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Handbook of Solid Waste  Management : McGraw-Hill Handbooks - George Tchobanoglous

Handbook of Solid Waste Management

McGraw-Hill Handbooks

Hardcover Published: 22nd June 2002
ISBN: 9780071356237
Number Of Pages: 950

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In a world where waste incinerators are not an option and landfills are at over capacity, cities are hard pressed to find a solution to the problem of what to do with their solid waste. "Handbook of Solid Waste Management, " 2/e offers a solution. This handbook offers an integrated approach to the planning, design, and management of economical and environmentally responsible solid waste disposal system.

Let twenty industry and government experts provide you with the tools to design a solid waste management system capable of disposing of waste in a cost-efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Focusing on the six primary functions of an integrated system--source reduction, toxicity reduction, recycling and reuse, composting, waste- to-energy combustion, and landfilling--they explore each technology and examine its problems, costs, and legal and social ramifications.

Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Waste Generation and Management in a Technological Societyp. 1
Issues in Solid Waste Managementp. 2
Integrated Waste Managementp. 8
Implementing Integrated Waste Management Strategiesp. 11
Typical Costs for Major Waste Management Optionsp. 13
Framework for Decision Makingp. 19
Key Factors for Successp. 22
Philosophy and Organization of this Handbookp. 24
Concluding Remarksp. 25
Federal Role in Municipal Solid Waste Managementp. 1
Resource Conservation and Recovery Actp. 1
Clean Air Actp. 22
Clean Water Actp. 35
Federal Aviation Administration Guidelinesp. 38
Flow Control Implicationsp. 38
Solid Waste State Legislationp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Trends in Municipal Waste Generation and Managementp. 1
The Waste Reduction Legislation Movementp. 3
The Effect of Legislationp. 5
State Municipal Solid Waste Legislationp. 8
State Planning Provisionsp. 8
Permitting and Regulation Requirementsp. 9
Waste Reduction Legislationp. 9
Establishing Waste Reduction Goalsp. 10
Legislating Local Government Responsibilityp. 12
Making Producers and Retailers Responsible for Wastep. 16
Advanced Disposal Feesp. 18
Special Waste Legislationp. 20
Market Development Initiativesp. 21
State Fundingp. 25
Flow Control Legislation: Interstate Movement of Unprocessed and Processed Solid Wastep. 25
Referencesp. 27
State Solid Waste Regulatory Agenciesp. 28
Planning for Municipal Solid Waste Management Programsp. 1
State Solid Waste Management Planningp. 1
Local and Regional Solid Waste Management Planningp. 7
Conclusionsp. 13
Referencesp. 14
Solid Waste Stream Characteristicsp. 1
Municipal Solid Waste Definedp. 1
Methods of Characterizing Municipal Solid Wastep. 2
Materials in Municipal Solid Waste by Weightp. 3
Products in Municipal Solid Waste by Weightp. 11
Municipal Solid Waste Managementp. 19
Discards of Municipal Solid Waste by Volumep. 24
The Variability of Municipal Solid Waste Generationp. 25
Referencesp. 30
Source Reduction: Quantity and Toxicity
Quantity Reductionp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Effects of Source Reductionp. 2
Involvement by Governmentp. 6
Developing a Source Reduction Planp. 15
Strategies for Source Reductionp. 17
Referencesp. 25
Toxicity Reduction
The Toxicity of Trashp. 27
Waste Management Policyp. 30
Product Management Policyp. 33
Production Management Policyp. 37
A Sustainable Economyp. 39
Referencesp. 40
Collection of Solid Wastep. 1
The Logistics of Solid Waste Collectionp. 1
Types of Waste Collection Servicesp. 2
Types of Collection Systems, Equipment, and Personnel Requirementsp. 14
Collection Routesp. 22
Management of Collection Systemsp. 25
Collection System Economicsp. 25
Referencesp. 27
Recyclingp. 1
Overview of Recyclingp. 1
Recovery of Recyclable Materials from Solid Wastep. 3
Development and Implementation of Materials Recovery Facilitiesp. 10
Unit Operations and Equipment for Processing of Recyclablesp. 38
Environmental and Public Health and Safety Issuesp. 70
Recycling Economicsp. 74
Referencesp. 77
Markets and Products for Recycled Materialp. 1
Sustainable Recyclingp. 1
Recycling Marketsp. 3
Market Developmentp. 8
Trade Issuesp. 16
Referencesp. 17
Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW)p. 1
Introductionp. 1
Problems of Household Hazardous Productsp. 3
HHW Regulation and Policyp. 16
Product Stewardship and Sustainabilityp. 21
Education and Outreachp. 26
HHW Collection, Trends, and Infrastructurep. 29
Referencesp. 33
Other Special Wastes
Batteriesp. 1
Automobile and Household Batteriesp. 1
Referencesp. 14
Used Oil
Used Oilp. 15
Scrap Tires
Backgroundp. 31
Source Reduction and Reusep. 32
Disposal of Waste Tiresp. 33
Alternatives to Disposalp. 34
Referencesp. 36
Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris
Sources, Characteristics, and Quantities of C&D Debrisp. 39
Regulations Governing C&D Materials and Debrisp. 42
Management of C&D Debrisp. 42
Specifications for Recovered C&D Debrisp. 11.44
Management of Debris from Natural and Humanmade Disastersp. 11.46
Referencesp. 11.47
Computer and Other Electronic Solid Waste
Introductionp. 11.49
Hazardous Components in Computers and Electronic Wastep. 11.50
Disposing of Computers is Hazardousp. 11.53
Extended Producer Responsibility and Electronic Toxin Phaseoutsp. 11.55
Can a Clean Computer Be Designed?p. 11.57
What Can You Do As a Computer Owner?p. 11.58
Contacts and Resources for Dealing with Computer Wastep. 11.58
Referencesp. 11.60
Composting of Municipal Solid Wastesp. 12.1
Principlesp. 12.3
Technologyp. 12.14
Economicsp. 12.27
Marketing Principles and Methodsp. 12.33
Environmental, Public, and Industrial Health Considerationsp. 12.40
Case Studyp. 12.45
Conclusionsp. 12.45
Referencesp. 12.47
Partial Listing of Vendors of Equipment and Systems for Composting MSW and Other Organic Wastesp. 12.50
Costs for Composting MSW and Yard Wastesp. 12.68
Waste-to-Energy Combustion Introduction
Incineration Technologiesp. 13.1
Incinerationp. 13.3
Referencesp. 13.84
Ash Management and Disposal
Sources and Types of Ash Residuesp. 13.85
Properties of Ash Residuesp. 13.86
Ash Managementp. 13.93
Landfill Disposalp. 13.95
Regulatory Aspectsp. 13.97
Actual Leaching of MWC Ashp. 13.99
Treatment of Ash Residuesp. 13.100
Environmental Impact of Ash Residue Usep. 13.101
Ash Management Around the Worldp. 13.102
Beneficial Use of Residuesp. 13.104
Analysis of Ash Residue Test Datap. 13.109
Referencesp. 13.116
Emission Control
Introductionp. 13.121
Emissions from Combustionp. 13.124
Emission Standards and Guidelinesp. 13.126
Emission Control Devicesp. 13.132
Controlled and Uncontrolled Emission Factorsp. 13.154
Variability of Emissionsp. 13.160
Dispersion of Pollutants from Stack to Groundp. 13.161
Risk Assessmentp. 13.165
Calculation of Municipal Waste Combustor Emissionsp. 13.168
Conversions and Correctionsp. 13.171
Referencesp. 13.174
Landfillingp. 14.1
The Landfill Method of Solid Waste Disposalp. 14.2
Generation and Composition of Landfill Gasesp. 14.10
Formation, Composition, and Management of Leachatep. 14.30
Intermediate and Final Landfill Coverp. 14.47
Structural and Settlement Characteristics of Landfillsp. 14.54
Landfill Design Considerationsp. 14.58
Landfill Operationp. 14.69
Environmental Quality Monitoring at Landfillsp. 14.77
Landfill Closure, Postclosure Care, and Remediationp. 14.84
Referencesp. 14.88
Siting Municipal Solid Waste Facilitiesp. 15.1
Introductionp. 15.1
Understanding the Sources of Public Concernp. 15.1
A Typical Siting Chronologyp. 15.4
Building Consensus on Siting Choicesp. 15.8
Conclusionsp. 15.16
Referencesp. 15.17
Financing and Life-Cycle Costing of Solid Waste Management Systemsp. 16.1
Financing Optionsp. 16.2
Issues in Financing Choicesp. 16.5
Steps to Secure System Financingp. 16.8
Life-Cycle Costingp. 16.10
Summaryp. 16.16
References
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ISBN: 9780071356237
ISBN-10: 0071356231
Series: McGraw-Hill Handbooks
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 950
Published: 22nd June 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 20.0  x 5.2
Weight (kg): 1.58
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised