Environmental scientists and engineers are faced with the challenge of how to manage increasing amounts of solid waste. Furthermore, waste management officials are constantly faced with the question "Which option is the most appropriate one in this situation, and how does it compare to other options?" For these individuals, and for the general public, Municipal Solid Wastes: Problems and Solutions helps to answer this and other questions by presenting the issues of waste handling and disposal-from general management concepts to specific techniques. Each topic is carefully reviewed: problems are presented, and possible solutions are discussed. Legislation that affects recycling and disposal is covered.
Table of Contents
1. Recycling Realities and the Glass Container: New Technologies and Trends 2. Post-Consumer Plastics Recycling 3. Practical and Legal Problems Relating to Proper Disposal of Hazardous Household Chemicals/Waste 4. Household Hazardous Material: The Evolution of State Initiatives 5. Composting: Programs, Process and Product 6. Scrap Tire-Derived Fuel: Markets and Issues 7. The Use of Scrap Tires in Rotary Cement Kilns 8. Ground Rubber and Civil Engineering Markets for Scrap Tires 9. The State-of-the-Art in Municipal Solid Waste Combustion in the United States 10. The Role of a Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator in a Small Community 11. Air Emissions of Mercury and Dioxin: Sources and Human Exposure 12. Municipal Solid Waste Combustion Ash: State-of-the-Knowledge 13. Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control for Landfills 14. Cover Systems for Waste Management Facilities 15. Design of Subtitle D and Subtitle C Landfill Containment Systems
Landreth, Robert E.; Rebers, Paul A.