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Agricultural Residue Management in Developing Countries. Edition No. 1

  • Published: June 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 120 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House

As a result of economic growth, development and
increased consumption, waste generation has globally
increased over the last decades. Although waste
management has traditionally relied on disposal, the
trend is currently shifting towards resource
recovery. Consequently, new approaches for waste
recovery such as agricultural residue management
have become a main interest among researchers. This
book offers a first attempt to examine the
feasibility of agricultural residue management in
developing countries as an approach to minimize
waste disposal and optimize resources use. Lebanon
is taken as a case study in which residue generation
is estimated and current management practices
described. Various commonly used methods such as
composting, combustion, gasification, fermentation,
ethanol conversion and animal feed are assessed and
compared using MCDA and a management plan is
proposed within the Lebanese institutional,
legislative and operational framework related to
waste management. This book can be of particular
interest to professionals as well as decision makers
willing to explore unconventional methods for waste
management and resource recovery.

Lea, Kai.
Lea Kai is a young environmental professional who obtained her
B.Sc.in Environmental Health and her M.Sc.in Environmental
Technology from the American University of Beirut. She spent a
year in Germany with the InWent program and she is currently
working in the field of climate change with the United Nations
Development Programme in Beirut.

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