Advances in Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

  • Sudha Goel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sanjeev Kumar, Anjani Devi Chintagunta, Knawang Chhunji Sherpa, Rintu Banerjee
    Pages 49-63
  3. Dirk Weichgrebe, Christopher Speier, Moni Mohan Mondal
    Pages 65-99
  4. Prashanth Kandakatla, Ved Prakash Ranjan, Sudha Goel
    Pages 101-110
  5. Prasenjit Ghosh, Sudha Goel
    Pages 171-204
  6. Bijlee Nithin, Sudha Goel
    Pages 235-247
  7. Deblina Dutta, Sudha Goel
    Pages 249-266
  8. Tandra Mohanta, Deblina Dutta, Sudha Goel
    Pages 301-321
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 323-371

About this book


This book presents reviews, examples and case studies of innovative applications in solid and hazardous waste management. The economics of waste management have since become a significant research area in their own right, and two chapters address these issues. In addition, dedicated chapters cover specific categories of waste such as biomedical and institutional waste, plastics and e-waste.

The book subsequently discusses newer analytical methods like SEM, EDX, XRD and optical microscopy, along with selected “older” methods for sampling and characterizing different types of waste. The various applications of mathematical tools like linear optimization, various software/models like WISCLeach, and DRASTIC, and tools like remote sensing and GIS are illustrated in many of the chapters. Lastly, since composting is one of the most popular treatment methods for managing the organic component of municipal solid waste, the book provides an overview of composting and the fundamentals of microbiology that are essential to understanding waste-related biological processes.

The book was primarily written for students and practitioners in the field who are already familiar with the basics. All chapters were prepared by practicing experts and scholars in the field, and are intended to help readers better understand and apply these principles and practices in their own endeavours.

Key topics covered in the book:  

•    The circular economy and the economics of solid waste management

•    Various remote sensing and GIS applications for managing municipal solid waste, coal fires in mines, changes in land use and land cover in industrial areas, etc.

•    Treatment and management of different types of solid waste: institutional (including biomedical), residential, e-waste, plastic, and ash from thermal power plants

•    Sampling and characterization of municipal waste and compost

•    Fundamentals of microbiology

•    Overview of environmental regulations, especially those pertaining to solid and hazardous waste management


Biomedical Waste Management E-waste Management Environmental Hazards and Brownfields Hazardous Waste Management Radioactive Waste and Waste Management Solid Waste and Coal Combustion Residue (CCR) Thermal Power Plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Sudha Goel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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