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Biowaste and Biological Waste Treatment

1st Edition

By Gareth Evans


206 pages

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With growing public pressure and increasingly stringent environmental legislation, the waste industry is now being called upon to develop more sustainable methods of dealing with refuse. Coupled with moves to reduce reliance on landfill as a disposal route, biological treatment will increasingly become adopted as a standard requirement for the vast majority of putrescible wastes. Biowaste and Biological Waste Treatment examines the present, and likely future, state of biological waste treatment. The book falls naturally into three parts. The first covers the nature of biowaste, waste treatment in general and the regulatory framework which governs it. The second looks at the technologies and approaches available, while the final part examines the various policy questions and local, social and economic factors which affect the implementation of biowaste initiatives.

Table of Contents

Foreword * Preface (by the Rt Hon Michael Meacher) * Author's Acknowledgements * Introduction to Biowaste * The Management of Wastes * The Regulatory Framework * Biological Waste Treatment * Composting * Anaerobic Digestion (AD) * Alternative Biotechnologies * Thermal Recycling - Energy from Biowaste * The Way Ahead * Policy and Planning * Contacts * Index

About the Author

As well as teaching an Environmental Biotechnology course at the University of Durham, Gareth Evans founded ZygoTec to research, develop and implement technologies for the utilization of biomass and biowaste. He was also the first British representative appointed to the ISWA Working Group on Biological Waste.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Regional Planning