This book compiles many different treatment options and best practices for the treatment and recycling of municipal solid waste from all over the globe, factoring in cost-effectiveness, sanitation, and environmental degradation. Important to professors, researchers, students, policymakers, and municipal offices, this informed book looks into innovative waste management systems from a number of developing countries, which may prove useful to developed countries of the world as well. This book is unique in that it focuses on state-of-the-art urban solid waste management and future trends.
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 15 mm
"One of the best compiled documents on solid waste management (SWM). The book covers almost all aspects of solid waste management with excellent presentation: regulations, waste characteristics, collection and transfer, landfill, recycling and recovery, thermal destruction, and chemical and biological transformations. It not only describes the rich diversity of waste management systems used throughout the world but does so in a manner that raises a greater awareness of environmental sustainability. The book focuses on solid waste management practices and their shortcomings in developing countries but also deals with some issues in developed countries; it presents case studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and Latin America. It presents ten different, unprecedented approaches toward solid waste management with environmental sustainability and critical success factors for each one. It is one of the most comprehensive coverages in sustainable solid waste management, and essential reading for all professionals and policymakers in the field and a valuable resource for researchers and students."
--Nurul Hassan M., MSc, Biotechnology Professional, School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada