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About this book
About this book
Identifies the sources of solid waste, provides general information of the quantities of waste generated and disgarded, and examines the potential effects of solid waste on daily life and the environment. It also defines hazardous waste, and provides the criteria environmental engineers must use to determine if material is indeed a waste.
HAZARDOUS WASTESOURCES AND EFFECTSHazardous Waste DefinedHazardous Waste SourcesEffects of Hazardous WasteCHARACTERIZATION, SAMPLING, AND ANALYSISHazardous Waste CharacteristicsSampling and AnalysisCompatibilityRISK MANAGEMENT AND WASTE MANAGEMENTThe Hazard Ranking System and the National Priority ListsRisk AssessmentWaste Minimization and ReductionHazardous Waste TransportationTREATMENT AND DISPOSALTreatment, Storage, and Disposal RequirementsStorageTreatment and Disposal AlternativesWaste Destruction TechnologyWaste Concentration TechnologySolidification and Stabilization TechniquesBiological TreatmentBiotreatment by Sequencing Batch ReactorsSTORAGE AND LEAK DETECTIONUnderground Storage TanksLeak Detection and RemediationRADIOACTIVE WASTEPrinciples of RadioactivitySources of Radioactivity in the EnvironmentSafety StandardsDetection and AnalysisMining and Recovery of Radioactive MaterialsLow-level Radioactive WasteHigh-level Radioactive WasteTransport of Radioactive MaterialsSOLID WASTESOURCE AND EFFECTDefinitionSources, Quantities, and EffectsCHARACTERIZATIONPhysical and Chemical CharacteristicsCharacterization MethodsImplications for Solid Waste ManagementRESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERYReduction, Separation, and RecyclingMaterial RecoveryRefuse-Derived Fuel (RDF)TREATMENT AND DISPOSALWaste-to-Energy IncineratorsSewage Sludge IncinerationOnsite IncineratorsPyrolysis of Solid WasteSanitary LandfillsComposting of MSWINDEX