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Editors: Timo Faerber and Johann Herzog
Book Description:
Despite significant improvements in pollution abatement and environmental remediation over the past several decades, billions of people around the world continue to live in unsafe and unhealthy physical environments with great risks to their health. Environmental issues concerning wastewater treatment in particular are quite considerable. The authors of this book take a deeper look at the contaminated soils and waters which pose major environmental, agricultural and human health problems worldwide. Alternatives for the sewage sludge final disposal from the wastewater treatment are also assessed from a life cycle assessment (LCA) point of view in order to identify the best environmental alternative. In addition, the generation of solid wastes constitutes a serious environmental problem, particularly in Cuba, where there is no waste selection system, so wastes from different origins are buried in landfills. This book explores recent research done on municipal solid waste (MSW), specifically based in Havana Cuba. Furthermore, as explained in this book, one of the possible alternatives for reducing the contaminant load from solid waste is that of reuse/recycle. A brief report on the development of electrodes (Carbon resin) from solid wastes is included in an attempt to encourage recycle and reduce environmental pollution through discarded batteries. Other chapters in this book report on an investigation conducted on iron doped carbon resin electrodes, municipal solid waste (MSW) management in Cameroon, effective and efficient litter management in nations with beaches, a report on medical wastes management in selected hospitals and environmentally safe methods to remediate mercury contaminated soils.

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Table of Contents:

Bioremediation of Contaminated Sites: A Low-Cost Nature’s Biotechnology for Environmental Clean Up by Versatile Microbes, Plants & Earthworms
(Rajiv K. Sinha, Sunil Herat, Shanu Sinha, Dalsukh Valani, Krunal Chauhan, Kulbaivab Singh, School of Engineering (Environment), Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, and others) pp.1-72

Chemical & Radiological Pollution of the Environment & Their Potential Risks to Human Health: Researches in Human Genetics Gives Hope for a Safe Future
(Rajiv K. Sinha, Rohit Sinha, Shanu Sinha, Sunil Heart, School of Engineering (Environment), Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, and others) pp.73-124

Cuban Researches in Municipal Solid Waste
(Maria del Carmen Espinosa Llorens, Matilde Lopez Torres, Alexis Pellon Arrecha, Lidia Asela Fernandez Garcia, Susana Diaz Aguirre, Dpto. de Estudios Sobre Contaminación Ambiental (DECA), Centro de Investigaciones del Ozono, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba, and others) pp.125-176

Phytoremediation of Polluted Air & Water: Green Plants as Natural Pollutant Sink, Bioindicators & Early Warning Devices of Environmental Pollutants & the Role of Biotechnology
(Rajiv K. Sinha, Shanu Sinha, Sunil Herat, Krunal Chauhan, Dalsukh Valani, Kulbaivab Singh, School of Engineering (Environment), Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, and others)pp.177-216

Transfer Stations for Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management in Africa: Evidence from Cameroon
(Joel Sotamenou, Denis Montange, Laurent Parrot, Serge Simon, and Francis Ganry, University of Yaoundé II – Soa, Faculty of Economics and Management, Yaoundé, Cameroon, and others) pp.217-242

Environmental Evaluation of the Sludge Final Disposal Alternatives from Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant
(Montse Meneses, Jorgelina C. Pasqualino, Francesc Castells, AGA, Chemical Engineering Department, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain) pp.243-278

Characterisation and Management of Medical Solid Wastes from Selected Private Hospitals in Ile-Ife, Nigeria
(Isaiah Adesola Oke, Civil Engineering Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria) pp.279-314

The Management of Litter on Beaches of Lagos, Nigeria
(Abel Omoniyi Afon, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)pp.315-334

Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sites in China: Application of DESYRE Decision Support System to a Chinese Case Study
(Gao Jixi, Li Daiqing, Zhang Haibo, Chen Yang, Shao Chunyan, Andrea Critto, Lisa Pizzol, Antonio Marcomini, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China, and others)pp.335-362

Effects of Aluminum and Calcium Oxide on Carbon Resin Electrodes Developed for using in Electrochemical Treatment of Wastewaters
(I.A. Oke, Civil Engineering Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)pp.363-382

Environmental Pollution Control through Solid Waste Management
(I.A. Oke, Department of Civil Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile–Ife, Nigeria)pp.383-406

Site Assessment, Long-Term Monitoring and Regulatory Concerns for Application of Phytoremediation Technology for Remediation of Heavy Metal/Metalloid-Contaminated Soils
(Jian Chen, Zhiqi Shi, Liang Bin Hu, Yi Su, Fengxiang X. Han, David L. Monts, Institute of Food Safety and Quality, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, China, and others)pp.407-422

Prediction of Generation Rate of Municipal Solid Waste in Palestinian Territories Based on Key Factors Modeling
(Hassan A. Arafat, Aya R. Arafat, Chemical Engineering Department, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestinian National Authority, and others)pp.423-438

Remediation of Metal Ions Contaminated Ground Water and Soil using Nanocarbon-Polymer Composition (R.A. Khaydarov, R.R. Khaydarov, O. Gapurova, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Tashkent, Uzbekistan)pp.439-452

Behaviour of Humic Acids in Water and Aqueous Solutions (Klučáková Martina, Čechová Eva, Bachratá Radka, Pekař Miloslav, Institute of Physical and Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic)pp.453-466

Properties and Structures of Iron Doped Carbon Resin Electrodes for Wastewater Treatment (I.A. Oke, L.E. Umoru, O.E. Olorunniwo, F.I. Alo, Civil Engineering Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and others)pp.467-484

Assessment of Mercury Speciation in Contaminated Soils Prior to Remediation (Fabian Taube, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden)pp.485-488

Index pp.489-517

      Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10 517pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-761-3
   Status: AV
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