States Academic Press
Environmental Science - Waste Management
The different activities involved in the management of waste from its origin to its final disposal are studied under the subject of waste management. It involves processes related to collecting, transporting, treating and disposing of waste products, along with their monitoring and regulation. A few of the commonly used disposal methods are landfills and incineration. Recycling and recusing are also some of the important aspects of waste management. Commonly recycled materials include aluminum, copper, steel, rubber, glass, polyethylene and paper. There are various Reusing techniques such as energy recovery, biological reprocessing, pyrolysis, energy recovery, resource recovery and sustainability. The transportation of waste materials is governed by the snational laws of a country, but the trans-boundary movement of waste materials is often a subject of different international treaties. This book is compiled in such a manner, that it will provide in-depth knowledge about the theory and practice of global waste management. It elucidates new techniques and their applications in a multidisciplinary approach. This book will serve as a reference to a broad spectrum of readers.