Resource Management for Sustainability (IChemE Approved)

Course Location Manchester
Cost £1685
Type of course in situ
Course provider The University of Manchester
Available dates for this course

Please contact The University of Manchester directly for a current list of course dates

Course Outline

Sustainable development requires increased efficiency in the use of raw materials and energy. This course explores this from the perspective of industrial sustainability. The Waste Minimisation Hierarchy is central to both technical managerial approaches and regulatory control of waste generation and resource use. The hierarchy will be explored, and exemplified by a range of managerial and technical tools and ‘clean’ manufacturing technologies.

Regulation of industry increasingly pays attention to the efficiency of processes rather than emissions alone. The implementation of such regulations presents challenges to both industry and the regulatory authorities. These challenges will be discussed and the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches identifies.

Obtaining good energy efficiency in processing requires not only good design and analysis tools, but perhaps most importantly, a clear understanding of the operational characteristics of devices and energy systems – electrical, steam and combustion. Operational techniques can substantially reduce energy use and operating costs.

What you can expect to learn

The importance of resource management in sustainability

The waste minimisation hierarchy

Technical and managerial tools to minimise resource usage and waste

Approaches to improve energy

Regulatory approaches to improving industrial resource efficiency

Who will benefit?

The course will appeal to those with an interest in increasing efficiency in the use of raw materials and energy and who want to learn about the technical tools which can be used to help minimise resource usage and waste.

Attend the University of Manchester for one week of lectures, seminars and small group discussions. Course material is also available electronically for you to study in your own time.

For an application form please email: or telephone + 44 (0)161 306 8845

School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, PO Box 88,
M60 1QD
United Kingdom
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