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Course Unit Title : Design of Composting Plants
Course Unit Code : 01TRM5115
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Can recognize and manage the composting process
Can determine the operating parameters of agricultural composting plants
To be able to project to agricultural composting plants
Can optimize the composting process
Can determine the mixing ratio of composting materials
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : Composting process, composting systems, design parameters of composting plants, operational units of composting plants and modeling of composting plants.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : To teach students process optimization techniques
To teach students to perform design methods and parameters of composting plants
Course Aims : The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to basic parameters and necessary information about the design of agricultural composting plants
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook : Lecture notes and presentations about composting design parameters
Additional Resources : [1] KOCASOY, G. 1994. Arıtma çamuru ve katı atık ve kompost örneklerinin analiz yöntemleri. Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, İstanbul, 109 ss.
[2] RYNK, R., KAMP, M., WILSON, G.B., SINGLEY, M.E., RICHARD, T.L., KOLEGE, J.J., GOUNIN, F.R., LALIBERTY, L.J., KAY, D., MURPY, D.W., HOITINH, A.J. and BRINTON, W.F. 1992. On- farm composting handbook. Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, Ithaca, 186 pp.
[3] HAUG, R.T. 1993. The practical handbook of compost engineering. Lewis Publishers, Florida, 699 pp.
[4] FILINTOF, 1976. Management of solid wastes in developing countries. World Health Organization, New Delhi, South-,East Asia series noı.1.
[5] EPSTEIN, E. 1997. The science of composting .Technomic Publishing Company, Switzerland, 483 ss.
[6] KÜLCÜ,R. 2002. Bazı tarımsal atıkların kompostlaştırılmasında optimum çevresel şartların belirlenmesi, Antalya.
[7] KÜLCÜ, R. 2007. Tarımsal atıkların kompostlaştırılmasında kullanılabilecek alternatif sistemlerin işlem başarısı ve uygulama alanlarının belirlenmesi, Antalya
Material Sharing
Documents : Thesis, project final reports and articles about design of composting plants
Assignments : Examples about agricultural composting plant design
Exams : Preparing full scale composting plant project
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
15 5 75  
Homeworks :
2 8 16  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
3 6 18  
Finals :
4 6 24  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
175  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 20
Quiz :
1 20
Homework :
1 10
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
50
The ratio of the term to success :
50
The ratio of final to success :
50
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Composting process
  Study Materials: [2], [5]
2 Factors in composting: Raw material features
  Study Materials: [2],[3],[5]
3 Factors in composting: process parameters
  Study Materials: [2],[3],[5]
4 Indicator parameters of composting process: Process temperature
  Study Materials: [2],[3],[5]
5 Indicator parameters of composting process: CO2 and O2 production
  Study Materials: [6]
6 Type of Composting Plants: Closed systems
  Study Materials: [2],[3],[5]
7 Type of Composting Plants: Open atmosphere systems
  Study Materials: [2],[3],[5]
8 Units of composting plants: Raw materials processing systems and its design parameters
  Study Materials: [2],[3],[4],[5]
9 Units of composting plants: Biological process units and its design parameters
  Study Materials: [2],[3],[4],[5]
10 Units of composting plants: Post-composting units and its design parameters
  Study Materials: [2],[3],[4],[5]
11 Units of composting plants: Odor control systems and its design parameters
  Study Materials: [2],[3],[4],[5]
12 Units of composting plants: Process automation systems and its design parameters
  Study Materials: [3]
13 Alternative composting systems
  Study Materials: [7]
14 Some examples about agricultural composting systems
  Study Materials: [7]