The main changes to the 2nd edition are: Increased coverage of re-use and recycling. Updating of the usage of different waste treatment technologies. Increased coverage of new and emerging technologies for waste treatment and disposal. A broader global perspective with a focus on comparative international material on waste treatment uptake and waste management policies.
· History of Waste Treatment and Disposal. · European Union Waste Management Policy. · Waste Strategy of the European Community. · Policy Instruments. · EU Waste Management Legislation. · The Economics of Waste Management. · Options for Waste Treatment and Disposal. · Definitions of Waste. · Waste Arising. · Municipal solid waste (MSW). · Hazardous waste. · Sewage sludge. · Other Wastes. · Waste Containers, Collection Systems and Transport. · Waste recycling. · Examples of Waste Recycling. · Economic Considerations. · Life Cycle Analysis of Materials Recycling. · EC Waste Landfill Directive. · Site Selection and Assessment. · Considerations for Landfills. · Types of Waste Landfilled. · Landfill Design and Engineering. · Landfill Liner Materials. · Landfill Liner Systems. · Processes Operating in Waste Landfills. · Other Landfill Design Types. · Landfill Gas. · Landfill Leachate. · Landfill Capping. · Landfill Site Completion and Restoration. · Energy Recovery from Landfill Gas. · Old Landfill Sites. · EC Waste Incineration Directives. · Incineration Systems. · Pyrolysis. · Gasification. · Combined Pyrolysis-Gasification. · Composting. · Anaerobic Digestion. · Integrated Waste Management.
Primary market Upper level undergraduates and Masters students taking modules on Waste in departments of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science and Geography Secondary market Professionals in the waste treatment and disposal industry
Paul T. Williams, Professor of Environmental Engineering, The University of Leeds, UK.