Solid Waste Technology & Management / Edition 1

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The availability of sound technical information is an important starting point for meeting the challenges of solid waste management in a sustainable way, and Solid Waste Technology and Management provides both students and professional engineers with the guidance they require in developing appropriate programs for the treatment and disposal of solid wastes. Written by 40 internationally known experts, and carefully edited for consistency, the book is a balanced account of all aspects of municipal solid waste management, treatment and disposal, and covers both engineering and management aspects with an overarching emphasis on the life-cycle analysis approach.

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"Written by 40 internationally known experts, and carefully edited for consistency, the book is a balanced account of all aspects of municipal solid waste management, treatment and disposal, and covers both engineering and management aspects with an overarching emphasis on the life-cycle analysis approach." (MyCFO, 28 February 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405175173
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1052
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 3.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas H. Christensen is Professor of Environmental Engineering at the Institute of Environment & Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

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Table of Contents


List of Contributors

1 – Introduction

1.1 Introduction to waste management

Thomas H. Christensen

1.2 Introduction to waste engineering

Thomas H. Christensen

1.3 Introduction to waste economics

Hanna Merrild and Thomas H. Christensen

1.4 Introduction to waste legislation and regulation

Peter Pagh and Henrik Wejdling

2 – Waste Generation and characterization

2.1 Waste characterization: Approaches and methods

Anders Lagerkvist, Holger Ecke and Thomas H. Christensen

2.2 Residential waste

Thomas H. Christensen, Yasushi Matsufuji and Thilde Fruergaard

2.3 Commercial and institutional waste

Thomas H. Christensen and Thilde Fruergaard

2.4 Industrial waste

Thomas H. Christensen

2.5 Construction and demolition waste

Thomas H. Christensen and Lizzi Andersen

3 - LCA of waste management systems

3.1 LCA in waste management: Introduction to principle and method

Michael Hauschild and Morton A. Barlaz

3.2 Application of LCA in waste management

Anna Björklund, Göran Finnveden and Liselott Roth

3.3 LCA-modeling of waste management scenarios

Thomas H. Christensen, Federico Simion, Davide Tonini and Jacob Møller

4 - Waste minimization

4.1 Waste prevention and minimization: Concepts, strategies and means

Stefan Salhofer, Nicole Unger and Bernd Bilitewski

4.2 Waste prevention and minimization: Cases

Stefan Salhofer and Nicole Unger

5 – Material Recycling

5.1 Recycling of paper and cardboard

Thomas H. Christensen and Anders Damgaard

5.2 Recycling of glass

Thomas H. Christensen and Anders Damgaard

5.3 Recycling of plastic

Thomas H. Christensen and Thilde Fruergaard

5.4 Recycling of metals

Anders Damgaard and Thomas H. Christensen

5.5 Recycling of construction and demolition waste

Thomas H. Christensen and Harpa Birgisdottir

6 – Collection

6.1 Waste collection: Equipment and vehicles

Per Nilsson

6.2 Waste collection: Systems and organization

Per Nilsson and Thomas H. Christensen

6.3 Source segregation and collection of source segregated waste

Thomas H. Christensen and Yasushi Matsufuji

6.4 Waste transfer stations

Thomas H. Christensen

7 - Mechanical treatment and separation

7.1 Mechanical treatment: Unit processes

Bernd Bilitewski

7.2 Mechanical treatment: Material recovery facilities (MRFs)

Thomas H. Christensen and Bernd Bilitewski

8 - Thermal treatment

8.1 Incineration: Process and technology

Tore Hulgaard and Jürgen Vehlow

8.2 Incineration: Flue gas cleaning and emissions

Søren Dalager and Jürgen Vehlow

8.3 Incineration: Mass balances

Søren Dalager and Dieter O. Reimann

8.4 Incineration: Solid residues

Ole Hjelmar, Annette Johnson andRob Comans

8.5 Incineration: Utilization of residue in construction

Maria Arm, T. Taylor Eighmyand Thomas H. Christensen

8.6 Incineration: Co-combustion

Helmut Rechberger

8.7 Incineration: RDF and SRF – solid fuels from waste

Susanne Rotter

8.8 Pyrolysis and gasification

Thomas Astrup and Bernd Bilitewski

9 - Biological treatment

9.1 Composting: Process

Edward Stentiford and Marco de Bertoldi

9.2 Composting: Technology

Uta Krogmann, Ina Körner and Luis F. Diaz

9.3 Composting: Mass balances and product quality

Alessio Boldrin, Ina Körner, Uta Krogmann and Thomas H. Christensen

9.4 Anaerobic digestion: Process

Irini Angelidakiand Damien John Batstone

9.5 Anaerobic digestion: Technology

Jes la Cour Jansen

9.6 Anaerobic digestion: Mass balances and products

Jacob Møller, Jes la Cour Jansen and Thomas H. Christensen

9.7 Mechanical-biological treatment

Bernd Bilitewski, Christiane Oros and Thomas H. Christensen

9.8 Emerging biological technologies: Biofuels and biochemicals

Dimitar Karakashev and Irini Angelidaki

9.9 Use of compost in horticulture and landscaping

Morten Carlsbæk

9.10 Utilization of biologically treated organic waste on land

Peter E. Holm, Michael J. McLaughlinand Lars Stoumann Jensen

10 - Landfilling

10.1 Landfilling: Concepts and challenges

Thomas H. Christensen, Heijo Scharff and Ole Hjelmar

10.2 Landfilling: Environmental issues

Thomas H. Christensen, Simone Manfredi and Peter Kjeldsen

10.3 Landfilling: Hydrology

Peter Kjeldsen and Richard Beaven

10.4 Landfilling: Geotechnology

R. Kerry Rowe and Jamie F. VanGulck

10.5 Landfilling: mineral waste landfills

Ole Hjelmar and Hans A. van der Sloot

10.6 Landfilling: Reactor landfills

Thomas H. Christensen, Simone Manfredi and Keith Knox

10.7 Landfilling: MBP- waste landfills

Rainer Stegmann

10.8 Landfilling: Bottom lining and leachate collection

Thomas H. Christensen, Robert B. Wallace, Simone Manfredi and Peter Kjeldsen

10.9 Landfill top covers

Charlotte Scheutz and Peter Kjeldsen

10.10 Landfilling: Gas production, extraction and utilization

Hans Willumsen and Morton A. Barlaz

10.11 Landfilling: leachate treatment

Hans- Jürgen Ehrigand Howard Robinson

10.12 Landfilling: Planning, siting and design

Roberto Raga, Raffaello Cossu and Anders Lagerkvist

10.13Landfilling: Operation and monitoring

Nicole D. Berge, Eyad S. Batarseh and Debra R. Reinhart

10.14 Landfill closure, aftercare and final use

Heijo Scharff

11 - Special and hazardous waste

11.1 Healthcare risk waste

Ole Vennicke Christiansen and Peder Bisbjerg

11.2 Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

Thomas H Christensen and Marianne Bigum

11.3 Preservative treated Wood

Ina Körner, Jenna Jambeck, Hans Leithoffand Volker Lenz

11.4 Hazardous waste

Joan Maj Nielsenand Jørn Lauridsen

11.5 Other special waste

Line Brogaardand Thomas H. Christensen

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