A Handbook for Management

2nd Edition - March 5, 2019

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  • Editors: Trevor Letcher, Daniel Vallero
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128150603
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128154427

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Waste: A Handbook for Management, Second Edition, provides information on a wide range of hot topics and developing areas, such as hydraulic fracturing, microplastics, waste management in developing countries, and waste-exposure-outcome pathways. Beginning with an overview of the current waste landscape, including green engineering, processing principles and regulations, the book then outlines waste streams and treatment methods for over 25 different types of waste and reviews best practices and management, challenges for developing countries, risk assessment, contaminant pathways and risk tradeoffs. With an overall focus on waste recovery, reuse, prevention and lifecycle analysis, the book draws on the experience of an international team of expert contributors to provide reliable guidance on how best to manage wastes for scientists, managers, engineers and policymakers in both the private and public sectors.

Key Features

  • Covers the assessment and treatment of different waste streams in a single book
  • Provides a hands-on report on each type of waste problem as written by an expert in the field
  • Highlights new findings and evolving problems in waste management via discussion boxes


Scientists, engineers, legislators and collaborators in all areas of waste management, including environmental scientists and engineers in both academia and industry, government officials, waste managers, technicians, and maintenance personnel

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to Waste Management
    Daniel A. Vallero and Valerie Shulman
    2. A Systems Approach to Waste Management
    Daniel A. Vallero
    3. Regulation of Wastes
    Daniel A. Vallero
    4. Waste Collection
    Daniel A. Vallero
    5. Waste and Biogeochemical Cycling
    Daniel A. Vallero

    B. WASTE STREAMS (and their treatment)
    6. Mine Waste: A Brief Overview of Origins, Quantities, and Methods of Storage
    Daniel A. Vallero and Geoffrey Blight
    7. Coal Waste Streams
    Daniel A. Vallero
    8. Effect of Waste on Ecosystems
    Daniel A. Vallero
    9. Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Wastes
    Daniel A. Vallero
    10. Metal Waste
    Thomas Pretz, Jörg Julius, Nicolas Go, Marcel Bosling, Kay Johnen and Alexander Feil
    11. Radioactive Waste Management
    Ronald A. Palmer
    12. The Municipal Landfill
    Daniel A. Vallero
    13. Wastewater
    Daniel A. Vallero
    14. Recovered Paper
    Gary M. Scott 
    15. Glass Waste
    Paul Hooper and John H. Butler
    16. End-of-life textiles
    Andreas Bartl
    17. Chemicals in Waste: Household Hazardous Waste
    Trevor M. Letcher and Rebecca Slack
    18. Reusing Non-hazardous Industrial Waste Across Business Clusters
    Marian Chertow and Jooyoung Park
    19. Current and emerging construction waste management status, trends and approaches
    Mohamed Osmani and Paola Villoria- Sáez
    20. Thermal Waste
    Daniel A. Vallero
    21.  Microplastics: emerging contaminants requiring multilevel management
    Natalie Welden
    22. Marine Plastic Pollution: other than micro-plastic 
    Richard C. Thompson and Imogen E. Napper
    23. Plastic Waste: How Plastic has become Part of the Earth’s Geological Cycle
    Jan Zalasiewicz, Sarah Gabbott and Colin Waters
    24. Air Pollution: Atmospheric Wastes
    Daniel A. Vallero
    25. Waste: Electrical and Electronic Equipment
    Ruediger Kuehr
    26. Tyre Recycling
    Valerie L. Shulman
    27. Medical Waste
    Anne Woolridge and Selin Hoboy
    28.  Agricultural Waste and Pollution
    Andrew Green
    29. Waste from Military Operations
    Victor Medina, Edith Martinez-Guerra and Stephen Cosper
    30. Space waste
    Stephen Hobbs,  Gene Stansbery, Tiago Matos de Carvalho
    31.  Hazardous Waste
    Daniel A. Vallero
    32. Land Pollution
    Daniel J. Vallero, and Daniel A. Vallero

    33. Waste Governance
    Daniel A. Vallero
    34. Waste Constituent Pathways
    Daniel A. Vallero
    35. Waste Management Accountability: Risk, Reliability and Resilience
    Daniel A. Vallero
    36. Evaluating the feasibility of Public Projects
    Daniel A. Vallero

Product details

  • No. of pages: 803
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: March 5, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128150603
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128154427

About the Editors

Trevor Letcher

Trevor Letcher
Professor Letcher was Professor of Chemistry, and Head of Department in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and Natal) (1969 -2004). He has published over 300 papers on chemical thermodynamic topics in peer reviewed journals; and 100 papers in popular science and education journals. He has edited and written 28 books ranging from Future Energy Climate Change, Storing Energy, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Managing Global Warming and Unraveling Environmental Disasters. He has been awarded gold medals by the South African Institute of Chemistry and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and living in the United Kingdom.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Daniel Vallero

Daniel Vallero
Dr. Daniel A. Vallero is an internationally recognized author and expert in environmental science and engineering. He has devoted decades to conducting research, teaching, and mentoring future scientists and engineers. He is currently developing tools and models to predict potential exposures to chemicals in consumer products.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

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