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Equip your students to address the growing and increasingly intricate problem of controlling and processing the refuse created by global urban societies with SOLID WASTE ENGINEERING: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, 3E. While the authors prepare readers to deal with issues, such as regulations and legislation, the book primarily emphasizes developing and implementing solid waste engineering principles. The book first explains basic principles of the field, then demonstrates how to apply these principles in real world settings through worked examples. This proven approach helps your graduate or advanced undergraduate students learn to think reflectively and logically about problems and solutions in today's solid waste engineering.
- IMPROVED STRUCTURE MORE ACCURATELY CORRESPONDS WITH SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TODAY. The authors have carefully revised the order of presentation and chapters within this edition to more closely reflect the hierarchy of solid waste management, which includes reduce, reuse, recycle, and recovery.
- NEW GLOBAL FOCUS OFFERS EXPANDED VIEWPOINTS ON THIS WORLD-WIDE ISSUE. Students examine the problems and challenges inherent in solid waste management both within the U.S. and on a global scale.
- ENGINEER-CENTERED TEXT IS WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS. This is the first textbook on solid waste engineering written exclusively by engineers to provide a unique, practical focus that's designed for today's engineering students.
- FOCUS ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES EMPHASIZES TODAY'S MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION. This edition's content features up-to-date technology on solid-waste collection, processing, conversion, and disposal. You will also find a timely chapter on current issues that reflects emerging topics that are relevant in today's industry.
- CONTENT INTEGRATES ENGINEERING ECONOMICS AND ETHICS. Students learn how engineering economics applies to solid-waste engineering. The book also includes a focus on ethical considerations in the design of solid-waste management systems.
- DESIGN PROBLEM ENABLES INTEGRATED LONG-TERM PRACTICE. This edition includes a supplementary design problem that you can use as a semester-long project with weekly submissions of reports and a final compilation of an assimilated full engineering report.
- CHAPTER ON ZERO-WASTE HIGHLIGHTS THIS CURRENT ISSUE. Students learn how Zero Waste management and planning approaches emphasize waste prevention so no trash is sent to landfills or incinerators.
- FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY FEATURES THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INDUSTRY. Students gain a first-hand look at the use of today's technology in solid-waste collection, processing, conversion and disposal.
Solid Waste in History. Materials Flow. The Need for Integrated Solid Waste Management. Special Wastes. Final Thoughts. Problems.
2. MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE CHARACTERISTICS AND QUANTITIES.
Definitions. Municipal Solid Waste Generation. Municipal Solid Waste Characteristics. Final Thoughts. Appendix: Measuring Particle Size. Problems.
Refuse Collection Systems. Commercial Wastes. Transfer Stations. Collection of Recyclable Materials. Litter and Street Cleanliness. Final Thoughts. Appendix: Design of Collection Systems. Problems.
4. MECHANICAL PROCESSES.
Refuse Physical Characteristics. Storing MSW. Conveying. Compacting. Shredding. Pulping. Roll Crushing. Granulating. Final Thoughts. Appendix: The PI Breakage Theorem. Problems.
5. SEPARATION PROCESSES.
General Expressions for Materials Separation. Picking (Hand Sorting). Screens. Float/Sink Separators. Magnets and Electromechanical Separators. Other Devices for Materials Separation. Materials Separation Systems. Final Thoughts. Problems.
6. BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES.
Methane Generation by Anaerobic Digestion. Composting. Final Thoughts. Problems.
7. THERMAL PROCESSES.
Heat Value of Refuse. Materials and Thermal Balances. Combustion Hardware Used for MSW. Undesirable Effects of Combustion. Final Thoughts. Problems.
Planning, Siting, and Permitting of Landfills. Landfill Processes. Landfill Design. Landfill Operations. Post-Closure Care and Use of Old Landfills. Landfill Mining. Final Thoughts. Problems.
9. TOWARDS INTEGRATED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT – ENVIRONMENTAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC ISSUES.
Life Cycle Analysis and Management. Flow Control. Public or Private Ownership and Operation. Contracting for Solid Waste Services. Financing Solid Waste Facilities. Hazardous Materials. Environmental Justice. The Role of the Solid Waste Engineer. Final Thoughts. Epilogue. Problems. Appendix: The Zero Waste Approach to Resource Management.
Appendix A: The Phantom Solid Waste Problem.
Appendix B: Bulk Densities of Refuse Components.
Appendix C: Conversions.
Appendix D: Composition and Analysis of Waste, Raw Material and Fuels.
"[The book] is written in a very simple manner and is easy to follow…the presentation is nicely done…there is a good balance between the theory, example problems, and case studies and sketches to keep students engaged…This is one of the best textbooks available on the market and the best aspect is that this book approaches the topics from engineering perspectives, where many other books are focused on management aspects."
"There are more relevant photos in this text compared to my current text and in general the photos and illustrations in this text are much better than the ones in the text I am currently using…the [exercises] present a good range of difficulty."
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