1st Edition

Urban Mining for Waste Management and Resource Recovery Sustainable Approaches

Edited By Pankaj Pathak, Prangya Ranjan Rout Copyright 2022
    290 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Scientific management strategies can help in exploring anthropogenic wastes (human-made materials) as potential resources through the urban mining concept and be a panacea for sustainable development. This book covers five broader aspects of waste management and resource recovery in urban mining including solid and liquid waste management and treatment. It explains sustainable approaches of urban mining for the effective management of solid and liquid wastes and facilitates their conversion into secondary resources. Overall, this book provides details of urban mining and its different applications including current waste management problems, practices, and challenges faced worldwide.

    • Presents a holistic approach for urban mining considering various types of wastes
    • Describes contemporary integrated approaches for waste management with specific case studies
    • Provides technical, social, and environmental aspects of solid and liquid wastes
    • Considers aspects of sustainability and a circular bio-economy
    • Incorporates pertinent case studies on water and wastewater management

    This volume caters to researchers and graduate students in environmental engineering, solid waste management, wastewater treatment, and materials science.

    1. Basic concepts, Potentials and Challenges of Urban Mining 2. Current trends and future challenges for solid waste management: Generation, characteristics and application of GIS in mapping and optimizing transportation routes 3. Food Waste to Energy through Advanced Pyrolysis  4. Biochar production and its characterization to assess viable energy options and environmental co-benefits from wood-based wastes 5. Biomedical waste management: Need, Handling rules and Current treatment technologies 6. Advances in the recycling of polymer based plastic materials 7. Utilization of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Material (RAP) as a Part of Bituminous Mixtures 8. Valorization of solid and liquid wastes generated from agro-industries 9. Management of emerging contaminants in wastewater: Detection, treatment, and challenges 10. Municipal wastewater as a potential resource for nutrient recovery as struvite 11. Algae-based Industrial wastewater treatment methods and applications 12. The enzymatic treatment of the animal wastewater and manure 13. Application of membrane technology for nutrient removal/recovery from wastewater 14. Photocatalyst membrane reactors (PMRs) for wastewater treatment: Photodegradation mechanism, types, and optimized factors


    Dr. Pankaj Pathak is an Assistant Professor at SRM University, Andhra Pradesh, India,  with  a  keen  interest  in  sustainable  waste  management,  green  energy  resources, and geochemistry, including sustainable handling of hazardous waste and associated environmental impacts. She has been involved in various research projects viz., waste to resource, nuclear waste management and characterization of buffer materials, and e-waste management. She has also gained research expe-rience  in  dealing  with  hazardous  solid  and  liquid  waste  treatment  technology,  along with hydrometallurgical recovery of metals from waste streams, their safe disposal, and remediation techniques.        Dr. Prangya Ranjan Rout is presently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala,  Punjab,  India.  He  also  worked  as  a  researcher  at  INHA  University,  Incheon, Republic of Korea from 2018–2020. He holds an MTech degree in bio-technology  and  a  PhD  in  environmental  engineering.  His  research  interest  lies  in the domain of anaerobic digestion, bioconversion of wastes to wealth, emerg-ing  contaminant  removal,  membrane  technology,  resource  recovery  and  reuse,  and  wastewater  treatment.  He  has  authored  over  50  publications,  including  ref-ereed journal articles, book chapters, national and international conference pre-sentations,  technical  notes,  and  a  published  patent.  Some  of  the  awards  he  has  received include the Odisha Young Scientist Award 2017, Best Practice Oriented Paper 2019 from ASCE-EWRI, and Outstanding Reviewer 2019 from ASCE. He is an Associate Editor of theASCE Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Wastes  and  has  served  as  a  guest  editor  of  a  special  issue  of  the  journal.  He  is  also  actively  involved  in  editing  contributed  book  volumes  for  internationally  renowned publishers, such as CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, John Wiley & Sons, and ASCE.