**USED** Basics of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Technology

Series Prentice Hall
Author Kanti L. Shah  
Publisher Pearson
Cover Softcover
Edition 1
Language English
Total pages 534
Pub.-date August 1999
ISBN 139780139603785
ISBN 0139603786



For undergraduate courses in Introduction to Environmental Technology and Waste Management.

This easy-to-read and logical text introduces the topics of solid and hazardous wastes, and matters associated with their management. It focuses on current technical and scientific fundamentals, while encompassing the entire spectrum of basic concepts and tools needed for making decisions-including the complex social, political, legal, and ethical issues associated with the technology. A review of primer material-such as chemistry, biology, geology, hydraulics, and engineering calculations-helps students comprehend the subject matter and completes this treatment.




  • Relevant engineering, science, and management principles review-With applications to the technology.
    • Helps students comprehend subject matter. Makes it easier for instructors to teach. Ex.___

  • Current and popular topics-e.g., “Brownfields” and “Environmental Ethics.”
    • Provides students with essential discussion enabling them to understand solid and hazardous waste management from the ground up. Ex.___

  • Economic analysis problems-On processing Technologies; Source Reduction; Reuse, Recycling, and Recovering of Materials; and Waste Minimization (with case studies).
    • Presents students with extensive coverage on problem-solving related material. Provides decision making techniques such as Environmental Impact Analysis and Ethics. Ex.___

  • Current technologies-On Site Remediation, in Ch. 21.
    • Familiarizes students with details approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Ex.___

  • Landfill coverage-With photographs taken by the author.
    • Introduces students to the details of design, methodology of operation, and requirements of the regulatory agencies. Ex.___

  • Pictures and Examples-e.g., transfer stations, recycling centers, and landfills.
    • Illustrates for students the actual operations involved in various aspects of waste management. Ex.___

  • Graphs and charts.
    • Highlights supporting information without interrupting the flow of the text. Ex.___


Table of Contents



 1. Basic Concepts.
 2. Factors Affecting Municipal Waste Management Decision-Making.
 3. Engineering Calculations.
 4. Hydraulics.
 5. Hydrology.
 6. Basic Scientific Concepts of Solild and Hazardous Waste Management.


 7. Overview.
 8. Environmental Laws and Regulations.
 9. Environmental Effects and Public Health Aspects.
10. Sources, Composition, and Characteristics of Solid Waste.
11. Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties of Municipal Solid Waste.
12. Storage, Collection, and Transportation of Solid Waste.
13. Solid Waste Basic Processing Technologies.
14. Source Reduction, Reuse, Recycling, and Recovery of Municipal Solid Waste.
15. Disposal of Solid Waste and Residual Matter in Landfills.
16. Management and Control of Landfill Leachate and Gases.


17. Characteristics of Hazardous Waste.
18. Transportation of Hazardous Waste.
19. Hazardous Waste Minimization and Environmental Audits.
20. Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal.
21. Site Remediation.
Appendix A: Interest Tables.
Appendix B: Useful Conversion Factors.
Appendix C: Saturation Values of Dissolved Oxygen in Water at Various Temperatures.
Appendix D: Soil Moisture Retention for Various Amounts of Potential Evapotranspiration for a Root Zone Water-Holding Capacity of 4 Inches.
Appendix E: Glossary.
Appendix F: For Further Information.

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