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This book contains detailed and structured approaches to tackling practical decision-making troubles using economic consideration and analytical methods in Municipal solid waste (MSW) management. Among all other types of environmental burdens, MSW management is still a mammoth task, and the worst part is that a suitable technique to curb the situation in developing countries has still not emerged.
Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries will help fill this information gap based on information provided by field professionals. This information will be helpful to improve and manage solid waste systems through the application of modern management techniques. It covers all the fundamental concepts of MSWM; the various component systems, such as collection, transportation, processing, and disposal; and their integration. This book also discusses various component technologies available for the treatment, processing, and disposal of MSW. Written in view of actual scenarios in developing countries, it provides knowledge to develop solutions for prolonged problems in these nations. It is mainly for undergraduate and postgraduate students, research scholars, professionals, and policy makers.
"It is a good book with up to date information that applies to developing counties. All of the important topics in solid waste management are covered in the book."
— William Ritter, University of Delaware
"An excellent primer in Solid Waste Management for the Undergraduate in Environmental Science and Engineering."
— Ajith de Alwis, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
1. Overview. 2. Introduction. Municipal Solid Waste Management: Urban Problem. Various Facets of MSWM. Need for Integrated Management of Municipal Solid Waste. Structure of the Book. 3. MSW and its Management. Definition of Waste, Solid Waste, and MSW. MSWM: Functional System. 4. Generation of MSW. Source of Generation of MSW. Factors Affecting Rate of Generation of MSW. MSW Generation Scenarios in Developing Countries. 5. Management Practices of MSW in Developing Countries. Management Practices of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Developing Countries. Legislation and Laws in MSW in India. Role of the Municipal Corporation. Role of Ragpickers in MSWM. 6. Component Technologies for Municipal Solid Waste Management. Introduction. Collection of Municipal Solid Waste. Transportation. Biological and Thermal Processing Methods. Reuse and Recycling. Ultimate Disposal Methods. 7. Kinetics of Waste Degradation. Waste Degradation Process. Aerobic Waste Degradation Process. Anaerobic Waste Degradation Process. Waste Degradation Sequence in Landfills. Waste Degradation in Anaerobic Digesters. Waste Degradation Reaction Kinetics. Aerobic Waste Degradation: Kinetic Model. Landfill Gas Generation Kinetics. Anaerobic Digester Kinetics. 8. Systems Approaches in Municipal Solid Waste Management. Introduction. Development Drivers for Solid Waste Management. Need for Systems Approaches to Solid Waste Management. Integrated Solid Waste Management: Systems Perspective. Systems Approaches. Systems Engineering Principles. System-of-Systems Approach. Centralized and Decentralized Systems. Systems Analysis Techniques for Municipal Solid Waste Management. 9. Municipal Solid Waste Management Planning. Introduction. Effects of Improper Planning for Implementation of MSWM Systems. Requirements in MSW Planning. Tactical and Strategic Planning for Implementation of MSWM Systems. Long- and Short-Term Planning for MSWM Systems. Basic Planning Model. 10. Models for Municipal Solid Waste Management Systems. Models for Community Bin Collection Systems. Models for Vehicle Routing. Landfill Gas Modeling. 11. References. 12. Index.