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  • Making a Green Machineby Finn Arne Jørgensen

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 44.95

     Making a Green Machine examines the development of the Scandinavian beverage container deposit-refund system, which has the highest return rates in the world, from 1970 to present. Finn Arne Jorgensen's comparative framework charts the complex network of business and political actors involved in the development of the reverse vending machine... more...

  • Effect of Algal Biofilm and Operational Conditions on Nitrogen Removal in Waste Stabilization Pondsby Mohammed Babu

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    Discharge of nutrient rich wastewater causes eutrophication of surface water; therefore wastewater treatment before discharge is required. Wastewater stabilization ponds are low cost technology used by developing countries but not effective in nitrogen removal due to low nitrifier biomass in the water column. Introduction of surface area for attachment... more...

  • The Garbage Crisisby Randika Jayasinghe; Usman Mushtaq; Toni Smythe; Caroline Baillie

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    This book will focus on "Waste Management," a serious global issue and engineers' responsibility towards finding better solutions for its sustainable management. Solid waste management is one of the major environmental burdens in both developed and developing countries alike. An alarming rate of solid waste generation trends can be seen as a result... more...

  • Waste Management and the Environment VIby V. Popov; H. Itoh; C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 386.00

    Featuring papers published at the Sixth International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment, this book contains contributions on the topics such as: Advanced Waste Treatment Technology, Wastewater Treatment; Resources Recovery; Waste Incineration and Gasification; Waste Pre-Treatment; Separation and Transformation; Landfills; Soil and... more...

  • E-waste Managementby Klaus Hieronymi; Ramzy Kahhat; Eric Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 145.00

    The landscape of electronic waste, e-waste, management is changing dramatically. Besides a rapidly increasing world population, globalization is driving the demand for products, resulting in rising prices for many materials. Absolute scarcity looms for some special resources such as indium. Used electronic products and recyclable materials are increasingly... more...

  • Reverse Supply Chainsby Surendra M. Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 89.95

    Winner of IIE Book of the Month, December 2013 The introduction of reverse supply chains has created many challenges in network design, transportation, selection of used products, selection and evaluation of suppliers, performance measurement, marketing-related issues, end-of-life (EOL) alternative selection, remanufacturing, disassembly, and... more...

  • Environmental Impacts of Waste Paper Recyclingby Yrjo Virtanen; Sten Nilsson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.95

    Public concern for the conservation of natural resources and a general awareness of the environmental consequences of waste disposal is reflected in current legislation aimed at reducing waste. Recycling is commonly cited as one of the preferred methods of waste reduction and this book summarizes a recent study of paper recycling in Europe, which investigated... more...

  • Choosing a New Organization for Management and Disposition of Commercial and Defense High-Level Radioactive Materialsby Lynn E. Davis; Debra Knopman; Michael D. Greenberg; Laurel E. Miller; Abby Doll

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    Finding ways to safely store and ultimately dispose of nuclear waste remains a matter of considerable debate. This volume describes the steps needed to design a new, single-purpose organization to manage and dispose of commercial and defense high-level radioactive materials and examines three models for such an organization--federal government corporation,... more...

  • Resource Efficiency Complexity and the Commonsby Bruce Lankford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    The efficient use of natural resources is key to a sustainable economy, and yet the complexities of the physical aspects of resource efficiency are poorly understood. In this challenging book, the author proposes a major advance in our understanding of this topic by analysing resource efficiency and efficiency gains from the perspective of common pool... more...

  • Making the Modern Worldby Vaclav Smil

    Wiley 2013; US$ 45.00

    How much further should the affluent world push its material consumption? Does relative dematerialization lead to absolute decline in demand for materials?  These and many other questions are discussed and answered in Making the Modern World: Materials and Dematerialization. Over the course of time, the modern world has become dependent on... more...