Waste Management: Challenges, Threats and Opportunities



Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: TEC010020

Over the last couple of decades, rapid urbanization, unplanned industrialization, and a rising population jointly created several issues worldwide, particularly in developing and underdeveloped countries. One such issue that requires urgent attention is the ever-increasing waste problem which has become an exasperation for regional and local governments and an issue of both national and international importance. Waste in any form and character are the byproduct of anthropogenic activities. To move forward towards a cleaner and greener future, we need to deduce sustainable technologies – to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste. This book includes important information and views on new developments of waste management technologies, especially from developing and underdeveloped countries. In this book, there are contributions of experts from different countries. Each one of them shows interesting research outputs on waste management technologies which are both economical and eco-friendly; and if applied properly, can lead us towards a ‘zero-waste’ world. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Recycling of Agricultural and Municipal Solid Wastes in Ghana: Challenges, Threats and Opportunities
(K. G. Ofosu-Budu, J. N. Hogarh, N. Adamtey, Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre, School of Agriculture, University of Ghana, Legon Accra Ghana, and others)

Environmental Applications of Enzymes
(Koula Doukani, Department of Nature and Life Sciences, Faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, Ibn Khaldoun University, Tiaret, Algeria)

Resource Management: An Indian Earthworm’s Eye View for Composting Organic Wastes
(Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Ecoscience Research Foundation, Chennai, India)

Management of Agricultural Wastes using Microbial Agents
(Shubhransu Nayak and Arup Kumar Mukherjee, Division of Crop Protection, Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India)

Sewage Fed Aquaculture: A Viable Proposition for Fish Production through Nutrients Recovery and Water Conservation, in Effect of Abating Aquatic Pollution
(R. N. Mandal, P. P. Chakrabarti, and P. Jayasankar, Regional Research Center, Central Institute of Freshwater aquaculture, India, and others)

Waste to Energy Technology
(R. N. Singh and Shaishav Sharma School of Energy& Environmental Studies, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, India)

Urban Solid Waste Management Processes, Implications, Threats and Opportunities: An Overview on Related Issues and Mitigation Measures
(Monojit Chakraborty, Chhemendra Sharma, Jitendra Pandey, Radio & Atmospheric Sciences Division, CSIR- National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India, and others)

Sustainable Approach to Waste Management- Vermicomposting Technology
(Renuka Gupta, V. K. Garg, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad, India, and others)

Sustainable Utilization of Oil Palm Wastes: Opportunities and Challenges
(Asha Embrandiri, Shlrene Quaik, Praveen Rupani, Vaibhav Srivastava, and Pooja Singh, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pinang, Malaysia, and others)

Vermiculture Technology for Recycling of Solid Wastes and Wastewater by Earthworms into Valuable Resources for their Reuse in Agriculture (Organic Farming) while Saving Water and Fertilizer
(Rajiv K. Sinha, Nirmal K. Misra, Pancham K. Singh, Ashok Ghosh, Upendra Patel, Jainendra Kumar, George Hahn, Brijal K. Soni and Mandar Prabhune, Former Assoc. Professor & Vermiculture Scientist, School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, and others)

e-Waste: Science, Society, Management
(Anirban Biswas and Saroni Biswas, Department of Environmental Science, Kanchrapara College, West Bengal, India, and others)


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