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Municipal Solid Waste Management

Edited by Hosam Saleh

Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority

Rapid population growth, high standards of living, and technological development are constantly increasing the diversity and quantity of solid waste. The production of solid municipal waste associated with the high proportion of organic waste and its improper disposal lead to considerable environmental pollution due to the emission of greenhouse gases such as methane, carbon dioxide, etc. In such a challenging environment, municipal authorities need to develop more effective solutions to manage the growing urban solid waste. Most of the municipal solid waste mainly constitutes degradable materials, which represent a significant role in greenhouse gas emissions in urban localities. Integrated solid waste management approaches must be developed and improved to manage the increasing organic fractions of municipal solid waste, which helps to reduce greenhouse emissions with potential economic benefits. A sustainable management of municipal solid waste systems constitutes a promising and attractive trend to study current consumption behaviors responsible for waste generation, and to protect the global ecosystem. This book presents the management of municipal of solid waste, including recycling and landfill technologies. Moreover, composition and types of waste will be investigated. As a result, the most appropriate and feasible scenarios for the management of municipal solid waste are presented to provide the respected readership with the scientific background for sustainable development in these processes, which are increasingly supported by innovative methodologies for holistic assessment of process sustainability.

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Municipal Solid Waste ManagementEdited by Hosam Saleh

Published: July 24th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79020

ISBN: 978-1-78923-832-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-831-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-632-3

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

10733 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

25 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Municipal Solid Waste

By Hosam M. Saleh and Martin Koller


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2. Towards the Recycling of Bio-Waste: The Case of Pontevedra, Spain (REVITALIZA)

By Salustiano Mato, Carlos Pérez-Losada, María Martínez-Abraldes and Iria Villar


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3. The Use of Composted Municipal Solid Waste under the Concept of Circular Economy and as a Source of Plant Nutrients and Pollutants

By María Belén Almendro-Candel, Jose Navarro-Pedreño, Ignacio Gómez Lucas, Antonis A. Zorpas, Irene Voukkali and Pantelitsa Loizia


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4. Management of Organic Solid Waste in Meal Production

By Luciléia Granhen Tavares Colares, Gizene Luciana Pereira de Sales, Aline Gomes de Mello de Oliveira and Verônica Oliveira Figueiredo


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5. Municipal Solid Waste Management and the Inland Water Bodies: Nigerian Perspectives

By Akindayo A. Sowunmi


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6. Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Modeling of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management Systems in Kosodrza, Community of Ostrów, Poland: A Case Study

By Dariusz Sala and Bogusław Bieda


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7. Urban Management Model: Municipal Solid Waste for City Sustainability

By Claudia E. Saldaña Durán and Sarah Messina


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8. Decentralization and Solid Waste Management in Urbanizing Ghana: Moving beyond the Status Quo

By Richard Kyere, Michael Addaney and Jonas Ayaribilla Akudugu


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9. Household Willingness to Pay for Improved Solid Waste Management Services: Using Contingent Valuation Analysis in India

By Muniyandi Balasubramanian


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10. Municipal Solid Waste Disposal in Mangrove Forest: Environmental Implication and Management Strategies in the Niger Delta, Nigeria

By Aroloye O. Numbere


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11. Improper Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste: Landfill/Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant

By Elsayed Elbeshbishy and Frances Okoye


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