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Solid Waste Design Competition

SWANA’s Young Professionals Present:

The International Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC)

SWANA’s International Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC) is a student team competition to solve “real world” problems faced by solid waste professionals.

The competition aims at providing design experience to the students interested in pursuing an education and/or career in solid waste management. The program encourages student involvement in SWANA, provides students real world experience in solving complex solid waste management issues in a supportive and fun environment, provides students an opportunity to display their talents, and provides a networking opportunity for students to connect with potential employers.

2022 Teams and Virtual Presentations

Join us (virtually) the week of April 3, 2022 for the 7th annual International Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC)! This year's project will challenge each team on “Evaluating the limitations of the EPA’s Gas Model (LandGEM) and developing an alternative method for landfill emissions estimation.”

Participating Teams

Click on each team’s name to view their presentation.

Florida State University
Iran University of Science and Technology
University of Texas at Arlington
Clemson University
Jackson State University

Competition Results

Day of competition (all five teams presenting the same day)April 5th, 2022; 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony and Networking EventApril 6th, 2022; 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Winners
Iran University of Science and TechnologyWinner
Clemson University2nd place (plus presentation award winner)
Jackson State University3rd place
Farnaz Farjami, Iran UniversitySWANA’s Rising Star award

 

Judges

2022 Team Posters

Clemson University
Evaluating the Limitations of the EPA's Landfill Gas Emissions Model - Clemson University 2022
Florida State University
Evaluating Methods for Landfill Gas Emissions Evaluations - Florida State University
Iran University of Science and Technology
Evaluating the limitations of the EPA's Gas Model (LandGEM) and developing an alternative method for landfill emissions estimate - Iran University of Science & Techology>
Jackson State University
Solid Waste Design Competition (SWDC) SWANA's Int'l Student Competition
University of Texas at Arlington
The limitations of EPA's LandGEM and an alternative solution - University of Texas Arlington

Questions regarding the competition should be directed to Mateja Vidovic Klanac.

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