Waste Management and Resource Recycling in the Developing World

Waste Management and Resource Recycling in the Developing World

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Pardeep Singh, Pramit Verma, Rishikesh Singh, Arif Ahamad, André Batalhão
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323904636

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Waste Management and Resource Recycling in the Developing World provides a unique perspective on the state of waste management and resource recycling in the developing world, offering practical solutions based on innovative tools and technologies, along with examples and case studies. The book is organized by waste type, including electronic, industrial and biomedical/hazardous, with each section covering advanced techniques, such as remote sensing and GIS, as well as socioeconomic factors, transnational transport and policy implications. Waste managers, environmental scientists, sustainability practitioners, and engineers will find this a valuable resource for addressing the challenges of waste management in the developing world. There is high potential for waste management to produce energy and value-added products. Sustainable waste management based on a circular economy not only improves sanitation, it also provides economic and environmental benefits. In addition to waste minimization, waste-to-economy and waste-to-energy have become integral parts of waste management practices. A proper waste management strategy not only leads to reduction in environmental pollution but also moves toward generating sufficient energy for improving environmental sustainability in coming decades.

Key Features

  • Presents case studies in every section to illustrate practical applications across the globe
  • Includes lessons learned from developed regions that can be applied to developing regions
  • Organized by type of waste, with consistent coverage in each section to promote ease of navigation

Readership

Environmental Scientists and Engineers working in waste management and sustainability
Secondary audience: Chemical engineers working in waste management and sustainability

Table of Contents

  • 1. Waste generation in Brazil: municipal, agricultural and industrial wastes
    2. Generation of Waste: Problem to Possible Solution in Developing and Underdeveloped Nations
    3. Use of participatory methodologies to improve the Urban Solid Waste Management System in Cape Verde – Sal Island
    4. Waste Characterization in Brazil
    5. E-Waste Management– Sources, Strategies, Impacts and Consequences
    6. Translational Transport of E-Waste and implications on human well beings and the environment
    7. Electronic (e-waste) Conduct:  Chemical assessment and treatment methods
    8. Biological methods for the treatment of e-waste
    9. Chemical Methods for the treatment of e-waste
    10. E-Waste Management Using Different Cost-Effective, Eco-friendly Biological Techniques: An Overview
    11. Life cycle assessment of e-waste management: Current practices and future research agenda towards sustainability
    12. E-waste: Policies and Legislations for a sustainable green growth
    13. E-waste policies and implementation: a global perspective
    14. The future of e-waste in the circular economy of Ghana: Implications for urban planning, environmental and human health risks
    15. The role of the informal sector on e-waste management: a case study from Brazil
    16. Recent Perspectives of Nanoparticles in Industrial Waste Management-an overview
    17. Advances in industrial waste management
    18. Nano- and microplastics in the environment: a potential threat to in-situ bioremediation of wastewaters
    19. Biological Methods For The Treatment Of Industrial Waste
    20. Adsorptive Removal Of Hazardous Dyes From Industrial Waste Using Activated Carbon: An Appraisal
    21. Hazardous waste management lessons from developed countries
    22. Hazardous biomedical waste management scenario of the developing countries
    23. Chemical methods for the treatment of biomedical hazardous waste
    24. Advances in Biomedical waste management technologies
    25. Biological treatment of pharmaceutical wastes
    26. Municipal solid waste management, its fate and waste-to-energy in the context of a developing economy like India
    27. Applications of waste-to-economy practices in urban water sector: Implications for Environmentaland Human health
    28. Cost-benefit analysis act as a tool for evaluation of waste to the economy: A synthesis
    29. Conversion of waste materials into different by-products of economic value
    30. Vermicomposting – the sustainable Solid Waste Management
    31. Sustainability Of Biorefineries For Waste Management
    32. Municipal solid waste management in Brazil: overview and trade-offs between different treatment technologies
    33. Waste management practices in a developing nation: Challenges and opportunities

Product details

  • No. of pages: 870
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323904636

About the Editors

Pardeep Singh

Dr. Pardeep Singh is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, in New Delhi, India. He obtained his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. Dr. Singh has published more than 65 papers in international journals in the fields of waste management, environmental pollution, and agricultural nanotechnology, and has co-edited 30 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Pramit Verma

Pramit Verma is a Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. His research interests are in the socioeconomic dynamics, urban energy flow, urban land use/land cover change, biostatistics and ecological modelling. He is currently working in the field of Urban Ecology. He has also worked in the field of urban climate disaster risk reduction and management. He has published several research articles in international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Rishikesh Singh

Dr. Rishikesh Singh has completed his PhD from Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. His research interests are in soil carbon dynamics, land- use change and management, emerging agronomic practices, biochar and carbon sequestration. His current research assignment is based on environmental impact analysis of traditional and emergent agronomic practices in Indo-Gangetic Plains of India. He has published several research and review articles and is a reviewer of several international journals of Elsevier, Taylor and Francis and Springer Nature groups.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Arif Ahamad

Dr. Arif Ahamad is presently working as an Assistant Professor (Department of Environmental Science, Daulatram College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India). He has obtained his master’s degree from the Department of Environmental Science, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India in 2011. He obtained his M.Phil. degree in 2014 and doctorate degree in 2019 from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. The area of his doctoral research is Potentially Toxic Elements (PTEs) in the Groundwater, Soil and Road dust from the Industrial area in Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has published more than 10 papers/Book chapters in international and national publishing house in the field of ground water and surface water contamination, wastewater effluent, and landfills as a source of contamination and human health risk assessment. Apart from these several papers are under review. He has also written some editorial articles in popular English newspapers. He presented his research works on several national and international platforms.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Daulatram College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

André Batalhão

He has been working as a researcher, professor, and consultant in Planning and Sustainability Management, specifically with Sustainability Indicators and other manageable metrics. External consultant in sustainability assessment at the European Environment Agency (EEA), Copenhagen, Denmark. Researcher at CENSE – Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, NOVA School of Science & Technology, NOVA University Lisbon, Caparica, Portugal. Post-Doctorate in Organizational Administration at the Faculty of Economics, Administration and Accounting of Ribeirão Preto (FEARP), University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences by Federal University of Goiás (CIAMB/UFG), Brazil, and NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal. Member of the International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS). Researcher at Public Strategy for Sustainable Development (PS4SD), Brussels, Belgium.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Dr., CENSE – Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, NOVA School of Science and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon Caparica, Portugal

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