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.show more