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Waste Management Practices

Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By John Pichtel

CRC Press

682 pages

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Waste Management Practices: Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition addresses the three main categories of wastes (hazardous, municipal, and "special" wastes) covered under federal regulation outlined in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), an established framework for managing the generation, transportation, treat

Table of Contents

Part I Historical and Regulatory Development. Introduction. A Brief History of Waste Management. Regulatory Development. Part II Municipal Solid Wastes. Characterization of Solid Waste. Municipal Solid Waste Collection. Recycling Solid Wastes. Municipal Solid Waste Processing: Materials Recovery Facilities. Composting MSW. Incineration of MSW. The Sanitary Landfill. Part III Hazardous Waste Management. Identification of Hazardous Waste. Hazardous Waste Generator Requirements. Hazardous Waste Transportation. Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility Requirements. Incineration of Hazardous Wastes. Hazardous Waste Treatment. Land Disposal of Hazardous Waste. Part IV Special Categories of Waste. Universal Wastes. Management of Used Oil. Medical and Infectious Wastes. Construction and Demolition Debris. Electronics Waste. Part V Appendix.

About the Author

John Pichtel is a professor of natural resources and environmental management at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He received his PhD in environmental science and his MS in soil chemistry/agronomy from The Ohio State University, and his BS in natural resources management from Rutgers University. His primary research and professional activities have been in management of hazardous and municipal wastes, remediation of contaminated sites, reclamation of mined lands, and environmental chemistry. He has authored or co-authored approximately 40 research articles. Pichtel has served as a consultant in hazardous waste management projects and has conducted environmental assessments and remediation research in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, and Poland.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General