Integrated Waste Management in India

Status and Future Prospects for Environmental Sustainability

  • Marimuthu Prashanthi
  • Rajakumar Sundaram

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Applied Waste Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Royal Edward Williams, S. Kumar
      Pages 13-18
  3. Alternate Clean Energy Fuel Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. T. K. Poornima Priyadharsani, D. Suriyaprakasham, P. Prakash, K. Thamaraiselvi
      Pages 35-48
    3. J. Aravind, T. Saranya, G. Sudha, P. Kanmani
      Pages 49-58
    4. G. Rajarajan, A. Irshad, B. V. Raghunath, G. Mahesh kumar, A. Punnagaiarasi
      Pages 59-64
  4. Waste Management Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. S. Umadevi, S. Aalfin Emmanuel, P. M. Ayyasamy, S. Rajakumar
      Pages 85-96
    3. G. Midhun, L. Divya, Jessen George, P. Jayakumar, S. Suriyanarayanan
      Pages 97-109
    4. R. Mayamurugan
      Pages 117-121
  5. Bioremediation and Environmental Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. N. Vinod Kumar, Mary Esther Rani, R. Gunaseeli, N. D. Kannan
      Pages 125-132
    3. P. Geetha, M. Kokila
      Pages 133-138
    4. C. Elizabeth Rani Juneius, Jayasundari
      Pages 139-154
    5. N. D. Shrinithivihahshini, R. Chithra Devi, R. Viji, D. Mahamuni, M. Sheela Mary
      Pages 191-206
    6. P. Prakash, M. Dexilin, B. Gowri Manogri, K. Thamaraiselvi
      Pages 207-217
  6. Implications of Waste on Human Health and Community Participation in Waste Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. M. Loganathan, Jothi Narendiran
      Pages 221-228
    3. B. V. Raghunath, A. Punnagaiarasi, G. Rajarajan, A. Irshad, A. Elango, G. Mahesh kumar
      Pages 239-249
    4. A. Irshad, S. Sureshkumar, B. V. Raghunath, G. Rajarajan, G. Mahesh Kumar
      Pages 251-263
    5. G. Mahesh Kumar, A. Irshad, B. V. Raghunath, G. Rajarajan
      Pages 265-277

About this book


This book provides insights into the current status of waste management in India and research approaches to minimize waste and convert useful waste into energy alternatives towards achieving environmental sustainability. It also discusses the implications of waste on human health and approaches to minimize the burden. Waste disposal, especially municipal solid waste (MSW), is one of the major environmental problems facing Indian cities. Inadequate management of MSW poses risks to inhabitants and is also a breeding ground for various diseases. Environmental health and the impact of waste on health is another major topic that has to be addressed.

In India, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and social welfare groups play a major role in collecting and managing waste. However, waste management is still a huge problem and has also expanded into rural areas. Contributed research papers from academic studies and industry focus on applied waste-management methods currently being practiced, waste strategies and ecofriendly approaches such as bioremediation. The outcomes of the research contributions in the book will be useful in implementing and developing a task force to combat the waste-management and energy-demand crises.


Disease Control Ecofriendly Approaches to Waste Environmental Problems in Indian Cities Impact of Waste on Health Municipal Solid Waste

Editors and affiliations

  • Marimuthu Prashanthi
    • 1
  • Rajakumar Sundaram
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental ManagementBharathidasan UniversityTiruchirappalliIndia
  2. 2.Marine BiotechnologyBharathidasan UniversityTiruchirapalliIndia

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