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.



Management of Effluent and Sludge from Treatment Systems

The type of effluent and sludge produced in developing countries especially in rural centres is known to be primarily of sewage characteristics. On the contrary the ongoing bloom of industrial development and technological advancement alters the composition of effluent in most developing countries. As such, the common practice of using combined wastewater treatment should be capable of treating wastewater which contains not only typical bacteria and chemical constituents but also complicated organic substances and heavy metals. Sludge from these systems is no longer the stabilised harmless sludge but is a hazardous type that requires proper disposal or treatment prior to reuse.


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