Environmental Science

Solid Waste Management

Principles and Practice

Authors: Chandrappa, Ramesha, Brown, Jeff

  • Includes history, psychology, economics of solid waste
  • Discusses variation in approaches to tackle solid waste over time and region
  • Deals with biomedical waste, hazardous waste, disaster waste, waste from electrical and electronic waste, safety issues, radioactive waste and lively hood
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Solid waste was already a problem long before water and air pollution issues attracted public attention. Historically the problem associated with solid waste can be dated back to prehistoric days. Due to the invention of new products, technologies and services the quantity and quality of the waste have changed over the years. Waste characteristics not only depend on income, culture and geography but also on a society's economy and, situations like disasters that affect that economy. 

 

There was tremendous industrial activity in Europe during the industrial revolution. The twentieth century is recognized as the American Century and the twenty-first century is recognized as the Asian Century in which everyone wants to earn ‘as much as possible’. After Asia the currently developing Africa could next take the center stage. With transitions in their economies many countries have also witnessed an explosion of waste quantities.

 

Solid waste problems and approaches to tackling them vary from country to country. For example, while efforts are made to collect and dispose hospital waste through separate mechanisms in India it is burnt together with municipal solid waste in Sweden. While trans-boundary movement of waste has been addressed in numerous international agreements, it still reaches developing countries in many forms. While thousands of people depend on waste for their livelihood throughout the world, many others face problems due to poor waste management.

 

In this context solid waste has not remained an issue to be tackled by the local urban bodies alone. It has become a subject of importance for engineers as well as  doctors, psychologist, economists, and climate scientists and any others. There are huge changes in waste management in different parts of the world at different times in history. To address these issues,  an effort has been  made by the authors to combine their experience and bring together a new text book on the theory and practice of the subject covering the important relevant literature at the same time.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chandrappa, Ramesha (et al.)

    Pages 1-45

  • Waste Quantities and Characteristics

    Chandrappa, Ramesha (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • Storage and Collection

    Chandrappa, Ramesha (et al.)

    Pages 65-80

  • Materials Recovery and Recycling

    Chandrappa, Ramesha (et al.)

    Pages 81-115

  • Disposal

    Chandrappa, Ramesha (et al.)

    Pages 117-146

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-28681-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-28680-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solid Waste Management
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practice
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28681-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28681-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28680-3
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 414
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