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Advances in Waste-to-Energy Technologies

1st Edition

Edited by Rajeev Pratap Singh, Vishal Prasad, Barkha Vaish

CRC Press

280 pages | 70 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction and the basis of waste management technologies. Solid waste: Its characterization, assessment, monitoring, and remediation. Thermal treatment of waste (gasification, pyrolysis, and incineration). Biological treatment of waste. Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Future by integrating biotechnological approaches. Application of environmental biotechnological tools for organic waste management. Environmental biotechnology for the production of different bio-based chemicals. Pollution control systems for different innovative waste management strategies. 3E (Energy, Economic and Environmental) analysis of waste management strategies. Waste biorefinery models for a sustainable circular economy. Issues and Global Challenges for Sustainable solid waste management. Greenhouse gas profile of waste management opportunities. Environmental, economical and social impact of solid waste management. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach to evaluate different waste management opportunities. Conclusions, synthesis and future research.

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General