Waste Management: Strategies, Challenges and Future Directions


Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: SCI013080; SCI026000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/SBRJ2174

The management of waste is a sensitive issue which affects everyone all over the globe. With the advent of globalization and urbanization, the amount of waste generated has increased to an extent never seen before. Such an increase has come with threatening consequences. To make human life easier, several innovations have been introduced in recent years, such as the development of plastic goods and electronic items, which have led to an exponential growth in waste. Most waste is untreated and unutilized, and as such it is burned, mismanaged and dumped in landfills. This has endangered our ecosystem, polluted water bodies and caused ecological imbalance in the biosphere. Overall, this waste is spoiling the beauty of our planet and polluting the environment. To overcome this situation, many efforts have been made by the scientific community and municipal bodies to no avail. Thus, there is a great need for efficient scientific waste management approaches as well as advanced technology that can convert waste into value-added products. There are many ways to tackle this, but more research and development in this area is required to achieve desired results.

This book explores a new aspect of managing waste and developing efficient technology to convert this waste into value-added products. It reviews challenges and advancements in waste management technologies and gives direction for future planning. It also provides cutting-edge knowledge on classification and management of waste, recycling and upcycling of waste into value-added products or carbon nanomaterials, utilization of waste towards enhancing the global economy, the role of microorganisms for the treatment of waste, the role of nanotechnology in waste treatment and water purification, and management of e-waste and biomedical waste. This book will emerge as a reference guide that overviews up-to-date literature in the field of waste and its management, challenges, converting technology and future possibilities.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Sustainable Management of Waste: Present Challenges and Future Planning
(Madhumita Manna, Sujit Sen – Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha, India)

Chapter 2. Classification and Management of Waste: Upcycling of Waste into Nanomaterials for Water Remediation
(Chetna Tewari, Sandeep Pandey, Sumit Bhardwaj, Monika Matiyani, Anita Rana, Veena Pande, Nanda Gopal Sahoo – PRS-Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Centre, Department of Chemistry, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India, et al.)

Chapter 3. Waste: Problem, Sustainable Management and Conversion to Value Added Products
(Suman Mahendia, Sumit Dokwal, Poonam Mahendia, Rishi Pal Chahal, Rashmi Pundeer, Ritu Jangra, Mansi Malik, Sangeeta Saini, Manisha Sandhu, O.P. Sinha, Tristan D. Clemons – Department of Physics, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India, et al.)

Chapter 4. Advancement Towards Sustainable Management and Utilization of Agriculture Wastes in the Global Economy
(Ankita H. Tripathi, Narendra Singh Bisht, Santosh K. Upadhyay, Anirban Dandapat – Department of Biotechnology, Sir J. C. Bose Technical Campus, Bhimtal, Kumaun University, Uttarakhand, India, et al.)

Chapter 5. Analysis of the Evolution of Urban Solid Waste Management in 10 Middle Income Geographic Regions: A Mini-Review
(Isabel das Mercês Costa, Marta Ferreira Dias, Margarita Robaina – PhD Student in the Program of Economic and Business Sciences of the University of Aveiro and Analyst at the Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, et al.)

Chapter 6. Waste Plastic Recycling: Current State, Challenges, and Forthcoming Opportunities in Recycling Technology
(Gaurav Tatrari, Bhashkar Singh Bohra, Manoj Karakoti, Sunil Dhali, Mayank Pathak, Anand Ballabh Melkani, Nanda Gopal Sahoo – PRS-NSNT centre, Department of Chemistry, D. S. B. Campus, Kumaun University Nainital, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India, et al.)

Chapter 7. Environmentally Sustainable Waste Management at a Major Global Hub Airport
(Glenn Baxter, Panarat Srisaeng – School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Suan Dusit University, Huahin Prachaup Khiri Khan, Thailand)

Chapter 8. The Role of Microorganisms in Bioremediation
(Garima Chand, Deepa Kholia, Kamlesh Kumar, Rishendra Kumar, Santosh K. Upadhyay, Penny Joshi – Department of Chemistry, 2Department of Biotechnology, Kumaun University, Nainital, India)

Chapter 9. Agriculture Waste to Value Added Products Conversion Technology: Present, Past and Future
(Jai Parkash, Sangeeta Sainia, Lovleen Kaura, Meenu Vermaa, Suman Mahendiab, Manjeet Ranic, Sanjiv Arora – Department of Chemistry, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India, et al.)

Chapter 10. The Role of Nanotechnology in Water Quality Management and Wastewater Treatment
(Bhawana Bisht, Aman Kumar, Mahesh Chandra Arya, Veena Pande, Anirban Dandapat – Department of Biotechnology, Bhimtal, et al.)

Chapter 11. Mobile Phone Design with Extended Producer Responsibility Approach
(D C Sugandha, A B Junianto – Pelita Harapan University, Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia, et al.)

Chapter 12. Purification of Wastewater Using Graphene Derivatives
(Shivangi Srivastava, Prateekshya Suman Sahu, Biswajit Saha – Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, (NIT Rourkela) Sector 1, Rourkela, Odisha, India, et al.)

Chapter 13. Circular Cities: Challenges in Adaptation of New Waste Management Strategies
(Irem Ozturk, Emel Topuz – Department of Environmental Engineering, Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli/Gebze)

Chapter 14. Sustainable Management of Agricultural Waste: Present, Past and Future
(Mamta Bisht, Chitra Pande, Geeta Tewari – Department of Chemistry, D. S. B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital, et al.)

Chapter 15. Waste Management Using TPM Pillars Implementation – A Case Study
(Jagdeep Singh, Deepinder Singh, Harwinder Singh, Laxmi Shankar Gautam – Mechanical Engineering Department, IKG, PTU, Kapurthala, Punjab, India, et al.)

Chapter 16. Biomedical Waste (BMW): Hazards, Safe Disposal, Legal Aspects, and their Management Perspectives
(Sumit Dokwal, Parveen Parshant, Piyush Bansal, Varun Arora, Gulshan Parkash, Amit Arya – Department of Biochemistry, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak and Kalpna Chawla Medical College Karnal, India, et al.)

Chapter 17. Water Pollution and Its Treatment: From Conventional to Novel Methods
(Nitish Semwal, Preeti Kapri, Anirban Dandapat, and Mahesh Chandra Arya– Department of Chemistry, DSB Campus, Nainital, Kumaun University, Uttarakhand, India)

Chapter 18. Road Map Towards Future Planning for Waste Management in Circular Cities: Decision Making Strategies and Complementary Tools
(Bilge Bas, Ezgi Karaagac, Emel Topuz – Department of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey, et al.)

Chapter 19. Role of Microorganisms in Degradation of Hazardous Solid Waste
(Sonjoy Konar, Dibyajit Lahiri, Souvik Chattopadhyay, Kunal Vora, Souvik Basak – Dr. B.C.Roy College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Sciences, Durgapur, W.B., India, et al.)


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