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Urban Metabolism Engineering


Numbering Code
  • G-ENG03 5A632 LB24
Term 2020/First semester
Number of Credits 2 credits
Course Type Lecture
Target Student Graduate
Language Japanese and English
Day/Period Tue.3
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Professor TAKAOKA MASAKI
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor OOSHITA KAZUYUKI
  • Graduate School of Engineering, Assistant Professor TAKASHI FUJIMORI
Outline and Purpose of the Course Much energy and resources are consumed to maintain various activities in urban city. As the result, various environmental loads such as exhaust gas, wastewater and waste generate and should be reduced to levels natural environment can accept .To establish sustainable urban metabolism, concept, elements, control, optimization and management of urban metabolism are explained.
Course Goals To understand technological measures by learning about current trend and issue of urban metabolism and related engineering principles.
Schedule and Contents Class 1:Introduction
Concept of urban metabolism and its system are explained.

Class 2-10: Elements of urban metabolic system
Planning and selection of urban metabolic system, Transportation & collection, Engineering principles on Recycling, Thermal recovery, Engineering principles on flue gas treatment and Landfill management are explained.

Class 11-12: Hazardous Waste Management
Treatment, disposal and management of hazardous waste are explained.

Class 13-14: Design of sewage treatment system in urban area
Properties and chemical compositions of sewage and sludge. Introduction and developing trend of sewage treatment system. Elemental and heat balance analysis of sedimentation, aeration tank, anaerobic fermentation and incineration.

Class 15:Feedback
We will answer/discuss about questions for the results of small tests and reports or the contents of lectures via E-mail etc.
Grading Policy Small tests and reports(70%)
Participation (30%)
Prerequisites It is desirable that students have already learned Environmental plant engineering.
Preparation and Review Review the learning materials used in class.
  • Learning materials are delivered in class.