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The Treatment and Handling of Wastes


Series: Technology in the Third Millennium Series

Edited By: AD Bradshaw, R Southwood and F Warner

320 pages, 71 illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1991 | #17005 | ISBN: 0412393905
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NHBS Price: £189.00 $231/€211 approx

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Proceedings of the first in a series of discussion meetings convened by the Royal Society with the aim of reviewing the ways human needs and national prosperity can be served by technological developments in the 21st century. The volume provides an authoritative account of the environmental problems posed by the different types of waste material, the current state of technology for dealing with them, and what science and tecnology promises for the future.


Part 1 The nature of the problem: pollution and ecosystems, A.D.Bradshaw; the nature of the waste problem - a question of prevention, M.Backman and T.Lindhqvist; regulation - legislation, L.Kramer. Part 2 Transformation and re-use: waste management by prevention, R.P.Bringer; treatment and use of sewage sludge, J.E.Hall; municipal solid waste management - an economic perspective, R.K.Turner. Part 3 Dispersal: possible future trends in acid rainfall in the UK, F.B.Smith; the migration of pollutants in groundwater, J.Rae and D.J.V.Campbell; the dispersal of radionuclides in the sea, D.S.Woodhead and R.J.Pentreath. Part 4 Degradation: degradation of hazardous wastes, A.T.Bull; degradation of organic wastes, G.K.Anderson and M.B.Pescod. Part 5 Deposition or storage: the assessment to the tenth millennium of the safety of radioactive waste disposal, P.T.McInerney; a perspective from the waste management industry, H.G.Pullen; gaseous waste control from coal-fired power stations, W.D.Halstead. Part 6 Conclusions: some outstanding problems, L.E.J.Roberts; towards an industrial ecology, R.A.Frosch and N.E.Gallopoulos.

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