Waste: A Handbook for Management

Other | January 20, 2011

byDaniel Vallero, Trevor M. Letcher, Trevor M. Letcher

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Waste: A Handbook for Managementgives 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.



  • Co-author Daniel Vallero interviewed on NBC'sTodayshow for a segment on recycling
  • Scientific and non-biased overviews will assist scientists, technicians, engineers, and government leaders
  • Covers all main types of waste, including household, industrial, and societal
  • Strong focus on management and recycling provides solutions

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Waste: A Handbook for Managementgives 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, batt...

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 haz...

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Format:OtherDimensions:604 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 20, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123814766

ISBN - 13:9780123814760

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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