Integrated Solid Waste Management

Engineering Principles and Management Issues
Author: George Tchobanoglous,Hilary Theisen,Samuel Vigil
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780071128650
Category: Déchets - Élimination
Page: 978
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A junior/senior- level introductory text aimed at civil and environmental engineers taking a basic introduction to Solid-Waste Management. The text includes the latest 1990-1991 laws and regulations.

Resource Recovery to Approach Zero Municipal Waste


Author: Mohammad J. Taherzadeh,Tobias Richards
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 148224036X
Category: Nature
Page: 359
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Current development results in a linear flow from raw material to waste, which cannot be sustainable in the long term. Plus, a global population of 7 billion people means that there are 7 billion waste producers in the world. At present, dumping and landfilling are the primary practices for getting rid of municipal solid waste (MSW). However, this waste contains resources that we’ve yet to utilize. To create sustainable societies, we need to approach zero waste by recovering these resources. There are cities and countries where zero waste is close to becoming a reality. Landfilling of organic waste is forbidden in Europe, and countries such as Sweden, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland have developed a variety of technologies to recover resources from MSW. Resource Recovery to Approach Zero Municipal Waste explores the solid waste management laws and regulations of different countries, comparing the latest resource recovery technologies and offering future perspectives. The book tackles the many technical, social, ecological, economical, and managerial aspects of this complex subject while promoting the development of sustainable societies to achieve a greener global environment.

Handbook of Solid Waste Management


Author: George Tchobanoglous,Frank Kreith
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071500340
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 950
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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.

Multilevel Modeling of Secure Systems in QoP-ML


Author: Bogdan Księżopolski
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138000604
Category: Computers
Page: 264
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Introducing the Quality of Protection Modeling Language (QoP-ML), this book provides for the abstraction of security systems while maintaining emphasis on the details of quality protection . It delineates the steps used in cryptographic protocol and introduces a multilevel protocol analysis that expands current understanding. Every operation defined by QoP-ML is described within parameters of security metrics, therefore evaluating the impact of the operation on the entire system's security.

Solid Waste Management

Principles and Practice
Author: Ramesha Chandrappa,Diganta Bhusan Das
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364228681X
Category: Science
Page: 414
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Solid waste was already a problem long before water and air pollution issues attracted public attention. Historically the problem associated with solid waste can be dated back to prehistoric days. Due to the invention of new products, technologies and services the quantity and quality of the waste have changed over the years. Waste characteristics not only depend on income, culture and geography but also on a society's economy and, situations like disasters that affect that economy. There was tremendous industrial activity in Europe during the industrial revolution. The twentieth century is recognized as the American Century and the twenty-first century is recognized as the Asian Century in which everyone wants to earn ‘as much as possible’. After Asia the currently developing Africa could next take the center stage. With transitions in their economies many countries have also witnessed an explosion of waste quantities. Solid waste problems and approaches to tackling them vary from country to country. For example, while efforts are made to collect and dispose hospital waste through separate mechanisms in India it is burnt together with municipal solid waste in Sweden. While trans-boundary movement of waste has been addressed in numerous international agreements, it still reaches developing countries in many forms. While thousands of people depend on waste for their livelihood throughout the world, many others face problems due to poor waste management. In this context solid waste has not remained an issue to be tackled by the local urban bodies alone. It has become a subject of importance for engineers as well as doctors, psychologist, economists, and climate scientists and any others. There are huge changes in waste management in different parts of the world at different times in history. To address these issues, an effort has been made by the authors to combine their experience and bring together a new text book on the theory and practice of the subject covering the important relevant literature at the same time.

Environmental Engineering


Author: Howard S. Peavy,Donald R. Rowe,George Tchobanoglous
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780071002318
Category: Engineering
Page: 719
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Hazardous Waste Management

Second Edition
Author: Michael D. LaGrega,Phillip L. Buckingham,Jeffrey C. Evans
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609346
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1202
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Hazardous waste management is a complex, interdisciplinary field that continues to grow and change as global conditions change. Mastering this evolving and multifaceted field of study requires knowledge of the sources and generation of hazardous wastes, the scientific and engineering principles necessary to eliminate the threats they pose to people and the environment, the laws regulating their disposal, and the best or most cost-effective methods for dealing with them. Written for students with some background in engineering, this comprehensive, highly acclaimed text does not only provide detailed instructions on how to solve hazardous waste problems but also guides students to think about ways to approach these problems. Each richly detailed, self-contained chapter ends with a set of discussion topics and problems. Case studies, with equations and design examples, are provided throughout the book to give students the chance to evaluate the effectiveness of different treatment and containment technologies.

Standard Handbook of Environmental Engineering, 2nd Edition, Robert A. Corbitt, 2004

Standard Handbook of Environmental Engineering
Author: The McGraw-Hill Companies
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 1248
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Science-based and flexible management approaches are essential to the confirmation of predicted impacts. to ensure that mitigation measures are effective and to modify remediation or mitigation processes if necessary. By accepting more uncertainty in the environmental assessment process and adapting quickly to conditions actually encountered during the project operational phases, agencies may be able to decrease project startup time and reduce overall project costs. The CEQ’s goal is to use the experiences of the first 25 years to streamline and improve the NEPA process. By streamlining the process, the CEQ hopes to make it more efficient, to promote the integration of social, environmental, and economic factors into agency decision making, and to ensure openness in government. Additional information is available through its web site (www. whitehouse.gov/CEQ/). On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the act, the CEQ conducted a reflective study of NEPAs effectiveness and prospects for improvements. Participants in the study included representatives of the original framers of the act and individuals who drafted the CEQ regulations, along with some members of Congress, federal agencies with NEPA implementation experience, state and local agencies, and the public. In addition to evaluating strengths, the participants also considered the potential for improving the current implementation of NEPA, identifying areas “. . . ripe for innovation, re-invention, and improvement” (9) The study concluded that NEPA has been a success because it (1) causes agencies tv examine the environmental consequences of their actions before they make final decisions, and (2) provides a framework for collaboration between the agencies causing the actions and those who will be affected by the consequences (environmental, social, and economic impacts) of their decisions. The participants identified five elements critical to NEPA effectiveness and efficient implementation, and pointed out problem areas associated with each element. Strategic Planning The NEPA process provides a framework for integrating environmental concerns directly into agency internal planning, policies and programs at an early stage. Unfortunately, the process is often either initiated too late to be effective in agency planning and decision making or applied to individual projects instead of evaluating the programs that call for those projects. Agencies then encounter delays, incur increased costs or end up with fewer alternatives available for consideration, thereby denying NEPA its full strategic planning value. Public Information and Input NEPA significantly increased public information and input into agency decision making by opening opportunities for involvement. In many cases, agencies have actively solicited ideas and concerns from the public to improve the quality of projects and reduce adverse impacts on the environment. In others, the desired level of public involvement has not been achieved, with the result being a sense on the part of citizens of dissatisfaction, frustration, and distrust, sometimes leading to litigation. Interagency Coordination NEPA and many subsequent laws have required interagency coordination in an effort to reduce conflicts, reduce duplication of effort, and to improve the environmental planning process. When information is not shared or when processes are uncoordinated, agencies and often the public may be placed in adversarial positions leading to conflicts and delays. Problems are often initiated by conflicting or different timetables, requirements, and modes of public participation. Interdisciplinary, Place-based Approach to Decision Making NEPA calls for an interdisciplinary approach to planning and decision making. When agencies bring the full range of biophysical and socioeconomic factors affecting a single place into their management and planning processes, they are in a position to make better decisions with regard to the needs of the community and minimize adverse impacts on the environment. Difficulties include lack of quality environmental baseline data, lack of early participation by resource agencies, and costs and delays associated with data collection. New tools such as modern computers, internet communications, and geographic information systems hold considerable promise for improvements in this area. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT 10.33 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Downloaded from Digital Engineering Library @ McGraw-Hill (www.digitalengineeringlibrary.com) Copyright © 2004 The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved. Any use is subject to the Terms of Use as given at the website

Wastewater Engineering

Treatment and Resource Recovery
Author: Metcalf & Eddy Inc,Metcalf & Eddy,George Tchobanoglous,Franklin Louis Burton,H. David Stensel
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259010798
Category: Sewage
Page: 1856
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This update of a popular book for civil and environmental engineering majors describes the technological and regulatory changes that have occurred over the last ten years in the discipline.

Management of Municipal Solid Waste


Author: T. V. Ramachandra
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
ISBN: 8179931870
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 336
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Due to the rapid increase in the production and consumption processes, societies generate as well as reject solid materials regularly from various sectors. The primary goals of this book are to encourage reduction of waste at the source and to foster implementation of cost-effective integrated solid waste management systems.

Nutrient Removal, WEF MOP 34


Author: Water Environment Federation
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071737103
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 672
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The Latest Methods for Nutrient Removal from Wastewater This Water Environment Federation resource provides comprehensive information on biological and chemical methods for nitrogen and phosphorus removal from wastewater. Nutrient Removal covers environmental and regulatory issues and provides an integrated approach for combined nitrogen and phosphorus removal, including details on ammonia and dewatering liquors treatment. Natural treatment systems are also discussed in this definitive guide. Nutrient Removal covers: Nutrients and their effects on the environment Regulation of nutrients in the effluents of wastewater treatment plants Overview of the nutrient removal processes Principles of biological nitrogen removal Nitrification Nitrogen removal processes, configuration, and process-sizing criteria for combined nitrification and denitrification processes Chemical and biological phosphorus removal Sidestream nitrogen removal Structured process models for nutrient removal Troubleshooting for full-scale nutrient removal facilities Aquatic natural treatment systems

Journal of environmental management


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Principles of Environmental Engineering & Science

Third Edition
Author: Mackenzie Davis,Susan Masten
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077492196
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
View: 1140
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Principles of Environmental Engineeringis intended for a course in introductory environmental engineering for sophomore- or junior-level students. This text provides a background in fundamental science and engineering principles of environmental engineering for students who may or may not become environmental engineers. Principles places more emphasis on scientific principles, ethics, and safety, and focuses less on engineering design. The text exposes students to a broad range of environmental topicsËincluding risk management, water quality an treatment, air pollution, hazardous waste, solid waste, and ionizing radiation as well as discussion of relevant regulations and practices. The book also uses mass and energy balance as a tool for understanding environmental processes and solving environmental engineering problems. This new edition includes an optional chapter on Biology as well as a thorough updating of environmental standards and a discussion of how those standards are created.

Water Supply and Sewerage


Author: Terence J. McGhee
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 602
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Suitable for courses in water/wastewater treatment and environmental engineering this text provides an introduction to the design of water and wastewater treatment systems. This edition has been revised to incorporate recent improvements in the understanding of fundamental phenomena, applications of new technologies and materials, and new computational techniques. It focuses on designing treatment, distribution, and collection systems that work and includes coverage of factors involved in cost analysis, stressing the importance of economics in engineering design. Changes to this edition include: an expanded treatment of important theoretical and practical aspects of hydraulics, including control and measurement;modern treatment of urban hydrology and storm water control;an emphasis on the inter-relationship of environmental problems.

Organic Waste Recycling

Technology and Management
Author: Chongrak Polprasert
Publisher: IWA Publishing
ISBN: 184339121X
Category: Science
Page: 516
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This book covers the principles and practices of technologies for the control of pollution originating from organic wastes (e.g. human faeces and urine, wastewater, solid wastes, animal manure and agro-industrial wastes) and the recycling of these organic wastes into valuable products such as fertilizer, biofuels, algal and fish protein and irrigated crops. Each recycling technology is described with respect to: -Objectives -Benefits and limitations -Environmental requirements -Design criteria of the process -Use of the recycled products -Pubic health aspects This new edition, an update of the previous book, is a response to the emerging environmental problems caused by rapid population growth and industrialization. It describes the current technology and management options for organic waste recycling which are environmentally friendly, effective in pollution control and yield valuable by-products. Every chapter has been revised to include successful case studies, new references, design examples and exercises. New sections added to the 3rd edition include: Millennium development goals, waste minimization and cleaner production, methanol and ethanol production, chitin and chitosan production, constructed wetlands, management and institutional development. This is a textbook for environmental science, engineering and management students who are interested in the current environmental problems and seeking solutions to the emerging issues. It should be a valuable reference book for policy makers, planners and consultants working in the environmental fields.

Environmental law for engineers, scientists, and managers


Author: Joseph T. Bockrath
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 359
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Water Resources Engineering


Author: N.A
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 841
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The fourth edition of Water Resources Engineering follows in the tradition of the earlier editions of this text. The book covers a broad array of topics including hydrology, hydraulics, hydraulic structures, economy studies and planning. The text also includes brief discussions of the characteristics of the different fields of water resource engineering such as irrigation, hydropower and flood control.

Microbiology for environmental scientists and engineers


Author: Anthony F. Gaudy,Elizabeth T. Gaudy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 736
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Hierarchical analyses of water resources systems

modeling and optimization of large-scale systems
Author: Yacov Y. Haimes
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 478
View: 5788
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