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Waste Management and Resource Recovery

By: Charles R Rhyner, Leander J Schwartz, Robert B Wenger and Mary G Kohrell

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #53914 | ISBN: 0873715721
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This book provides a basic understanding of waste management problems and issues faced by modern society. Scientific, technical, and environmental principles are emphasized to illustrate the processes of municipal and industrial solid wastes and liquid wastes, and the nature of impacts resulting from waste dispersal and disposal in the environment. Economic, social, legal, and political aspects of waste management are also addressed.Environmental issues and concerns receive thorough coverage in discussing waste reduction, resource recovery, and efficient and practical waste disposal systems. Other specific topics include recycling, physical and chemical processing, the biological treatment of waste solids, incineration, pyrolysis, and energy recover, hazardous wastes, and landfill management.The role of government and other institutions in waste management and resource recovery matters is also detailed. Discussion questions, worked examples, and end-of-chapter problems reinforce important concepts.W aste Management and Resource Recovery is particularly suitable as a text in waste management courses in environmental science or engineering programs. It also works well as a reference for practitioners in the waste management field.


Waste Management and Resource ConservationIntroductionHistorical Sketch of Waste ManagementThe Archaeology of RefuseResource ConservationRisks Associated with Waste ManagementIntegrated Waste ManagementWaste Management TerminologyDiscussion Topics and ProblemsWaste GenerationOverviewMunicipal Solid WasteIndustrial Process WasteMining WasteAgricultural WasteWaste Densities and VolumesMethods of Determining Quantity and CompositionSeasonal Variation of Solid Waste QuantitiesMunicipal and Industrial WastewaterDiscussion Topics and ProblemsCollection and Transportation of Solid WasteOverviewProductive Collection SystemsCollection of RecyclablesCollection Routing and SchedulingTransport of Solid WasteFacility Location ModelsOther Mathematical Models in Waste ManagementDiscussion Topics and ProblemsSolid Waste Source Reduction and RecyclingOverviewSolid Waste Source ReductionPre-Consumer and Post-Consumer Recyclable WasteMarkets for RecyclablesPaper RecyclingMetals RecyclingPlastics RecyclingGlass Container RecyclingTire RecyclingEnvironmental Impacts of RecyclingDiscussion Topics and ProblemsProcessing Solid Wastes and Recyclable MaterialsOverviewProcess ModelingShreddingSeparation by Particle SizeSeparation by DensitySeparation by InertiaMagnetic SeparationOptical/Infrared/X-Ray SortingVolume ReductionDiscussion Topics and ProblemsWastewater TreatmentOverviewPreliminary Treatment (Screening and Grit Removal)Primary Treatment (Sedimentation)Secondary Treatment (Biological Treatment)Tertiary Treatment (Advanced Treatment)DisinfectionSludge Thickening and DewateringDiscussion Topics and ProblemsBiological Treatment of Waste SolidsOverviewThe Organisms in Biological TreatmentAerobic DecompositionAnaerobic DecompositionAnaerobic Treatment of WasteCompostingFermentation Processes in Waste TreatmentDiscussion Topics and ProblemsIncineration, Pyrolysis, and Energy RecoveryOverviewPrinciples of IncinerationMass Burn IncineratorsModular IncineratorsRefuse-Derived Fuel (RDF)Fluid-Bed IncinderatorsPyrolysisEnergy RecoveryAir EmissionsControl of Air EmissionsDisposal of AshDiscussion Topics and ProblemsLandfilling of WastesOverviewLandfill Site SelectionConcepts of Groundwater HydrologyLandfill DesignLinersLandfill OperationsLandfilling Processed WasteCodisposal of WastesMonofillsSite Closure and Post-Closure CareCosts of Closure and Post-Closure CareDiscussion Topics and ProblemsLandfill Leachate and Gas ManagementOverviewThe Decomposition of Landfilled Organic WasteLeachate Composition and CharacteristicsEstimating Leachate QuantityLeachate MovementLeachate MonitoringLeachate TreatmentLandfill Gas ProductionGas Movement and ControlGas MonitoringGas UtilizationDiscussion Topics and ProblemsApplication of Wastewater and Biosolids to LandOverview

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