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Waste By Edited by Trevor M. Letcher (Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)

Waste
by Edited by Trevor M. Letcher (Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)

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Gives the coverage of waste in our society. This book examines a range of waste streams, including: household waste (compostable material, paper, glass, textiles, household chemicals, plastic, water, and e-waste); societal waste (ocean, military, and space); and the future of landfills and incinerators.
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Waste: A Handbook for Management by Edited by Trevor M. Letcher (Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)

Waste: A Handbook for Management gives the broadest, most complete coverage of waste in our society. The book examines a wide range of waste streams, including: Household waste (compostable material, paper, glass, textiles, household chemicals, plastic, water, and e-waste) Industrial waste (metals, building materials, tires, medical, batteries, hazardous mining, and nuclear) Societal waste (ocean, military, and space) The future of landfills and incinerators Covering all the issues related to waste in one volume helps lead to comparisons, synergistic solutions, and a more informed society. In addition, the book offers the best ways of managing waste problems through recycling, incineration, landfill and other processes.

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About Edited by Trevor M. Letcher (Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)


Trevor M. Letcher is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a past Director of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics and his research involves the thermodynamics of liquid mixtures and energy from landfill. He was awarded the South African Chemical Institute's Gold medal in 1999 and in 2000 he was awarded the South African Gold medal by the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 250 papers in peer review journals and has edited, co-edited and written eleven books in his research and related fields. His latest books include Unraveling Environmental Disasters (2012), Materials for a Sustainable Future (2012), Waste (2011), Heat Capacities (2010), Climate Change (2009) and Future Energy (2008). Dr. Daniel A. Vallero is an internationally recognized expert in environmental science and engineering. His four decades of research, teaching and professional experience in hazardous waste engineering and management have addressed a wide range of human health risk and ecological issues, from global climate change to the release of hazardous wastes. His research has advanced the state-of-the-science of air and water pollution measurement, models of potential exposures to chemicals in consumer products, and environmental impact assessments. He established the Engineering Ethics program and is a key collaborator in the Responsible Conduct of Research Program at Duke University. These programs introduce students, from first-year through PhD, to the complex relationships between science, technology and societal demands on the engineer. The lessons learned from the cases in this book are a fundamental part of Duke's preparation of its future engineers to address the ethical dilemmas likely to be encountered during the careers of the next generation engineers. Dr. Vallero received a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Science in City & Regional Planning from SIU, a Masters in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Environmental Health Sciences) from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Duke.

Table of Contents


1. A History of Waste Management 2. Green Engineering and Sustainable Design Aspects of Waste Management 3. Waste Regulations with special emphasis to the USA 4. Waste Collection 5. Mine Waste: A Brief Overview of Origins, Quantities and Methods of Storage 6. Metal Waste 7. Radioactive Waste Management 8. Municipal Waste Management 9. Waste Water: Reuse of Oriented Wastewater - Low- and High-Tech Approaches for Urban Areas 10. Recovered Paper 11. Glass Waste 12. Textile Waste 13. Chemicals in Waste: Household Hazardous Waste 14. Reusing Non-hazardous Industrial Waste across Business Clusters 15. Construction Waste 1. 16.Thermal Waste Treatment 16. Plastic solid waste (PSW) and thermo-chemical treatment 17. Air pollution (including pollution due to Coal and Oil Burning, Cement Making and Automobile exhaust pollution 18. Ocean pollution 19. Electronic Waste 20. Tyres 21. Battery Waste 22. Medical waste 23. Agricultural Waste and Pollution 24. Military waste 25. Space waste 26. Hazardous Wastes 27. Land Pollution 28. Thermal Pollution 29. Landfills, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 30. Pollution Management and Responsible Care 31. Risk Assessment, Management and Accountability Epilogue Index

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Waste: A Handbook for Management by Edited by Trevor M. Letcher (Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
Edited by Trevor M. Letcher (Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
2011-02-08
604
0123814758
9780123814753
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