Waste Treatment and Disposal

Waste Treatment and Disposal

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Following on from the successful first edition of Waste Treatment & Disposal, this second edition has been completely updated, and provides comprehensive coverage of waste process engineering and disposal methodologies. Concentrating on the range of technologies available for household and commercial waste, it also presents readers with relevant legislative background material as boxed features. NEW to this edition:* Increased coverage of re--use and recycling* Updating of the usage of different waste treatment technologies* Increased coverage of new and emerging technologies for waste treatment and disposal* A broader global perspective with a focus on comparative international material on waste treatment uptake and waste management policies

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  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 168 x 240 x 26mm | 739.37g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0470849134
  • 9780470849132
  • 678,872

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"...a readable and reliable source of information..." (Waste Planning, September 2005) " ! provides a useful and highly readable reference text." (Journal of Applied Toxicology: 26, 1: Jan/Feb 2006) "... a global perspective on national nanotechnology initiatives in Asia, Europe and the USA, investment opportunities and risks, and future applications ..." (Materials World, April 2006).

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Since publication of the first edition of "Waste Treatment and Disposal," concern over waste and its disposal have increased and there have been many significant changes in the methods employed for waste treatment and disposal. In Europe, European Commission legislation is the major driver in solid waste management, which has an important impact on treatment technologies. "Waste Treatment and Disposal, Second Edition" has been completely revised and updated in line with new waste regulation, management and disposal methods, with an emphasis on European waste management legislation. "Waste Treatment and Disposal, Second Edition" covers all aspects of waste treatment and disposal, including legislation, technologies, processes, environment, sustainability and economics, and integration of the different waste treatment and disposal options. The theme of European legislation and its impact on the various waste treatment and disposal options, especially in relation to the environment, runs throughout this book. Completely revised and updated, new features include: A broad global perspective with a focus on comparative waste treatment uptake and waste management. Relevant legislative background material as boxed features. Increased coverage of re-use and recycling. Updated usage of different waste treatment technologies. Increased coverage of new and emerging technologies for waste treatment and disposal. Easy to read with clear and concise explanations, "Waste Management and Disposal, Second Edition" is essential reading for upper level undergraduates and Masters students taking courses on waste treatment and management in departments of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science and Geography. It serves as an excellent up-to-date reference book on waste management for professionals in the waste treatment and disposal industry.

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Table of contents

Preface. Chapter 1. Introduction. 1.1 History of Waste Treatment and Disposal. 1.2 European Union Waste Management Policy. 1.3 Waste Strategy of the European Community. 1.4 Policy Instruments. 1.5 EU Waste Management Legislation. 1.6 The Economics of Waste Management. 1.7 Options for Waste Treatment and Disposal. Chapter 2. Waste. 2.1 Definitions of Waste. 2.2 Waste Arisings. 2.3 Municipal solid waste (MSW). 2.4 Hazardous waste. 2.5 Sewage sludge. 2.6 Other Wastes. 2.7 Waste Containers, Collection Systems and Transport. Chapter 3. Waste Recycling. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Waste recycling. 3.3 Examples of Waste Recycling. 3.4 Economic Considerations. 3.5 Life Cycle Analysis of Materials Recycling. Chapter 4. Waste Landfill. 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 EC Waste Landfill Directive. 4.3 Site Selection and Assessment. 4.4 Considerations for Landfills. 4.5 Types of Waste Landfilled. 4.6 Landfill design and engineering. 4.7 Landfill liner materials. 4.8 Landfill Liner Systems. 4.9 Processes Operating in Waste Landfills. 4.10 Other Landfill Design Types. 4.11 Landfill gas. 4.12 Landfill leachate. 4.13 Landfill Capping. 4.14 Landfill Site Completion and Restoration. 4.15 Energy Recovery from Landfill Gas. 4.16 Old Landfill Sites. Chapter 5. Waste Incineration. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 EC Waste Incineration Directive. 5.3 Incineration Systems. Chapter 6. Other Treatment Technologies; Pyrolysis, Gasification, Combined Pyrolysis--Gasification, Composting, Anaerobic Digestion. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Pyrolysis. 6.3 Gasification. 6.4 Combined Pyrolysis--Gasification. 6.5 Composting. 6.6 Anaerobic Digestion. Chapter 7. Integrated Waste Management. 7.1 Integrated Waste Management. Index.

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