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.



Climatic Factors Affecting Pollutants in Waste Disposal Sites in Developing Countries

In many cities in the developing countries, the collection and disposal of solid wastes has become a perennial problem faced by municipal authorities. Solid wastes are being generated by the inhabitants of these cities at rates that exceed the capacities of the municipal authorities to collect, transport and safely dispose them off. The rapid increase in solid waste generation is due primarily to the high rates of growth of the population in these cities as a result of high natural growth rate and the high rates of rural-urban migration. The rapid rates of the physical expansion of these cities and their poor physical planning evident in the development of slums have made the collection, transportation and safe disposal of solid wastes a difficult exercise for the municipal authorities. The problem is compounded by the fact that many of these municipal authorities lack the necessary executive capacity because of inadequate finance and lack of adequate manpower and equipment.


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