Solid Waste Engineering: A Global Perspective, SI Edition, 3rd Edition
- William A. Worrell
- P. Aarne Vesilind
- Christian Ludwig
- ISBN-10: 1305638603
- ISBN-13: 9781305638600
- 448 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2012
- COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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.
"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."
— R. Ryan Dupont, Utah State University
1. INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.
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.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
Discover everything you need for your course in one place including the online Instructor's Solutions Manual and helpful Lecture Note PowerPoints® slides. All resources are available with password protection.Online Instructor's Solution, SI Edition (ISBN-10: 1305885074 | ISBN-13: 9781305885073)
This edition is accompanied by an invaluable online Instructor's Solutions Manual that includes complete solutions to homework exercises for your convenience in grading.