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  • Waste Management and the Environment IVby M. Zamorano; C. A. Brebbia; A.G. Kungolos; V. Popov; Un H. Itoh

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 726.00

    Waste generation is rapidly becoming one of the key problems of the modern world, due to the increasing waste generation rate as well as the complexity of waste composition. Damage to the environment caused by poor waste management can be avoided by implementing environmentally sensitive waste management techniques. Nevertheless, regardless of size,... more...

  • Combustion and Incineration Processesby Walter R. Niessen

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 250.95

    In our "throwaway" society, with landfills filled to capacity, interest in incineration- and conversion-based waste management technologies continues to grow. Increasing net waste generation rates within U.S. metropolitan centers, skyrocketing transportation costs for waste hauling, and the enticement of increased electrical revenues from "green"... more...

  • Metal Bearing Waste Streamsby M. Meltzer

    Elsevier Science 1990; US$ 72.95

    Analyzes alternatives to land disposal of hazardous metal waste streams, focusing on methods to prevent waste generation. Source reduction, recycling and treatment strategies are covered. more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby William McDonough; Michael Braungart

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 19.25

    A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to... more...

  • Industrial Compostingby Eliot Epstein

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    The ultimate in recycling, composting has been in use in some form since ancient times. A well-managed composting facility should exist as a good neighbor contributing to ecology. However, since local populations often perceive risks if a composting facility is built nearby, composting facilities must be designed and operated with minimal odor,... more...

  • Recycling of Electronic Waste IIby Kejing Zhang

    Wiley 2011; US$ 99.95 US$ 86.62

    Currently, recycling of e-waste can be broadly divided into three major steps: (a) disassembly: selectively disassembly, targeting on singling out hazardous or valuable components for special treatment, is an indispensable process in recycling of e-waste; (b) upgrading: using mechanical processing and/or metallurgical processing to up-grade desirable... more...

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycleby Suzanne Barchers

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    The students in this book want to protect the environment. The students use graphs to show the many ways they can reduce, reuse, and recycle. They can reduce the amount water they use. They can reuse paper. But it is recycling that really gets them excited. The students bring in old cans and bottles. They use a graph to find out how much money they... more...

  • Plastic Products Recyclingby Sara Hulse

    iSmithers Rapra Publishing 2000; US$ 180.00

    In industrialised countries, the business of collecting and processing post-consumer plastics continues to grow, with increased amounts of plastics being handled and a greater variety of plastics targeted for recycling. In the rapidly growing business of plastics recycling, profit opportunities vary with the type of plastic. Companies that make virgin... more...

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

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 71.95

    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...

  • Private Sector Involvement in Urban Solid Waste Collectionby Sampson Oduro-Kwarteng

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 83.95

    The private sector involvement in public service is intended to achieve efficiency gain and better service quality through increasing private sector finance and expertise. However, these benefits are most often not achieved in developing countries due to investment risk of private finance, and problems of capacity and regulation of the private sector.... more...