Handbook of Electronic Waste Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128170304

Handbook of Electronic Waste Management

1st Edition

International Best Practices and Case Studies

Editors: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad Meththika Vithanage Anwesha Borthakur
Paperback ISBN: 9780128170304
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 25th November 2019
Page Count: 672
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Handbook of Electronic Waste Management: International Best Practices and Case Studies begin with a brief summary of the environmental challenges associated with the approaches used in international e-waste handling. The book's authors offer a detailed presentation of e-waste handling methods that also includes examples to further demonstrate how they work in the real world. This is followed by data that reveals the geographies of e-waste flows at global, national and subnational levels. Users will find this resource to be a detailed presentation of e-waste estimation methods that also addresses both the handling of e-waste and their hazardous effect on the surrounding environment.

Key Features

  • Includes case studies to illustrate the implementation of innovative e-waste treatment technologies
  • Provides methods for designing and managing e-waste management networks in accordance with regulations, fulfilment obligations and process efficiency
  • Reference guide for adapting traditional waste management methods and handling practices to the handling and storage of electronic waste until disposal
  • Provides e-waste handling solutions for both urban and rural perspectives


Professionals involved in electronic waste, health hazards, metallic fractions (MFs), non-metallic fractions (NMFs), recycling techniques and wastes printed circuit boards (WPCB)

Table of Contents

  1. Electrical and electronic waste – diversity of flows and resource recovery approaches
    2. Environmental Management of E-waste
    3. E-Waste Management Scenario
    4. An overview of methods used for estimating e-waste amount
    5. Network design problem in e-waste management
    6. Environmental management of E-waste
    7. Hazardous chemical substances associated with treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment
    8. Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE): Flows, quantities and management, a global scenario
    9. Recycling WEEE in India: A Review
    10. Handling WEEE Flows: Urban and Rural Perspectives


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About the Editor

Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad

Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad is an emeritus professor in the School of Sciences at the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. He also taught at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. He has made significant contributions to the field of plant-metal interactions, bioremediation, and bioeconomy. He has also published over 210 research articles in peer-reviewed journals with Google Scholar h-index of 61. He is the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of several books by leading international publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India

Meththika Vithanage

She is the leader of the Ecosphere Resilience Research Center, Faculty of Applied Science at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, Visiting Associate Research Professor, National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka and an Adjunct Associate Research Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Dr. Vithanage’s research approach builds on enabling measurements of concentrations and reaction rates in environmental samples for key/emerging pollutants in the environment in order to assess their fate and transport to discover solutions to remediate those using different geo/bio/nano materials. Dr. Vithanage is particularly interested in elucidating the mechanistic understanding of release/remediation of pollutants with contrasting physical and chemical properties that can be used to obtain insights into environmental partitioning, chemical persistence and ultimate accumulation in biota. To this end, her current research interests are focused on monitoring atmospheric deposition, landfill leachate, water and soil for pollutants, develop and enhance the properties of biochar, nano/geo substances and composites as material for environmental remediation. She has received several awards from,TWAS-NSF Award for the Young Scientist, American Geophysical Union, Presidential Awards for Publications, Awards for science popularization and for post graduate supervision by the National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka. She is a Young Affiliate of the Third World Academy of Sciences. She was the Chairperson of the Young Scientists Forum on the National Science and Technology Commission of Sri Lanka in 2017. Currently, she is the President of the Engineering, Architecture, Surveying Section of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science. She has contributed more than 80 Science Citation Indexed journal articles and 25 book chapters. Her citation record is now passed 2300 with an H index of 24.

Affiliations and Expertise

Leader of the Ecosphere Resilience Research Center, Faculty of Applied Science at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Anwesha Borthakur

Dr. Anwesha Borthakur is a research fellow at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has an M.Phil and PhD in Science Policy Studies. The area of her both M.Phil and PhD studies was waste management and policy implications in India. She has published more than 30 papers/chapters in international peer-reviewed journals and books. Presently working as a Post Doctoral Fellow.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India

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