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Agricultural and Food Industry Waste Management

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

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The focal point of the course is to provide a strong background in:


  1. Origin and type of agricultural and food industry waste and by products, waste identification, classification and composition.
  2. Treatment and utilization of agriculture & Food Industry Wastes. Impact of waste disposal on environment.
  3. Waste water treatments in the food industry.
  4. Utilization of waste in food industries.
  5. Legal and statutory requirements for food waste handling, treatment and disposal.


Particular emphasis is placed on developing insights and application-based knowledge among students by covering issues such as: Functional design of Effluent Treatment plant for food industry, Quantity, quality of food waste available to be determined; waste component analysis in order to decide treatment of process to meet legal requirements; Developing of  flow diagrams of ETP plant for various waste treatments with details on by-products & critical points; Modifications of ETP to meet various needs.


Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Identify various waste from agriculture and food industries and understand their characteristics.
  • Understand various methods of waste treatment and disposal.
  • Understand various by-products from agricultural and food industry waste.
  • Design and develop a functional waste treatment plant to meet the requirements.

Understand legal aspects related to agriculture and food waste disposal.