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Waste Problems and Management in Developing Countries

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ISBN 9781774910542
July 20, 2023 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
390 Pages 12 Color & 52 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new volume offers effective solutions to the mismanagement of waste, particularly in developing countries, by providing an understanding of different types of wastes, their generation, and use of advanced technologies for waste management, and by focusing on integrating the technical and regulatory complexities of waste management.

Waste Problems and Management in Developing Countries provides a comprehensive overview of the characterization, issues, and regulatory development of waste management for sustainable solutions and prevention techniques. It covers the various types of pollution, including pollution from plastics, industrial activities, metals, livestock, healthcare, food loss and waste, etc. It explores new techniques for thermal and radioactive waste management and includes such methods as vermicomposting and composting for organic wastes management and profitable use. The volume also looks at the role of modern technologies and legislation measures to manage biosolid waste. The volume includes numerous data sets obtained from various surveys and highlights special categories of waste that may not fit precisely into either RCRA Subtitle D (solid wastes) or Subtitle C (hazardous wastes).

Academicians, researchers, and students will find the volume to be a comprehensible volume about waste management and its diversity, exploration, exploitation, and management strategies.

Table of Contents


1. Solid Waste Generation and Its Characteristics

Laila Shahzad, Asma Mansoor, and Syed Mustafa Ali

2. Mismanagement of Waste in Developing Countries

Muhammad Ameen, Muhammad Anwar-Ul-Haq, Muhammad Irfan Sohail, Fatima Akmal, and Ayesha Siddique

3. Sustainable Management of Waste in Developing Countries an Insight into Sustainability and Waste Management: Why It Is Needed

Laila Shahzad, Asma Yasin, Faiza Sharif, and Muhammad Umer Hayyat

4. Problems and Challenges Associated with Waste: Waste Prevention Techniques

Tariq Mehmood, Saira Bibi, Afzal Ahmed Dar, Muhammad Aammar Tufail, Muhammad Sohaib, Umair Riaz, Ghulam Rasool, Anam Ashraf, Awais Shakoor, and Mukkaram Ejaz


5. Environmental Sources and Threats of Plastic Pollution to the Developing World and Eco-Friendly Solutions

Fatima Akmal, Muhammad Irfan Sohail, Muhammad Azhar, Yasir Hameed, Jibbing Xiong, Muhammad Farhan, and Ayesha Siddiqui

6. Industrial Waste: Types, Sources, Pollution Potential, Country-Wise Comparisons

Hafiz Abdul Kareem, Sobia Riaz, Haleema Sadia, and Rizwan Mehmood

7. Livestock Waste: Types, Sources, Pollution Potential, Country-Wise Comparisons

Sobia Riaz, Rizwan Mehmood, Hafiz Abdul Kareem, and Haleema Sadia

8. Radioactive Wastes: Management by Potential Treatments

Aryadeep Roychoudhury and Swarnavo Chakraborty

9. Health Care Waste: Pollution Potential from Generation to Disposal, Management, and Treatment

Sami Ullah Qadir, Vaseem Raja, and Naseer Ahmad Dar

10. Food Loss and Waste: Types, Sources, Pollution Potential, Country-Wise Comparison

Samina Khalid, Muhammad Irfan Ullah, and Aman Ullah Malik

11. Thermal Waste Management Techniques

Muhammad Sajid, Muhammad Irfan Ahamad, Adnan Ul Rehman, Muhammad Saif Ur Rehman, and Muhammad Mohsin Azim


12. Vermicomposting: A Sustainable and Environment-Friendly Approach for Organic Waste Management

Zubair Aslam, Safdar Bashir, Korkmaz Belliturk, Sami-Ur-Rehman, Lixin Zhang, Qamar Uz Zaman, and Ali Ahmad

13. Composting for Organic Wastes Management and Profitable Use

Muhammad Ashir Hameed, Abdul Qadir, Zia Ur Rahman Farooqi, Sadia Younas, Fazila Younas, and Muhammad Mahroz Hussain

14. Role of Modern Technologies and Legislation Measures to Manage Biosolid Waste

Tabinda Athar, Anamika Pandey, Mohd. Kamran Khan, Zulfiqar Ahmad Saqib, Muhammad Salman Sarwar, Aqsa, Umer Farooq, Mehmet Hamurcu, and Sait Geizgin

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Umair Riaz, PhD, is working in the Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences at MNS University of Agriculture Multan, Pakistan. Dr. Riaz also served as a Scientific Officer (Lab) for six years in the Soil and Water Testing Laboratory for Research, Bahawalpur, Pakistan, specializing in waste management, metal toxicology, phytochemistry, and phytoremediation. Dr. Riaz’s research interests are related to the development of new fertilizer technology based on nanochemistry with an emphasis on plant nutrition. He has supervised graduate and postgraduate students of environmental sciences for the past several years. He is the author of more than 30 research papers and book chapters, and he has presented and participated in numerous state, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposia. Dr. Riaz has worked as a research associate in Higher Education Commission (HEC) funded projects regarding field studies. He has received many awards, appreciations, and recognitions for his services to the science of soil, water, pesticide, and fertilizer testing analysis. He has also served as an editorial board member and reviewer of international journals.

Shazia Iqbal, PhD, specializes in rhizosphere and phosphorus availability to plants. She conducted her research work on the effects of rhizosphere properties and microbial community on phosphorus availability. She has published many papers in national and international journals as well as having published more than 10 book chapters with international publishers. She also worked as a reviewer of international journals. She has presented her research work at many national and international seminars, workshops, symposia, and conferences and is a member of the International Soil Science Society. She is an active participant in national and international science activities. She recently completed her PhD in soil sciences at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. During her academic era, she has received many certificates and awards of merit.

Moazzam Jamil, PhD, is Professor (Chairman)/Registrar at the Department of Soil Science at Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Dr. Jamil has expertise in soil fertility and plant nutrition. He has published more than 100 research papers and book chapters in well-reputed journals and books. Dr. Jamil supervised more than 40 graduate and postgraduate students. He is the recipient of several fellowships at both national and international levels. He also served as an Agricultural Officer (Lab) at the Soil and Water Testing Laboratory for Research, Bahawalpur. Currently, he is involved with a number of international research projects with various government organizations. He has organized international conferences, workshops, and seminars. He is a member of various national and international societies and has served as a reviewer and editor for professional journals.