The Solid Waste Handbook: A Practical Guide

The Solid Waste Handbook: A Practical Guide

Editor(s): William D. Robinson

Published Online: 23 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780471877110

Online ISBN: 9780470172957

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172957

About this Book

A comprehensive, single-source reference of current issues in solid waste management designed as an aid in decision-making and assessment of future trends. Covers public perceptions, legislation, regulation, planning and financing, and technologies and operation. Reviews the evolution of waste management since the passage of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, amended in 1978, 1980 and 1984. Examines common and divergent public and private concerns, including an in-depth review of public perceptions and their effect on planning and implementation. Also includes a discussion of the inadequacies of most waste quantity and composition estimates, with techniques for adequate evaluation. Looks at the misunderstanding and controversy over source separation and issues in municipal resource recovery from the viewpoint of the private scrap process industry. Also includes an unprecedented examination of the problem of bulky waste logistics and its effect on current disposal practice, and case histories and the current status of energy recovery from industrial waste. With over 500 tables, graphs, and illustrations.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: The Public Issues

    1. Chapter 6

      Economics and Financing of Resource Recovery Projects (pages 121–150)

      Warren T. Gregory, Jonathan M. Wooten, Michael R. Lissack and R. S. Madenburg

    2. Chapter 7

      Legal Issues (pages 151–174)

      Barry S. Shanoff and Jane C. Souzon

  2. Part 2: Implementation Issues: Systems, Hardware, Operations

    1. Chapter 11

      Land Disposal (pages 259–376)

      Philip R. O'Leary, Larry Canter, William D. Robinson, Ralph Stone, Richard Kahle and Roger G. Slutter

    2. Chapter 12

      Resource Recovery: Prepared Fuels Energy and Materials (pages 377–556)

      David J. Schlotthauer, George E. Boyhan, William D. Robinson, Kenneth L. Woodruff, Jay A. Campbell, Gordon L. Sutin, David G. Robinson, E. Joseph Duckett, Anthony R. Nollet and Robert H. Greeley

    3. Chapter 15

      Marketing Resource Recovery Products (pages 621–652)

      Rigdon H. Boykin, Bernays Thomas Barclay and Calvin Lieberman

    4. Chapter 19

      Biological Processes (pages 749–769)

      Donald K. Walter, James L. Easterly and Elizabeth C. Saris

  3. Part 3: Hazardous Solid Waste

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