Offering a comprehensive approach, this title covers fundamentals, technologies, and management of biological processing of solid waste. It discusses kinetic modeling and synergistic impact evolution during bioprocessing of solid waste, environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas emission from biological processing of solid waste, energy recovery from solid waste, and biodrying of solid waste. It also presents cases and challenges from different countries, successful business models, and economic analyses of various processing options.
Aimed at researchers and industry professionals in solid and hazardous waste management, this title offers a wealth of knowledge to help readers understand this increasingly important area.
Table of Contents
1. Concept of Biological Solid Waste Treatment 2. 3R Processing for Different Types of Solid Waste Management 3. Modern Energy Recovery from Renewable Landfill or Bio-Covers of Landfills 4. Composting and Environmental Benefits of Resource Recovery 5. Modern Anaerobic Digestion and Mechanism of Energy Recovery from Solid Organic Waste 6. Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Biological Processing of Solid Waste and Their Global Warming Potential 7. Bio-Drying of Solid Waste 8. Recent Trends in Bioprocessing of Antibiotic Residues and Their Resistant Genes in Solid Waste 9. Bio-Processing of Mining Solid Waste and Resource Recovery 10. Biodegradation of Persistent Organic Pollutants 11. Heavy Metal Immobilization during Bio-Processing of Solid Waste 12. Recent Developments in the Treatment of Petroleum Hydrocarbon and Oily Sludge from the Petroleum Industry
Dr. Sunil Kumar is a Senior Scientist in Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Division of CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur. Dr. Kumar has extensive experience in the field of solid and hazardous waste management. His major research interests include municipal solid waste management, hazardous waste management, and environmental impact assessment. He is a member of Curriculum Development Committee for M. Tech program in Environmental Engineering at Punjab State Technical University, Bhatinda, India, and M. Sc. In Environmental Science and M. Tech in Environmental Engineering program at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. He is honorary director of Institute of Chartered Waste Managers, Jaipur, India. He has carried out 20 important National and internationally sponsored projects. He has > 80 publications/ communications, which includes 3 books, 8 book chapters. With h index of 24, i-10 index of 54 and 3606 citations (Google scholar) He transferred several technologies to industries and has done industrial consultancy for various projects in Indian/international Industries. He is the Editor, Associate Editor, or Editorial Board Member of manu international journals including Bioresource Technology Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste , Env Chemistry Letter, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment , and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
Dr. Zengqiang Zhang is a professor at College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province, PR China. Prof. Zhang is one of the leading personalities in the field of environmental science and technology. His major research interests are in the areas of environmental microbiology, composting, bioremediation, phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil, wastewater treatment and nutrient recovery and mitigation of greenhouse gas emission during the organic waste composting. He has written 2 books, 12 technical reports, 6 book chapters, 220 original and review papers, and 50 research communications at international and national conferences, with h index of 80 and > 500 citations (Google scholar). He has transferred several composting technologies to industry and has done industrial consultancy for about a dozen projects for national and international industries. He has completed 22 national, 15 province and more than 30 industrial consultancy projects. Prof. Zhang is the recipient of many national and international awards and fellowships, which include Fellow of Science and Technology Progress of Shaanxi EPA (2007), Science and Technology.
Dr. Mukesh Awasthi is an assistant professor in the Department of Biotechnology, AKS University, Satna, India, a constituent private university working under the umbrella of Madhya Pradesh Private Regulatory Commission, Bhopal, India. Dr. Awasthi is has also been a postdoctoral fellow at College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province, China since 2015. His major research interests includes a wide range of microbiology, environmental science, biotechnology and bioengineering topics, including solid waste management and organic waste composting, water and wastewater treatment, hazardous & municipal waste management, environmental impact assessment, and environmental audit and climate change. He has > 48 publications/communications, which includes 1 book and 3 book chapters. He has transferred technologies to industry and served as principal or coprincipal investigator of 2 projects in Indian and international industries. Dr. Awasthi is the recipient of many national and international awards, including Young Life Foundation Award 2016-2017 at Northwest A&F University, best paper awards for poster presentations in the 99th Indian Science Congress Association (2012) and Asia Pacific Conference on Solid Waste Management, Hong Kong and Postdoctoral Meet (2016). He is also an editorial board member of Journal of Basic and Applied Mycology and International Journal of Environmental Sciences .
Dr. Ronghua Li is an associate professor in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi Province, PR China. Dr. Li has extensive experience in the field of solid and hazardous waste management, biomass management, and nutrient recovery. His major research interests include a wide range of controlling of heavy metals mobility in soil environment. Recent research efforts have also focused on heavy metals passivation during animal manure composting by natural minerals additions. In addition, he is working on competitive adsorption/desorption behavior between engineering nano-particles and heavy metal ions in soil-water systems. Other research areas include beneficial use of wastes, biochar properties and functions, and metal adsorption by nanoparticles. Dr. Li has published more than 70 papers and 3 patents. He is a reviewer of many journals including Bioresource Technology, Waste Management, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Journal of Colloid Interface, Chemosphere, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Environmental Technology, and Journal of Nanotechnology. He transferred several technologies to industry and has done industrial consultancy for various projects in China and international industries.