Municipal Solid Waste: Management Strategies, Challenges and Future Directions

Nikolaos Tzortzakis (Editor)
Vegetable Science and Aromatic Plants Group, Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science, Limassol, Cyprus

Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: NAT011000

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Solid waste has grown into a relatively difficult problem to solve for those responsible for its management; these responsibilities include the collection, transport, treatment, and disposal of solid wastes, particularly wastes generated in medium and large urban centers. This problem is even more intense in economically developing countries, where the financial, human, and other critical resources are scarce in general. In the last decade, there has been a great interest and awareness regarding the environmentally safe management of waste worldwide, centralized in legislative, administrative, standardization, and research activities in this field. Therefore, it is essential to develop short- and long-term waste management strategies (often named the 3Rs) and their consequent implementation in compliance with the formulated priorities for waste: (1) Reduce, (2) Recycle, (3) Reuse and (4) environmentally safe disposal.

Several contradictions and lack of agreement still exist, even regarding the major basic definitions, e.g., which material should be treated as “waste” and which as a “beneficial raw material”, which wastes are “hazardous” and which are “non-hazardous”, etc. Quite often, different approaches – and as a consequence, waste management/disposals – are adopted for the same situation/materials. Environmental risk assessment procedures and mode of actions are varied greatly not only within national levels, but also at regional levels within the same country by different groups of scientists and/or policy makers.

The general idea of the book has arisen from the mutual experience of many specialists in numerous disciplines from different countries involved in the problem of environmental assessment, economic and monitoring approaches, and control approaches for chemicals generated from solid waste disposal. Solid waste worldwide issues nowadays reflect the complexity and unbalanced development of our world at the beginning of the 21st century. This book covers a broad group of wastes, from biowaste to hazardous waste. The contributors to the book are recognized experts in the diverse fields associated with the issues of waste management and the reuse-recycle of materials, and are from different parts of the world. Authors present their experience and approaches considering both international and national/local specifics. The book is addressed to the wide range of end-users, decision-makers and professionals involved in environmental and agricultural issues: administration, designers, manufacturers, policy makers, farmers, researchers, academics and university students, and is focused on waste properties, environmental behavior and management in an environmentally safe way. It was not the intention of the editor/authors to exhaust the subject, which is intensely broad, but to give a general idea with updating trends in the field of solid waste management concerning disposal, monitoring, assessment and remedial options, which are demonstrated also in case studies.

The authors hope that this book – to some extent – will contribute to the trials and efforts for the proper, environmentally safe practices of solid waste disposal, and will provide state-of-the-art information and discussion, monitoring strategies, advanced approaches and methods, techniques and equipment for environmentally safe disposal and remediation of solid wastes. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Municipal Solid Waste: Introduction Sources, Trends, Quality and Quantity
Görkem Akýncý and E. Duyuþen Güven (Environmental Engineering Department, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey)

Chapter 2. Economic Issues of Municipal Solid Waste Management: The Case of Poland
Mariusz Maciejczak and Joanna Baran (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warszawa, Poland)

Chapter 3. Waste-To-Energy (WtE) Systems and Their Application in the Practice of Waste Management
Karl E. Lorber and Renato Sarc (Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Chair of Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management, Leoben, Austria)

Chapter 4. A Friendly Management of Waste/Contaminated Polymeric Materials from Differentiated Waste Collection through Microwave Pyrolysis
Luca Rosi, Marco Frediani, Andrea Undri, Mattia Bartoli and Piero Frediani (Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5. Municipal Solid Waste Management in Gaza Strip, Palestine: Future Challenges and Opportunities
Samir K. Matar, Tamer M. Alslaibi, Salem Abu Amr and Mohammed J. K. Bashir (Municipal Development and Lending Fund (MDLF), Palestine, and others)

Chapter 6. Waste to Energy: Opportunities and Challenges in Malaysia
Mohammed J. K. Bashir, Mohammed Osman Saeed and Leong Siew Yoong (Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Universiti, Bandar Barat, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 7. Development of Solid Waste Management Strategies in Coastal Mediterranean Turkish Cities According to Waste Properties and Experiences
Görkem Akýncý, E. Duyuþen Güven and Ayþenur Bölükbaþ (Department of Environmental Engineering, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey)

Chapter 8. Municipal Solid Waste: Collection, Transportation, and Recycling in Greece - A Case Study
Constantinos Paterakis and Christina Tsamoutsoglou (Director of Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) Plant, Intermunicipal Enterprise of Solid Waste Management (D.E.DI.S.A.), Chania, Greece, and others)

Chapter 9. Progress in Establishing an Ambitious Domestic Waste Management Scheme in Morocco: A Model for Developing Countries
Abdelhakim El Maguiri, Salah Souabi, Loubna El Fels, Abdelghani El Asli and Mohamed Hafidi (Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Hassan II University, Mohammedia, Morocco, and others)

Chapter 10. An Environmentally Friendly Management of Municipal Solid Waste: Biomethanization and the Microbial Communities Involved
Juliana Cardinali Rezende and José Luis Sanz Martín (Department of Microbiology, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 11. Converting Residual Biomasses into Energy through Anaerobic Digestion
Petronia Carillo and Biagio Morrone (Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania, Caserta, Italy, and others)

Chapter 12. Food Waste Valorization for the Production of Added-Value Commodities: Focus on Citrus Peel Waste as a Feedstock for Sustainable Biorefineries
Maria Patsalou and Michalis Koutinas (Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus)

Chapter 13. Reuse of Sewage Sludge on Soil: Terms, Preconditions and Monitoring
Maria K. Doula, Panagiotis Kouloumbis, Apostolos Sarris, Angelos Hliaoutakis, Nikos S. Papadopoulos and Aris Kydonakis (Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Department of Phytopathology, Laboratory of Non-Parasitic Diseases, Kifissia, Greece, and others)

Chapter 14. The Impact of Primary Feedstock on Nutrient Content, Release and Plant Uptake from Composted Municipal Solid Waste
Munoo Prasad and Michael T. Gaffney (Compost Research and Advisory, Woodlands, Naas Ireland, and others)

Chapter 15. Municipal Solid Waste Compost as a Peat Substitute for Vegetable Seedling Production: A Case Study on Cucumber and Endive Seedlings
Antonios Chrysargyris and Nikos Tzortzakis (Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus)

Chapter 16. Municipal Solid Waste Compost (MSWC) in Pot Culture Growing Media in Greece
Aristeidis E. Stamatakis and Antonios Chrysargyris (Department of Sustainable Agriculture, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece, and others)

Chapter 17. Challenges and Future Directions of Municipal Solid Wastes
Nikos Tzortzakis (Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus)

Index

The book is addressed to the wide range of end-users, decision-makers and professionals involved in environmental and agricultural issues: administration, designers, manufacturers, policy makers, farmers, researchers, academics and university students and is focused on waste properties, environmental behavior and management in an environmentally safe way.

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