1st Edition

Waste Management in Climate Change and Sustainability Perspectives Organic and Medical Waste

    178 Pages 33 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    178 Pages 33 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This handbook discusses the relationships and effects of climate change on waste treatment and its sustainable management. The waste management sector is in a unique position to transition from a minor source of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a major contributor to reducing GHG emissions. This book compiles the potential impacts and benefits of various waste management systems in terms of climate impact. It investigates the global climate impact of municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste, agricultural waste, and hazardous waste management systems.

    Key features:

    • Reviews advanced and innovative processes for sustainable waste management
    • Covers green waste treatment technologies using microbes, green soldier flies, earthworms and bacteriophages
    • Discusses the negative and positive effects of waste treatment and disposal
    • Provides relevant case studies from different regions of the world
    • Examines the role of climate change on emerging pollutants 

    The book is meant for researchers and professionals in environmental sciences, chemical and biochemical engineering.



    Chapter 1 – Emerging green technologies for organic waste management

    Jeanger P. Juanga-Labayen, Ildefonso Villavecer Labayen, Melissa Montalbo-Lomboy, My Thi Tra Ngo, Phuong Vu Mai Doan


    Chapter 2 - Phages and their role in natural and directed microbial control

    Amro Abd Al Fattah Amara


    Chapter 3 - Biodegradable Waste Management Technologies to Mitigate Climate Change

    Chaichi Devi, Meena Khwairakpam


    Chapter 4 - Rehabilitation of ecosystem service in hard climate change

    Hayfa Rajhi and Anouar Bardi




    Chapter 5 - Sustainable waste management and circular economy paradigm

    Jean Pierre Doussoulin, Qahraman Kakar


    Chapter 6 - Waste as a source of raw material in circular economy for value-added products

    Simone Kubeneck, Caroline Dalastra, Suzana Fátima Bazoti, Júlia Nerling,

    Gabriel Henrique Klein, Helen Treichel


    Chapter 7 - Biodrying of municipal solid wastes for producing Refused Derived Fuel

    Chart Chiemchaisri, Wilai Chiemchaisri, Sakulrat Sutthiprapa, Ruchira Perera,

    Noppharit Sutthasil, Panida Payomthip, Komsilp Wangyao, Sirintornthep Towprayoon




    Chapter 8 - Large-scale rotary drum composting for urban organic waste management

    Suryateja Pottipati and Ajay S. Kalamdhad


    Chapter 9 - Integration of technologies for value-added products from industrial waste in Ho Chi Minh City

    Le Thi Kim Oanh, Ho Thi Thanh Hien, Huynh Tan Loi, Nguyen Dang Khoa


    Chapter 10 - Biomedical waste management in Covid-19 pandemic

    Linh-Thy Le, Xuan-Thanh Bui, Ho Thi Ngoc Ha, Huu Hao Ngo, Sunita Varjani






    Dr Sunita Varjani is currently working as a visiting fellow at the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Her major areas of research are Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology, Wastewater Treatment and Process Engineering, and Bioprocess Technology and Waste Management. She has worked as a visiting scientist at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. Varjani has authored more than 400 publications, including research and review papers, books, book chapters, and conference communications with h index of 67 and > 17,800 citations.

    Dr Izharul Haq is an Assistant Professor at Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, Jaipur, India. He had worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He obtained his PhD in Microbiology from CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India. He is working on liquid and solid waste management through microorganisms and their toxicity evaluation. Dr. Haq has 62 publications with h index of 18 and > 1400 citations.

    Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, etc. He has 16 patents, 120 books, >1000 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 139 and >81,400 citations.  


    Dr Vijai Kumar Gupta earned a doctoral degree in Microbiology from Dr RML Avadh University, India. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor in Dublin City University, Ireland. His focus of research is on developing bioprocess technologies to valorize available bioresources for the production of value-added biochemicals, bioproducts, and fuels and their potential to address the key challenges in agri-food-pharma-environment importance. He has >500 publications, including 48 book chapters and 42 books with h-index 81 and > 28,000 citations.

    Professor Xuan‐Thanh Bui earned his PhD degree in environmental engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He currently serves as the chairman of the Department of Water Science & Technology and the head of Key Laboratory of Advanced Waste Treatment Technology in Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. His research focuses on membrane processes, water and waste treatment technologies, and green technologies. He has published >250 papers (6,800+ citations, h‐index=44), eight books, 36 book chapters, and has four patents with h index of 44 and >6800 citations.