1st Edition

Waste Problems and Management in Developing Countries

Edited By Umair Riaz, Shazia Iqbal, Moazzam Jamil Copyright 2023
    490 Pages 12 Color & 52 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    490 Pages 12 Color & 52 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

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


    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 Siddiqui

    3. Sustainable Management of Waste in Developing Countries: 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


    Umair Riaz, PhD, is working in the Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences at MNS University of Agriculture Multan, Pakistan. He served as a Scientific Officer for six years in the Soil and Water Testing Laboratory for Research, Bahawalpur, Pakistan, specializing in waste management, metal toxicology, phytochemistry, and phytoremediation. He is the author of more than 30 research papers and book chapters, and he has presented and participated in professional conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposia. Dr. Riaz has received many awards, appreciations, and recognitions for his services to the science of soil, water, pesticide, and fertilizer testing analysis.

    Shazia Iqbal, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan. She specializes in rhizosphere and phosphorus availability to plants. She has published in national and international journals as has contributed book chapters as well. 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. 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. 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 several international research projects with government organizations. He has organized international conferences, workshops, and seminars.