Innovative Waste Management Technologies for Sustainable Development

R. A. Bhat, H. Qadri, K. A. Wani, G. H. Dar, M. A. Mehmood

ISBN: 978-1-799-80031-6
Publisher/Imprint: IGI Global, USA
Pages: 373
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 1st
© Year: 2020
Publication date: August 2019



About the Book

A rapidly growing population, industrialization, modernization, luxury life style, and overall urbanization are associated with the generation of enhanced wastes. The inadequate management of the ever-growing amount of waste has degraded the quality of the natural resources on a regional, state, and country basis, and consequently threatens public health as well as global environmental security. Therefore, there is an existent demand for the improvement of sustainable, efficient, and low-cost technologies to monitor and properly manage the huge quantities of waste and convert these wastes into energy sources.

Innovative Waste Management Technologies for Sustainable Development is an essential reference source that discusses management of different types of wastes and provides relevant theoretical frameworks about new waste management technologies for the control of air, water, and soil pollution. This publication also explores the innovative concept of waste-to-energy and its application in safeguarding the environment. Featuring research on topics such as pollution management, vermicomposting, and crude dumping, this book is ideally designed for environmentalists, policymakers, professionals, researchers, scientists, industrialists, and environmental agencies.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural Practices
  • Biodegradable Waste
  • Composting Techniques
  • Crude Dumping
  • E-Waste
  • Food Waste
  • Pollution Management
  • Recycling
  • Soil Environment
  • Vermicomposting

Table of Contents


Editorial Advisory Board

Table of Contents

Detailed Table of Contents

Foreword by Khalid Ul Rehman Hakeem



Chapter 1

Social Causatums of Improper Waste Management (pages 1-17)

G. Hassan Lone, Fatima Buchh, Naila Irshad Shah

Chapter 2

Impacts of Hazardous Waste on Soil Health: Sources of Hazardous Wastes (pages 18-35)

Jatinder Kaur Katnoria, Priyanka Sharma

Chapter 3

Biodegradable Waste a Nutrient Asset for Upholding Soil Health and Crop Production (pages 36-51)

Ifra Ashraf, Shazia Ramzan, Nowsheeba Rashid, Ikhlaq A. Mir, Asima Jillani

Chapter 4

White Pollution: A Hazard to Environment and Sustainable Approach to Its Management (pages 52-81)

Mehvish Hameed, Rouf Ahmad Bhat, Dig Vijay Singh, Mohammad Aneesul Mehmood

Chapter 5

Electronic Waste: Implications on Environs and Management Strategies (pages 82-97)

Moonisa A. Dervash, Syed Maqbool Geelani, Rouf Ahmad Bhat, Dig Vijay Singh, Akhlaq Amin Wani

Chapter 6

Generation and Management of Biomedical Waste (pages 98-121)

Kalpana, Rifat Azam, Nazia Parveen, Dig Vijay Singh, Zaffar Azam

Chapter 7

Bioconversion of Seri Waste to Value-Added Products: Innovations in Sericulture Industry (pages 122-133)

Khursheed Ahmad Wani, Azad Gull, Ashaq Ahmad Dar, Shubeena Nazir

Chapter 8

Zero Waste: A Sustainable Approach for Waste Management (pages 134-155)

Saima Hamid, Bhat Mohd Skinder, Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat

Chapter 9

Waste Management Technology for Sustainable Agriculture: Waste Management (pages 156-176)

Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat, A. Wani Adil, Bhat Mohammad Sikander, Yaqoob Lone, Junaid Ahmad. Malik

Chapter 10

Innovations in Recycling for Sustainable Management of Solid Wastes (pages 177-210)

Nazia Parveen, Dig Vijay Singh, Rifat Azam

Chapter 11

Recovery and Regeneration of Energy From Wastes (pages 211-225)

Syed Maqbool Geelani, Moonisa Aslam Dervash, S. J. A. Bhat

Chapter 12

Impacts of Food Industrial Wastes on Soil and Its Utilization as Novel Approach for Value Addition (pages 226-243)

Nowsheeba Rashid, Ifra Ashraf, Shazia Ramzan

Chapter 13

Municipal Urban Waste-to-Energy Business Model in Mexico: A Study of Three Companies (pages 244-258)

José G. Vargas-Hernández

Chapter 14

Conversion of Waste Into Different By-Products of Economic Value in India (pages 259-272)

Khursheed Ahmad Wani, Ashaq Ahmad Dar, Azad Gull, Lutfah Ariana

Chapter 15

Vermitechnology: A Solution for Agricultural Waste (pages 273-290)

Kumar Anand, Pritam Bala Sinha

About the Contributors


About the Authors/Editors


Rouf Ahmad Bhat, PhD

Rouf Ahmad Bhat is working at Cluster University Srinagar (J&K), India on the capacity of Assistant Professor and has his specialization in Limnology, Toxicology, Phytochemistry and Phytoremediation. Dr. Bhat has been teaching graduate and post graduate students of Environmental Sciences for the past three years. He is an author of more than 50 research papers and 15 book chapters, and has published more than 10 books with international publishers. He has presented and participated in numerous State, National and International conferences, seminars, workshops and symposia. Dr. Bhat has worked as an Associate Environmental Expert in World Bank funded Flood Recovery Project and also Environmental Support Staff in Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded development projects. He has received many awards, appreciations and recognitions for his services to the science of water testing, air and noise analysis. He has served as editorial board member and reviewer for reputed international journals. Dr. Bhat is still writing and experimenting with diverse capacities of plants for use in aquatic pollution.

Humaira Qadri, PhD

Humaira Qadri is heading the department of Environment & Water Management and is teaching in the Post Graduate Department of Environmental Science in Sri Pratap College Campus, Cluster University Srinagar, J&K. She has her specialisation in limnology, nutrient dynamics and phytoremediation. Dr. Qadri has published scores of papers in international journals and has a more than 10 books with national and international publishers. She is also the reviewer of various international journals. She is guiding a number of research students for Ph.D program and has supervised more than 50 Master’s dissertations. She is the Principal Investigator of some major and minor research projects on phytoremediation. A gold medallist at her Master’s level, she has bagged a number of awards and certificates of merit. With a number of national scientific events to her credit she also has been on the scientific board of various international conferences. Dr. Qadri is an active participant in national and international scientific events and has organised a number of national conferences on science. She holds the life memberships of various international organisations as well.

Khursheed Ahmad Wani, PhD

Khursheed Ahmad Wani is Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science, Government Degree College Bijbehara, J&K. Dr. Wani served at ITM University Gwalior as Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science from 2011 to 2017. He has completed his M. Sc. and Ph. D. in Environmental Science from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He has also qualified Jammu and Kashmir State Level Eligibility Test (JKSET). His areas of interest include Environmental management, Environmental Impact Assessment and Occupational Health. He has published research papers in various national and international journals and is the author of three books on Environmental Science. He is a member of several national and international organizations and is in the editorial board of various journals. He has organized different programmes on Environmental Awareness and has completed research project sponsored by Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, Bhopal, India. Dr. Wani has organized various national and international conferences/seminars/ workshops as well.

Gowhar Hamid Dar, PhD

Dr. Gowhar Hamid Dar is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Sri Pratap College, Cluster University Srinagar, Department of Higher Education (J&K). He has a PhD in Environmental Science with specialization in Environmental Microbiology (Fish Microbiology, Fish Pathology, Industrial Microbiology, Taxonomy and Limnology). He has been teaching graduate and post graduate students for the past many years. He has more than 40 papers in international journals of repute and a number of books with international publishers. He is guiding a number of students for master’s thesis.He has been working on the Isolation, Identification and Characterization of microbes, their pathogenic behaviour and impact of pollution on development of diseases in fish fauna for the past several years. He has received many awards and appreciations for his services towards the science and development. Besides, he is also the acting member of various research and academic committees.

Mohammad Aneesul Mehmood, PhD

Mohammad Aneesul Mehmood has his specialisation in limnology and environmental toxicology. He completed his doctorate from the Division of Environmental Science, SKUAST- K with meritorious certificate from the university. He received Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad Khan Gold Medal and Shri Bhushan Memorial Gold Medal for being a topper during his master’s programme. He has qualified various national competitive tests in the discipline of Environmental Science. He was also awarded with INSPIRE merit fellowship (JRF & SRF) by the department of Science and Technology, GoI during his doctoral programme. He has been teaching graduate and post graduate students for the past two years in the Department of Environmental Science, School of Sciences, Sri Pratap College campus, Cluster University Srinagar. J&K, India. He has been supervising many students for their M. Sc. projects. He has a number of publications in international journals of repute and a number of books with international publishers.

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