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New book on solid waste

"Solid Waste: Assessment, Monitoring and Remediation" is a new book that covers a broad group of wastes, from biowa...


“Solid Waste: Assessment, Monitoring and Remediation” is a new book that covers a broad group of wastes, from biowaste to hazardous waste, but primarily the largest (by mass and volume) group of wastes that are not hazardous, but also are not inert, and are problematic for three major reasons:

1) They are difficult to manage because of their volume: usually they are used in civil engineering as a common fill etc., where they are exposed to environmental conditions almost the same way as at disposal sites;

2) They are not geochemically stable and in the different periods of environmental exposure undergo transformations that might add hazardous properties to the material that are not displayed when it is freshly generated;

3) Many designers and researchers in different countries involved in waste management are often not aware of time-delayed adverse environmental impact of some large-volume waste, and also do not consider some positive properties that may extend the area of their environmentally beneficial application.

Authors:
Twardowska, I.
Polish Academy of Science, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Zabrze, Poland

Allen, H.E.
Center for the Study of Metals in the Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

Kettrup, A.A.F.
Institute of Ecological Chemistry, GSF-National Research Center for Environment and Health, Neuherberg, Germany

Lacy, W.J.
Lacy and Associates, Alexandria, VA, USA

To learn more about the book and how to obtain it, contact:

Janet Kershaw, Book Review Coordinator
Elsevier
P.O. Box 211
Molenwerf 1
1000 AE Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone ++ 31 20 485 2603
Fax ++ 31 20 485 3745
Email: j.kershaw@elsevier.com


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