Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management

Cradle-to-Cradle for Sustainable Development


  • Salah El Haggar, The American University in Cairo Mechanical Engineering Department Cairo, Egypt

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management was inspired by the need to have a text that enveloped awareness and solutions to the ongoing issues and concerns of waste generatedfrom industry. The development of science and technology has increased human capacityto extract resources from nature and it is only recently that industries are being held accountable for the detrimental effects the waste they produce has on the environment. Increased governmental research, regulation and corporate accountability are digging up issues pertaining to pollution control and waste treatment and environmental protection.The traditional approach for clinical waste, agricultural waste, industrial waste, and municipal waste are depleting our natural resources. The main objective of this book is to conserve the natural resources by approaching 100 % full utilization of all types of wastes by cradle – to - cradle concepts, using Industrial Ecology methodology documented with case studies. Sustainable development and environmental protection cannot be achieved without establishing the concept of industrial ecology. The main tools necessary for establishing Industrial Ecology and sustainable development will be covered in the book. The concept of “industrial ecology” will help the industrial system to be managed and operated more or less like a natural ecosystem hence causing as less damage as possible to the surrounding environment.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373623-9

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 CURRENT PRACTICE1.1 Introduction1.2 Waste Management1.3 Treatment1.4 Incineration1.5 Landfill1.6 Zero pollutionCHAPTER 2 CLEANER PRODUCTION2.1 Introduction2.2 Promoting cleaner Production 2.3 Benefits of Cleaner Production2.4 Obstacles and Solution of Cleaner Production2.5 Cleaner Production Techniques 2.6 Methodology for Cleaner Production Assessment2.7 Case StudiesCHAPTER 3 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY3.1 Introduction3.2 Industrial Ecology3.3 Industrial Ecology Barriers3.4 Industrial Ecology tools and indicators3.5 Cradle ? To ? Cradle concept3.6 Eco-Industrial Parks3.7 Kalunberg Industrial farmCHAPTER 4 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL REFORM4.1 Introduction4.2 Sustainable development tools and methodology4.3 Environmental Reform Structure4.4 Sustainable Development Proposed Framework4.5 Summary and ConclusionCHAPTER 5 MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE5.1 Introduction5.2 Transfer station5.3 Recycling of plastics5.4 Recycling of Food waste5.5 Recycling of rejects5.6 Recycling of Composite material5.7 Recycling of bones5.8 Recycling of glass5.9 Recycling of aluminum and tin cans5.10 Recycling of textileCHAPTER 6 CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTES6.1 Introduction6.2 Construction Waste Management6.3 Proposed guidelines for Construction Waste6.4 Proposed guidelines for Demolition WasteCHAPTER 7 CLINICAL SOLID WASTE7.1 Introduction7.2 Management of Clinical Waste 7.3 Disinfection of Clinical Wastes7.4 Current Experience of Clinical Wastes7.5 Cradle ? to - Cradle For Clinical Waste7.6 Electron Beam Technology7.7 Electron Beam for Sterilization Of Clinical WastesCHAPTER 8 AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL WASTES8.1 Introduction8.2 ABBC technologies8.3 Animal fodder8.4 Briqutting8.5 Biogas8.6 Composting8.7 Integrated Complex8.8 Environmentally balanced Rural Waste Complex; EBRWCCHAPTER 9 INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTES9.1 Introduction9.2 Sugarcane Industry9.3 Metal Industry9.4 Textile industry9.5 Marble industry9.6 Oil and soap Industry9.7 Petroleum Industry9.8 Food Industry9.9 Cement Industry9.10 Tourism Industry9.11 Industrial estate