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Faculty of Engineering

Thermal Treatment of Municipal Waste - CIWM Accredited
Monday 21 - Tuesday 22 September 2015 - 14 hours of CPD

10% Discount for local authorities and the Environment Agency

Waste landfill

Course details

Approximately 31 million tonnes of municipal solid waste is produced in the United Kingdom each year. Recent statistics show that landfill is still a major route for the disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW), representing about 49% with waste incineration with energy recovery accounting for 11% and recycling/composting at 39%. Increasing movement of MSW away from landfill as required by the EC Waste Landfill Directive will lead to the need for more proven technologies such as incineration and alternative newer technologies incorporating pyrolysis and gasification.

Modern thermal treatment process plants with effective gas clean-up can reduce the emissions of acid gases, heavy metals and dioxins and furans to levels well below the EC Waste Incineration Directive emission limits. Together with energy recovery via electricity generation or district heating thermal treatment of municipal solid waste represents an efficient, economic and environmental attractive waste disposal option. Pyrolysis/gasification processes offer flexibility to produce a range of valuable end-products including high quality syngas and liquid fuels.

Course Objectives

This course is specifically designed to provide an introduction for all those considering the thermal treatment option for the disposal of municipal solid waste and give a detailed coverage of the various thermal treatment processes and associated issues.

Who should attend

  • This course is designed for waste disposal engineers, companies and local authorities who are either considering, or who are already involved in the thermal treatment option for treatment of municipal solid waste.


Accredited by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, this course provides two days towards the Institution’s Graduate Structured Learning & Development Programme, or 14 hours of Continuing Professional Development.

The Energy Institute has approved Leeds University – Faculty of Engineering as an Approved Training Provider.

CIWM accreditation logo Energy Institute


The venue for the course will be Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel which offers first-class hotel facilities, a business centre and ample parking facilities. Weetwood Hall is the largest and most flexible conference centre and hotel in the North of England.

Weetwood Hall Hotel is ideally situated 15 minutes north of the centre of Leeds in wooded grounds at the junction of the Otley Road and the outer ring road. It is just 15 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport and a short distance from the A1, M1, M606, M621 and M62 motorways. Further details can be found at

Online Accommodation Booking for Delegates

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel. To take advantage of the special rates we have negotiated with the hotel for our course delegates, please book using the instructions below:

1. Click on the “Accommodation Booking” link in the left hand column - coming soon
2. Complete the following fields: Arrival Date, Departure Date, Rooms, Adults, Children
3. Click the “Check Availability” button (N.B. You will not need to click on “Click Here for Special Rates” or enter a promotional code as this is already completed for you).
4. Proceed with your booking as instructed by the booking system.

We have negotiated the following special rates per night:

Friday – Sunday evening, bed and breakfast £76
Monday – Thursday evening, bed and breakfast £80

Please note that bookings via the “Accommodation Booking” link must be made two weeks before the course commences at the latest to qualify for the special rates and to guarantee room availability. Any accommodation requests after this date should be made direct with the hotel and will be subject to availability and rates.

How to Book

Booking for this course should be completed through our secure Online Store - coming soon.

To complete your booking please click the 'Online Booking' link in the left hand column and follow the instructions.

You will receive an automatic confirmation email within 24 hours of your booking.

For online booking queries and for all other enquiries please contact:
Jenny Carter
CPD, Conference & Events Coordinator
CPD, Conference & Events Unit
Engineering Research & Innovation Service
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Chemical & Process Engineering, Room 347,
University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT, UK
t: + 44 (0)113 343 8104