1st Edition

Concise Handbook of Waste Treatment Technologies

    158 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    158 Pages 75 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    With specialized and succinct coverage, Concise Handbook of Waste Treatment Technologies provides readers with an integrated overview of various waste treatment technologies and related issues. Rather than dealing separately with each type of waste material, the book summarizes important waste treatments from a holistic perspective.

    • Presents a comprehensive review of the most used terminologies and methods in waste management
    • Explains how waste materials are treated and managed in a manner compatible with engineering, health, safety, and environmental regulations and laws
    • Includes discussion of basic solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes
    • Accessible to both specialists and non-specialists

    This guidebook is written for early career professionals, non-specialists, and specialists in environmental and chemical engineering and related disciplines seeking to understand proper waste and management and disposal techniques.

    1 General Concept of Waste Management

    2 Waste Impact on Health and Environment

    3 Waste Related Laws, Regulations and Standards

    4 Classification of Waste Materials

    5 Waste Management Hierarchy

    6 Solid Waste Management

    7 Waste Treatment Processes

    8 Biowaste Solid Materials Treatment

    9 Waste Disposal by Thermal Processes

    10 Industrial Wastewater Treatment

    11 Effluent Gas Control: Clean- up System

    12 Economics of Waste Treatment and Management


    Saleh Al Arni is Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Hail University, (UOH), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He received the Master degree (Laurea) in Chemical Engineering from Faculty of Engineering, University of Genoa (Italy), in January 1996. He is specialized in field of “Technological Application of Fermentation Processes”. In February 2000, he received the first Ph.D. degree in “Technologies and Economic of the Processes and Products to Safeguard the Environment”, from Catania University (Italy), and in April 2008, he received the second Ph.D. degree in “Chemical Sciences, Technologies and Processes”, from Genoa University (Italy). Dr. Mahmoud M. Elwaheidi holds a Ph.D. degree in Environmental & Engineering Geophysics from the University of Genova – Italy (1994). He is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Geology & Geophysics - King Saud University, in Riyadh, KSA. Dr. Elwaheidi has more than 20 years of professional and academic experience in the fields of applied geosciences. He is interested in research topics that address environmental and engineering issues. He published several scientific publications in ISI journals and acts as a reviewer and board member of several specialized ones. Dr. Elwaheidi is also a scientific translator certified by several UN agencies that deal with natural resources and environmental issues.