Solid and Hazardous Waste Management: Science and Engineering presents the latest on the rapid increase in volume and types of solid and hazardous wastes that have resulted from economic growth, urbanization, and industrialization and how they have challenged national and local governments to ensure effective and sustainable management of these waste products.
The book offers universal coverage of the technologies used for the management and disposal of waste products, such as plastic waste, bio-medical wastes, hazardous wastes, and e-wastes.
- Covers both traditional and new technologies for Identifying and categorizing the source and nature of the waste
- Provides methods for the safe disposal of municipal solid wastes, plastic waste, bio-medical wastes, hazardous wastes, and e-wastes
- Presents technologies that can be used for transportation and processing (including resource recovery) of the waste
- Discusses reclamation, reuse, and recovery of energy from MSW
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Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Municipal Solid Waste
Chapter 3. Plastic Waste
Chapter 4. Biomedical Waste
Chapter 5. Hazardous Waste
Chapter 6. Electronic Waste
Chapter 7. Soil Remediation Technologies
Chapter 8. Waste Minimization
Chapter 9. Environment Impact Assessment
Chapter 10. Landfill Gases
Dr. M. N. Rao is presently an Emeritus Professor at J N T University, Hyderabad. He obtained Ph D in Environmental Engineering and did Post doctoral work in New Zealand. He taught at IIT Roorkee and NIT Durgapur for 16 years and later moved into Industrial R&D at Bangalore. He then joined Govt. of India and served as Professor and later Director of National Institute for Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai for about 10 years. Dr. Rao published 250 Technical papers in National and International Journals, 25 manuals, 5 textbooks and 15 video lessons
Dr. Razia Sultana, an Indian Scientist ,PhD inEnvironmental Science from Kakatiya University, India. she worked forAndhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for 14 years and later joined Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI) in Hyderabad and retired as a Director(Programs) after 21 years. She established Biotechnology Laboratory and Botanical Garden at EPTRI. Her professional visits were to most of the states of India, Japan, Sweden, Canada and USA. Dr.Sultana published papers, and has been a guide / examiner for Bachelor, Master, M.Phil and PhD students. She chaired/ presented technical papers in national and international conferences. Dr. Sultana assisted the Andhra Pradesh Government in bringing out special legislation on Water, Land andTrees Act,2000 and organized training programs, executed environmental projects and conducted research for national and international agencies. She also worked as Course Director for International Institute for Waste Management (IIWM), Bhopal. She served as a member of Environment Panel for Confederation of Indian Industries.She published quarterly Newsletters under Environment Information System (ENVIS) sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.
Kota, Sri Harsha
Dr. Sri Harsha Kota is currently an assistant professor of Civil Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India. He received his master's and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, USA. His research is focused on developing emission inventories from mobile sources and landfills, urban air quality monitoring and modeling, noise pollution, developing indoor air purification systems, regional air quality modeling, and climate change. He is an author of several journals and international conference publications. He is currently involved in many funded research projects. He was an invited speaker for several technical talks, and session chair in an international conference. He was in the advisory committee for an international conference and the chief coordinator of a national workshop on air quality modeling. He is the guest editor for a special issue in the Journal of Environmental Research.