Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Hazardous Waste Management

Rajesh Banu Jeyakumar

Central University of Tamil Nadu

A pioneering researcher in the field of environmental biotechnology, author of more than 230 publications in SCI and SCIE journals with a cumulative impact factor of 960, that attract more than 6000 citations and an H-index of 40. Dr. Banu was ranked among the top 2% of Scientists worldwide by Stanford University, the USA in 2019 and was awarded the Hyoshi Think of Ecology Award (Japan) in the year 2018.


Kavitha S

Anna University, Chennai

A researcher with 60 articles in SCI and SCIE journals with a cumulative impact factor of 500. and 1500 citations. Dr. Sankarapandian was ranked among the Top 2% Scientists worldwide by Stanford University, the USA in the year 2020.

Yukesh Kannah R

Anna University of Technology Tirunelveli

A researcher with 36 articles in SCI and SCIE journals with a cumulative impact factor of 200. Dr. Ravi was awarded as Direct Senior Research Fellow by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, Government of India in the year 2019, and has received the best poster award for the work entitled “Performance analysis of membrane bioreactor coupled with combined sludge pretreatment for energy-efficient sludge reduction” at International Conference on Alternative Fuels & Energy in 2017.


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Among the different types of waste material, the management of hazardous waste is the most challenging one as it contains toxic and refractory compounds. Upon processing this waste, there is a chance of the formation of highly toxic secondary daughter molecules. The direct disposal of hazardous waste into our surroundings leads to soil and groundwater pollution. Remediation of hazardous waste polluted sites is a challenging task and it takes time and cost. In some cases, it is highly impossible to bring back the ecosystem into its original shape.

This book looks to discuss the recent development in various pretreatment methods before its disposal to enhance its degradation and stabilization. It also aims to cover trends in the usage of anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis, and incineration in managing hazardous waste. The purpose of this book is to gather information about a variety of technologies employed for hazardous waste treatment, recycle, management, safe disposal, and measuring the environmental risk.

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Date completed: September 7th 2021

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Review results due: February 22nd 2022

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Expected publication date: April 23rd 2022

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Rajesh Banu Jeyakumar

Central University of Tamil Nadu

Dr. Rajesh Banu Jeyakumar, Associate Professor at Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Tamilnadu, Thiruvarur, India. He was formerly Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. He received his PhD from Centre for Environmental studies, Anna University, India in the year 2006. During the period 2004 to 2006, he worked as a lecturer in Department of Biotechnology, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai. He also has an experience of working in an environmental consultancy for one year. He has been the reviewer and editor of many national and international journals. He is the author of more than 230 publications in SCI and SCIE journals with a cumulative impact factor of 960. His publications attract more than 6000 citation and an H-index of 43. He has authored 40 book chapters in international publications. He obtained 5 major grants from Government of India, two from Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, one from Government of China and Government of Germany. In addition to this two consultancy from industries. He has guided 16 PhD students and 80 post graduate engineering students in the discipline of environmental engineering and science. He was ranked among Top 2% Scientist worldwide by Stanford University, USA in the year 2020 and awarded with Hyoshi think of ecology award (Japan) in the year 2018. Dr. Rajesh Banu’s research centers on biological wastewater treatment, nutrient removal, membrane bioreactor mesophilic and thermophilic high rate anaerobic treatment of wastewater, microbial fuel cells, energy recovery from waste and sludge reduction. His prime area of research is generation of energy from solid waste.

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