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.



Towards Effective Waste Disposal in Developing Countries

Waste can be disposed of effectively only after usable resources have been reclaimed from it and once it has no adverse effects on the environment. Discarding waste involves use of transportation from the collection site to the disposal location. Developing countries, in general, hardly ever have special sites designed for disposing of different waste types, as such solid and hazardous wastes are all dumped in a common location. Hazardous wastes primarily originate from more developed countries, and reach less developed countries as imports and through technology transfer. Less developed countries (LDC) have different waste disposal practices which may be determined by environmental awareness and availability of resources.


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