Handbook of Solid Waste Management / Edition 2by George Tchobanoglous, Frank Kreith
Pub. Date: 07/28/2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
In a world where waste incinerators are not an option and landfills are at over capacity, cities are hard pressed to find a solution to the problem of what to do with their solid waste. Handbook of Solid Waste Management, 2/e offers a solution. This handbook offers an integrated approach to the planning, design, and management of economical and environmentally responsible solid waste disposal system.
Let twenty industry and government experts provide you with the tools to design a solid waste management system capable of disposing of waste in a cost-efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Focusing on the six primary functions of an integrated system--source reduction, toxicity reduction, recycling and reuse, composting, waste- to-energy combustion, and landfilling--they explore each technology and examine its problems, costs, and legal and social ramifications.
Table of Contents1) Introduction; 2) Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management; 3) Solid Waste Stream Characteristics; 4) Federal Regulations; 5) State Solid Waste Legislation; 6) Planning MSW Management Programs; 7) Environmental Perspectives; 8) Source Reduction; 9) Recycling; 10) Composting of Municipal Solid Wastes; 11) Waste to Energy Conversion; 12) Landfilling; 13) Siting Solid Waste Facilities; 14) Financing and Life –Cycle Costing of Solid Waste in the US; 15) The US Environmental Protection Agency’s role in Municipal Solid Waste Management; Appendix A. Glossary; Appendix B. Abbreviations; Appendix C. Solid Waste Management; Appendix D. Schools and Organizations Offering Courses and Information on Solid Waste Management; Appendix E. Unit Conversions;
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