Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123736239, 9780080550145

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management

1st Edition

Cradle-to-Cradle for Sustainable Development

Authors: Salah El Haggar
eBook ISBN: 9780080550145
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123736239
Paperback ISBN: 9781493301027
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 14th June 2007
Page Count: 424
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Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management was inspired by the need to have a text that enveloped awareness and solutions to the ongoing issues and concerns of waste generated from industry. The development of science and technology has increased human capacity to extract resources from nature and it is only recently that industries are being held accountable for the detrimental effects the waste they produce has on the environment. Increased governmental research, regulation and corporate accountability are digging up issues pertaining to pollution control and waste treatment and environmental protection.

The traditional approach for clinical waste, agricultural waste, industrial waste, and municipal waste are depleting our natural resources. The main objective of this book is to conserve the natural resources by approaching 100 % full utilization of all types of wastes by cradle – to - cradle concepts, using Industrial Ecology methodology documented with case studies. Sustainable development and environmental protection cannot be achieved without establishing the concept of industrial ecology. The main tools necessary for establishing Industrial Ecology and sustainable development will be covered in the book. The concept of “industrial ecology” will help the industrial system to be managed and operated more or less like a natural ecosystem hence causing as less damage as possible to the surrounding environment.

Key Features

  • Numerous case studies allow the reader to adapt concepts according to personal interest/field
  • Reveals innovative technologies for the conservation of natural resources
  • The only book which provides an integrated approach for sustainable development including tools, methodology, and indicators for sustainable development


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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 CURRENT PRACTICE 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Waste Management 1.3 Treatment 1.4 Incineration 1.5 Landfill 1.6 Zero pollution CHAPTER 2 CLEANER PRODUCTION 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Promoting cleaner Production 2.3 Benefits of Cleaner Production 2.4 Obstacles and Solution of Cleaner Production 2.5 Cleaner Production Techniques 2.6 Methodology for Cleaner Production Assessment 2.7 Case Studies CHAPTER 3 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Industrial Ecology 3.3 Industrial Ecology Barriers 3.4 Industrial Ecology tools and indicators 3.5 Cradle ? To ? Cradle concept 3.6 Eco-Industrial Parks 3.7 Kalunberg Industrial farm CHAPTER 4 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL REFORM 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Sustainable development tools and methodology 4.3 Environmental Reform Structure 4.4 Sustainable Development Proposed Framework 4.5 Summary and Conclusion CHAPTER 5 MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Transfer station 5.3 Recycling of plastics 5.4 Recycling of Food waste 5.5 Recycling of rejects 5.6 Recycling of Composite material 5.7 Recycling of bones 5.8 Recycling of glass 5.9 Recycling of aluminum and tin cans 5.10 Recycling of textile CHAPTER 6 CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTES 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Construction Waste Management 6.3 Proposed guidelines for Construction Waste 6.4 Proposed guidelines for Demolition Waste CHAPTER 7 CLINICAL SOLID WASTE 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Management of Clinical Waste 7.3 Disinfection of Clinical Wastes 7.4 Current Experience of Clinical Wastes 7.5 Cradle ? to - Cradle For Clinical Waste 7.6 Electron Beam Technology 7.7 Electron Beam for Sterilization Of Clinical Wastes CHAPTER 8 AGRICULTURAL AND RURAL WASTES 8.1 Introduction 8.2 ABBC technologies 8.3 Animal fodder 8.4 Briqutting 8.5 Biogas 8.6 Composting 8.7 Integrated Complex 8.8 Environmentally balanced Rural Waste Complex; EBRWC CHAPTER 9 INDUSTRIAL SOLID WASTES 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Sugarcane Industry 9.3 Metal Industry 9.4 Textile industry 9.5 Marble industry 9.6 Oil and soap Industry 9.7 Petroleum Industry 9.8 Food Industry 9.9 Cement Industry 9.10 Tourism Industry 9.11 Industrial estate


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About the Author

Salah El Haggar

Dr. Haggar has more than 30 years experience in Energy and Environmental Consulting and University teaching. Dr Haggar has been a visiting professor at Washington State University and at University of Idaho, U.S.A. He is presently the professor of Energy and Environment at the American University in Cairo, Mechanical Engineering Department, Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Haggar has more than 20 Academic Honors, grants and awards. Dr. El-Haggar received the outstanding undergraduate teacher award at The American University in Cairo in 1995 as well as a number of outstanding AUC trustees’ awards. In addition Dr. Haggar has 120 Scientific Publications in Environmental and Energy Fields, 33 invited presentation, 42 technical report, 12 books and one chapter in two different books.

Dr’s Haggar Environmental Consulting experience include more than 40 Environmental/Industrial Auditing for major industrial identities, 20 Compliance Action Plan, 9 Environmental Impact Assessment in addition to his extensive consulting experience in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Auditing, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental management systems, Cleaner Production, Industrial Ecology, Energy management, Hazardous and non-Hazardous Waste management, Recycling, Pollution prevention and waste minimization, zero pollution, Biogas/Solar/Wind technology, Community/Desert development, Solid and industrial waste, environmental assessment for the local government and private industries. Dr. Haggar is a member/board member in 14 national and international societies in the area of Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and community development.

Affiliations and Expertise

The American University in Cairo Mechanical Engineering Department Cairo, Egypt

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