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Waste Management and the Environment II


Series: Waste Management and the Environment Volume: 2

Edited By: V Popov, H Itoh, CA Brebbia and A Kungolos

WIT Press

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #151354 | ISBN: 1853127388
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Originating from the Second International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment, these papers will be of interest to environmental engineers, local authority representatives, waste disposal experts, research scientists specializing in this area, and civil and chemical engineers. Topics covered include: Landfills, Design, Construction and Monitoring; Waste Pre-Treatment; Hazardous Waste, Disposal and Incineration; Waste Separation and Transformation; Waste Reduction and Recycling; Metal and Ceramic Recycling; Advanced Waste Treatment Technology; Methodologies and Practices; Waste Degradation, High Volume Waste Storage and Compaction; Clean Technologies; Biosolids, Composting and Agricultural Issues; Biological Treatment of Waste; Organic Waste For Soil Improvement; Environmental Health Effects; Waste Collection, Transportation and Logistics; Water and Wastewater Treatment.


Section 1: Advanced waste treatment technology Investigation of washing, heating and carbonation as treatment techniques for the improvement of environmental characteristics of MSWI-bottom ash, in view of recycling; Treatment of solid waste polluted by polychlorinated contaminants (pilot-scale demonstration); Combustion conditions and design control of a two-stage pilot scale starved air incinerator by CFD; Cement-based immobilisation of municipal incinerator fly ash and reuse of solidified products as a construction material; Production of artificial aggregates from ceramic processing of municipal incinerator fly ash; Production of lightweight aggregate from incinerator bottom ash and pulverised fuel ash; Treatment of MSW fly ashes using the electrodialytic remediation technique; New methodology for design of moving bed filters; An innovative process that converts PVC waste into raw materials Section 2: Hazardous waste management Destruction characteristics of irradiated graphite waste at various waste thermal conditions; Dolocrete(R): the economic solution to complex hazardous waste problems; Vermicomposting for the bioremediation of PCB congeners in SUPERUND site media; Hazardous waste management in Egypt: status and challenges; Reducing risk of exposure from hazardous waste repositories; Experience of reducing PCDD/Fs emission from a low-level radwaste incinerator in Taiwan Section 3: Disposal of hazardous waste in underground mines Underground hazardous waste disposal: a dynamic alternative to current hazardous waste management; Clay-isolation of chemical waste in mines; Modelling underground mines for rock stability assessment using boundary elements: a new approach for large scale problems; Numerical modeling of contaminant dispersion from underground mine repositories Section 4: Biological treatment of waste Anaerobic treatment of phenol in a two-stage anaerobic reactor; Coagulation-flocculation as a submerged biological filter pre-treatment with landfill leachate; Metal uptake by algae; Compost amended on a degraded Mediterranean soil: effect on microbial colonization of kermes oak leaf litter; Synchronous municipal sewerage-sludge stabilization Section 5: Biosolids, composting and agricultural issues Future of compost as an alternative to chemical compounds in ecological agriculture; Assessing the potential of composting sludge generated by hotels in Mauritius in view of bioremediating oil contaminated soils; Evaluating yard trimmings as a bulking agent during the composting of organic slaughterhouse wastes Section 6: Environmental effects and remediation Remediation of soils polluted by industrial activities utilizing hydrothermally treated calcareous fly ashes; Bisphenol A contamination of wastepaper, cellulose and recycled paper products; LCA and an Integrated Environmental Monitoring System as joint tools for incinerator environmental impact assessment; Management of contaminated areas: a case study from Rio de Janeiro state; Aquaculture environmental impact assessment Section 7: Waste reduction and recycling Reuse of micronized fly ashes in high strength cement conglomerates; Recycling possibilities of spent potlining from the aluminum industry; Improvement of waste value as biodegradable plastic; The characteristics of recycled fibres in the function of the natural and accelerated ageing of prints; Characterization of glass and glass-ceramics obtained from industrial by-products; Eco-compatible use of biosolid derived from a wastewater treatment process in concrete manufactures; Analysis of recycling behavior Section 8: Landfills, design, construction and monitoring Landfill design using simplified risk assessment procedures; Assessment of a new waste biodegradation model for MODUELO; A novel landfill design and system for landfill gas utilization; Managing visual impacts through a GIS: viewshed analysis for designing a sanitary landfill site; Reconsidering landfill monitoring with the aid of multivariate data analysis Section 9: Waste management, strategies and planning Data and information utilisation in waste management systems; Evolving the Theory of Waste Management: defining key concepts; Synthetic environmental appraisal of waste management systems: an application to the Sicilian region; Hospital waste management in Britain: good practices to be implemented in Cameroonian hospitals; Municipal solid waste handing in India: special reference to Pune City; Toward a zero waste society in Taiwan Section 10: Waste management in Greece Testing industrial effluents with bioassays in Greece; Sustainable development and its impact on entrepreneurship and investments; Spatial and environmental planning and waste management (some thoughts on the case of Attica); Waste management in Larissa prefecture, Greece; An integrated approach for the assessment of toxic properties of fly ash Section 11: Water and wastewater treatment Bioremediation of the contaminated groundwater based on the biofilm of the autochthonous microflora; Study on absorption of nitrogen, phosphorus in bodies of water by Orychophragmus violaceus grown in floating beds; Biosorption technologies for water treatment; Assuring comparability of results of nitrate determinations in wastewater: application of metrological principles; Prioritization and risk assessment of groundwater contaminants in South African urban catchments; Seawater desalination by using salinity - gradient solar pond technologies; Efficiency of sewage sludge treatment technologies at eliminating endocrine active compounds Section 12: Methodologies and practices Comparison of locations for a MSW incineration plant; Current meat-related waste disposal practices of Free State red-meat abattoirs, South Africa Clean technologies for slaughterhouse waste treatment: the case of Puebla's Municipal Slaughterhouse, Puebla, Mexico; Evaluation of alternatives in the remediation of a former explosive manufacturing site

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