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.




This publication was prepared under the auspices of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, United Kingdom. The publication is the result of several years of a series of specialised training programmes in Pollution Control and in Waste Management, conjointly organised under the aegis of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, United Kingdom, and the Department of the Environmental Science of the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana. The contributions of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the University of Botswana are herein acknowledged with gratitude.


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