Overview

Waste: A Handbook for Management gives the broadest, most complete coverage of waste in our society. The book examines a wide range of waste streams, including:

  • Household waste (compostable material, paper, glass, textiles, household chemicals, plastic, water, and e-waste)
  • Industrial waste (metals, building materials, tires, medical, ...
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Waste: A Handbook for Management

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Overview

Waste: A Handbook for Management gives the broadest, most complete coverage of waste in our society. The book examines a wide range of waste streams, including:

  • Household waste (compostable material, paper, glass, textiles, household chemicals, plastic, water, and e-waste)
  • Industrial waste (metals, building materials, tires, medical, batteries, hazardous mining, and nuclear)
  • Societal waste  (ocean, military, and space)
  • The future of landfills and incinerators

Covering all the issues related to waste in one volume helps lead to comparisons, synergistic solutions, and a more informed society. In addition, the book offers the best ways of managing waste problems through recycling, incineration, landfill and other processes.



  • Co-author Daniel Vallero interviewed on NBC's Today show for a segment on recycling
  • Scientific and non-biased overviews will assist scientists, technicians, engineers, and government leaders
  • Covers all main types of waste, including household, industrial, and societal
  • Strong focus on management and recycling provides solutions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123814760
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 604
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

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).

His leisure activities involve regular hikes with the Mendip Ramblers, woodwork (long case clocks) and wood turning, gardening at home and on his allotment, theatre, reading and playing golf.

Dan Vallero is an internationally recognized expert in the transport, chemical transformation and environmental fate of hazardous pollutants. His three decades of professional experience in hazardous waste engineering and management have included research, teaching and regulatory advice related to a wide range of human health risk and ecological issues, from global climate change to the release of hazardous products of incomplete combustion from waste incinerators to the assessment of the risks from exposures to environmental endocrine disruptors.
Dr. Vallero recently established the Engineering Ethics program at Duke University. This innovative program introduces students 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.

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Table of Contents

1. A  History of Waste Management
2. Green Engineering and Sustainable Design Aspects of Waste Management
3. Waste Regulations with special emphasis to the USA
4. Waste Collection
5. Mine Waste: A Brief Overview of Origins, Quantities and Methods of Storage
6. Metal Waste
7. Radioactive Waste Management
8. Municipal Waste Management
9. Waste Water: Reuse of Oriented Wastewater  - Low- and High-Tech Approaches for Urban Areas
10. Recovered Paper 
11. Glass Waste
12. Textile Waste
13. Chemicals in Waste: Household Hazardous Waste
14. Reusing Non-hazardous Industrial Waste across Business Clusters
15. Construction Waste
1. 16.Thermal Waste Treatment
16. Plastic solid waste (PSW) and thermo-chemical treatment 
17. Air pollution (including pollution due to Coal and Oil  Burning, Cement Making and Automobile exhaust pollution  
18. Ocean pollution
19. Electronic Waste
20. Tyres
21. Battery Waste
22. Medical waste 
23. Agricultural Waste and Pollution
24. Military waste
25. Space waste
26. Hazardous Wastes  
27. Land Pollution
28. Thermal Pollution
29. Landfills, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
30. Pollution Management and Responsible Care
31. Risk Assessment, Management and Accountability
Epilogue
Index
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