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Solid Waste Policies and Strategies: Issues, Challenges and Case Studies

  • Sadhan Kumar Ghosh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. C. Sai Kalyani Yogini, B. Deepa Reddy, Ch. M. Kumari Chitturi
    Pages 1-6
  3. C. B. Manjula, Sandhya Jayakumar, S. Gopalakrishnan
    Pages 27-33
  4. Sucharita Bhattacharyya, Souvick De, Shilajit Dey, Anwesh Bhowmick
    Pages 35-46
  5. Rama Mohan Desu, Satish Kumar Saginela, Gowtham Ram
    Pages 57-72
  6. Padma Kant Jha, Vrinda Sharma
    Pages 135-142
  7. P. Lakshmi Narayana Prasad, J. Karthikeyan
    Pages 143-150
  8. P. Sankara Pitchaiah, P. Devakanth, Nazia Sultana, Ch. Israel
    Pages 151-164
  9. Aisha Khatoon
    Pages 185-196
  10. Khushbu K. Birawat, K. P. Ravikumar, Biswajit Debnath, Sadhan Kumar Ghosh
    Pages 197-204

About this book


The book focuses on the challenges faced by urban areas in the context of handling waste in an environmentally and socially acceptable manner. It also discusses effective waste management approaches, which differ according to culture, climate, and socio-economic variables, as well as institutional volume. Presenting selected, high-quality papers from IconSWM 2018, the book explores a number of waste management methods with the help of case studies.



Urban Waste Management Solid Waste Management Sustainable Development Environment Economics Socio-cultural Issues in Waste Climate Change in Cities Urban Waste Legislation

Editors and affiliations

  • Sadhan Kumar Ghosh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

About the editors

Dr. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh is a Professor & Former Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Founder Coordinator of the Centre for QMS at Jadavpur University, India. A prominent figure in the fields of waste management, circular economy, SME sustainability, green manufacturing, green factories and TQM, he served as the Director of CBWE, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, and L&T Ltd. Prof Ghosh is also the Founder and Chairman of IconSWM, the President of the International Society of Waste Management, Air and Water, and the Chairman of the Indian Congress on Quality, Environment, Energy and Safety Management Systems (ICQESMS). In 2012, he was awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, to work on “Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste”. He received the Boston Pledge and NABC 2006 Award for the most eco-friendly innovation “Conversion of plastics & jute waste to wealth” in the ESP/50K Business Plan Competition in Houston, Texas, USA. He holds patents on waste plastics processing technology and high-speed jute ribboning technology that prevents water wastage and occupational hazards.


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