1st Edition

Sustainable and Economic Waste Management
Resource Recovery Techniques

ISBN 9780367232559
Published December 2, 2019 by CRC Press
316 Pages 99 B/W Illustrations

USD $200.00

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Book Description

This book compiles research findings directly related to sustainable and economic waste management and resource recovery. Mining wastes and municipal, urban, domestic, industrial and agricultural wastes and effluents—which contain persistent organic contaminants, nanoparticle organic chemicals, nutrients, energy, organic materials, heavy metal, rare earth elements, iron, steel, bauxite, coal and other valuable materials—are significantly responsible for environmental contamination. These low-tenor raw materials, if recycled, can significantly address the demand–supply chain mismatch and process sustainability as a whole while simultaneously decreasing their impacts on human life and biodiversity. This book summarises the large volume of current research in the realm of waste management and resource recovery, which has led to innovation and commercialisation of sustainable and economic waste management for improved environmental safety and improved economics.

Key Features:

  • Reviews the key research findings related to sustainable and economic resource recovery and waste management techniques
  • Discusses minimizing waste materials and environmental contaminants with a focus on recovering valuable resources from wastes
  • Examines the potential uses of mining waste in the re-extraction of metals, provision of fuel for power plants, and as a supply of other valuable materials for utilisation/processing
  • Presents research on recycling of municipal, urban, domestic, industrial and agricultural wastes and wastewater in the production and recovery of energy, biogas, fertilizers, organic materials and nutrients
  • Outlines topical research interests resulting in patents and inventions for sustainable and economic waste management techniques and environmental safety

Table of Contents




1. Pyrometallurgical Process for Recycling of Valuable Materials and Waste Management: Valorisation Applications of Blast Furnace Slags

Sara Yasipourtehrani, Vladimir Strezov, Tim Evans, and Hossain Md Anawar

2. Recovery of Value-Added Materials from Iron Ore Waste and Steel Processing Slags with Zero-Waste Approach and Life Cycle Assessment

Hossain Md Anawar and Vladimir Strezov

3. The Reuse and Recycling of Coal Mining Waste with Zero-Waste Approach by Technological Development and Integrated Management for Sustainable Growth and Benefits

Hossain Md Anawar, Vladimir Strezov, and Tanveer M. Adyel

4. Sustainable and Economically Profitable Reuse of Bauxite Mining Waste with Life Cycle Assessment

Hossain Md Anawar, Vladimir Strezov, Tanveer M. Adyel, and Golam Ahmed

5. Recycling, Reuse and Treatment Technologies of Mine Water for Environmental Sustainability and Economic Benefit in Mining Operations

Hossain Md Anawar, Golam Ahmed, Vladimir Strezov, and Ruhul F. Siddique

6. Phosphate Fertilizer Recycling and Recovery from Phosphate Mine and Mining Waste

Hossain Md Anawar, Golam Ahmed, and Vladimir Strezov

7. Recovery of Resources from REE Mine Tailing and Waste, REE Fertilizer Application and Environmental Effects

Hossain Md Anawar

8. Phytomining of Valuable Metals/Metalloids from Mining Wastes, Tailings and Contaminated Soils

Hossain Md Anawar, Md Zabed Hossain, I. Santa-Regina, Vladimir Strezov, and Farjana Akter

9. Revegetation of Energy Crops on Acidic and Alkaline Toxic Metal-Rich Mining Waste and Soil: Carbon Sequestration, Energy Production and Waste Management

Md Zabed Hossain, Hossain Md Anawar, I. Santa-Regina, and Farjana Akter

10. Biogeochemical Processes for Carbonation and Neutralization of Alkaline Mining Waste, Recycling and Waste Management

Hossain Md Anawar, Md Zabed Hossain, and Vladimir Strezov

11. Biogeochemical Processes for Pedogenesis and Soil Formation in Mine Tailing and Waste and Plant Growth for Waste Management

Hossain Md Anawar, Vladimir Strezov, M. Zabed Hossain, Farjana Akter, and I. Santa-Regina

12. Permanent Landfill and Stabilization for the Remediation of Municipal and Industrial Wastes

Hossain Md Anawar, Vladimir Strezov, and Tanveer M. Adyel

13. Microbial Fuel Cells to Produce Renewable Energy from Organic Matter-Rich Wastewater and Solid Wastes Focusing on Economic Benefits and Sustainability

Hossain Md Anawar and Vladimir Strezov

14. Nutrient Recovery from Food, Industrial and Processing Waste and Effluent Disposal Points in River and Estuary

Hossain Md Anawar, Md Zabed Hossain, Vladimir Strezov, I. Santa-Regina, and Farjana Akter

15. Sustainability and Resource Recovery of Waste Handling Services in Commercial Office Environments

Tao Kan, Vladimir Strezov, Suraj Opatokun, James Carlile, and Hossain Md Anawar

16. Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Metallurgical Wastes

Abhilash and Pratima Meshram

17. Characteristics and Processing of Copper Refinery Anode Slime

Navneet Singh Randhawa and Jhumki Hait

18. PGM Recovery from Mine Waste

S. Ndlovu


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Prof. Vladimir Strezov is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. Professor Strezov leads a research group at Macquarie University working on renewable and sustainable energy, industrial ecology, and control of environmental pollution. He serves as an advisory panel member for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia. Professor Strezov is author of more than 200 articles and editor of four books.

Dr. Hossain M. Anawar has been recognized for his significant research work on environmental chemistry and biogeochemistry. His research excellence is recognized in 59 peer-reviewed international SCI journals, 18 book chapters, many conference publications and books of the world eminent individuals such as Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2003. He has been regularly invited to referee manuscripts from 15 international leading journals.

Dr. Abhilash is Senior Scientist and Assistant Professor (AcSIR) of Secondaries and Resource Utilisation Group, Metal Extraction & Recycling Division at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur, India. He has published 47 publications in national and international journals, 10 book chapters, 5 edited books, and nearly 30 conference publications. He is on the Editorial Board- Mineral processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review (Taylor & Francis), Russian Journal of Nonferrous Metals (Springer). He has been recognised for his contributions to Biohydrometallurgy, Waste Recycling (urban and process), and Rare Earth Extraction.