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Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes

Recycling of Solid Waste for Biofuels and Bio-chemicals

Editors: Karthikeyan, Obulisamy Parthiba, Heimann, Kirsten, Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan (Eds.)

  • Presents a succinct compilation of state-of-the-art technologies for solid waste recycling and their implications
  • Introduces novel biorefinery concepts for renewable bio-products and bio-fuels
  • Highlights knowledge gaps on the basis of real case studies and practical problems in solid waste treatment
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This book presents the latest advances in and current research perspectives on the field of urban/industrial solid waste recycling for bio-energy and bio-fuel recovery. It chiefly focuses on five main thematic areas, namely bioreactor landfills coupled with energy and nutrient recovery; microbial insights into anaerobic digestion; greenhouse emission assessment; pyrolysis techniques for special waste treatment; and industrial waste stabilization options. In addition, it compiles the results of case studies and solid waste management perspectives from different countries.  

About the authors

Dr. Obuli Kartik is a senior post-doctoral research fellow at the James Cook University in Australia. His current research is focusing on developing a dual culture system for remediating methane emissions from coal mines. Producing value added products from biomass and waste gas is also given focus in this research project. Other research interests are bio-mining of metals, black shale characterization from marine environment, bacterial community profiling in great barrier reef, etc.

Prof. Kirsten Heimann is the director of the North Queensland Algal Identification/Culturing Facility at JCU, Townsville, Australia, where she leads a microalgal research team focusing on developing microalgae for carbon dioxide and waste water remediation whilst generating valuable co-products.  Her research interests include methane remediation from underground coal mines.

Dr. Subramanian Senthilkannan is currently working for SGS as Environmental Services Manager- Asia, based at Hong Kong. He gained his diploma, bachelors and masters in Textile Technology from premier institutes of India. He was awarded doctorate from The Institute of Textiles and Clothing of The Hong  Kong Polytechnic University for his dissertation entitled,” Eco-functional Assessment of Grocery Shopping Bags” He also has more than seven years of industrial experience in textile manufacturing, testing and sustainability evaluation of textiles and clothing materials. He was an outstanding student throughout his studies and bagged numerous awards and medals including many gold medals in his study period. He has more than 75 academic publications in various textiles and environmental journals to his credit. Additionally he has 2 patents, many books of chapter and over 20 books and numerous conference publications. He is acting as an editor, editorial board member and reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals of textiles and environmental science disciplines.  He is the editor-in-chief of Textiles and Clothing Sustainability journal of Springer. Additionally, he is one of the directors of Textile and Bioengineering Informatics Society, (TBIS) which is a charitable organization created to foster, develop and promote all aspects of science and technology in bioengineering of materials, fibers and textiles.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Prospects of Biomethanation in Indian Urban Solid Waste: Stepping Towards a Sustainable Future

    Vaish, Barkha (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Status and Prospects of Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Technologies in China

    Xu, Suyun (et al.)

    Pages 31-54

  • GHGs Emissions and Sustainable Solid Waste Management

    Kittipongvises, Suthirat (et al.)

    Pages 55-85

  • Recent Advances of Anaerobic Digestion for Energy Recovery

    Ma, Anthony Y.W. (et al.)

    Pages 87-126

  • Anaerobic Digestion of Solid Waste: A Focus on Microbial Community Structures

    Prasad, Surakasi V. (et al.)

    Pages 127-163

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eBook $139.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-0148-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recycling of Solid Waste for Biofuels and Bio-chemicals
Editors
  • Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan
  • Kirsten Heimann
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Series Title
Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0150-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0150-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0148-2
Series ISSN
2345-7651
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 422
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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