“Waste-to-Profit” (W-t-P): Value added Products to Generate Wealth for a Sustainable Economy. Volume 1

Linda Zikhona Linganiso (Editor)
University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: TEC010020

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The fastest and unquestionable route to losing clients and the market share is to stop innovating. Pondering on strategies to take over market control, you will surely discover your formula going in, while failure will be sure to follow if you celebrate your successes for a long time without any novelty. Why not generate wealth from different waste streams available when it is possible to develop a business system for a sustainable industry? Innovative business empires will not only help you generate sustainable profit, but will skyrocket your name above all well-known entrepreneurs who have peculiar abilities to handle high impact projects in communities while protecting the environment at the same time. This book is designed to help venture capitalists know where to invest their money for maximum returns. Aside from this, entrepreneurs will find it useful as it guides readers to understand where investments should go based on the current status of bio-projects in South Africa and selected countries. The key drivers for Waste-to-Profit activities include raising environmental awareness, policies and regulations in places throughout selected countries including South Africa. This book highlights the current policies and regulations to fast track the development of new technologies for bio-projects in these countries; opportunities, barriers and policy implications are discussed extensively.

Why not also help the academics, researchers and students translate research and development findings into something of value (perhaps, a product)? The days of basic research alone are gone. The time is nigh – if not already here – to learn to translate research and development findings into something of value, to generate revenues which are essential for economic development. Not only would this help the intellectuals develop new technologies/products to generate profit, but it will assertively assist the world to transition towards a knowledge economy, an economy where knowledge is the main engine for economic development. This book will identify gaps in the waste beneficiation projects value chain, to avoid performing research which is thirty years behind. Recent research and development on waste beneficiation is given extensively for the purpose of identifying the gaps and fast tracking R&D in South Africa as well as other selected countries, in order to develop a business system that will afford these countries a sustainable economy.

Municipalities in different countries will learn to develop a strategy to add value to their different waste streams through value added products such as Biofuels, Bioplastics and Biobricks, to mention a few.

Preface

Chapter 1. From Waste to Biogas: Current Status, Opportunities, Barriers and Policy Implications
(Sarah G. Mungodla, Linda Z. Linganiso, Ella C. Linganiso, Tshwafo E. Motaung and Sandile Songca, Department of Chemistry, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 2. Transforming Construction and Demolition Wastes into Aggregates in Concrete Materials
(Samson Mohomane, Linda Z. Linganiso, Ella C. Linganiso, Tshwafo E. Motaung, and Sandile P. Songca, Department of Chemistry, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, South Africa)

Chapter 3. Deriving Luminescent Materials from Sea Shell Waste
(Luyanda L. Notoa, Sefako J. Mofokenga, Nolufundo Sintwaa, Mokgaotsa J. Mochaneb, Bakang M. Mothudia, Department of Physics, University of South Africa, Florida, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 4. From Garbage to High Temperature Applications: Fly Ash and Eggshells
(Mokgaotsa J. Mochane, Teboho C. Makhena, Luyanda L. Noto and Tshwafo E. Motaung, Department of Chemistry, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)

Chapter 5. Organic Waste Converted into Energy Producing and Storing Systems
(Fokotsa V. Molefea, Luyanda L. Notoa, Mduduzi Mbongoa, Mokgaotsa J. Mochaneb, and Mokhotjwa S. Dhlaminia, Department of Physics, University of South Africa, Florida, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 6. Maize Stalk (Corn Stover) to Valuable Products
(Asanda Mtibe, Thabang H. Mokhothu, and Linda Z. Linganiso, CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing, Polymers and Composites, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 7. Softwood and Hardwood to Manufacturing Production
(Linda Z. Linganiso, Amanda Phungula, Ella C. Linganiso, Asanda Mtibe, and Tshwafo E. Motaung, Department of Chemistry, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 8. Recycling of Plastic Materials
(Teboho C. Mokhena and Mokgaotsa J. Mochane, CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing, Polymers and Composites, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 9. The Application of Fly Ash as Industrial Waste Material in Building Construction Industries
(Samson Mohomane, Linda Z. Linganiso, Ella C. Linganiso, Tshwafo E. Motaung and Sandile P. Songca, Department of Chemistry, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, South Africa)

Chapter 10. Bioplastics: From the Landfill to the Market
(Osei Ofosu, Sudhakar Muniyasamy, Amanda Phungula, Linda Z. Linganiso, Rajesh Anandjiwala and Tshwafo E. Motaung, Department of Chemistry, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 11. Transforming Fishery Waste into Chitin and Chitin Based Materials
(Teboho C. Mokhena and Mokgaotsa J. Mochane, CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing, Polymers and Composites, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and others)

Chapter 12. Biogas Production from Maize Crop and Maize Wastes
(Linda Z. Linganiso, Amanda Phungula, Tshwafo E. Motaung and Sandile P. Songca, Department of Chemistry, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)

Chapter 13. Waste Brick Applications
(Tshwafo E. Motaung, Amanda Phungula and Linda Z. Linganiso, Department of Chemistry, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)

Chapter 14. Sugarcane Bagasse Waste Management
(Zimele Mzimela, M. J. Mochane and Tshwafo E. Motaung, Department of Chemistry, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)

Chapter 15. Polymer/Ground Tire Rubber Blends as an Alternative for Waste Tire Management
(Mokgaotsa J. Mochane, Tebogo C. Mokhena, Luyanda L. Noto and Tshwafo E. Motaung, Department of Chemistry, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and others)

Index

Keywords: Waste beneficiation, Agro-waste, Municipal solid waste, Fishery waste, Egg shell, Fly ash, policy and regulation, Biogas, Construction and Demolition Wastes, Sea Shell Waste, Organic Waste, Corn stover (maize waste), Recycled Plastics, Waste Brick, Soft/Hardwood, Waste Management hierarchy.

Audience:
1. Municipalities
2. Academics
3. Students (honors, MSc and PhD)
4. Business people
5. Research councils (CSIR etc)
6. Libraries

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