Waste & Recycling Books

  • Sustainable Food Waste Evaluation

    Available as eBook only According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA, 2011), over 34 million tons of food waste are generated annually in the United States. The agency further reports that almost all of this waste is landfilled. Based on these estimates, food waste is the second greatest category of waste generated in the ...

  • Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Municipal Wastewater

    In many countries, especially in developing countries, many people are lacking access to water and sanitation services and this inadequate service is the main cause of diseases in these countries.  Application of appropriate wastewater treatment technologies, which are effective, low cost (in investment and especially in operation and ...

  • Best Practice Guide on Sampling and Monitoring of Metals in Drinking Water

    Part of Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water Set - buy all five books together to save over 30%!  There is increasing concern regarding the presence of metals, particularly heavy metals in drinking water. In addition to the well-known toxic effects of lead, which are discussed at length in the Best Practice Guide on the Control of Lead ...

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    Conducting Effective Community Outreach and Dialogue on Biosolids Land Application: Primer for Biosolids Professionals

    Purpose of this Primer: Based on research and experience acquired through this project and from related industries, WERF and the researchers recommend adopting a systematic, science-based approach to building and conducting effective outreach and dialogue with key stakeholders. The Strategic Risk Communications Process  offers a useful approach ...

  • Evaluation of GHG Emissions from Septic Systems

    The emission rates of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from individual onsite septic systems used for the management of domestic wastewater were determined in this study. A static flux chamber method was used to determine the emission rates of methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide gases from eight septic tanks and two soil dispersal systems. A ...

  • Strategic Risk Communications Process for Biosolids Land Application Programs

    The long-term viability and sustainability of biosolids land application is dependent on continuously earning stakeholder confidence, trust and support. This requires ongoing and effective engagement and communication with key stakeholders about the beneficial use of biosolids in their communities. The goal of the risk communications research was ...

  • Innovative and Integrated Technologies for the Treatment of Industrial Wastewater

    Innovative and Integrated Technologies for the Treatment of Industrial Wastewater deals with advanced technological solutions for the treatment of industrial wastewater such as aerobic granular biomass based systems, advanced oxidation processes integrated with biological treatments, membrane contactors and membrane chemical reactors. Wastewater ...

  • Mass Flow and Energy Efficiency of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Special Offer: Cao Ye Shi Author Set - Buy all three books together and save a total £76!Mass Flow and Energy Efficiency of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants presents the results of a series of studies that examined the mass flow and balance, and energy efficiency, of municipal wastewater treatment plants; it offers a vision of the future ...

  • Handbook on Particle Separation Processes

    Particles in water play an important role in all kinds of water quality and treatment issues. Since the early beginnings of centralised water production and treatment, the main goal of water purification was primarily the removal of water turbidity in order to produce clear water free from visible particles. The Handbook on Particle Separation ...

  • Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security

    Features Examines all aspects of water safety and security Evaluates the potential terrorist threat to the water supply system Presents qualitative and quantitative processes and models for security and safe operation of facilities and critical infrastructure Explores recent incidences of levels of drugs in the water supply Offers various risk and ...

  • Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality - 4th Edition

    Part of Water Quality Set - Buy all four books and save over 30% on buying separately!  This fourth edition of the World Health Organization's Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality builds on over 50 years of guidance by WHO on drinking-water quality, which has formed an authoritative basis for the setting of national regulations and standards for ...

  • Water 101: A Primer for Corporate Executives

    A layman’s overview of the basic principles of water management. Describes pros and cons of contemporary water practices, and explains how selected businesses manage their water resources. A must-read for company executives charged with setting corporate water ...

  • Reduction, Modification and Valorisation of Sludge

    The adoption of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive requires sewage sludge to be subsequently treated and the Sewage Sludge Directive regulates the uses and properties of stabilised sludge for being either recycled or disposed. Both directives drive specific actions in two complementary ways. Reduction, Modification and Valorisation of ...

  • Evaluation of Processes to Reduce Activated Sludge Solids Generation and Disposal

    This project will deal with a number of aspects of WAS-only-reduction technologies for both industrial and municipal wastewater treatment applications. The objectives of this project include the following: Developing an evaluation methodology that can be used to independently assess the effectiveness of WAS-reduction technologies Demonstrating the ...

  • Fundamentals of Water Treatment Unit Processes

    Covers unit processes common to drinking water, wastewater, and any water requiring treatment Presents theory and practice for each unit process and key factors in development Examines uncommon issues that aid in applications principles, such as submerged flow for a Parshall flume and Henry’s law constants for 12 gases at different temperatures ...

  • Development of a Microbial Fuel Cell for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment

    Wastewater treatment is an energy intensive process that removes contaminants and protects the environment. While some wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) recover a small portion of their energy demand through sludge handling processes, most of the useful energy available from wastewater remains unrecovered. Efforts are underway to harness energy ...

  • Technology Roadmap for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Plants in a Carbon-Constrained World

    Resources end up in wastewater through inefficient consumption.  As a result, wastewater contains reusable water, carbon (energy) and nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur) that could be recovered or reused. Meanwhile, current treatment objectives are to produce an acceptable quality of water for reuse or discharge at the lowest life cycle ...

  • Trace Organic Chemicals in Biosolids-Amended Soils: State-of-the-Science Review

    The presence of trace organic chemicals (TOrCs) in municipal biosolids in the U.S. has received considerable attention by the public and scientific community over the last several years.  Of particular concern is whether the presence of TOrCs in biosolids results in significant risks to public health and the environment upon land application of ...

  • Concrete and Aggregates

    This volume includes test methods, specifications, and practices on concrete and concrete aggregates, curing materials, grout, and expansion joint fillers. These standards address abrasion testing, fluid penetration, chemical admixtures and reactions, concrete for radiation shielding, evaluation of data and laboratories, NDT, in-place testing, ...

  • Nondestructive Testing

    Provides the latest standards on nondestructive testing (NDT) of engineering materials, structures, and assemblies to detect flaws and characterize the properties of materials. NDT methods cover: Reference Radiological Images—reference radiograph standards, which when accompanied by ASTM's standard radiograph plates, are used to illustrate the ...

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