Handbook of Solid Waste Management

Hardcover | July 13, 2002

byGeorge Tchobanoglous, Frank Kreith

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In a world where waste incinerators are not an option and landfills are at over capacity, cities are hard pressed to find a solution to the problem of what to do with their solid waste. Handbook of Solid Waste Management, 2/e offers a solution. This handbook offers an integrated approach to the planning, design, and management of economical and environmentally responsible solid waste disposal system.

Let twenty industry and government experts provide you with the tools to design a solid waste management system capable of disposing of waste in a cost-efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Focusing on the six primary functions of an integrated system--source reduction, toxicity reduction, recycling and reuse, composting, waste- to-energy combustion, and landfilling--they explore each technology and examine its problems, costs, and legal and social ramifications.

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In a world where waste incinerators are not an option and landfills are at over capacity, cities are hard pressed to find a solution to the problem of what to do with their solid waste. Handbook of Solid Waste Management, 2/e offers a solution. This handbook offers an integrated approach to the planning, design, and management of econo...

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THE FIRST TRULY INTEGRATED APPROACH TO THE MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE PROBLEMUPDATED AND EXPANDED COVERAGE OF FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATIONSIn a world where incinerators are no longer an option and landfills are filled to capacity, cities are hard pressed to find a solution to the problem of what do with their solid waste. In this practical ...

George Tchobanoglous is a professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California at Davis. He received a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of the Pacific, an M.S. degree in sanitary engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering ...

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Format:HardcoverPublished:July 13, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071356231

ISBN - 13:9780071356237

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Table of Contents

1) Introduction; 2) Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management; 3) Solid Waste Stream Characteristics; 4) Federal Regulations; 5) State Solid Waste Legislation; 6) Planning MSW Management Programs; 7) Environmental Perspectives; 8) Source Reduction; 9) Recycling; 10) Composting of Municipal Solid Wastes; 11) Waste to Energy Conversion; 12) Landfilling; 13) Siting Solid Waste Facilities; 14) Financing and Life -Cycle Costing of Solid Waste in the US; 15) The US Environmental Protection Agency's role in Municipal Solid Waste Management; Appendix A. Glossary; Appendix B. Abbreviations; Appendix C. Solid Waste Management; Appendix D. Schools and Organizations Offering Courses and Information on Solid Waste Management; Appendix E. Unit Conversions;