Environmental Science/Climate Change & Mitigation

Solid Waste Management
Policy and Planning for a Sustainable Society

Editor: Elena Cristina Rada, PhD

Solid Waste Management

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: February 2016
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771883740
E-Book ISBN: 9781771883757
Pages: 300 pages with index
Binding Type: hardback

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

This compendium volume contains the most current technical and economic analyses of emerging waste disposal strategies. The editor, a well-respected researcher in this field, has selected articles that will be valuable to readers who range from engineers and academics to decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. She has included these topics:
  • high-efficiency selective collection
  • ecological footprint of consumer goods
  • bioremediation
  • valorization methodologies
  • zero waste approaches
Several international case studies give practical applications and examples of the various technologies and approaches. A final section discusses policy planning for the future.

Part I: Overview and Analysis
1. Searching for Zero Waste: An Ongoing Experience
C. Mahler, A.S. Schueler, and Z. Fonsenca
2. How High Efficiency Selective Collection Affects the Management of Residual MSW
M. Ragazzi and E. C. Rada
3. Accounting for the Ecological Footprint of Materials in Consumer Goods at the Urban Scale
Meidad Kissinger, Cornelia Sussman, Jennie Moore, and William E. Rees
4. Advances on Waste Valorization: New Horizons for A More Sustainable Society
Rick Arneil D. Arancon, Carol Sze Ki Lin,
King Ming Chan, Tsz Him Kwan, and Rafael Luque

Part II: Case Studies
5. Modeling Municipal Solid Waste Management in Africa: Case Study of Matadi, the Democratic Republic of Congo
Gregory Yom Din and Emil Cohen
6. Solid Waste Management in Minna, North Central Nigeria: Present Practices and Future Challenges
Peter Aderemi Adeoye, Mohammed Abubakar Sadeeq, John Jiya Musa, and Segun Emmanuel Adebayo
7. Management of Municipal Solid Waste in One of the Galapagos Islands
Marco Ragazzi, Riccardo Catellani,
Elena Cristina Rada, Vincenzo Torretta, and Xavier Salazar-Valenzuela

Part III: Strategies
8. Application of Bioremediation on Solid Waste Management: A Review
Tiwari Garima and Singh S. P.
9. Community Engagement and Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Kaikōura’s Biosolid Reuse Options
James E. McDevitt, Elisabeth (Lisa) R. Langer, and Alan C. Leckie

Part IV: Policy Planning for the Future
10. Policy Instruments Towards a Sustainable Waste Management
Göran Finnveden, Tomas Ekvall, Yevgeniya Arushanyan, Mattias Bisaillon, Greger Henriksson, Ulrika Gunnarsson Östling, Maria Ljunggren Söderman, Jenny Sahlin, Åsa Stenmarck, Johan Sundberg, Jan-Olov Sundqvist, Åsa Svenfelt, Patrik Söderholm, Anna Björklund,
Ola Eriksson, Tomas Forsfält, and Mona Guath

11. Analysis of Future Urban Energy System Based on Official Strategies and Policies: The Role of Bioenergy
N. Miettinen, t. Kurka, M. sarkilahti, J. RAhkonen, and J. Rintala
12. Framework for Low Carbon Precinct Design from a Zero Waste Approach
Queena K Qian, Steffen Lehmann, Atiq Uz Zaman, and John Devlin

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Elena Cristina Rada, PhD
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Trento, Italy

Elena Cristina Rada, PhD, earned her master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania; she received a PhD in Environmental Engineering and a second PhD in Power Engineering from the University of Trento, Italy, and the Politehnica University of Bucharest. Her post-doc work was in Sanitary Engineering from the University of Trento, Italy. She has been a professor in the Municipal Solid Waste master's program at Politehnica University of Bucharest, and has served on the organizing committees of "Energy Valorization of Sewage Sludge," an international conference held in Rovereto, Italy, and Venice 2010, an International Waste Working Group international conference. She also teaches seminars in the bachelor, master, and doctorate modules in the University of Trento and Padua and Politehnica University of Bucharest (master, doctorate, bachelor modules) and has managed university funds at national and international level. Dr. Rada is a reviewer of international journals, a speaker at many international conferences, and the author or co-author of about a hundred research papers. Her research interests are bio-mechanical municipal solid waste treatments, biological techniques for biomass characterization, environmental and energy balances regarding municipal solid waste, indoor and outdoor pollution (prevention and remediation) and health, and innovative remediation techniques for contaminated sites and streams.

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