Editor/Author Letcher, Trevor and Vallero, Daniel
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology

Single-User Purchase Price: $113.94
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $170.91
ISBN: 978-0-12-381475-3
Category: Science - Environmental sciences
Image Count: 189
Book Status: Available
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Waste: A Handbook for Management gives the broadest, most complete coverage of waste in our society. The book examines a wide range of waste streams, including: Household waste (compostable material, paper, glass, textiles, household chemicals, plastic, water, and e-waste), Industrial waste (metals, building materials, tires, medical, batteries, hazardous mining, and nuclear), Societal waste (ocean, military, and space), The future of landfills and incinerators. Covering all the issues related to waste in one volume helps lead to comparisons, synergistic solutions, and a more informed society. In addition, the book offers the best ways of managing waste problems through recycling, incineration, landfill and other processes. Co-author Daniel Vallero interviewed on NBC's Today show for a segment on recycling. Scientific and non-biased overviews will assist scientists, technicians, engineers, and government leaders. Covers all main types of waste, including household, industrial, and societal. Strong focus on management and recycling provides solutions.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • Contributors
  • Part I Introduction to Waste Management
  • Introduction
  • Trends in Waste Management
  • Green Engineering and Sustainable Design Aspects of Waste Management
  • Regulation of Wastes
  • Waste Collection
  • Part II Waste Streams
  • Introduction
  • Mine Waste: A Brief Overview of Origins, Quantities, and Methods of Storage
  • Metal Waste
  • Radioactive Waste Management
  • Municipal Waste Management
  • Wastewater: Reuse-Oriented Wastewater Systems—Low- and High-Tech Approaches for Urban Areas
  • Recovered Paper
  • Glass Waste
  • Textile Waste
  • Chemicals in Waste: Household Hazardous Waste
  • Reusing Nonhazardous Industrial Waste Across Business Clusters
  • Construction Waste
  • Thermal Waste Treatment
  • Thermochemical Treatment of Plastic Solid Waste
  • Air Pollution: Atmospheric Wastes
  • Ocean Pollution
  • Electronic Waste
  • Tyre Recycling
  • Battery Waste
  • Medical Waste
  • Agricultural Waste and Pollution
  • Military Solid and Hazardous Wastes—Assessment of Issues at Military Facilities and Base Camps
  • Space Waste
  • Hazardous Wastes
  • Thermal Pollution
  • Land Pollution
  • Part III Best Practice and Management
  • Introduction
  • Landfills – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Pollution Management and Responsible Care
  • Risk Assessment, Management, and Accountability
  • Epilogue