1st Edition

Integrated Waste Management Trends, Policies, and Perspectives

    360 Pages 57 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book addresses multiple focus areas identified and provides solutions with respect to the circular economy, water pollution, potable water availability, reducing population impact on the environment, and better health by integrated waste management. It explains techniques to handle waste generation, characterization, minimization, collection, separation, treatment, and disposal, and includes chapters that address waste management policy, education, and economic and environmental assessments.


    • Introduces waste management, pollution and toxicity profile of potentially toxic environmental contaminants and industrial wastes.
    • Describes field studies on the application of microbes and plants in bio/phytoremediation of environmental contaminants/industrial wastes.
    • Reviews eco-friendly remediation techniques such as phytoremediation, vermi-remediation, nano-remediation, myco-remediation, and so forth.
    • Presents recent advances and challenges in bioremediation research and applications in environmental management.
    • Details underlying tools and techniques for sustainable waste management and (nature based) solutions in each chapter.

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

    Chapter 1. Microplastic Pollution: Sources, Effects, Monitoring and Management

    Razia Gull, Tahir Ahmad Sheikh, M. Anwar Bhat, Rifat Un Nisa, Aanisa Manzoor, Roheela Ahmad, Ali Mohd Yatoo, Rayees Ahmad Bhat

    Chapter 2. Use of Genetic Engineering in Reclamation of Waste Disposal Sites

    Humaira, Saba Wani, Qamer Ridwan, Khair-ul-Nisa, Asia Mushtaq

    Chapter 3. Role of Algae in Bioremediation of Waste Disposal Sites

    Shagufta Iqbal, Khair Ul Nisa, Najeebul Tarfeen, Humaira, Saba Wani, Qadrul Nisa, Shafat Ali

    Chapter 4. Heavy metals, powerful environmental poisons, from waste disposal site: Its environmental effects and remediation

    Neesa Majeed, Burhan Hamid, Tanveer Ahmad Mir, Ali Mohd Yatoo, R. Z. Sayyed

    Chapter 5. Biosurfactants and their potential in remediation of waste disposal sites

    Roheela Ahmad, Tahir Sheikh, Aamir Hassan Mir, Ali Mohd Yatoo, Shakeel Ahmad Mir, Ayman Javed Shah, Rifat Un Nisa, Javed Ahmad Bhat, Razia Gull, Aanisa Manzoor Shah

    Chapter 6. Eco-friendly and innovative techniques for managing organic pollutants

    Malik Ahsaf Aziz, Shayesta Islam, Syed Hujjat ul Baligah, Burhan Hamid

    Chapter 7. Bioassessment and Bioremediation of Heavy metals and pesticides from wastewater using efficient microbes: An insight into the mechanism and factors involved

    Aanisa Manzoor Shah, Tahir Sheikh, Inayat Mustafa Khan, Tajamul Islam Shah, Shabir Ahmad Bangroo, Yasir Hanif, Ali Mohd Yatoo, Aabiroo Rashid, Roheela Ahmad, Razia Gull

    Chapter 8. Urban and Industrial Liquid waste: Sources, Eco-toxicological effects   and Sustainable Management

    Malik Ahsaf Aziz, Shayesta Islam, Zaffar Mahdi Dar, Syed Hujjat ul Baligah, Burhan Hamid

    Chapter 9. Role of ornamental plants in clean-up of waste disposal sites

    Shabeer Ahmad Dar, Sumira Tyub, Fahima Gul, Burhan Hamid, Irshad Ahmad Nawchoo, Azra N. Kamili

     Chapter 10. Low cost and economical alternatives for remediation of industrial waste

    S Karan and B S Anusha  

    Chapter 11. Waste management in past, present, and future

    Fayaz A. Malla, Mukhtar Ahmed, Afaan A. Malla, Suhaib A. Bandh, Nazir A. Sofi

    Chapter 12. Groundwater Vulnerability Mapping using Drastic Model in GIS Environment of Imphal East District, Manipur, India

    Haobam Bidyapati and Thiyam Tamphasana Devi

    Chapter 13. Constructed wetlands as a nature-based solution for wastewater management: A sustainable approach

    Manoj Kumar

    Chapter 14. Urban mining of e-waste: Inception of secondary resources of valuable metals

    Rohit Jha, Munmun Agrawal, Pushpa Gautam, Mudila Dhanunjaya Rao and  Kamalesh K. Singh 

    Chapter 15. Removal of methylene blue on an industrial solid waste using a novel air agitated tapered bubble column adsorber

    Soham Kundu, Modhurima Misra, Sandip K. Ghosh and Amitava Bandyopadhyay


    Ali Mohd Yatoo (Ph.D.) pursued his M.Sc. (Environmental Science) from H.N.B. Garhwal (Central) University Uttarakhand and completed his Ph.D. (Environmental Science) from the University of Kashmir, India. He has more than 5 years of research experience and wide experience in waste valorization, waste and wastewater management, eco-toxicology, bioremediation, vermicomposting, composting, plant pathology, and organic farming.

    Pankaj Kumar Gupta is a Ramanujan fellow, upholding one of the honored scientific positions at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, India. As a Ramanujan fellow, he has undertaken an exceptional project “Engineered Microbiome (E-Biome Project)”, a unique combination of microbiology, hydrogeology, and chemical sciences for restoration of polluted sites, funded by the SERB, Govt. of India. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

    Rajeev Pratap Singh, works in an area of waste management and has worked on various kinds of waste i.e. fly ash, sewage sludge, tannery sludge, palm oil mill waste, contained water irrigation etc. He has many publications in reputed journals on waste management and similar topics. Dr Rajeev Pratap Singh has received several international awards, like – ‘Green Talent’ award from Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany; Prosper.Net Scopus Young Scientist award, DST Young Scientist Award etc.