Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Science and Engineering

1st Edition - October 26, 2016

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  • Authors: M.N. Rao, Razia Sultana, Sri Harsha Kota
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098769
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128097342

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Solid and Hazardous Waste Management: Science and Engineering presents the latest on the rapid increase in volume and types of solid and hazardous wastes that have resulted from economic growth, urbanization, and industrialization and how they have challenged national and local governments to ensure effective and sustainable management of these waste products. The book offers universal coverage of the technologies used for the management and disposal of waste products, such as plastic waste, bio-medical wastes, hazardous wastes, and e-wastes.

Key Features

  • Covers both traditional and new technologies for Identifying and categorizing the source and nature of the waste
  • Provides methods for the safe disposal of municipal solid wastes, plastic waste, bio-medical wastes, hazardous wastes, and e-wastes
  • Presents technologies that can be used for transportation and processing (including resource recovery) of the waste
  • Discusses reclamation, reuse, and recovery of energy from MSW


Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Environmental Analysts, and Environmental Risk Managers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction

    • Abstract

    Chapter 2. Municipal Solid Waste

    • Abstract
    • 2.1 Introduction to Municipal Solid Waste
    • 2.2 Organization and Management of Municipal Solid Waste
    • 2.3 Quantity of Municipal Solid Waste
    • 2.4 Characteristics of Municipal Solid Waste
    • 2.5 Evolution of Municipal Solid Waste Management
    • 2.6 Municipal Solid Waste Management
    • 2.7 Technologies for Municipal Solid Waste Management
    • 2.8 Tools and Equipment
    • 2.9 Reclamation, Reuse, and Recovery of Energy From Municipal Solid Waste
    • 2.10 Socioeconomic Considerations of Resource Recovery
    • 2.11 Case Study
    • 2.12 Legal Provision
    • Acknowledgment

    Chapter 3. Plastic Waste

    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Introduction to Plastic Waste
    • 3.2 Characterization of Plastics
    • 3.3 Technologies for Plastic Waste Management
    • 3.4 Legal Provision

    Chapter 4. Biomedical Waste

    • Abstract
    • 4.1 Introduction to Biomedical Waste
    • 4.2 Evolution of Biomedical Waste Management
    • 4.3 Organization and Management of Biomedical Waste
    • 4.4 Characteristics of Biomedical Waste
    • 4.5 Categorization of Biomedical Waste
    • 4.6 Quantification of Biomedical Waste
    • 4.7 Segregation, Handling, and Storage of Biomedical Waste
    • 4.8 Treatment, Destruction, Disposal of Biomedical Waste
    • 4.9 Technologies for Biomedical Waste Management
    • 4.10 Tools and Equipment Required for Biomedical Waste Management
    • 4.11 Case Study
    • 4.12 Legal Provision

    Chapter 5. Hazardous Waste

    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Introduction to Hazardous Waste
    • 5.2 Management of Hazardous Waste
    • 5.3 Characterization of Hazardous Waste
    • 5.4 Storage, Transport, and Disposal of Hazardous Waste
    • 5.5 Dissolution: Soil Flushing/Soil Washing ()
    • 5.6 Chemical Dehalogenation
    • 5.7 Monitoring Protocol for Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility
    • 5.8 Legal Provision

    Chapter 6. Electronic Waste

    • Abstract
    • 6.1 Introduction to Electronic Waste
    • 6.2 Average Life of Electronic Goods/Average Life Cycle/Obsolescence Rate
    • 6.3 Classification of E-Waste
    • 6.4 Categories of E-Waste
    • 6.5 Composition and Characteristics of E-Waste
    • 6.6 Quantity of E-Waste
    • 6.7 Organization and Management of E-Waste
    • 6.8 Evolution of E-Waste Management
    • 6.9 Technologies for E-Waste Management
    • 6.10 Case Study
    • 6.11 Legal Provision

    Chapter 7. Soil Remediation Technologies

    • Abstract
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Sampling Technology
    • 7.3 Technologies for Decontamination of Soil

    Chapter 8. Waste Minimization

    • Abstract
    • 8.1 Introduction to Waste Minimization
    • 8.2 Municipal Solid Waste Minimization
    • 8.3 Industrial Waste Minimization

    Chapter 9. Environment Impact Assessment

    • Abstract
    • 9.1 Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment
    • 9.2 Environment Impact Assessment Steps
    • 9.3 Legal Provision

    Chapter 10. Landfill Gases

    • Abstract
    • 10.1 Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
    • 10.2 Landfill Gas Generation
    • 10.3 On-Field and Laboratory Techniques to Estimate Methane From Landfill
    • 10.4 Models Used to Estimate Methane Emissions From Landfills

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2016
  • Published: October 26, 2016
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098769
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128097342

About the Authors

M.N. Rao

Dr. M. N. Rao is presently an Emeritus Professor at J N T University, Hyderabad. He obtained Ph D in Environmental Engineering and did Post doctoral work in New Zealand. He taught at IIT Roorkee and NIT Durgapur for 16 years and later moved into Industrial R&D at Bangalore. He then joined Govt. of India and served as Professor and later Director of National Institute for Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai for about 10 years. Dr. Rao published 250 Technical papers in National and International Journals, 25 manuals, 5 textbooks and 15 video lessons

Affiliations and Expertise

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Razia Sultana

Dr. Razia Sultana, an Indian Scientist ,PhD inEnvironmental Science from Kakatiya University, India. she worked forAndhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for 14 years and later joined Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI) in Hyderabad and retired as a Director(Programs) after 21 years. She established Biotechnology Laboratory and Botanical Garden at EPTRI. Her professional visits were to most of the states of India, Japan, Sweden, Canada and USA. Dr.Sultana published papers, and has been a guide / examiner for Bachelor, Master, M.Phil and PhD students. She chaired/ presented technical papers in national and international conferences. Dr. Sultana assisted the Andhra Pradesh Government in bringing out special legislation on Water, Land andTrees Act,2000 and organized training programs, executed environmental projects and conducted research for national and international agencies. She also worked as Course Director for International Institute for Waste Management (IIWM), Bhopal. She served as a member of Environment Panel for Confederation of Indian Industries.She published quarterly Newsletters under Environment Information System (ENVIS) sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI), Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Sri Harsha Kota

Dr. Sri Harsha Kota is currently an assistant professor of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India. He received his master’s and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, USA. His research is focused on developing emission inventories from mobile sources and landfills, urban air quality monitoring and modeling, noise pollution, developing indoor air purification systems, regional air quality modeling, and climate change. He is an author of several journals and international conference publications. He is currently involved in many funded research projects. He was an invited speaker for several technical talks, and session chair in an international conference. He was in the advisory committee for an international conference and the chief coordinator of a national workshop on air quality modeling. He is the guest editor for a special issue in the Journal of Environmental Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

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