This module will provide an overview of the impacts of pollution on the terrestrial and marine environment, as well as potential risk to human health and well-being. Current concerns over emerging classes of pollutants (e.g. microplastics, nanoparticles, pharmaceuticals and personal care products) will be explained.
The module will focus on management options to control the risk of pollution from hazardous waste. This includes detailed discussion of the current practices and regulations of e-waste recycling, waste-water treatment and nanoparticles recovery. The module will also explore state-of-the art solutions towards a more sustainable, less polluted environment including: bioremediation and chemical recovery.