Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Waste Management

Edited by Sunil Kumar

National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, India

Solid Waste Management is one of the essential obligatory functions of the Urban Local Bodies/Municipal Corporation. This service is falling too short of the desired level of efficiency and satisfaction resulting in problems of health, sanitation and environmental degradation. Due to lack of serious efforts by town/city authorities, garbage and its management has become a tenacious problem. Moreover, unsafe disposal of garbage and wastewater, coupled with poor hygiene, is creating opportunities for transmission of diseases. Solutions to problems of waste management are available. However, a general lack of awareness of the impact of unattended waste on people’s health and lives, and the widespread perception that the solutions are not affordable have made communities and local authorities apathetic towards the problems. The aim of this Book is to bring together experiences reported from different geographical regions and local contexts. It consolidates the experiences of the experts from different geographical locations viz., Japan, Portugal, Columbia, Greece, India, Brazil, Chile, Australia and others.

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Waste ManagementEdited by Sunil Kumar

Published: March 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/185

ISBN: 978-953-7619-84-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6419-7

Copyright year: 2010

Books open for chapter submissions

45973 Total Chapter Downloads

29 Crossref Citations

108 Web of Science Citations

77 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Threshold Target Approach to Waste Management in Emerging Economies: Pragmatic, Realistic, Appropriate

By Manfred Fehr


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2. Strategic Analysis of Alternatives for Waste Management

By Enrique Posada


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3. Professionalism Pays: Industry Associations and Continuing Professional Development for the Waste Management Sector

By Georgina Davis


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4. Institutional Development in the Urban Waste Market in Portugal. Market Structure, Regulation and Performance Analysis

By Rui Cunha Marques and Pedro Simoes


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5. Composting Barrel for Sustainable Organic Waste Management in Bangladesh

By Azizul Moqsud


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6. Solid Waste Management through the Application of Thermal Methods

By Konstantinos Moustakas and Maria Loizidou


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7. Effective Municipal Solid Waste Management in India

By Sunil Kumar and Tapan Chakrabarti


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8. Thermal Conversion Technologies for Solid Wastes: A New Way to Produce Sustainable Energy

By Jaime F Puna and M Teresa Santos


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9. Managing Wastes in Asia: Looking at the Perspectives of China, Mongolia and the Philippines

By Kevin Roy Serrona, Jeong-soo Yu and Jia Che


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10. Basic Concepts in Environmental Geochemistry of Sulfidic Mine-Waste Management

By Bernhard Dold


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11. Synthetic Aggregates Produced by Different Wastes as a Soil Ameliorant, a Potting Media Component and a Waste Management Option.

By Guttila Yugantha Jayasinghe and Yoshihiro Tokashiki


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