Advances in Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Editors: Goel, Sudha (Ed.)

  • Demonstrates cutting-edge laboratory analytical tools and procedures
  • Covers many different applications of mathematical optimization tools with solved examples
  • Includes applications and case studies of remote sensing and GIS techniques
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About this book

This book presents reviews, examples and case studies of innovative applications in solid and hazardous waste management. The economics of waste management have since become a significant research area in their own right, and two chapters address these issues. In addition, dedicated chapters cover specific categories of waste such as biomedical and institutional waste, plastics and e-waste.

The book subsequently discusses newer analytical methods like SEM, EDX, XRD and optical microscopy, along with selected “older” methods for sampling and characterizing different types of waste. The various applications of mathematical tools like linear optimization, various software/models like WISCLeach, and DRASTIC, and tools like remote sensing and GIS are illustrated in many of the chapters. Lastly, since composting is one of the most popular treatment methods for managing the organic component of municipal solid waste, the book provides an overview of composting and the fundamentals of microbiology that are essential to understanding waste-related biological processes.

The book was primarily written for students and practitioners in the field who are already familiar with the basics. All chapters were prepared by practicing experts and scholars in the field, and are intended to help readers better understand and apply these principles and practices in their own endeavours.


Key topics covered in the book:  

•  The circular economy and the economics of solid waste management

•  Various remote sensing and GIS applications for managing municipal solid waste, coal fires in mines, changes in land use and land cover in industrial areas, etc.

•  Treatment and management of different types of solid waste: institutional (including biomedical), residential, e-waste, plastic, and ash from thermal power plants

•   Sampling and characterization of municipal waste and compost

•   Fundamentals of microbiology

•   Overview of environmental regulations, especially those pertaining to solid and hazardous waste management

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management: An Introduction

    Goel, Sudha

    Pages 1-27

  • Moving Towards a Circular Economy in Solid Waste Management: Concepts and Practices

    Dumlao-Tan, Maria Isabel (et al.)

    Pages 29-48

  • Institutional Waste Management

    Kumar, Sanjeev (et al.)

    Pages 49-63

  • Scientific Approach for Municipal Solid Waste Characterization

    Weichgrebe, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 65-99

  • Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW): Global Trends

    Kandakatla, Prashanth (et al.)

    Pages 101-110

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57076-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57074-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Editors
  • Sudha Goel
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for SAARC countries for hardbound print only: Capital Publishing Company
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57076-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57076-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57074-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 371
Number of Illustrations and Tables
78 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Capital Publishing Company, New Delhi, India
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