544 Pages
    by CRC Press

    548 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This book provides a basic understanding of waste management problems and issues faced by modern society. Scientific, technical, and environmental principles are emphasized to illustrate the processes of municipal and industrial solid wastes and liquid wastes, and the nature of impacts resulting from waste dispersal and disposal in the environment. Economic, social, legal, and political aspects of waste management are also addressed.
    Environmental issues and concerns receive thorough coverage in discussing waste reduction, resource recovery, and efficient and practical waste disposal systems. Other specific topics include recycling, physical and chemical processing, the biological treatment of waste solids, incineration, pyrolysis, and energy recover, hazardous wastes, and landfill management.The role of government and other institutions in waste management and resource recovery matters is also detailed. Discussion questions, worked examples, and end-of-chapter problems reinforce important concepts.
    Waste Management and Resource Recovery is particularly suitable as a text in waste management courses in environmental science or engineering programs. It also works well as a reference for practitioners in the waste management field.

    Waste Management and Resource Conservation
    Historical Sketch of Waste Management
    The Archaeology of Refuse
    Resource Conservation
    Risks Associated with Waste Management
    Integrated Waste Management
    Waste Management Terminology
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Waste Generation
    Municipal Solid Waste
    Industrial Process Waste
    Mining Waste
    Agricultural Waste
    Waste Densities and Volumes
    Methods of Determining Quantity and Composition
    Seasonal Variation of Solid Waste Quantities
    Municipal and Industrial Wastewater
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Collection and Transportation of Solid Waste
    Productive Collection Systems
    Collection of Recyclables
    Collection Routing and Scheduling
    Transport of Solid Waste
    Facility Location Models
    Other Mathematical Models in Waste Management
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Solid Waste Source Reduction and Recycling
    Solid Waste Source Reduction
    Pre-Consumer and Post-Consumer Recyclable Waste
    Markets for Recyclables
    Paper Recycling
    Metals Recycling
    Plastics Recycling
    Glass Container Recycling
    Tire Recycling
    Environmental Impacts of Recycling
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Processing Solid Wastes and Recyclable Materials
    Process Modeling
    Separation by Particle Size
    Separation by Density
    Separation by Inertia
    Magnetic Separation
    Optical/Infrared/X-Ray Sorting
    Volume Reduction
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Wastewater Treatment
    Preliminary Treatment (Screening and Grit Removal)
    Primary Treatment (Sedimentation)
    Secondary Treatment (Biological Treatment)
    Tertiary Treatment (Advanced Treatment)
    Sludge Thickening and Dewatering
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Biological Treatment of Waste Solids
    The Organisms in Biological Treatment
    Aerobic Decomposition
    Anaerobic Decomposition
    Anaerobic Treatment of Waste
    Fermentation Processes in Waste Treatment
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Incineration, Pyrolysis, and Energy Recovery
    Principles of Incineration
    Mass Burn Incinerators
    Modular Incinerators
    Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF)
    Fluid-Bed Incinderators
    Energy Recovery
    Air Emissions
    Control of Air Emissions
    Disposal of Ash
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Landfilling of Wastes
    Landfill Site Selection
    Concepts of Groundwater Hydrology
    Landfill Design
    Landfill Operations
    Landfilling Processed Waste
    Codisposal of Wastes
    Site Closure and Post-Closure Care
    Costs of Closure and Post-Closure Care
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Landfill Leachate and Gas Management
    The Decomposition of Landfilled Organic Waste
    Leachate Composition and Characteristics
    Estimating Leachate Quantity
    Leachate Movement
    Leachate Monitoring
    Leachate Treatment
    Landfill Gas Production
    Gas Movement and Control
    Gas Monitoring
    Gas Utilization
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Application of Wastewater and Biosolids to Land
    Wastewater to Land
    Slow Rate (Irrigation) Process
    Rapid Infiltration Process
    Overland Flow Process
    Constructed Wetlands
    Land Application of Waste Solids
    Pathogen and Vector Control in Sludge
    Loading Rates When Waste Solids Are Applied to Agricultural Land
    Future Prospects for Land Application of Sewage Sludge and Other Types of Waste Solids
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Hazardous Waste
    Characterization of Hazardous and Toxic Waste
    Hazardous Waste Generators
    Transporting Hazardous Waste
    Treatment of Hazardous Waste
    Disposal of Hazardous Waste
    Minimization of Hazardous Waste Quantities
    Cleanup of Contaminated Waste Sites (Superfund)
    International Aspects of Hazardous Waste Management
    Household Hazardous Waste
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Costs and Management of Waste Facilities and Systems
    Capital and Operating Costs of Facilities
    Life Cycle Cost Analysis
    Fee Policies
    Ownership and Operation of Waste Facilities
    Financing of Facilities
    Management Responsibilities
    Discussion Topics and Problems
    Factors for Conversion of Units
    Typical Densities of Recyclable Materials
    U.S. Federal Laws Related to Waste Management
    Municipal Solid Waste Management: State-by-State
    State Disposal Bans and Recycling Laws
    Operating Biosolids Composting Facilities in the U.S.
    Operating Municipal Waste-to-Energy Facilities in the U.S.
    Proximate and Elemental (Ultimate) Analyses and Heating Values of Refuse Components
    USEPA Analytical Methods for Chemical Parameters at Landfills
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    Rhyner, Charles R. | Schwartz, Leander J. | Wenger, Robert B. | Kohrell, Mary G.