1st Edition

Waste Technology for Emerging Economies

Edited By T.C. Bamunuarachchige, H.K.S. de Zoysa Copyright 2023
    292 Pages 45 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    292 Pages 45 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This unique volume covers many aspects of waste management in developing countries. There is a focus on various sources of waste including the pressing issues of agricultural, medicinal, industrial, and urban waste, and emerging problems with e-waste, nanowaste, and microplastics in marine environments. This volume addresses the critical environmental issues resulting from rapid urbanization and industrialization, particularly in the developing world. High-end technologies that can utilize waste as a resource to generate products, processes, and revenue are also discussed.


    • Presents technical perspectives on emerging wastes in developing economies
    • Discusses the issues of e-waste, which is growing three times faster than general municipal waste globally
    • Covers the spectrum of nanowaste to upcycling in the market
    • Discusses management of marine plastic debris and microplastics
    • Diverse audience including those in solid waste management, electrical and electronic technology, and the medical industry

    Chapter 1 Waste Management Challenges in Developing Countries
    PAKN Dissanayake, DMSB Dissanayaka, Lalith M Rankoth, Gayan Abeysinghe

    Chapter 2 Management of Medical Waste: New Strategies and Techniques
    Shayan Memar, Tameka Dean, Prasanna Abeyrathna

    Chapter 3 Management of E-waste
    Rupa Rani, Rajesh Ahirwar

    Chapter 4 Management of Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics
    G. G. N. Thushari, J. D. M. Senevirathna, Naveen M. Wijesena, H. K. S. De Zoysa

    Chapter 5 Nanowaste Management
    Jagath Illanagsinghe

    Chapter 6 Microbiology of Wastewater Management; Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations
    Oshani Ratnayake, Dinuka Lakmali Jayasuriya, Dilani K. Hettiarachchi, Neelamanie Yapa

    Chapter 7 Phyto remediation; A green tool to manage waste
    N. D. A. D. Wijegunawardana, E. G. Perera, and M. S.  Ekanayake

    Chapter 8 Green Chemistry and its Applications in Waste Management
    Neha Sharma and Sanjay K. Sharma

    Chapter 9 Bioenergy and Biofuels from Wastes; Perspectives from Developing Nations
    Eustace Fernando and Shalini Lalanthika Rajakaruna

    Chapter 10 Upcycling: A New Perspective on Waste Management in a Circular Economy
    Randika Jayasinghe and P. H. L. Arachchige


    Dr. T.C. Bamunuarachchige

    Dr. T.C. Bamunuarachchige is the present Head of the Department of Bioprocess Technology, Faculty of Technology, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (RUSL). He has obtained his PhD in Microbial Biotechnology from the University of Peradeniya (UoP), Sri Lanka. He has been a member of the Working Committee on Biotechnology and Bioethics of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Sri Lanka and the Program Coordinator for the Technology Degree programs conducted by the RUSL.

    Dr. Bamunuarachchige is a certified tutor mentor trainer in distance and continuing education. He has served as the Program Coordinator of the Distance education program from 2009-2012 at RUSL. He has supervised several postgraduate students in the fields of Microbial Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. He has a wealth of experience in writing proposals for competitive grants including World Bank and Asian Development Bank-funded projects. Dr. Bamunuarachchige is a certified peer reviewer under the Elsevier Researcher Academy and has served as a Reviewer for ten WoS journals.

    He is also an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Food Research International. His research mainly involves microbial biotechnology with a special focus on how to use waste material in the production of commercially important agricultural applications such as biopesticides and biofertilizers.

    Dr. H.K.S. de Zoysa

    H.K.S. de Zoysa is a Lecturer at the Department of Bioprocess Technology, Faculty of Technology, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (RUSL). He earned his B.Sc. degree in Applied Biology and MPhil degree in Biological Chemistry from the RUSL, He has obtained his second master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy and currently follows a PhD in Biology at the same University.

    He has considerable experience in Applied Biology, Marine Science, Environment Management, Molecular Biology, Natural Products, Ecological and Biodiversity Conservation studies. He is a reviewer for many reputed journals and publishers. Most of Zoysa's current research is concerned with the marine environment and understanding the impact of waste and management to ensure ecosystem stability.