Course Title : Urban Metabolism Engineering

Code 10A632
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Tue 3rd
Location C1-173
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language English / Japanese
Instructor Masaki Takaoka,Kazuyuki Oshita,Takashi Fujimori

Course Description

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.


Small tests and reports are evaluated.

Course Goals

To understand technological measures by learning about current trend and issue of urban metabolism and related engineering principles.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction 1 Concept of urban metabolism and its system are explained
Elements of urban metabolic system 9 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.
Management of hazardous waste 2 Treatment, disposal and management of hazardous waste are explained.
Design of sewage treatment system in urban area 2 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.
Feedback and summary 1 Feedback of small tests and summary


Recent paper and/or books will be used.



Environmental plant engineering

Independent Study Outside of Class

Web Sites

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