Waste: A Handbook for Management, Second Edition, provides information on a wide range of hot topics and developing areas, such as hydraulic fracturing, microplastics, waste management in developing countries, and waste-exposure-outcome pathways. Beginning with an overview of the current waste landscape, including green engineering, processing principles and regulations, the book then outlines waste streams and treatment methods for over 25 different types of waste and reviews best practices and management, challenges for developing countries, risk assessment, contaminant pathways and risk tradeoffs.
With an overall focus on waste recovery, reuse, prevention and lifecycle analysis, the book draws on the experience of an international team of expert contributors to provide reliable guidance on how best to manage wastes for scientists, managers, engineers and policymakers in both the private and public sectors.
- Covers the assessment and treatment of different waste streams in a single book
- Provides a hands-on report on each type of waste problem as written by an expert in the field
- Highlights new findings and evolving problems in waste management via discussion boxes
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A. INTRODUCTION 1. Introduction to Waste Management 2. A Systems Approach to Waste Management 3. Regulation of Wastes 4. Waste Collection 5. Waste and Biogeochemical Cycling
B. WASTE STREAMS (and their treatment) 6. Mine Waste: A Brief Overview of Origins, Quantities, and Methods of Storage 7. Coal Waste Streams 8. Effect of Waste on Ecosystems 9. Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Wastes 10. Metal Waste 11. Radioactive Waste Management 12. The Municipal Landfill 13. Wastewater 14. Recovered Paper 15. Glass Waste 16. End-of-life textiles 17. Chemicals in Waste: Household Hazardous Waste 18. Reusing Non-hazardous Industrial Waste Across Business Clusters 19. Current and emerging construction waste management status, trends and approaches 20. Thermal Waste 21. Microplastics: emerging contaminants requiring multilevel management 22. Marine Plastic Pollution: other than micro-plastic 23. Plastic Waste: How Plastic has become Part of the Earth's Geological Cycle 24. Air Pollution: Atmospheric Wastes 25. Waste: Electrical and Electronic Equipment 26. Tyre Recycling 27. Medical Waste 28. Agricultural Waste and Pollution 29. Waste from Military Operations 30. Space waste 31. Hazardous Waste 32. Land Pollution
C. BEST PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT 33. Waste Governance 34. Waste Constituent Pathways 35. Waste Management Accountability: Risk, Reliability and Resilience 36. Evaluating the feasibility of Public Projects
Trevor M. Letcher is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a past Director of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics and his research involves the thermodynamics of liquid mixtures and energy from landfill. He was awarded the South African Chemical Institute's Gold medal in 1999 and in 2000 he was awarded the South African Gold medal by the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 250 papers in peer review journals and has edited, co-edited and written eleven books in his research and related fields. His latest books include Unraveling Environmental Disasters (2012), Materials for a Sustainable Future (2012), Waste (2011), Heat Capacities (2010), Climate Change (2009) and Future Energy (2008).
Vallero, Daniel A.
Dr. Daniel A. Vallero is an internationally recognized expert in environmental science and engineering. His four decades of research, teaching and professional experience in hazardous waste engineering and management have addressed a wide range of human health risk and ecological issues, from global climate change to the release of hazardous wastes. His research has advanced the state-of-the-science of air and water pollution measurement, models of potential exposures to chemicals in consumer products, and environmental impact assessments.
He established the Engineering Ethics program and is a key collaborator in the Responsible Conduct of Research Program at Duke University. These programs introduce students, from first-year through PhD, to the complex relationships between science, technology and societal demands on the engineer. The lessons learned from the cases in this book are a fundamental part of Duke's preparation of its future engineers to address the ethical dilemmas likely to be encountered during the careers of the next generation engineers.
Dr. Vallero received a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Science in City & Regional Planning from SIU, a Masters in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Environmental Health Sciences) from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Duke.