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Faculty of Engineering

Thermal Treatment of Municipal Waste - CIWM Accredited
Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 September 2016 - 14 hours of CPD

10% Discount for local authorities and the Environment Agency

Waste landfill

Course details

The 2016 Programme will be ready approximately 3 months prior to the course, you can however download the latest (2015) course details form the left hand column for information.

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 The Village Hotel, Leeds LS16 5PR. The Village Hotel and Leisure Club is just a short drive from Leeds city centre, directions to the venue will be sent out with the delegate joining instructions. We have negotiated the following special rate per night - Sunday and Monday, bed and breakfast £86 per room per night.

How to Book

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

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
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering, room G.04
University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT, UK
t: + 44 (0)113 343 8104