Waste management is changing dramatically as integrated and region-specific solutions are being sought. In particular, the EU is reducing the importance of landfill as a means of disposal, and is introducing life-cycle thinking as a key criterion in waste management. Similar trends are evident in the USA, Japan and other Asian countries.
The availability of sound technical information is an important starting point for meeting the challenges of solid waste management in a sustainable way, and Solid Waste Technology and Management provides both students and professional engineers with the guidance they require in developing appropriate programmes for the treatment and disposal of solid wastes. Written by around 40 internationally known experts from around the world, and carefully edited for consistency of approach and style, the book is a balanced and detailed account of all aspects of municipal solid waste management, treatment and disposal, and covers both engineering and management aspects with an overarching emphasis on the life-cycle analysis approach.