Handbook of Solid Waste Management

ISBN-10: 0071356231
ISBN-13: 9780071356237
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
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Description: * Offers an integrated approach to the planning, design, and management of environmentally responsible solid waste disposal systems * Covers Federal and State regulations * Discusses diverse methods of solid waste and environmental risk assessment

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Book details

List price: $160.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 6/22/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 950
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

* Offers an integrated approach to the planning, design, and management of environmentally responsible solid waste disposal systems * Covers Federal and State regulations * Discusses diverse methods of solid waste and environmental risk assessment

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Waste Generation and Management in a Technological Society
Issues in Solid Waste Management
Integrated Waste Management
Implementing Integrated Waste Management Strategies
Typical Costs for Major Waste Management Options
Framework for Decision Making
Key Factors for Success
Philosophy and Organization of this Handbook
Concluding Remarks
Federal Role in Municipal Solid Waste Management
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Federal Aviation Administration Guidelines
Flow Control Implications
Solid Waste State Legislation
Introduction
Trends in Municipal Waste Generation and Management
The Waste Reduction Legislation Movement
The Effect of Legislation
State Municipal Solid Waste Legislation
State Planning Provisions
Permitting and Regulation Requirements
Waste Reduction Legislation
Establishing Waste Reduction Goals
Legislating Local Government Responsibility
Making Producers and Retailers Responsible for Waste
Advanced Disposal Fees
Special Waste Legislation
Market Development Initiatives
State Funding
Flow Control Legislation: Interstate Movement of Unprocessed and Processed Solid Waste
References
State Solid Waste Regulatory Agencies
Planning for Municipal Solid Waste Management Programs
State Solid Waste Management Planning
Local and Regional Solid Waste Management Planning
Conclusions
References
Solid Waste Stream Characteristics
Municipal Solid Waste Defined
Methods of Characterizing Municipal Solid Waste
Materials in Municipal Solid Waste by Weight
Products in Municipal Solid Waste by Weight
Municipal Solid Waste Management
Discards of Municipal Solid Waste by Volume
The Variability of Municipal Solid Waste Generation
References
Source Reduction: Quantity and Toxicity
Quantity Reduction
Introduction
Effects of Source Reduction
Involvement by Government
Developing a Source Reduction Plan
Strategies for Source Reduction
References
Toxicity Reduction
The Toxicity of Trash
Waste Management Policy
Product Management Policy
Production Management Policy
A Sustainable Economy
References
Collection of Solid Waste
The Logistics of Solid Waste Collection
Types of Waste Collection Services
Types of Collection Systems, Equipment, and Personnel Requirements
Collection Routes
Management of Collection Systems
Collection System Economics
References
Recycling
Overview of Recycling
Recovery of Recyclable Materials from Solid Waste
Development and Implementation of Materials Recovery Facilities
Unit Operations and Equipment for Processing of Recyclables
Environmental and Public Health and Safety Issues
Recycling Economics
References
Markets and Products for Recycled Material
Sustainable Recycling
Recycling Markets
Market Development
Trade Issues
References
Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW)
Introduction
Problems of Household Hazardous Products
HHW Regulation and Policy
Product Stewardship and Sustainability
Education and Outreach
HHW Collection, Trends, and Infrastructure
References
Other Special Wastes
Batteries
Automobile and Household Batteries
References
Used Oil
Used Oil
Scrap Tires
Background
Source Reduction and Reuse
Disposal of Waste Tires
Alternatives to Disposal
References
Construction and Demolition (C&D) Debris
Sources, Characteristics, and Quantities of C&D Debris
Regulations Governing C&D Materials and Debris
Management of C&D Debris
Specifications for Recovered C&D Debris
Management of Debris from Natural and Humanmade Disasters
References
Computer and Other Electronic Solid Waste
Introduction
Hazardous Components in Computers and Electronic Waste
Disposing of Computers is Hazardous
Extended Producer Responsibility and Electronic Toxin Phaseouts
Can a Clean Computer Be Designed?
What Can You Do As a Computer Owner?
Contacts and Resources for Dealing with Computer Waste
References
Composting of Municipal Solid Wastes
Principles
Technology
Economics
Marketing Principles and Methods
Environmental, Public, and Industrial Health Considerations
Case Study
Conclusions
References
Partial Listing of Vendors of Equipment and Systems for Composting MSW and Other Organic Wastes
Costs for Composting MSW and Yard Wastes
Waste-to-Energy Combustion Introduction
Incineration Technologies
Incineration
References
Ash Management and Disposal
Sources and Types of Ash Residues
Properties of Ash Residues
Ash Management
Landfill Disposal
Regulatory Aspects
Actual Leaching of MWC Ash
Treatment of Ash Residues
Environmental Impact of Ash Residue Use
Ash Management Around the World
Beneficial Use of Residues
Analysis of Ash Residue Test Data
References
Emission Control
Introduction
Emissions from Combustion
Emission Standards and Guidelines
Emission Control Devices
Controlled and Uncontrolled Emission Factors
Variability of Emissions
Dispersion of Pollutants from Stack to Ground
Risk Assessment
Calculation of Municipal Waste Combustor Emissions
Conversions and Corrections
References
Landfilling
The Landfill Method of Solid Waste Disposal
Generation and Composition of Landfill Gases
Formation, Composition, and Management of Leachate
Intermediate and Final Landfill Cover
Structural and Settlement Characteristics of Landfills
Landfill Design Considerations
Landfill Operation
Environmental Quality Monitoring at Landfills
Landfill Closure, Postclosure Care, and Remediation
References
Siting Municipal Solid Waste Facilities
Introduction
Understanding the Sources of Public Concern
A Typical Siting Chronology
Building Consensus on Siting Choices
Conclusions
References
Financing and Life-Cycle Costing of Solid Waste Management Systems
Financing Options
Issues in Financing Choices
Steps to Secure System Financing
Life-Cycle Costing
Summary
References

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