Waste Treatment and Disposal / Edition 2

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Following on from the successful first edition of Waste Treatment & Disposal, this second edition has been completely updated, and provides comprehensive coverage of waste process engineering and disposal methodologies. Concentrating on the range of technologies available for household and commercial waste, it also presents readers with relevant legislative background material as boxed features.

NEW to this edition:

  • Increased coverage of re-use and recycling
  • Updating of the usage of different waste treatment technologies
  • Increased coverage of new and emerging technologies for waste treatment and disposal
  • A broader global perspective with a focus on comparative international material on waste treatment uptake and waste management policies
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...a readable and reliable source of information..." (Waste Planning, September 2005)

" … provides a useful and highly readable reference text." (Journal of Applied Toxicology: 26, 1: Jan/Feb 2006)

"Gives a global perspective on national nanotechnology initiatives in Asia, Europe and the USA, investment opportunities and risks, and future applications of this technology." (Materials World, April 2006).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470849132
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/14/2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.71 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul T. Williams, Professor of Environmental Engineering, The University of Leeds, UK.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction.

1.1 History of Waste Treatment and Disposal.

1.2 European Union Waste Management Policy.

1.3 Waste Strategy of the European Community.

1.4 Policy Instruments.

1.5 EU Waste Management Legislation.

1.6 The Economics of Waste Management.

1.7 Options for Waste Treatment and Disposal.

Chapter 2. Waste.

2.1 Definitions of Waste.

2.2 Waste Arisings.

2.3 Municipal solid waste (MSW).

2.4 Hazardous waste.

2.5 Sewage sludge.

2.6 Other Wastes.

2.7 Waste Containers, Collection Systems and Transport.

Chapter 3. Waste Recycling.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Waste recycling.

3.3 Examples of Waste Recycling.

3.4 Economic Considerations.

3.5 Life Cycle Analysis of Materials Recycling.

Chapter 4. Waste Landfill.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 EC Waste Landfill Directive.

4.3 Site Selection and Assessment.

4.4 Considerations for Landfills.

4.5 Types of Waste Landfilled.

4.6 Landfill design and engineering.

4.7 Landfill liner materials.

4.8 Landfill Liner Systems.

4.9 Processes Operating in Waste Landfills.

4.10 Other Landfill Design Types.

4.11 Landfill gas.

4.12 Landfill leachate.

4.13 Landfill Capping.

4.14 Landfill Site Completion and Restoration.

4.15 Energy Recovery from Landfill Gas.

4.16 Old Landfill Sites.

Chapter 5. Waste Incineration.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 EC Waste Incineration Directive.

5.3 Incineration Systems.

Chapter 6. Other Treatment Technologies; Pyrolysis, Gasification, Combined Pyrolysis-Gasification, Composting, Anaerobic Digestion.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Pyrolysis.

6.3 Gasification.

6.4 Combined Pyrolysis-Gasification.

6.5 Composting.

6.6 Anaerobic Digestion.

Chapter 7. Integrated Waste Management.

7.1 Integrated Waste Management.


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