Pollution Control and Waste Management in Developing Countries

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A comprehensive, practical view of environmental management, this book records the experience gained through regional seminars in Africa over several years. It uses real examples to illustrate the points it makes. Subjects covered are: air pollution; coastal and marine pollution; managing domestic, industrial, mining, biomedical, nuclear and radioactive waste; solid waste re-use and recycling; waste water treatment; bioremediation; microbiological assessment and monitoring of pollutants; laboratory waste management; moving hazardous waste between nations; best practice for building a distributed waste network.

The book will be of tremendous benefit to policy-makers, non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations, university and research institutions as well as concerned citizens.



A Comparative Approach to Laboratory Waste Management

This chapter reviews different types of laboratories and their specialised functions, and the classes of wastes generated from diverse sources. It further classifies the wastes into categories based on comparative hazardous state: hazardous, less hazardous and non hazardous substances. The roles played by laboratories in advancing science and technology for research and development is highlighted. The geographical distribution of laboratories is such that more than 85% of the sophisticated state-of-the-art laboratories are found in the More Developed Countries (MDCs).


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