Series: Waste Management

The generation of nuclear, industrial and domestic wastes and their potential impacts on humans and the environment during management and disposal continues to pose one of the most challenging problems facing society today. Public and political pressures promoting sustainable resource consumption and ensuring adequate environmental protection have placed increasing demands on generators, policy makers and managers of waste. Cost-effective, environmentally acceptable solutions are best developed by integrating technological, environmental and economic considerations into the strategic planning and assessment process. In turn, this requires the application of a wide range of skills drawn from the natural sciences and engineering disciplines.

The objective of this book series is to provide a forum for exploring and analysing current environmental, technical and policy issues driving change in waste management.

In keeping with the multidisciplinary nature of the subject, topics and themes will reflect a broad cross-section of work in the field, including but not limited to the following:

• the development of waste management policies and strategies;
• economic analysis, decision analysis techniques;
• urban and industrial waste management in industrialised and developing countries;
• minimisation, recycling, characterisation, reuse, treatment and disposal of nuclear, industrial and solid wastes;
• technological developments, engineering, design and process optimization;
• processes governing the behaviour of wastes in the environment;
• environmental impacts and public health issues.

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Book Series: Compost Science and Technology

Most recent volume

Volume 8. Compost Science and Technology

Published: 19th June 2007 Editors: L.F. Diaz M. de Bertoldi W. Bidlingmaier
Composting is a widely used biological process for the management of some wastes produced in communities and agricultural activities, which have experienced substantial growth during the last few years. Because this and the knowledge of composting has increased, the number of composting facilities has increased tremendously, especially in some European countries. Interest has also increased in several countries in other regions of the world. Compost Science and Technology attempts to summarize some of the most important work conducted during the last few years under one cover. The contributions to the publication are made by some of the most qualified professionals in the world and present the information in a clear and objective manner. The readers will find the information very useful and will be helpful in the design of new facilities and organic recycling programs. The manager or interested member of the community does not have to have a rigorous training in science or technology.

Additional volumes

Volume 7. Resource Recovery and Recycling from Metallurgical Wastes

Published: 11th July 2006 Author: S.R. Rao

Volume 6. Biogranulation Technologies for Wastewater Treatment

Published: 16th June 2006 Authors: Joo-Hwa Tay Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay Yu Liu Kuan Yeow Show Volodymyr Ivanov

Volume 5. Olive Processing Waste Management

Published: 1st February 2006 Authors: Michael Niaounakis C.P. Halvadakis

Volume 4. Solid Waste: Assessment, Monitoring and Remediation

Published: 22nd April 2004 Authors: I. Twardowska H.E. Allen A.F. Kettrup W.J. Lacy

Volume 3. Principles and Standards for the Disposal of Long-lived Radioactive Wastes

Published: 7th October 2003 Editors: N. Chapman C. McCombie

Volume 2. Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes and Natural Analogues

Published: 9th November 2000 Editors: W. Miller R. Alexander N. Chapman John McKinley J.A.T. Smellie

Volume 1. Waste Materials in Construction

Published: 12th May 2000 Editors: G.R. Woolley J.J.J.M. Goumans P.J. Wainwright