Emerging Trends to Approaching Zero Waste

Emerging Trends to Approaching Zero Waste

Environmental and Social Perspectives

1st Edition - December 4, 2021

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  • Editors: Chaudhery Hussain, Sunpreet Singh, Lalit Goswami
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323854047
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854030

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Emerging Trends to Approaching Zero Waste: Environmental and Social Perspectives thoroughly examines the impact of various technological innovations, current guidelines and social awareness on the reduction of waste, with the ultimate aim of achieving the zero-waste target. Insights in the book will help users adopt the best possible methodologies at grass-root levels and show how modern societal procedures are becoming sustainable, with a goal of zero waste. It comprehensively discusses the scientific contributions of the environmental and social sector, along with the tools and technologies available for achieving the zero-waste targets. This book is the first step toward understanding state-of-the-art practices in making the zero-waste goal a reality. It will be especially beneficial to researchers, academics, upper-level students, waste managers, engineers and managers of industries researching or hoping to implement zero-waste techniques.

Key Features

  • Uses fundamental, interdisciplinary and state-of-the-art coverage of zero waste research to provide an integrated approach to tools, methodology and indicators for waste minimization
  • Presents a unique look at environmental and social perspectives, challenges and solutions to zero waste
  • Includes up-to-date references and web resources at the end of each chapter, as well as a webpage dedicated to providing supplementary information


Students, scientists, college and university professors, and research professionals in Environmental Science and Waste. Chemical engineers with an interest in Zero Waste tools

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Chapter 1: Emerging trends of zero waste in the built environment and a paradigm shift toward sustainability
  • Abstract
  • 1.1: Waste in the built environment
  • 1.2: Case study analysis on waste in the construction sector
  • 1.3: Interdisciplinary approach for C&D waste management
  • 1.4: Future direction and conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Indian indigenous knowledge system: Sustainable approach toward waste management
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Background
  • 2.2: Introduction
  • 2.3: Etiquette of Hindu lifestyle
  • 2.4: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: The pillars of waste management
  • 2.5: Water conservation
  • 2.6: Land resources
  • 2.7: Indian philosophy and thought process
  • 2.8: Lessons to be learned
  • 2.9: Discussion and conclusion
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 3: Leveraging the potential of aquaponics for urban sustainability
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Introduction
  • 3.2: Aquaponics
  • 3.3: Aquaponics for food security, water management, and resource recovery
  • 3.4: Designing the aquaponics for a sustainable future
  • 3.5: Life cycle assessment of aquaponics system
  • 3.6: Integrated planning for WtW in the living environment
  • 3.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Waste management to zero waste: Global perspectives and review of Indian law and policy
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: Introduction
  • 4.2: Background: Waste management and zero waste
  • 4.3: Law and policies on waste management: Waste colonialism to zero waste
  • 4.4: Indian judiciary: Zero waste
  • 4.5: Challenges to achieve zero waste
  • 4.6: Zero waste models: India and beyond
  • 4.7: Recommendations
  • 4.8: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Recent evolution in green technologies for effective valorization of food and agricultural wastes
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Introduction
  • 5.2: Overview of food and agriculture-based waste and its scope in energy production
  • 5.3: Techniques implemented for the valorization of wastes in greener ways
  • 5.4: Biological techniques for the valorization of food and agriculture wastes
  • 5.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Catalytic remediation of chlorinated organic compounds (COCs) in wastewater
  • Abstract
  • Highlights
  • Conflict of interests
  • 6.1: Introduction
  • 6.2: COCs removal methods
  • 6.3: Removal of COCs using catalysts
  • 6.4: Limits and avenues for future
  • 6.5: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Fidelity of NGOs toward zero waste in India: A conceptual framework for sustainability
  • Abstract
  • 7.1: Introduction
  • 7.2: Ideal system
  • 7.3: Role of nongovernmental organization
  • 7.4: Reclaiming the materials
  • 7.5: Segregation: A zero waste requisite
  • 7.6: NGOs and recycling
  • 7.7: NGO’s circular economy
  • 7.8: Extended producer responsibility and how NGOs pitch in
  • 7.9: NGO’s role in waste reduction
  • 7.10: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Sorption of pharmaceutical and personal care products from the wastewater by carbonaceous materials
  • Abstract
  • 8.1: Introduction
  • 8.2: PPCPs and the environment
  • 8.3: PPCPs removal via carbonaceous materials
  • 8.4: Mechanisms of PPCPs elimination by CMs
  • 8.5: Regeneration of spent carbonaceous adsorbent materials
  • 8.6: Conclusions and future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Social factors influencing household waste management
  • Abstract
  • 9.1: Introduction
  • 9.2: Social factors affecting the household waste segregation
  • 9.3: Viable practices to enhance the recycling performance
  • 9.4: Conceptual framework for concern to the environment
  • 9.5: Circular economy of household waste
  • 9.6: Internet of Things and machine learning for household waste management
  • 9.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Waste management in fashion and textile industry: Recent advances and trends, life-cycle assessment, and circular economy
  • Abstract
  • 10.1: Introduction
  • 10.2: Zero waste fashion: A new, sustainable fashion practice
  • 10.3: Environmental impacts
  • 10.4: Re-fashioned: Cutting-edge clothing from upcycled materials
  • 10.5: Types of textile waste
  • 10.6: Waste and recycled textile materials used in building materials
  • 10.7: Life cycle assessment of the textile product
  • 10.8: Circular economy in the textile and apparel industry
  • 10.9: Conclusions and future perspectives
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 11: Techno-economic feasibility and hurdles on agricultural waste management
  • Abstract
  • 11.1: Introduction
  • 11.2: Agro-waste and global scenario
  • 11.3: Agro-waste treatment technologies and its benefits
  • 11.4: Economic concerns on agro-waste management
  • 11.5: Hurdles and steps to takeover for effective agro-waste utilization
  • 11.6: Conclusions
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 12: Ammonia as a carrier of renewable energy: Recent progress of ammonia synthesis by homogeneous catalysts, heterogeneous catalysts, and electrochemical method
  • Abstract
  • 12.1: Importance of ammonia
  • 12.2: Reaction mechanisms of ammonia synthesis
  • 12.3: Ammonia synthesis via an associative mechanism on a homogeneous catalyst
  • 12.4: Ammonia synthesis via a dissociative mechanism on a heterogeneous catalyst
  • 12.5: Electrochemical synthesis of NH3
  • 12.6: Evaluation of each synthesis method from the viewpoint of the process
  • 12.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 13: Solid waste management through the concept of zero waste
  • Abstract
  • 13.1: Introduction
  • 13.2: Types of solid waste and their environmental impact
  • 13.3: Waste management hierarchy as a strategy
  • 13.4: Innovative zero waste practices for a sustainable environment
  • 13.5: Limitations of the ZW framework
  • 13.6: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Economics and market of wastes
  • Abstract
  • 14.1: Introduction
  • 14.2: The size of the global waste market
  • 14.3: Economics of waste
  • 14.4: Economics of recycling
  • 14.5: Policy governance for waste management
  • 14.6: The role of policy instruments in changing the economics of waste
  • 14.7: Conclusions and the way forward
  • References
  • Chapter 15: Roadmap from microalgae to biorefinery: A circular bioeconomy approach
  • Abstract
  • 15.1: Introduction
  • 15.2: Bio-refinery and circular economy
  • 15.3: Microalgae cultivations and its derived resources
  • 15.4: Microalgae biorefinery
  • 15.5: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 16: Recent advances in melanoidin removal from wastewater: Sources, properties, toxicity, and remediation strategies
  • Abstract
  • 16.1: Introduction
  • 16.2: Melanoidin: Sources, structural, and biological properties
  • 16.3: Treatment technologies
  • 16.4: Biological treatment
  • 16.5: Resource recovery
  • 16.6: Conclusions
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 414
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: December 4, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323854047
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323854030

About the Editors

Chaudhery Hussain

Chaudhery Hussain
Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, PhD, is an adjunct professor and director of laboratories in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, United States. His research is focused on the applications of nanotechnology and advanced materials, environmental management, analytical chemistry, smart materials and technologies, and other various industries. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as a prolific author and editor of around hundred (100) books, including scientific monographs and handbooks in his research areas. He has published with ELSEVIER, American Chemical Society, and Royal Society of Chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Director of Chemistry and EVSc Labs, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, USA

Sunpreet Singh

Sunpreet Singh
Sunpreet Singh, PhD is currently associated with National University of Singapore, Singapore as Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering department. He has gained enormous research expertise while working as Senior Research Fellow in government sponsored projects and published about 200 articles in reputed Journals, Conferences, and Book Chapters. One of his publications with Journal of Manufacturing Processes (Elsevier) is listed as the most downloaded paper from in the period of 2017 to 2019. He has also served as reviewer for many journals, within his interest area, of Elsevier, Springer, Emerald, ACS, and Inderscience. He has edited about 10 books, whereas many are current on-going on different subjects. Recent, he has authored one book on Additive Manufacturing for undergraduate students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mechanical Engineering,National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE

Lalit Goswami

Lalit Goswami, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea. He has received his Ph.D. in Environment from Centre for the Environment, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, India. He has a specialization in environmental biotechnology, biodiesel production, bio-inspired carbonaceous nano-materials, membrane separation, and bioreactors. His current research involves industrial wastewater treatment, micropollutant, biofuels, downstream processing, resource recovery, bio-inspired materials, hydrogeochemistry. Dr. Goswami is the author of several articles published in peer-reviewed journals, many book chapters and three books in his research areas published in Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Springer and American Society for Civil Engineers, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for the Environment, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

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