-cycle assessment | LCA | LCA | product impact | product impact | product life cycle | product life cycle | infrastructure | infrastructure | computational methods | computational methods | water | water | wastewater | wastewater | energy | energy | materials | materials | construction | construction

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View of Washington from Penshaw Hill

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View of Washington from Penshaw Hill showing Newall?s chemical waste heaps, May 1965 (TWAM ref. DT.TUR/2/36063AP). Washington 'F' Colliery pit heap is visible in the background. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Washington New Town. It was officially established on 24 July 1964 and since then the area has witnessed massive changes. Old pit terraces have been replaced with modern housing, thousands of new jobs have been created, great new shopping and leisure facilities have been built and a derelict industrial landscape has been reclaimed and transformed. To celebrate this anniversary Tyne & Wear Archives has brought together a set of images of Washington as it was 50 years ago. These were commissioned by Washington Development Corporation, which was responsible for planning, designing and building the New Town. The images are an important reminder of Washington's past. They reflect how much of the town has changed beyond recognition. The town will continue to evolve over the next fifty years and we must make sure that the memories continue to be preserved. (Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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washington | sunderland | newallsinsulationandchemicalcompany | industry | washingtonfpit | coxgreen | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | archives | documentation | land | sky | cloud | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | industrialheritage | view | glimpse | penshawhill | washington50yearsago | newall?schemicalwasteheaps | washingtonfcollierypitheap | may1965 | washingtonnewtown | development | progress | progression | pitterraces | chemicalwasteheaps | modernhousing | jobs | economy | shopping | leisure | facilities | planning | design | newtown | washingtondevelopmentcorporation | rural | trees | grass | pile | slope | buildings | fascinating | interesting | unusual | road | fence | wall | roof | branch

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21A.342 Environmental Struggles (MIT) 21A.342 Environmental Struggles (MIT)

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This class explores the interrelationship between humans and natural environments. It does so by focusing on conflict over access to and use of the environment as well as ideas about "nature" in various parts of the world. This class explores the interrelationship between humans and natural environments. It does so by focusing on conflict over access to and use of the environment as well as ideas about "nature" in various parts of the world.

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Anthropology | Anthropology | environment | environment | struggle | struggle | humans | humans | conflict | conflict | access | access | use | use | nature | nature | world | world | readings | readings | films | films | land rights | land rights | hunting | hunting | fishing | fishing | regulations | regulations | knowledge | knowledge | scientific | scientific | popular | popular | hazardous waste | hazardous waste | social | social | economic | economic | political | political | cultural | cultural | European thought | European thought | ethnographic | ethnographic | historical | historical | East Africa | East Africa | South Asia | South Asia | Eastern Europe | Eastern Europe | Latin America | Latin America | North America | North America

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Toolkit: reducing the food wastage footprint

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This toolkit showcases examples of good practice for food loss and waste reduction, while pointing to information sources, guidelines and pledges favouring food waste reduction.

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food waste | waste reduction | food | recycling | agriculture | composting | food wastage | food loss | WM : Food / Drink / Tobacco (Industrial) | NE : Baking/Dairy/Food and Drink Processing | NH : Food Sciences/Technology | None

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1.85 Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering (MIT)

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This course is an overview of engineering approaches to protecting water quality with an emphasis on fundamental principals. Theory and conceptual design of systems for treating municipal wastewater and drinking water are discussed, as well as reactor theory, process kinetics, and models. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are presented, including sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, disinfection, and sludge processing. Finally, there is discussion of engineered and natural processes for wastewater treatment.

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water pollution | wastewater treatment | chemical treatment | gas transfer | reactor tanks | water quality | trickling filters | sludge handling | wastewater screening

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