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E-mail: dragoslav.rakic@rgf.bg.ac.rs

Environmental Protection Geotechnics

Course Description

Study program: Geotechnics (VII semester -OAS)

Name of subject: Environmental Protection Geotechnics

Instructors: Dr Dragoslav Rakić

Status: Compulsory


Prerequisites: /

Course Objectives: Improving the quality of life of the population and preserving nature based on sustainable management of the environment.

Learning Outcomes: Acquiring basic knowledge from Geotechnics of Environmental Protection.


Theory teaching
Introduction; Municipal waste management (principles, goals, activities); Analysis of existing practices in municipal waste management; Types and composition of municipal waste; Selection of methods for treatment of municipal waste (reduction of waste at source, reuse, recycling, composting, anaerobic digestion, incineration of waste, other waste treatment processes);Methods and technologies of municipal waste disposal; General on municipal waste landfills and their impact on the environment; Choice of location (natural factors, population, settlements and urbanism, economy);Geotechnical research for landfill projects and standards for geotechnical design (accompanying facilities); Geotechnical monitoring of landfills; Use of natural materials (waterproof, drainage, coverings); Use of artificial-geosynthetic materials (waterproofing, drainage, coatings, filtration);Physical-mechanical properties of waste: compression rate, water permeability, strength and deformability; Stability (in the opening, exploitation and closure phase) and settlement (base and waste) of municipal waste landfill.

Practical teaching
Exercises follow lectures (slides, projections, audio-visual presentations). They include the preparation of seminar papers in the field of geotechnical selection of site locations, geotechnical investigations using natural and artificial materials for landfill construction.

Suggested Reading List

  1. David E. D., 1993: Geotechnical practice for waste disposal, pp.683.
  2. Koerner R.M., 1997: Design with geosynthetics, pp.761.
  3. H. Qian., R. Koerner., D. Gray., 2002: Geotechnical aspects of landfill design and construction, Prentice Hall, pp.717
  4. Национална стратегија управљања отпадом, 2010 - 2019.
  5. Интернет

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
2 2 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Classical lectures, audio-visual lectures and demonstrations, exercises, testing of knowledge through tests.

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Written Exam 30
Oral Exam 35
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 10
Practical Classes 10

Additional Assessment Criteria -