1st Edition

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

By Sunil Kumar Copyright 2016
    200 Pages
    by CRC Press

    200 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    1. Overview. 2. Introduction. 3. MSW and its Management. 4. Generation of MSW. 5. Management Practices of MSW in Developing Countries. 6. Component Technologies for Municipal Solid Waste Management. 7. Kinetics of Waste Degradation. 8. Systems Approaches in Municipal Solid Waste Management. 9. Municipal Solid Waste Management Planning. 10. Models for Municipal Solid Waste Management Systems. 11. References. 12. Index.


    Dr. Sunil Kumar is a graduate in Environmental Engineering and Management from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur India. The Ph. D Thesis of Dr. Kumar is on "Performance and Kinetic Studies for Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Solid Waste" from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has been working in the domain of Environmental Science and Technology since 15 years. Dr. Kumar is involved in Research and Development in Solid and Hazardous Waste Management at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Environmental Engineering Research institute (CSIR-NEERI), Nehru Marg, Ngapur-440 020 since 2000. His research work in Solid and Hazardous Waste Management is well recognized internationally. He has published more than 60 research papers in international journal of high impact factor. He also published many research papers in National journal and conferences both in India and abroad. HE travelled abroad extensively in connection with research work in Solid Waste Management. He visited Philippines, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Italy, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Hong Kong, etc. He was a Visiting Fellow in Department of Civil Engineering at University of Calgary, Canada in 2010 and also worked as a Visiting Scholar at Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong in 2013. He edited several special issues on different aspects of Solid Waste Management for journals, such as Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, Bioresource Technology, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, etc. He also served as an Expert Member in preparation of revised Manual on Municipal Solid waste Management initiated by Government of India. He is also Editorial Board Member of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment since 2007. He is Associate Editor of Environmental Chemistry Letters, Springer Publication since 2012. Dr. Kumar is the editor of 5 Books in the domain of Waste Management. He is involved various consultancy and research projects in the field of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management at CSIR-NEERI. Recently, he was awarded INDO-SWISS Project on Optimization of Waste to Energy Systems in India by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.

    "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