Management of Municipal Solid Waste

  • Author(s): T V Ramachandra
  • Size: 184 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 321
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179931875
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.450.00 / US $27.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 405.00 / US $24.00

Book Details

Solid material thrown away as unused from various sectors such as agricultural, commercial, domestic, industrial and institutional constitutes solid wastes. This places an enormous strain on natural resources and seriously undermines efficient and sustainable development. Management of Municipal Solid Waste discusses the ways to salvage the situation through efficient management of solid wastes from waste generation to final disposal. The various processes such as waste generation, collection, storage, processing, recovery, transport, and disposal, are explained with the support of case studies. The book discusses reduction of waste at the source and to foster implementation of integrated solid waste management systems that are cost-effective and protect human health and the environment.

Key Features

    • Solid wastes classified, functional elements of solid waste generation and its management explained
    • Planning of waste collection, storage, transport, processing and disposal are discussed
    • Waste reduction and waste recycling are dealt with in easy-to-understand manner
    • Discusses composting processes, its environmental effects
    • Management and treatment of hazardous waste is brought out in a lucid manner
    • All topics are presented with tables and diagrams for better understanding

Target Audience

    Post graduate students of Engineering and environmental science, technical institutes, government departments.

Table of Contents

    • Introducing Municipal Solid Waste Management
    • Waste Generation Aspects
    • Waste Collection, Storage and Transport
    • Waste Disposal
    • Waste Processing Techniques
    • Source Reduction, Product
    • Recovery of Biological Conversion Products
    • Incineration and Energy Recovery
    • Hazardous Waste: Management and Treatment
    • Integrated Waste Management (IWM)


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