Solid Waste Management

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Sep 7, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 312 pages
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Safe and effective management of solid waste generated by the community and governmental as well as commercial institutions is the need of the hour. This compact book describes how to avoid, minimize and manage solid waste and discusses models which, if implemented, can solve many of the current solid waste problems. The text discusses the various sources of waste generation, composition of solid waste and the need for designing a strategic plan for solid waste management. It explains the importance of public involvement, and public awareness in managing solid waste besides giving an account of solid waste management hierarchy. In addition, the text describes in detail factors to be considered while developing a waste management programme, techniques for the recovery, reuse or recycling of solid waste, techniques of composting, and how to manage special wastes such as bio-medical waste, plastic, and e-waste. Case Studies of selected municipal corporations lend a practical flavour to the book. The book is intended as a text for B.Tech. (Civil/Chemical Engineering) and M.Tech. (Civil/Environment Engineering, Environmental Science). Besides, it will be quite handy for consultants in solid waste management, environmental engineers, and municipal corporations.

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K. Sasikumar, PhD, is Professor and Head, Department of Commerce, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. He has more than 33 years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Professor Sasikumar has published more than 50 articles in national and international journals and also authored a book. He has undertaken major research projects of the Government of India, University Grants Commission, and State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC), Thiruvanan-thapuram, Kerala. A member of All India Management Association, Prof. Sasikumar was conferred, in 2006, the Honour of being the Fellow of Indian Commerce Association for his outstanding contribution in the field of Commerce and Management.

Sanoop Gopi Krishna is Environmental Engineering Consultant. Earlier, he worked with the Kerala State Pollution Control Board. He has more than 16 years of experience in the field of effluent treatment plant, solid waste management, and environmental impact assessment studies.

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