Landfills: Waste Management, Regional Practices and Environmental Impact


Gustavo B. C. Cabral (Editor)
Beatriz A. E. Botelho (Editor)

Series: Waste and Waste Management, Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: SCI026000

Although several countries have been introducing more stringent laws to reduce the amount of waste to be landfilled, in an attempt to maximize recycling and materials recovery, landfilling is still the most generalized practice for municipal solid waste treatment. In this book, the authors discuss waste management in landfills, regional practices and its environmental impact. Topics include the reduction of environmental impact of municipal landfill leachate during oxidative treatment; polymers recycling; management of electronic waste in the Basque Country; and toxicity of landfills by plant cytogenetic and mutagenic effects. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Oxidative Treatment of Landfill Leachate
(Jan Derco, Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn, Angelika Mencáková, Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Institute of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Radlinského, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, and others)

Landfill Leachate Treatment: A Portuguese Case Study
(Susana Cortez, Pilar Teixeira, Rosário Oliveira, Manuel Mota, IBB – Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal)

Groundwater Protection by Permeable Adsorbing Barriers at Solid Waste Landfills
(Bortone I., Chianese S., Di Nardo A., Di Natale M., Erto A., Musmarra D., CIRIAM, Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca in Ingegneria Ambientale, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Seconda Università di Napoli, via Roma 29-81031 Aversa (CE), Italy, and others)
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Technological Advancements for Waste Management in Valley Fills/Landfills
(Innocent Pumure, John J. Renton and Ronald B. Smart, School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri, USA)

Reduction of Environmental Impact of Municipal Landfill Leachate during Oxidative Treatment: The Importance of Phytotoxicity Asessment
(Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn, Gabriela Kalčíková, Jana Zagorc-Končan, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Aškerčeva, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Polymers Recycling: A Review of Recent Works
(Kotiba Hamad, Fawaz Deri, Damascus University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Materials Rheology, Syria)

Valorisation of Regenerated LDPE by Blending with other Thermoplastic Polymers
(N. Belhaneche-Bensemra, R. Irinislimane, S.A. Kabdi, C.C. Chouiref, N. Guerfi, Laboratoire des Sciences et Techniques de l’Environnement, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique, El-Harrach, Alger, Algeria)

Management of Electronic Waste in Basque Country: Experiences of Collecting and Treatment with New Technologies
(A. Renteria, E. Alvarez, TECNALIA, Parque Tecnológico, Zamudio, Spain, and others)

Toxicity of Landfills by Plant Cytogenetic Approach
(Larissa Fonseca Andrade-Vieira, Departamento de Produção Vegetal, Centro de Ciências Agrárias – UFES, Alegre-ES, Brazil)



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