Sustainable and Circular Management of Resources and Waste Towards a Green Deal

Sustainable and Circular Management of Resources and Waste Towards a Green Deal

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Majeti Prasad, Marzena Smol
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323952781

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Sustainable and Circular Management of Resources and Waste Towards a Green Deal highlights the importance of resource recovery, phosphorus management, climate action, clean energy transition, and circular economy. The contemporary world is facing significant challenges, including climate disruption, environmental changes, pollution, and population explosion. Sustainable management of finite natural resources within the carrying capacity of bio-geo-hydrosphere is the crux of transforming the global economy for a sustainable future. Moreover, keeping raw materials in circulation as long as possible and minimizing the amount of waste generated (and when it arises - its sustainable management as a secondary raw material) has also grown in significance as a part of transition to a circular economy (CE) model. Currently, sustainable and circular management of resources from primary and secondary sources is integral part of the transition.

Key Features

  • Introduces innovative solutions in green energy transition
  • Provides case studies to provide examples of a circular economy implementation in selected sectors of the economy, including water and wastewater, raw materials, and construction
  • Suggests actions to counteract climate change and its consequences for the people and planet

Readership

Students, researchers, and practitioners in the Environmental and Earth sciences Students, researchers, and practitioners across disciplines including energy industry, agriculture, forestry, and food science

Table of Contents

  • A. Strategies for implementation of Green Deal
    1. Achieving SDGs via Green Deal Strategies
    2. Green Deal in the contemporary world - Farm to fork, integrated pest management
    3. Global Directions for the Green Deal Strategies (Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa)
    4. Pollution abatement as a core of Green Deal Strategy

    B. Circular economy
    5. Circular Economy in Green Deal Strategies Achieving SDGs via Green Deal perspectives
    6. Circular Economy - the new innovation wave
    7. Circular Economy from a Water and wastewater management perspective
    8. Potentials for mine waste to contribute to circular economy
    9. Sustainable use of construction waste in a circular economy perspective
    10. Waste to energy and circular economy: the case of anaerobic

    C. Sludge management – resource recovery
    11. Biofiltration as an ecological method of removing sewage sludge doors by solar drying
    12. Sustainable/ Integrated / Sewage Sludge Management
    13. Bioleaching of heavy metals from a contaminated soil using bacteria from waste water sludge
    14. Sludge vaporization

    E. Phosphorus management
    15. Importance of Phosphorus raw materials in Green Deal strategies
    16. Regional strategies for the management of Phosphorus raw materials - case study
    17. Integrated Nutrient Management Plan as a driving force for the sustainable use of phosphorus
    18. Phosphorus raw materials in Sustainable Agriculture
    19. Phosphorus eutrophication mitigation strategies
    20. Phosphorus recovery - recent developments and case studies

    F. Climate Action
    21. Action towards carbon neutrality - essential elements of the Green Deal
    22. Implementation of the zero-waste strategy in the food and beverage sector
    23. Water and climate change in the regional, national and international perspective
    24. Analysing public spaces for climate change resilience
    25. Environmental footprint as a tool to measure climate neutrality activities

    G. Clean Energy Transition
    26. Energy System Integration
    27. Energy efficiency to improve Sustainability
    28. Green Strategies for Waste to Energy
    29. Hydrogen and other Clean Fuels
    30. Digital Technologies
    31. Smart Industry (includes mobility= transport)
    32. Climate Neutrality

Product details

  • No. of pages: 375
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323952781

About the Editors

Majeti Prasad

Dr. Prasad has served the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India in various advisory committees on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, pollution control and abatement, environmental information systems and bioremediation of contaminated sites. He is an active visiting scientist in several international universities. He is the editor, co-editor, or author of 17 books published by leading international publishers and 190 journal articles and 118 book chapters/conference proceedings. He has made outstanding contributions to the fields of bioremediation, bioresources, biomass energy sources, bioeconomy and to the broad field of environmental biotechnology, all of which are his main areas of expertise.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Marzena Smol

Marzena Smol heads the Division of Biogenic Raw Materials in the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGSMiE PAN). She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Protection and International Project Management and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Częstochowa University of Technology in 2015. Expert in the field of biogenic raw materials management in the context of sustainable development (SD), circular economy (CE) and strategies for the Green Deal. She participated in the development of the Roadmap Transformation towards circular economy in Poland. Holder of the Minister’s Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists. She is author and co-author over 100 papers. She is holder of Springer Nature 2020 Highlights in category “Water” for publication on CE in water and wastewater sector.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Division, Biogenic Raw Materials Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Poland

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