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Municipal Solid Waste Management: Processing - Energy Recovery - Global Examples

By: P Jayarama Reddy

CRC Press

Hardback | Nov 2011 | #193049 | ISBN-13: 9780415690362
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Comprehensive presentation and overall picture of municipal solid
waste management, including waste generation and characterization, waste reduction and recycling, waste collection and transfer and waste disposal. It analyses how these aspects are practiced in developing and developed countries. The traditional method of disposal -- composting at different scales -- is discussed, including the benefits of compost. 'Energy-from-waste-technologies' are amply discussed, with comparisons between developed and developing countries, and with parameters and conditions for successful operation of these technologies. Moreover, the construction and operational aspects of landfills, to maintain environmental safety and the health of the residents nearby, are described in depth.

In addition to a chapter with case studies of several countries and cities in every continent, a special chapter is dedicated to municipal solid waste management in India, including legal provisions, financial resources, private participation and citizens' rights and obligations, and the status in three major cities. By presenting different elements that constitute a sustainable procedure that includes the recovery of clean energy, this volume will serve as a guide to students in science and engineering as well as to key players in the waste management services.


1. Basics
2. Waste Generation & Characterisation
3. Waste Reduction & Recycling
4. Waste Collection & Transfer
5. Composting
6. Energy From Waste
7. Landfilling
8. MSW Services In India
9. MSW Management: Global Examples

A1 Waste generation & management - by Country
A2 WTE facilities in US
A3 WTE Plants in India
A4 Composting Plants in India
A5 WTE status in China
A6 International Agreements related to SWM
A7 Types of Biogas Plants
A8 Zero-waste approach
A9 Integrated Solid Waste Management


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Dr. P. Jayarama Reddy is an energy consultant to the solar photovoltaic industry and has made it his mission to promote the application of photovoltaics in renewable energy initiatives. Moreover, he serves as a board member on several international renewable energy companies related solar module fabrication, power generation from biomass (rice hisk), and municipal solid waste. He is retired as a professor of Physics of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, India and has devoted a large part of his life to crystal physics and the application of advanced materials in the semi-conductor and thin film industry. He has worked in the various big research laboratories, under which those at Cornell University (US), Imperial College (UK), Charles University (Czech Rep.) and Stuttgart University (Germany). Dr. Reddy is a Fellow of if the Institute of Physics (UK).

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