1st Edition

Analytical Case Studies on Municipal and Biomedical Waste Management Perspectives on Sustainable Development Goals

    168 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Effective waste management practices are essential to mitigate the unfavourable impacts and achieve sustainable development goals. This book covers perspectives addressing the sustainable development goals through analytical and case studies on municipal and biomedical waste management. It consists of ten selectively curated highly technical chapters covering various aspects of achieving sustainable development goals through applying effective waste management strategies and practices through practical case studies and examples.


    • Analysis of over thirty real-field case studies reviewed from local as well as global perspectives.
    • Discusses application of technologies in real-time.
    • Addresses 17 sustainable development goals at ground level.
    • Covers broad range of case studies on municipal solid waste and biomedical waste treatment and management.
    • Reviews the latest evidence-based approach in the diagnosis and management.

    This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in environmental engineering and management.

    Chapter 1 Landfill Gas: Analyzing the Global Energy Potential

    Abdul Rafey*, Faisal Zia Siddiqui, Tauseef Zia Siddiqui.

    Chapter 2 Global Landfill Gas Emission Models: A Critical Analysis

    Abdul Rafey*, Faisal Zia Siddiqui, Vasudevan Rajaram.

    Chapter 3 Waste to Energy: A Case Study of Christ University, India

    Vikas Janardhan Salunkhe*, Sarangapani Nivarthi.

    Chapter 4 Population Dynamics of Gamma Proteobacteria: Critical Analysis During Different Phases of Composting

    Sutripta Sarkar*, Rajdeep Banerjee, Sunanda Chanda, Sandipan Ganguly, Pradeep Das.

    Chapter 5 Critical Analysis of MSO2 Based System for Textile Wastewater Treatment

    Madhushree R, Ajay Jose, Dephan Pinherio, Sunaja Devi K R*.

    Chapter 6 Integrated Biomedical Waste Management: Critical Analysis on Sustainable Circular Economy

    Sudipti Arora*, Saurabh Dhakad, Devanshi Sutaria, Sonika Saxena.

    Chapter 7 Biomedical Waste Management: Critical Analysis of Occupational Safety and Concerns

    Nishu Mittal, Tsering Angmo, Shweta Rajpal, Kanwarpal S Dhugga, Pallavi Gahlot*.

    Chapter 8 Biomedical Waste Management: Legal and Regulatory Framework and Remedial Strategies

    Nilofer Hussaini*, Sunitha Abhay Jain, Tajwar Hussaini, Daisy Alexander, Sunil John, Bidisha Sarkar.

    Chapter 9 Pandemic Associated Biomedical Waste Management: Socio-Environmental Impact, Sustainable Strategies, and Renewable Technologies

    Chockaiyan Usha *, Parameswaran Kiruthika Lakshmi, Pandi Sakthieaswari, Mani Lakshmi and Nithiya Anbuselvam

    Chapter 10 Environmental Concerns and Recent Advances in Management of COVID-19 associated Biomedical Wastes: Case Studies on India and Bangladesh

    Palas Samanta*, Sukhendu Dey, Apurba Ratan Ghosh, Md. Moniruzzaman.



    Moharana Choudhury is a researcher and environmentalist from Guwahati, Assam, India. He has completed his education as an M Sc, PGDGIS, PGDEM, and PGCGARD from Gurukul Kangri Deemed to be University, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India; North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong Meghalaya, India; Tezpur University, Assam and National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) Hyderabad, India respectively. Choudhury has worked on various scientific projects in various Government departments and has more than 12 years of research and working experience in the field of environment.

    Ankur Rajpal is Ph.D. in Environmental Science (2011) and currently, he is working as Project Scientist-C and responsible for International and National wastewater, sludge and solid waste management related projects in Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), India. Earlier, he worked in Honk Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Hong Kong as a Postdoc Fellow. He also worked as Senior Research Fellow in Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), MoEF, Delhi, India.

    Srijan Goswami is a Research Scholar at Department of Biotechnology, University of North Bengal, India and Research Coordinator at Biomedical and Allied Sciences Division, Voice of Environment, Assam, India. He is a Physician of Biochemic System of Medicine and also holds specialization in Medical Biotechnology and Clinical Nutrition. He received his professional training on Community Nutrition and Child Care, Medical Microbiology, Medical Biochemistry, and Diabetes Counselling from reputed medical colleges in Kolkata, India.

    Arghya Chakravorty is an early career, young, passionate researcher & enthusiastic active member of American Chemical Society; Solid Waste Association of North America; British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, as well as a registered doctoral fellow at the Centre for Nanotechnology Research, Vellore Institute of Technology – Vellore, India; holding four Indian patents, while his research interest is interdisciplinary material science & nano-biotechnology. He also likes to deal with different aspects of human resources and professional relationships.

    Vimala Raghavan is an enthusiastic and innovative Associate Professor at the Centre for Nanotechnology Research, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India, and has an h-index (Google Scholar) of 19. She received her Ph.D. degree in Environmental Biotechnology from VIT, Vellore, India. She has guest-edited several special issues of SCI and SCOPUS indexed journals, while her research interest is in various niche areas of nanotechnology like Hybrid Nanobiomaterials, Synthesis, and Applications in Therapeutics, diagnostics, Environmental Remediation, and Energy sector.