Current development results in a linear flow from raw material to waste, which cannot be sustainable in the long term. Plus, a global population of 7 billion people means that there are 7 billion waste producers in the world. At present, dumping and landfilling are the primary practices for getting rid of municipal solid waste (MSW). However, this waste contains resources that we’ve yet to utilize. To create sustainable societies, we need to approach zero waste by recovering these resources. There are cities and countries where zero waste is close to becoming a reality. Landfilling of organic waste is forbidden in Europe, and countries such as Sweden, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland have developed a variety of technologies to recover resources from MSW. Resource Recovery to Approach Zero Municipal Waste explores the solid waste management laws and regulations of different countries, comparing the latest resource recovery technologies and offering future perspectives. The book tackles the many technical, social, ecological, economical, and managerial aspects of this complex subject while promoting the development of sustainable societies to achieve a greener global environment.
Introducing the Quality of Protection Modeling Language (QoP-ML), this book provides for the abstraction of security systems while maintaining emphasis on the details of quality protection . It delineates the steps used in cryptographic protocol and introduces a multilevel protocol analysis that expands current understanding. Every operation defined by QoP-ML is described within parameters of security metrics, therefore evaluating the impact of the operation on the entire system's security.
Artificial groundwater recharge by Klaus Cord-Landwehr
In a world where waste incinerators are not an option and landfills are at over capacity, cities are hard pressed to find a solution to the problem of what to do with their solid waste. Handbook of Solid Waste Management, 2/e offers a solution. This handbook offers an integrated approach to the planning, design, and management of economical and environmentally responsible solid waste disposal system. Let twenty industry and government experts provide you with the tools to design a solid waste management system capable of disposing of waste in a cost-efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Focusing on the six primary functions of an integrated system--source reduction, toxicity reduction, recycling and reuse, composting, waste- to-energy combustion, and landfilling--they explore each technology and examine its problems, costs, and legal and social ramifications.
Considered the definitive text for the first course in chemistry for environmental engineers. This text has a two-fold purpose: 1) bring into focus those aspects of chemistry which are particularly valuable to environmental engineering practices, and 2) lay a groundwork of understanding in the area of specialized quantitative analysis, commonly referred to as "water and wastewater analysis."
Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Category: Technology & Engineering
Due to the rapid increase in the production and consumption processes, societies generate as well as reject solid materials regularly from various sectors. The primary goals of this book are to encourage reduction of waste at the source and to foster implementation of cost-effective integrated solid waste management systems.
The fourth edition of Water Resources Engineering follows in the tradition of the earlier editions of this text. The book covers a broad array of topics including hydrology, hydraulics, hydraulic structures, economy studies and planning. The text also includes brief discussions of the characteristics of the different fields of water resource engineering such as irrigation, hydropower and flood control.
Water Quality provides a comprehensive introduction to water quality management. The book progresses in a logical fashion from the characterization of water quality to the significance of the various contaminants, to the methods used to describe changes in the environment, to waste and wastewater treatment. Creative solutions to water quality management problems based on scientific principles, fundamental relationships, and phenomena are stressed throughout the text.