Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Anders Lagerkvist, Lisa Dahlén
    Pages 7-20
  3. Jess W. Everett
    Pages 21-40
  4. Matthew J. Franchetti
    Pages 41-62
  5. Giuseppe Bonifazi, Silvia Serranti
    Pages 63-118
  6. Shirley Thompson
    Pages 119-124
  7. Thomas Dyer, Magdy Abdelrahman, Z. H. Cheng
    Pages 125-139
  8. A. C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas
    Pages 141-157
  9. Juergen Vehlow, A. C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas
    Pages 159-181
  10. Matthew J. Franchetti
    Pages 197-220
  11. Ulrich Martin, Johannes Martin, Ralf Koralewska
    Pages 221-283
  12. Peter Chromec, Seda Sevaioglu Macher, Craig Kedrowski
    Pages 285-337
  13. Dieter O. Reimann
    Pages 339-351
  14. J. Switenbank, V. Sharifi
    Pages 353-374
  15. Franz P. Neubacher, Qunxing Huang
    Pages 375-391
  16. Nickolas J. Themelis, Armelle M. Vardelle
    Pages 393-409
  17. Kunio Yoshikawa
    Pages 411-427
  18. M. A. J. (Marcel) van Berlo
    Pages 429-438
  19. Brian Bahor, Michael Van Brunt
    Pages 439-454
  20. Bernd Bilitewski, Christoph Wünsch
    Pages 455-475
  21. Claus Hindsgaul, Lasse Tobiasen, Bettina Kamuk
    Pages 477-498
  22. P. Ozge Kaplan, Joseph F. Decarolis, Morton A. Barlaz
    Pages 499-521
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 537-545

About this book


This volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second edition, provides a comprehensive overview of complementary strategies for dealing with waste in and around urban areas: Waste-to-energy power plants (WTEs) and recycling. Chapters in this volume describe how these plants can be built within or near cities to transform the non-recycled residues of society into electricity and heat, and the recovery of metals using recycling technology and management techniques. The latter includes resource recovery from construction and demolition and electronic waste streams.  

With nearly one thousand WTE plants worldwide, waste incineration has become increasingly important as a means of closing the materials life- cycle loop. China leads in the beneficial use of these residues with about 30 new WTEs built in each of the last three years, and with plans for at least another 300 with one or more in each large city. In addition, increasing numbers of cement plants use "waste" materials as alternative fuels. Since currently all of these plants combust less than 20% of the available wastes, and the remainder ends up in landfills or dumps, this sector represents a huge market in the making.This comprehensive reference is suitable for readers just entering the field, but also offers new insights for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.


Waste to Energy Hitachi Zosen Inova technology Thermal Treatment of Waste Sustainable Waste Management Decreasing the Entropy of Solid Wastes Increasing Metal Recovery recycling construction waste managing electronic waste e-waste recycling methods Municipal Solid Waste energy recovery Extraction and reuse of materials Waste to energy plants Converting waste to energy Building WTE plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Nickolas J. Themelis
    • 1
  • A.C. (Thanos) Bourtsalas
    • 2
  1. 1.Earth and Environmental EngineeringColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Earth Engineering CenterColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-7849-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-7850-2
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