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Covers the main areas of waste treatment and disposal mainly from a UK viewpoint, but with examples and comparisons with Europe, North America and the Far East.
Preface.1 Introduction.1.1 History of Waste Treatment and Disposal.1.2 European Union Waste Management Policy.1.3 Waste Strategy of the European Community.1.4 Policy Instruments.1.5 EU Waste Management Legislation.1.6 The Economics of Waste Management.1.7 Options for Waste Treatment and Disposal.2 Waste.2.1 Definitions of Waste.2.2 Waste Arisings.2.3 Municipal solid waste (MSW).2.4 Hazardous waste.2.5 Sewage sludge.2.6 Other Wastes.2.7 Waste Containers, Collection Systems and Transport.3 Waste Recycling.3.1 Introduction.3.2 Waste recycling.3.3 Examples of Waste Recycling.3.4 Economic Considerations.3.5 Life Cycle Analysis of Materials Recycling.4 Waste Landfill.4.1 Introduction.4.2 EC Waste Landfill Directive.4.3 Site Selection and Assessment.4.4 Considerations for Landfills.4.5 Types of Waste Landfilled.4.6 Landfill Design and Engineering.4.7 Landfill Liner Materials.4.8 Landfill Liner Systems.4.9 Processes Operating in Waste Landfills.4.10 Other Landfill Design Types.4.11 Landfill Gas.4.12 Landfill Leachate.4.13 Landfill Capping.4.14 Landfill Site Completion and Restoration.4.15 Energy Recovery from Landfill Gas.4.16 Old Landfill Sites.5 Waste Incineration.5.1 Introduction.5.2 EC Waste Incineration Directive.5.3 Incineration Systems.6 Other Treatment Technologies; Pyrolysis, Gasification, Combined Pyrolysis-Gasification, Composting, Anaerobic Digestion.6.1 Introduction.6.2 Pyrolysis.6.3 Gasification.6.4 Combined Pyrolysis-Gasification.6.5 Composting.6.6 Anaerobic Digestion.7 Integrated Waste Management.7.1 Integrated Waste Management.
Paul T. Williams, Professor of Environmental Engineering, The University of Leeds, UK.
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