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Solid Waste Management in Rural Areas

Edited by Florin-Constantin Mihai

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi

The book points out that rural regions need proper attention at the global level concerning solid waste management sector where bad practices and public health threats could be avoided through traditional and integrated waste management routes. Solid waste management in rural areas is a key issue in developing and transitioning countries due to the lack of proper waste management facilities and services. The book further examines, on the one hand, the main challenges in the development of reliable waste management practices across rural regions and, on the other hand, the concrete solutions and the new opportunities across the world in dealing with municipal and agricultural wastes. The book provides useful information for academics, various professionals, the members of civil society, and national and local authorities.

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Solid Waste Management in Rural AreasEdited by Florin-Constantin Mihai

Published: September 6th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66551

ISBN: 978-953-51-3486-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3485-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4667-4

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

15086 Total Chapter Downloads

26 Crossref Citations

16 Web of Science Citations

34 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Rural Waste Management Issues at Global Level

By Florin-Constantin Mihai and Mohammad J. Taherzadeh


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2. Household’s Willingness to Accept Waste Separation for Improvement of Rural Waste Bank’s Effectivity

By Christia Meidiana, Harnenti Afni Yakin and Wawargita Permata Wijayanti


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3. The Role of the Informal Sector in a Rurbanised Environment

By Petra Schneider, Le Hung Anh, Jan Sembera and Rodolfo Silva


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4. Decentralized Composting of Organic Waste in a European Rural Region: A Case Study in Allariz (Galicia, Spain)

By Iria Villar Comesaña, David Alves, Salustiano Mato, Xosé Manuel Romero and Bernardo Varela


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5. Solid Waste in Agricultural Soils: An Approach Based on Environmental Principles, Human Health, and Food Security

By Cácio Luiz Boechat, Adriana Miranda de Santana Arauco, Rose Maria Duda, Antonny Francisco Sampaio de Sena, Manoel Emiliano Lopes de Souza and Ana Clecia Campos Brito


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6. Home Composting Using Facultative Reactor

By Sandro Xavier de Campos, Rosimara Zittel, Karine Marcondes da Cunha and Luciléia Granhern Tavares Colares


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7. Enhanced Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste

By Abbass Jafari Kang and Qiuyan Yuan


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8. Palm Oil Mill Solid Waste Generation and Uses in Rural Area in Benin Republic: Retrospection and Future Outlook

By Tatiana W. Koura, Gustave D. Dagbenonbakin, Valentin M. Kindomihou and Brice A. Sinsin


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9. The Solid Wastes of Coffee Production and of Olive Oil Extraction: Management Perspectives in Rural Areas

By Maria Cristina Echeverria, Elisa Pellegrino and Marco Nuti


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