1st Edition

Advances in Waste-to-Energy Technologies

Edited By Rajeev Singh, Vishal Prasad, Barkha Vaish Copyright 2020
    288 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    As global populations continue to increase, the application of biotechnological processes for disposal and control of waste has gained importance in recent years. Advances in Waste-to-Energy Technologies presents the latest developments in the areas of solid waste management, Waste-to-Energy (WTE) technologies, biotechnological approaches, and their global challenges. It combines biotechnological procedures, sophisticated modeling, and techno-economic analysis of waste, and examines the current need for the maximum recovery of energy from wastes as well as the associated biotechnological and environmental impacts.



    • Presents numerous waste management practices and methods to recover resources from waste using the best biotechnological approaches available.
    • Addresses the challenges, management, and policy issues of waste management and WTE initiatives.
    • Includes practical case studies from around the world.
    • Serves as a useful resource for professionals and students involved in cross-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research programs and related courses.
    • Discusses the economic and regulatory contexts for managing waste.

    This book will serve as a valuable reference for researchers, academicians, municipal authorities, government bodies, waste managers, building engineers, and environmental consultants requiring an understanding of waste management and the latest WTE technologies.

    Chapter 1 Solid Waste: Characterization, Assessment, Monitoring, and Remediation

    Tansukh Barupal, Deepali Chittora, and Mukesh Meena

    Chapter 2 Issues and Challenges in Sustainable Solid Waste Management: Global and Asian Perspective

    Agamuthu Pariathamby and Mehran Sanam Bhatti

    Chapter 3 Cairo’s Zabaleen Garbage Collectors: Sustainable Practices and the Right to Waste Resources

    Wael Fahmi

    Chapter 4 Municipal Solid Waste Management in Two Cities of Palestine: A Comparative Study

    Ammar Al-Khateeb, Issam A. Al-Khatib, Majed I. Al-Sari, and Fathi Anayah

    Chapter 5 3E (Energy, Economic, and Environmental) Analysis of Waste Management Strategies

    Laith A. Hadidi and Qusay Mhmoud ALTamimi

    Chapter 6 Biological Treatment of Waste: An Overview..........................

    Andleeb Zehra, R. S. Upadhyay, and Akbar Ahmad

    Chapter 7 Biological Systems of Waste Management and Treatment

    Rym Salah-Tazdaït and Djaber Tazdaït

    Chapter 8 Biogas Potential From Cabbage and Lettuce Residuals: Effect of Organic Load and Co-digestion

    Spyridon Achinas

    Chapter 9 Hydrothermal Liquefaction: A Sustainable Solution to the Sewage Sludge Disposal Problem

    Saqib Sohail Toor, Federica Conti, Ayaz Ali Shah, Tahir Hussain Seehar, and Lasse Aistrup Rosendahl

    Chapter 10 GIS Spatial Distribution of Industrial Hazardous Wastes: A Case Study from Hebron City, Palestine

    Maher Al-Jabari, Mai Anati, Nancy Arman, Ghaydaa Shakarnah, Doaa Natsheh, and Issam Al-Khatib

    Chapter 11 Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Future by Integrating Biotechnological Approaches

    Ana Carolina Maia Angelo, and Lino Guimarães Marujo

    Chapter 12 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Approach to Evaluate Different Waste Management Opportunities

    Ashkan Nabavi-Pelesaraei, Ali Kaab, Fatemeh Hosseini-Fashami, Fatemeh Mostashari-Rad, and Kwok-wing Chau

    Chapter 13 Life Cycle Assessment: Methods and Opportunities

    Lineker Max Goulart Coelho and Liséte Celina Lange

    Chapter 14 LCA of a Representative Municipal Effluent Treatment Plant: Comparative Evaluation of Activated Sludge Versus Membrane

    Bio-reactor Processes

    Saurabh N. Joglekar, Pratik D. Solankey, Sachin A. Mandavgane, and Bhaskar D. Kulkarni

    Chapter 15 Composting and Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Urban Waste: A Systematic Literature Review of Life Cycle

    Assessment Case Studies

    Eliana Mancini, Ioannis Arzoumanidis, and Andrea Raggi


    Dr. Rajeev Pratap Singh is an Assistant Professor at Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD), Banaras Hindu University (INDIA), has completed his Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, India. His major research interests are – solid waste management, bio-composting, and green technologies. He has received several International awards, including the "Green Talent" award from Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany; Prosper.Net Scopus Young Scientist award, DST Young Scientist Award etc. Dr. Singh is serving as the member of reviewer and editorial team of several important scientific journals. Also, Dr Singh has co-authored 5 books and more than 40 highly cited research and review articles on solid waste management. Dr Singh also availed Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Fellowship, a fellowship supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the Robert Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI).

    Dr. Vishal Prasad, working as Assistant Professor in the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, is working in the area of microorganisms mediated management of environmental problems. Management of organic solid waste is one of his areas of concern and work on beneficial microbes producing useful products from such waste using potential biotechnological tools is being carried out. Dr. Prasad is member of several scientific societies and also serves as a reviewer and member of several scientific journals.

    Ms. Barkha Vaish is working as a CSIR-SRF, at Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Ms. Vaish has done her M.Sc. in Environmental Science from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A central university) and pursuing her Ph.D. at Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. She is a budding researcher devoted in the field of waste-to-energy conversion technologies, solid waste management, and sustainable agricultural practices.