Waste Management

Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Editors: Syeda Azeem Unnisa, PhD

S. Bhupatthi Rav, PhD

Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Available now.
Pub Date: July 2012
Hardback Price: $139.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781926895246
Pages: 180pp
Binding Type: hardback

”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

Solid waste management has received attention lately because many countries of the world are facing the problem of how to handle the ever-growing volume of human waste. 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.

Topics include
• solid waste treatment technologies
• solid waste segregation, collection, disposal, and treatment
• community-based social marketing management approaches
• resource recovery through RDIF (Radio Frequency Identification) technology
• vermicomposting
• much more

List of Abbreviations
• Chapter 1. Comparative Study of Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Technologies Using Life Cycle Assessment Method
A. U. Zaman
• Chapter 2. Solid Waste Management in a Mexican University Using a Community-Based Social Marketing Approach
Carolina Armijo-de Vega, Sara Ojeda-Benitez, Quetzalli Aguilar-Virgen, and Paul A. Taboada-Gonzalez
• Chapter 3. Taking Out the Trash (and the Recyclables): RFID and the Handling of Municipal Solid Waste
David C. Wyld
• Chapter 4. Management of Municipal Solid Waste by Vermicompost: A Case Study
J. Sudhir Kumar, Venkata Subbiah. K, Prasada Rao. P. V. V.
• Chapter 5. Waste Management Program at the Universidad Tecnologica de Leon
Dolores Elizabeth Turcott Cervantes, Karina Guadalupe Lopez Romo, and Mario Bernardo Reyes Marroquin
• Chapter 6. Solid Waste Management by Application of the WAMED Model
V. Moutavtchi, J. Stenis, and W. Hogland
• Chapter 7. A Model for Solid Waste Management in Anambra State, Nigeria
Otti V. I.
• Chapter 8. Optimizing Urban Material Flows and Waste Streams in Urban Development through Principles of Zero Waste and Sustainable Consumption
Steffen Lehmann
• Chapter 9. Integrated Solid Waste Management Based on the 3R Approach
M. A. Memon
• Chapter 10. Assessment of the Status of MSWM in Kamareddy Municipal Council
Syeda Azeem Unnisa and S. Bhupatthi Rav
• Index

About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Syeda Azeem Unnisa, PhD

Research Officer, Environmental Science, Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies, Osmania University, India
Dr. Syeda Azeem Unnisa received her PhD in Environmental Science and Technology from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in India. She is currently the Research Officer (Environmental Science) at the Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

She was recognized as Young Scientist for designing low-cost water purification technology for rural people. Past positions include Lecturer at that university as well as a Project Officer with the Environment Education Wing of the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board and as Chemist with the Kingfisher Mineral Water Company. She has completed several R&D projects on water purification and solid waste management. She is member in international and national environmental sssociations. In addition, she has published 40 research papers in international publications, presented at conferences and seminars, conducted workshops and training programs, and authored several textbooks.

S. Bhupatthi Rav, PhD
Director, Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies, Osmania University, India
Professor, Department of Public Administration,Osmania University, India

Professor S. Bhupatthi Rav is currently Director of the Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies at Osmania University, India, as well as a Professor in the Department of Public Administration, also at Osmania University.

He has 32 years of experience in the field of teaching as a lecturer, reader, and professor. He was recognized as Best Teacher by Government of Andhra Pradesh. He has contributed to seven books and has written 61 articles on various issues of society building through people’s participation and clean administration. He has completed several R&D projects on urban poverty and health. He has supervised 35 PhD and 40 MPhil students. He has organized and actively contributed to various symposiums, seminars, and conferences.

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