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Biowaste and biological waste treatment

Author: Gareth Evans
Publisher: London : James & James, [2001] ©2001
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With growing public pressure and increasingly stringent environmental legislation, the waste industry is now being called upon to develop more sustainable methods of dealing with refuse. Coupled with moves to reduce reliance on landfill as a disposal route, biological treatment will increasingly become adopted as a standard requirement for the vast majority of putrescible wastes. Biowaste and Biological Waste  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Evans, Gareth (Gareth M.).
Biowaste and biological waste treatment
(DLC) 2001411715
(OCoLC)47060611
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gareth Evans
ISBN: 9781134274420 1134274424
OCLC Number: 878405551
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 194 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Author's Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 --
An Introduction to Biowaste; Problems of disposal; Leachate; Methane; Chapter 2 --
The Management of Wastes; Analyzing Waste; Management Options; Biowaste Recycling; Chatper 3 --
The Regulatory Framework; Standard Industrial Requirements; General Waste Laws; Specific Biowaste Issues; The UK, Europe and the Landfill Directive; The American Situation; Product Standards; Chapter 4 --
Biological Waste Treatment; Collection Regimes; Mixed MSW; Separate Collection Schemes. Recycling Banks and Amenity SitesMarketing Issues; Heavy Metals; Health Risks; Economic Factors; Chapter 5 --
Composting; The Four Phases of Composting; Compost Biology; Composting as a Method of Biowaste Treatment; Home Composting; Centralised Composting; Screening Equipment; Process Parameters; Temperature; Moisture Content; Aeration; Particle Size; Nature of the Feedstock; Processing Time; Accelerants; Maturation and Curing; Measuring Compost Maturity; Mulch Production; Uses of Biowaste-Derived Compost; Agricultural Applications; Plant Disease Suppresssion; Environmental Applications. Health IssuesSuitability for MSW; Chapter 6 --
Anaerobic Digestion (AD); An Overview of the Main Processes of Anaerobic Digestion; The Three Stages of Anaerobic Digestion and Methanisation; Hydrolysis; Acidogenesis; Methanogenesis; The Bacterial Ecology of Anaerobic Digestion; The Chemistry and Production of Biogas; The Role of Hydrogen; Process Variables and Operational Conditions; Physical; Chemical; Anaerobic Digesters; Operational Digester Types; AD Systems in Use; Mass Balance and Product Utilisation; Digestate Utilisation; Biogas Utilisation; Process Liquor: the Forgotten Product. Suitability for MSWChapter 7 --
Alternative Biotechnologies; Annelidic Conversion (AC); Ethanol Production; Eutrophic Fermentation (EF); Process Stages; Viability and Potential for Scale Up; Changing Circumstances; Chapter 8 --
Thermal Recycling: Energy from Biowaste; Energy in Biomass Systems; Paper: The Forgotten Biomass; Refuse-Derived Fuel; Woody Biowaste; Pyrolysis; Gasification; Short Rotation Coppicing; The Scope for Biowaste Product Use; Biomass and Renewable Energy; Chapter 9 --
The Way Ahead; Options for Landfill Diversion; Selective Ban; Limiting Actual Amounts; Tradable Permits. Developing Alternative ApproachesTaxation Issues; The Future of MRFs; Waste Minimisation; Sustainable Waste Management; Best Practicable Environmental Option; Integrated Resources Management; Chapter 10 --
Policy and Planning; The Biowaste Treatment Plan; Objectives and Constraints; Technology Selection; Intrinsic Factors; External Factors; Monitoring and Facility Performance Criteria; On Site Considerations; The Products; Normal Operational Considerations; Extraordinary Considerations; Evaluation and Analysis for Client and Contractor; Biowaste Treatment and Recycling Obligations; Contacts.
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Examines the state of biological waste treatment. This book covers the nature of biowaste, waste treatment in general and the regulatory framework which governs it. It also examines the various  Read more...

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