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1st Edition

Zero Waste
Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability

Edited By

Ashok K. Rathoure

ISBN 9780367180393
Published September 12, 2019 by CRC Press
355 Pages 88 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Zero Waste: Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability presents approaches for resource management centered on reducing waste and reusing and recycling materials. It aims to save energy by reducing energy consumption associated with extracting, processing, and transporting raw materials and waste, and also to reduce and eventually eliminate the need for landfills and incinerators. This book presents the various principles, methods, and tools that can be used to address different issues in the areas of industrial waste reduction and sustainability. It examines how to eliminate waste at the source and at all points of a supply chain, and how to shift from the current one-way linear resource model to a sustainable "closed-loop" system.

  • Proposes strategies for businesses to reduce and reuse waste with a goal of reaching a zero waste status.
  • Focuses on how mitigating waste and promoting recycling can save vast amounts of energy.
  • Explains how the zero waste approach would be a key measure to ensure environmental sustainability and help to offset global climate change.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Zero Waste: Management Practices

[Ashok K. Rathoure]

2. Zero Liquid Discharge: Industrial Effluent Management

[Ashok K. Rathoure, Tinkal Patel and Devyani Bagrecha]

3. Zero Noise Pollution: Green Belt Development

[Ashok K. Rathoure and Jahanvi Modi]

4. Zero Defects in Woven Shirt Manufacturing: Application of Six Sigma Methodology Based on DMAIC Tools

[R. Rathinamoorthy]

5. Biomedical Waste Disposal and Treatment

[Rakesh K. Sindhu, Gagandeep Kaur and Arashmeet Kaur]

6. Best Practices in Construction and Demolition Waste Management

[Ashok K. Rathoure and Hani Patel]

7. Plastic Waste Management Practices

[Savita Sharma and Sharada Mallubhotla]

8. Industrial Waste Management System

[Rakesh K. Sindhu, Gagandeep Kaur and Arashmeet Kaur]

9. Role of Microbes in Solid Waste Management: An Insight View

[Debajit Borah and Kaushal Sood]

10. Management of Solid and Hazardous Waste as per Indian Legislation

[Ashok K. Rathoure and Unnati Patel]

11. Good Practices of Hazardous Waste Management

[Vidushi Abrol, Manoj Kushwaha, Nisha Sharma, Sundeep Jaglan and Sharada Mallubhotla]

12. Hydroponic Treatment System Plant for Canteen Wastewater Treatment in Park College of Technology

[Shailendra Kumar Yadav and Kanagaraj Rajagopal]

13. Ecological and Economic Importance of Wetlands and Their Vulnerability: A Review

[Sudipto Bhowmik]

14. Methylene Blue Dye Degradation by Silver Nanoparticles Biosynthesized Using Seed Extracts of Foeniculum vulgare

[S. Anjum Mobeen and K. Riazunnisa]

15. A Green and Sustainable Tool for Physicochemical Analysis of Liquid Solutions: Survismeter

[Parth Malik and Rakesh Kumar Ameta]

16. Recent Advances in Bioremediation of Wastewater for Sustainable Energy Products

[Dolly Kumari and Radhika Singh]

17. Effect of Manure on the Metal Efficiency of Coriandrum sativum

[Deepshekha Punetha, Geeta Tewari, Chitra Pande, Lata Rana and Sonal Tripathi]

18. Fly Ash: A Potential By-Product Waste

[Bhavana Sethi and Saurabh Ahalawat]

19. Fugitive Dust Control in Cement Industries

[Ashok K. Rathoure]

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Dr. Ashok K. Rathoure holds doctoral degree from Central University (HNBGU Srinagar Uttarakhand). He has experience to work with World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), etc. for various transportation projects like Waterways, Railway, Highway, etc. Dr. Rathoure has more than 14 years of working experience in various domains like preparing EIA/EMP, Modeling studies, wildlife studies/conservation plan, teaching, training, copy-editing, cross/peer-reviewing, etc. His area of research is environmental technology and publication includes more than 100 research papers in international and national journals of repute, and more than 40 books from reputed publishers in India and abroad. He is member of APCBEES (Hong Kong), IACSIT (Singapore), EFB (Spain), Society for Conservation Biology (Washington) and founder of Scientific Planet Society (Dehradun, India) and many more. He is a NABET approved EIA Coordinator (EC) for 5 sectors and expert (FAE). Dr. Rathoure has worked for various industrial sectors viz. Synthetic organic chemicals industry, Mining of minerals, Isolated storage facility, Metallurgical industries (ferrous & non-ferrous), Thermal power, Nuclear Power, Coal Washeries, Cement plants, Pesticides industry, Chlor Alkali industry, Chemical Fertilizers, Paint Industry, Sugar Industry, Oil & gas exploration/transportation, Manmade fibers manufacturing, Distilleries, Common hazardous waste treatment, storage & disposal facilities (TSDFs), CETP, Port & Harbor, Highways, Waterways, Township & Area development, Building & Construction projects for environmental clearance, CRZ clearance, Forest clearance, Wildlife clearance, EC Compliance, ECBC compliance, Replenishment Study, Wildlife Conservation Plan, Mangrove Management Plan, Authorization/permission/objections, etc.