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A Handbook for Management

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.


Environmental scientists and engineers as well as government officials, waste managers, technicians, and maintenance personnel working in the waste industry.

Hardbound, 604 Pages

Published: February 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-381475-3


  • 1. A  History of Waste Management
    2. Green Engineering and Sustainable Design Aspects of Waste Management
    3. Waste Regulations with special emphasis to the USA
    4. Waste Collection
    5. Mine Waste: A Brief Overview of Origins, Quantities and Methods of Storage
    6. Metal Waste
    7. Radioactive Waste Management
    8. Municipal Waste Management
    9. Waste Water: Reuse of Oriented Wastewater  - Low- and High-Tech Approaches for Urban Areas
    10. Recovered Paper 
    11. Glass Waste
    12. Textile Waste
    13. Chemicals in Waste: Household Hazardous Waste
    14. Reusing Non-hazardous Industrial Waste across Business Clusters
    15. Construction Waste
    1. 16.Thermal Waste Treatment
    16. Plastic solid waste (PSW) and thermo-chemical treatment 
    17. Air pollution (including pollution due to Coal and Oil  Burning, Cement Making and Automobile exhaust pollution  
    18. Ocean pollution
    19. Electronic Waste
    20. Tyres
    21. Battery Waste
    22. Medical waste 
    23. Agricultural Waste and Pollution
    24. Military waste
    25. Space waste
    26. Hazardous Wastes  
    27. Land Pollution
    28. Thermal Pollution
    29. Landfills, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
    30. Pollution Management and Responsible Care
    31. Risk Assessment, Management and Accountability


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