waste management

Summary

Summary: Disposal, processing, controlling, recycling, and reusing the solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes of plants, animals, humans, and other organisms. It includes control within a closed ecological system to maintain a habitable environment.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Urban solid waste management in Chongqing: challenges and opportunities
    Yuan Hui
    Department of Resource and Environmental Science, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
    Waste Manag 26:1052-62. 2006
  2. ncbi Accelerated carbonation for treatment of MSWI bottom ash
    S Arickx
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, W de Croylaan 46, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    J Hazard Mater 137:235-43. 2006
  3. ncbi Control of GHG emission at the microbial community level
    H Insam
    Research Studios Austria, Studio BioTreaT, Institute of Microbiology, Universitat Innsbruck, Technikerstr 25d, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Waste Manag 28:699-706. 2008
  4. ncbi Microbiological aspects of biowaste during composting in a monitored compost bin
    J Ryckeboer
    Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Appl Microbiol 94:127-37. 2003
  5. ncbi A strategy for describing the biosphere at candidate sites for repositories of nuclear waste: linking ecosystem and landscape modeling
    Tobias Lindborg
    Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co, Stockholm
    Ambio 35:418-24. 2006
  6. doi Elimination of organic micropollutants in a municipal wastewater treatment plant upgraded with a full-scale post-ozonation followed by sand filtration
    Juliane Hollender
    Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dubendorf, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 43:7862-9. 2009
  7. ncbi Hospital solid waste management practices in Limpopo Province, South Africa: a case study of two hospitals
    Felicia Nemathaga
    Department of Ecology and Resource Management, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Venda, Thohoyandou 0950, Limpopo Province, South Africa
    Waste Manag 28:1236-45. 2008
  8. ncbi Overview of personal occupational exposure levels to inhalable dust, endotoxin, beta(1-->3)-glucan and fungal extracellular polysaccharides in the waste management chain
    Inge M Wouters
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences IRAS, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Ann Occup Hyg 50:39-53. 2006
  9. ncbi Setting priorities for waste management strategies in developing countries
    Paul H Brunner
    Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Water Quality, Resources and Waste Management, Vienna, Austria
    Waste Manag Res 25:234-40. 2007
  10. doi Property-close source separation of hazardous waste and waste electrical and electronic equipment--a Swedish case study
    Anna Bernstad
    Department of Chemistry Engeneering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Waste Manag 31:536-43. 2011

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  1. ncbi Urban solid waste management in Chongqing: challenges and opportunities
    Yuan Hui
    Department of Resource and Environmental Science, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
    Waste Manag 26:1052-62. 2006
    ..Solid waste management offers opportunities to improve profits by conserving resources and improving environmental performance...
  2. ncbi Accelerated carbonation for treatment of MSWI bottom ash
    S Arickx
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, W de Croylaan 46, B 3001 Leuven, Belgium
    J Hazard Mater 137:235-43. 2006
    ..After 3 months of natural ageing only the upper 4 cm underwent a significant carbonation, while after one week of accelerated carbonation the total sample was carbonated. A model was developed to predict these experimental results...
  3. ncbi Control of GHG emission at the microbial community level
    H Insam
    Research Studios Austria, Studio BioTreaT, Institute of Microbiology, Universitat Innsbruck, Technikerstr 25d, A 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Waste Manag 28:699-706. 2008
    ..Such options are known from farm and waste management, as well as from wastewater treatment...
  4. ncbi Microbiological aspects of biowaste during composting in a monitored compost bin
    J Ryckeboer
    Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Appl Microbiol 94:127-37. 2003
    ..To determine the microbial succession of the dominating taxa and functional groups of microorganisms and the total microbial activity during the composting of biowaste in a monitored process...
  5. ncbi A strategy for describing the biosphere at candidate sites for repositories of nuclear waste: linking ecosystem and landscape modeling
    Tobias Lindborg
    Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co, Stockholm
    Ambio 35:418-24. 2006
    ..for a license application for a deep repository for spent nuclear fuel, the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co. has started site investigations at two sites in Sweden...
  6. doi Elimination of organic micropollutants in a municipal wastewater treatment plant upgraded with a full-scale post-ozonation followed by sand filtration
    Juliane Hollender
    Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dubendorf, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 43:7862-9. 2009
    ..The energy requirement for the additional post-ozonation step is about 0.035 kWh m(-3), which corresponds to 12% of a typical medium-sized nutrient removal plant (5 g DOC m(-3))...
  7. ncbi Hospital solid waste management practices in Limpopo Province, South Africa: a case study of two hospitals
    Felicia Nemathaga
    Department of Ecology and Resource Management, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Venda, Thohoyandou 0950, Limpopo Province, South Africa
    Waste Manag 28:1236-45. 2008
    ..The mean percentage composition of the waste was found in the following decreasing order: general waste (60.74%)>medical waste (30.32%)>sharps (8.94%). The mean generation rates were found to be 0.60kg per patient per day...
  8. ncbi Overview of personal occupational exposure levels to inhalable dust, endotoxin, beta(1-->3)-glucan and fungal extracellular polysaccharides in the waste management chain
    Inge M Wouters
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences IRAS, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    Ann Occup Hyg 50:39-53. 2006
    In the past decade, we studied occupational bioaerosol exposures in various sites of the waste management chain...
  9. ncbi Setting priorities for waste management strategies in developing countries
    Paul H Brunner
    Vienna University of Technology, Institute for Water Quality, Resources and Waste Management, Vienna, Austria
    Waste Manag Res 25:234-40. 2007
    This study aimed to determine whether the waste management systems, that are presently applied in affluent countries are appropriate solutions for waste management in less developed regions...
  10. doi Property-close source separation of hazardous waste and waste electrical and electronic equipment--a Swedish case study
    Anna Bernstad
    Department of Chemistry Engeneering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
    Waste Manag 31:536-43. 2011
    ..to increase source separation of hazardous waste and WEEE when accessibility was improved and that this and similar collection systems can play an important role in building up increasingly sustainable solid waste management systems.
  11. ncbi Health hazards to waste management workers in Denmark
    T Sigsgaard
    Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Schriftenr Ver Wasser Boden Lufthyg 104:563-8. 1999
    ..However, there is still an increased prevalence of respiratory symptoms such as chest tightness and toxic alveolitis. Furthermore gastrointestinal and skin symptoms are more frequent among GRW compared to other blue-collar workers...
  12. ncbi Hazardous waste, impact on health and environment for development of better waste management strategies in future in India
    Virendra Misra
    Ecotoxicology Section, Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Post Box No 80, M G Marg, Lucknow 226 001, India
    Environ Int 31:417-31. 2005
    ..wastes management practices, steps towards planning, design and development of models for effective hazardous waste management, treatment, approaches and regulations for disposal of hazardous waste...
  13. doi A review of waste management practices and their impact on human health
    L Giusti
    Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY, United Kingdom
    Waste Manag 29:2227-39. 2009
    ..and in some developing countries (notably China) and (ii) the potential direct and indirect impact of waste management activities on health...
  14. ncbi Hospital waste management in the teaching hospitals of Karachi
    Shahida Rasheed
    Sir Syed College of Medical Sciences, Karachi
    J Pak Med Assoc 55:192-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate the current practices of segregation approaches, storage arrangements, collection and disposal systems in the teaching hospitals of Karachi...
  15. ncbi Pools and fluxes of organic matter in a boreal landscape: implications for a safety assessment of a repository for nuclear waste
    Linda Kumblad
    Department of Systems Ecology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Ambio 35:496-504. 2006
    ..for a license application for a deep repository for spent nuclear fuel, the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co is carrying out site investigations, including extensive studies of different parts of the surface ..
  16. pmc Coupling aggressive mass removal with microbial reductive dechlorination for remediation of DNAPL source zones: a review and assessment
    John A Christ
    Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:465-77. 2005
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  17. doi Municipal solid waste management in Kolkata, India - a review
    Subhasish Chattopadhyay
    Department of Civil Engineering, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah 711103, India
    Waste Manag 29:1449-58. 2009
    ..A detailed plan should emphasize segregation at the source, investment in disposal arrangements (including the use of liners and leachate collection), and an optimized transport arrangement, among improvements...
  18. doi Hospital waste management in El-Beheira Governorate, Egypt
    Magda Magdy Abd El-Salam
    Environmental Health Department, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt
    J Environ Manage 91:618-29. 2010
    This study investigated the hospital waste management practices used by eight randomly selected hospitals located in Damanhour City of El-Beheira Governorate and determined the total daily generation rate of their wastes...
  19. ncbi Microbial studies in the Canadian nuclear fuel waste management program
    S Stroes-Gascoyne
    Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Whiteshell Laboratories, Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada
    FEMS Microbiol Rev 20:573-90. 1997
    ..This paper summarizes the results to date from the research activities at AECL...
  20. ncbi Anaerobic digestion of organic solid poultry slaughterhouse waste--a review
    E Salminen
    Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Bioresour Technol 83:13-26. 2002
    ..Finally, we present an overview of the future potential and current experience of the anaerobic digestion treatment of these materials...
  21. doi Methodology for assessing determinants of manure use in urban areas of Africa
    Paul Suman
    Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
    Waste Manag Res 28:1076-86. 2010
    ..The optimal tree was selected by using receiver operating characteristics curve information. This method can be useful in assessing other aspects of waste management.
  22. doi Sustainability of composting as an alternative waste management option for developing countries: a case study of the City of Tshwane
    Jacques Snyman
    Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa
    Waste Manag Res 29:1222-31. 2011
    ..Although the study focused on Tshwane, it can be argued that the findings could be implemented in any other South African municipality, and even implemented in other emerging countries...
  23. ncbi Marine ecosystem modeling beyond the box: using GIS to study carbon fluxes in a coastal ecosystem
    Erik Wijnbladh
    Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co, Figeholm
    Ambio 35:484-95. 2006
    ..As many radionuclides are expected to follow the pathways of organic matter in the environment, these findings enhance our abilities to realistically describe and predict their fate in the ecosystem...
  24. doi Factors affecting waste generation: a study in a waste management program in Dhaka City, Bangladesh
    Rafia Afroz
    Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia
    Environ Monit Assess 179:509-19. 2011
    ..These factors are necessary to effectively improve waste management, growth and performance, as well as to reduce the environmental degradation of the household waste.
  25. ncbi The applicability of Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy in waste management
    Ena Smidt
    BOKU University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Institute of Waste Management, Department of Water, Atmosphere and Environment, Muthgasse 107, 1190 Vienna, Austria
    Waste Manag 27:268-76. 2007
    ..Infrared spectra of freeze-dried leachate from untreated and aerated landfill material prove the effect of the aerobic treatment during 10 weeks in laboratory-scale experiments...
  26. pmc Arsenic: a roadblock to potential animal waste management solutions
    Keeve E Nachman
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1123-4. 2005
    ..As a result, alternative waste management practices are currently being implemented, including incineration and pelletization of waste...
  27. doi Inequalities, inequities, environmental justice in waste management and health
    Marco Martuzzi
    World Health Organization WHO Regional Office for Europe, Rome Office, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Public Health 20:21-6. 2010
    ..This review aims at investigating the role of health inequalities and inequities in waste management.
  28. doi Opportunities and constraints for developing a sustainable E-waste management system at local government level in Australia
    Georgina Davis
    D and H Consulting, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Waste Manag Res 28:705-13. 2010
    ..of, and turnover of manufacturers and suppliers, may see local councils assuming a key role in future e-waste management. A survey of local councils across Australia was undertaken to determine the current level of understanding ..
  29. doi Financial appraisal of wet mesophilic AD technology as a renewable energy and waste management technology
    T Dolan
    School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK430AL, UK
    Sci Total Environ 409:2460-6. 2011
    ..Sensitivity analysis highlights the financial significance of: economic incentive payments and a waste management gate fee; and demonstrates that the fate of the digestate by-product is a source of financial uncertainty for ..
  30. ncbi Practice review of five bioreactor/recirculation landfills
    C H Benson
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1415 Engineering Drive, 2214 Engineering Hall, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Waste Manag 27:13-29. 2007
    ..For each of the sites in this study, some of the analyses were limited by sparseness or ambiguity in the data sets...
  31. ncbi Sustainable waste management in the UK: the public health role
    R Mohan
    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK
    Public Health 120:908-14. 2006
    This paper discusses waste management in the UK and its relationship with health...
  32. ncbi Thermophilic aeration of cattle slurry with whey and/or jam wastes
    Helvi Heinonen-Tanski
    Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kuopio, P O Box 1627, FIN 70211 Kuopio, Finland
    Bioresour Technol 96:247-52. 2005
    ..A part of slurry could be replaced with food-industrial side products. Whey waste suited better for co-composting than jam waste but the mixture of whey, jam waste, and slurry was optimal for composting...
  33. ncbi Medical waste management in Korea
    Yong Chul Jang
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 305 764, South Korea
    J Environ Manage 80:107-15. 2006
    ..Waste minimization and recycling, control of toxic air emissions at medical waste incinerators, and alternative treatment methods to incineration are regarded to be the major challenges in the future...
  34. ncbi Economic and policy instrument analyses in support of the scrap tire recycling program in Taiwan
    Ni Bin Chang
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
    J Environ Manage 86:435-50. 2008
    ....
  35. ncbi Health hazards and waste management
    Lesley Rushton
    MRC Institute for Environment and Health, Leicester, UK
    Br Med Bull 68:183-97. 2003
    Different methods of waste management emit a large number of substances, most in small quantities and at extremely low levels...
  36. doi Hygiene versus fertiliser: the use of human excreta in agriculture--a Vietnamese example
    Peter Kjaer Mackie Jensen
    Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, Building 16, Entrance I, P O Box 2099, 1014 Copenhagen K, Denmark
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 211:432-9. 2008
    ..It is recommended that the guidelines be revised and attempts made to identify ways of reducing the time needed to ensure the die-off of helminth eggs, including the use of pH regulators, such as an increased use of lime in the latrines...
  37. pmc Plastics, the environment and human health: current consensus and future trends
    Richard C Thompson
    Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, Marine Institute, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:2153-66. 2009
    ..There is some urgency, as the quantity of plastics produced in the first 10 years of the current century is likely to approach the quantity produced in the entire century that preceded...
  38. pmc Biodegradable and compostable alternatives to conventional plastics
    J H Song
    Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 364:2127-39. 2009
    ..This paper discusses the potential impacts of biodegradable packaging materials and their waste management, particularly via composting...
  39. ncbi [Public and occupational health aspects related to municipal solid waste management]
    J A Ferreira
    Departamento de Engenharia Sanitária e do Meio Ambiente, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20550 013, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 17:689-96. 2001
    ..review, the paper calls attention to public and occupational health problems related to poor municipal solid waste management resulting from a development model that views environmental protection, public health, and workers' health as ..
  40. pmc Impacts of co-solvent flushing on microbial populations capable of degrading trichloroethylene
    Vijayalakshmi Ramakrishnan
    Department of Soil and Water Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:55-61. 2005
    ..These results showed that impacts of ethanol were not as severe as anticipated and imply that ethanol may mitigate the toxicity of TCE to the microorganisms...
  41. ncbi Application of multi-criteria decision-making on strategic municipal solid waste management in Dalmatia, Croatia
    Goran Vego
    Civil Engineering Institute of Croatia, Environmental and Hydrotechnics Department, Matice hrvatske 15, 21000 Split, Croatia
    Waste Manag 28:2192-201. 2008
    The efficiency of providing a waste management system in the coastal part of Croatia consisting of four Dalmatian counties has been modelled...
  42. ncbi Settlement analysis of fresh and partially stabilised municipal solid waste in simulated controlled dumps and bioreactor landfills
    M Swati
    Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai 600 025, Tamil Nadu, India
    Waste Manag 28:1355-63. 2008
    ..Secondary settlements in bioreactor landfills were found to vary exponentially with time...
  43. ncbi Factors affecting hazardous waste solidification/stabilization: a review
    Rachana Malviya
    Hazardous Waste Management Laboratory, School of Energy and Environmental Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India
    J Hazard Mater 137:267-76. 2006
    ..Pore structure depends on relative quantity of the constituents, cement hydration products and their reaction products with admixtures. Carbonation and additives can lead to strength improvement in waste-binder matrix...
  44. ncbi Improving environmental risk management through historical impact assessments
    Daniel T Rogers
    Amsted Industries Incorporated, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 56:816-23. 2006
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  45. ncbi Starved air combustion-solidification/stabilization of primary chemical sludge from a tannery
    S Swarnalatha
    Department of Environmental Technology, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai 600 020, Tamil Nadu, India
    J Hazard Mater 137:304-13. 2006
    ..Leachability studies on solidified bricks were carried out to determine the metal fixation and dissolved organic (as COD) concentration in the leachate...
  46. ncbi Recycling MSWI bottom and fly ash as raw materials for Portland cement
    Jill R Pan
    Biotechnology Center, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Waste Manag 28:1113-8. 2008
    ..Cement products conformed to the Chinese National Standard (CNS) of Type II Portland cement with one exception, the setting time of the clinker was much longer...
  47. ncbi Polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxins and -furans detoxification of soil promoted by K-polyethylene glycol technology
    Eugenio Vajna de Pava
    Polimeri Europa, S p A, Centro Ricerche Istituto G Donegani, Via Fauser 4, 28100 Novara, Italy
    Chemosphere 59:1333-42. 2005
    ..The analytical results (mainly by mass and IR spectroscopy) suggest that PEG has an essential role on promoting the dehalogenation reaction by acting as a phase transfer agent as well as a source of hydride...
  48. ncbi Reuse of cement-solidified municipal incinerator fly ash in cement mortars: physico-mechanical and leaching characteristics
    Maria Anna Cinquepalmi
    Facolta di Ingegneria, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Via Eudossiana, 18 00184 Roma, Italy
    J Hazard Mater 151:585-93. 2008
    ..The leaching data from sequential leach tests on monolithic specimens were successfully elaborated with a pseudo-diffusional model including a chemical retardation factor related to the partial dissolution of contaminant...
  49. ncbi Report on waste dump sites around Bangalore
    H Lakshmikantha
    KSPCB GTZ, HAWA Project Office, 22nd Floor, PU Building, MG Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Waste Manag 26:640-50. 2006
    ..The disposal sites have got tremendous potential of spreading the epidemics/diseases to the people living in their immediate vicinity and at nearby places...
  50. ncbi In situ determination of solidosity profiles during activated sludge electrodewatering
    Hans Saveyn
    Ghent University, Particle and Interfacial Technology Group, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Water Res 40:2135-42. 2006
    ....
  51. ncbi Leaching behavior and immobilization of heavy metals in solidified/stabilized products
    Rachana Malviya
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, School of Energy and Environmental Studies, Devi Ahilya University, Takshila Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 17, M P, India
    J Hazard Mater 137:207-17. 2006
    ..Dominant leaching mechanism was surface wash off in the initial stages followed by diffusion for Pb, Zn, Cu, Fe and Mn. Diffusion coefficient was above 11.5 indicating low mobility in the cement matrix...
  52. ncbi Report: integrated industrial waste management systems in China
    Wenxin Zhang
    Department of Civic Design, University of Liverpool, 74 Bedford Street South, Liverpool L69 7ZQ, UK
    Waste Manag Res 25:288-95. 2007
    ..of urban sustainable development have been introduced in recent years and some of these such as integrated waste management have been proved to be of particular value...
  53. ncbi Closed cycle construction: an integrated process for the separation and reuse of C&D waste
    Evert Mulder
    TNO Science and Industry, Department of Separation Technology, P O Box 342, 7300 AH Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
    Waste Manag 27:1408-15. 2007
    ..The aim is to optimise the different process steps of the Closed Cycle Construction process on a laboratory scale, and then to verify them on a large scale. The results of the project are promising, so far...
  54. ncbi Degradation of diesel oil in soil using a food waste composting process
    Hung Soo Joo
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University of Technology, 172 Kongneung Dong, Nowon Gu, Seoul, Korea
    Biodegradation 18:597-605. 2007
    ..In a 28 l reactor scale-up experiment using 1% oil, 20% food waste and 79% soil, removal efficiencies of petroleum hydrocarbons and food waste after 15 days were 79% and 77%, respectively...
  55. ncbi Management of MSW in Spain and recovery of packaging steel scrap
    Hanan Tayibi
    National Centre for Metallurgical Research CENIM, CSIC, Avda Gregorio del Amo 8, E 28040 Madrid, Spain
    Waste Manag 27:1655-65. 2007
    ..Ferrous scrap from compost plants has a high tin content, which negatively affects its recycling. Cleaning and detinning processes are required prior to recycling...
  56. ncbi Bench- and pilot-scale sludge electrodewatering in a diaphragm filter press
    H Saveyn
    Ghent University, Particle and Interfacial Technology Group, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Water Sci Technol 54:53-60. 2006
    ..Depending on local market prices for investment, operating and sludge disposal costs, this technology may therefore lead to important savings in the sludge management process...
  57. ncbi Characterisation of polymer fractions from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and implications for waste management
    Martin Schlummer
    Department Product Safety and Analysis, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging, Giggenhauser Str 35, 85354 Freising, Germany
    Chemosphere 67:1866-76. 2007
    ..Sources and implications for the material recycling and thermal recovery approaches are discussed in detail...
  58. ncbi A method for removing copper from charcoal of waste wood using an electrical current
    S Goto
    College of Environmental Health, Azabu Universtity, 1 17 71 Fuchinobe, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229 8501, Japan
    Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 79:126-9. 2007
    ..To examine methods of removing hazardous metals which may well remain in carbonized wood wastes, we investigated the removal and recovery of copper from charcoal with a high copper content by applying electricity (direct current) to it...
  59. ncbi Evaluation of meat and bone meal combustion residue as lead immobilizing material for in situ remediation of polluted aqueous solutions and soils: "chemical and ecotoxicological studies"
    E Deydier
    Universite Paul Sabatier, Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique et Santé LCIS LU06, IUT, Avenue G Pompidou, BP 258, 81104 Castres, France
    J Hazard Mater 146:227-36. 2007
    ..Tobacco model points out that ashes present two beneficial actions as they do not only neutralize lead toxicity but also act as a fertilizer...
  60. ncbi Inhibition of anaerobic digestion process: a review
    Ye Chen
    Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695 7625, USA
    Bioresour Technol 99:4044-64. 2008
    ..Co-digestion with other waste, adaptation of microorganisms to inhibitory substances, and incorporation of methods to remove or counteract toxicants before anaerobic digestion can significantly improve the waste treatment efficiency...
  61. ncbi Production of lightweight aggregates from mining residues, heavy metal sludge, and incinerator fly ash
    Su Chen Huang
    Department of Atomic Science, National Tsing Hua University, 101, Sec 2, Kuang Fu Road, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan, ROC
    J Hazard Mater 144:52-8. 2007
    ..3 MPa. In addition, only trace amounts of heavy metals were detected, making the LWA non-hazardous for construction use...
  62. ncbi Landfill leachate production, quality and recirculation treatment in northeast China
    Qing Liang Zhao
    School of Municipal and Environment Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
    J Environ Sci (China) 18:625-8. 2006
    ..Recirculation also could enhance waste degradation and stabilization and improve the efficiency of landfill. This study confirmed that leachate recirculation was a very feasible way for on-site landfill leachate treatment in cold areas...
  63. ncbi Experience with the use of LCA-modelling (EASEWASTE) in waste management
    Thomas H Christensen
    Institute of Environment and Resources, Building 115, Technical University of Denmark, DK 2800 Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
    Waste Manag Res 25:257-62. 2007
    Life-cycle assessment (LCA) models are becoming the principal decision support tools of waste management systems...
  64. ncbi Co-digestion of mixed industrial sludge with municipal solid wastes in anaerobic simulated landfilling bioreactors
    Osman Nuri Ağdağ
    Pamukkale University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Kinikli Campus, Denizli, Turkey
    J Hazard Mater 140:75-85. 2007
    ..Furthermore, TN and TP removals in waste were higher in reactors containing industrial sludge compared to control. The toxicity test results showed that toxicity was observed in reactors containing industrial mixed sludge...
  65. ncbi Simple model of dissolved oxygen consumption in a bay within high organic loading: an applied remediation tool
    Ramón Ahumada
    Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Casilla 297, Concepcion, Chile
    Environ Monit Assess 118:179-93. 2006
    ..Iteration of the model for 200 h following recommendations derived from the preceding results produced an increase in saturation of 60% (5 ml O2 L(-1)), which suggested an improvement of the environmental conditions...
  66. ncbi Policy options to reduce consumer waste to zero: comparing product stewardship and extended producer responsibility for refrigerator waste
    Scott Nicol
    Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Waste Manag Res 25:227-33. 2007
    Today, over-consumption, pollution and resource depletion threaten sustainability. Waste management policies frequently fail to reduce consumption, prevent pollution, conserve resources and foster sustainable products...
  67. ncbi Exploration of urban deposits: long-term prospects for resource and waste management
    Dominic Wittmer
    ETH Zurich Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
    Waste Manag Res 25:220-6. 2007
    ..The calibrated model enabled the study team to develop resource and waste management scenarios forecasting waste flows...
  68. ncbi Using compost from urban solid waste to prevent erosion in road embankments
    Francisco Osorio
    Department of Civil Engineering, MITA Research Group, University of Granada, Spain
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 41:2311-27. 2006
    ..The side slope was not found to be a significant factor for manually planted species, but turned out to be crucial for hydroseeded varieties...
  69. ncbi Pretreatment and utilization of waste incineration bottom ashes: Danish experiences
    Thomas Astrup
    Institute of Environment and Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Building 115, DK 2800 Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
    Waste Manag 27:1452-7. 2007
    ..The main results and experiences are discussed and evaluated with respect to bottom ash upgrading and utilization. Based on this discussion, development needs and potential management strategies are identified...
  70. ncbi Drivers for innovation in waste-to-energy technology
    Oliver Gohlke
    Martin GmbH für Umwelt und Energietechnik, Leopoldstrasse 248, D 80807 München, Germany
    Waste Manag Res 25:214-9. 2007
    ..However, these processes reduce the efficiency in terms of energy, cost and availability. A new oxygen-enriched waste-to-energy system is under development in order to better achieve the required inert ash quality...
  71. ncbi Effects of prevailing conditions during second Palestinian uprising on solid waste management system in Nablus city in Palestine
    Hassan A Arafat
    Chemical Engineering Department, An Najah National University, Nablus Palestinian National Authority
    Int J Environ Health Res 16:281-7. 2006
    ..Solid waste management in Nablus city was badly affected by these conditions, and this situation is negatively affecting health and ..
  72. ncbi Characteristics of blast furnace slag leachate produced under reduced and oxidized conditions
    A P Schwab
    Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 41:381-95. 2006
    ..Leachate from the study site appears to form as a result of a series of complex chemical reactions including fluctuating oxidized and reduced conditions...
  73. ncbi A critical review of economic valuation studies of externalities from incineration and landfilling
    Tzipi Eshet
    Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Waste Manag Res 23:487-504. 2005
    The primary objective of this study was to assist waste management researchers, decision-makers and waste managers at national, regional and local levels, in their decision-making processes, with most recent valuations on the ..
  74. ncbi Waste explosives and other hazardous materials--hazard potential and remedial measures: an overview
    R K Pandey
    High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune
    J Environ Sci Eng 49:195-202. 2007
    ..The present paper describes the hazard potential of energetic materials and associated hazardous chemicals. It also deals with global technological status for remedial measures of hazardous chemicals along with their merits and demerits...
  75. ncbi Treatment of lead mine waste by a Mozley multi-gravity separator (MGS)
    F Göktepe
    Balikesir Technical College, Balikesir University, Balikesir, Turkey
    J Environ Manage 76:277-81. 2005
    ..A material and mass balance for the laboratory system has demonstrated that approximately 12% of the Pb can be removed in the form of concentrate with 12% Pb content...
  76. ncbi Use of flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) waste and rejected fly ash in waste stabilization/solidification systems
    X C Qiao
    Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Waste Manag 26:141-9. 2006
    ..The Leachability Index indicates that cement-based waste forms with rFA replacement were effective in reducing the mobility of heavy metals...
  77. ncbi Augmenting groundwater monitoring networks near landfills with slurry cutoff walls
    Paul F Hudak
    Department of Geography and Environmental Science Program, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
    Environ Monit Assess 90:113-20. 2004
    ..A 100% detection efficiency was also attained by an eight-well network with no cutoff wall, at approximately one-third the cost of the most efficient wall-augmented network...
  78. ncbi Metal-contaminated soil remediation by means of paper mill sludges addition: chemical and ecotoxicological evaluation
    N Calace
    Department of Chemistry, University of Rome La Sapienza, Research Unit of the Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale, La Chimica per l Ambiente INCA, P le A Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
    Environ Pollut 136:485-92. 2005
    ..The leached solutions have a non-toxic effect. The mild remediation by addition of sludge has moreover a lasting effect...
  79. doi Technological options for the management of biosolids
    Hailong Wang
    Scion A Crown Research Institute of New Zealand, Private Bag 3020, Rotorua, New Zealand
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 15:308-17. 2008
    ..Significant efforts have been made recently to develop new technologies to manage biosolids and make useful products from them. In this paper, we provide a review of the technologies in biosolids management...
  80. ncbi Hybrid life-cycle environmental and cost inventory of sewage sludge treatment and end-use scenarios: a case study from China
    Ashley Murray
    Energy and Resources Group and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:3163-9. 2008
    ..Although additional factors must be considered when selecting a sludge treatment and end-use scheme, this study highlights how a systems approach to planning can contribute significantly to improving overall environmental sustainability...
  81. ncbi Dynamics of cytochrome P450 inducers in polluted sites of São Paulo city reservoirs
    Thomaz A A Rocha-e-Silva
    Department of Physiological Sciences, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Rod Washington Luis, km 235, P O Box 676, 13650 905 São Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 59:109-15. 2004
    ..However, these parameters were significantly decreased 3 months later. This effect is probably due to dilution of pollutants because of the increased level of water in the Guarapiranga...
  82. ncbi Solutions to the problem of waste deposition at a coal-fired power plant
    Janez Oman
    Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Waste Manag 22:617-23. 2002
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  83. ncbi Contaminant risks from biosolids land application: contemporary organic contaminant levels in digested sewage sludge from five treatment plants in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia
    D A Bright
    Applied Research, Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Environ Pollut 126:39-49. 2003
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  84. ncbi Sustainable sludge management in developing countries
    B Jimenez
    Institute of Engineering, National University of Mexico UNAM, Apartado Postal 70 472, Coyoacan 04510, Mexico, D F Mexico
    Water Sci Technol 49:251-8. 2004
    ..This paper summarises an overview of these issues...
  85. ncbi The potential of recycling and reusing municipal solid waste incinerator ash in Taiwan
    Chin Ming Huang
    National Taiwan University, Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, 71, Chou Shan Road, Taipei, 106, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Waste Manag 26:979-87. 2006
    ..The procedures of evaluation have been proposed in the performance criteria to be included in the proposed decision-making process of ash utilization...
  86. ncbi Nutrient dynamics and decomposition rates during composting of sulphitation pressmud by different methods
    R Chandra
    Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture, G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttaranchal
    J Environ Sci Eng 49:183-8. 2007
    ..Total S in the composts decreased with time and both the aerobic methods showed more reductions than pit and vermicomposting methods...
  87. ncbi Carbon dioxide sequestration in municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) bottom ash
    Eva Rendek
    Laboratoire d Analyse Environnementale des Procédés et des Systèmes Industriels, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon, 20 Avenue Albert Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
    J Hazard Mater 128:73-9. 2006
    ..It decreases the pH from 11.8 to 8.2 and causes Pb, Cr and Cd leaching to decrease. This process could reduce incinerator CO2 emissions by 0.5-1%...
  88. doi Assessment of metal contamination using X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) during remediation of a waste disposal site in Antarctica
    Scott C Stark
    Environmental Protection and Change Environmental Risk and Remediation, Australian Antarctic Division, Department of Environment and Water Resources, Channel HWY, Kingston, TAS 7050, Australia
    J Environ Monit 10:60-70. 2008
    ..The combined data helped managers during remediation, directing excavation and allowing waste to be classified for treatment and disposal before its return to Australia...
  89. ncbi Recycling potential of urban solid waste destined for sanitary landfills: the case of Indaiatuba, SP, Brazil
    Sandro Donnini Mancini
    Environmental Engineering, Universidade Estadual Paulista UNESP, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil
    Waste Manag Res 25:517-23. 2007
    ..Our findings indicate that more aluminium and uncoloured polyethylene terephthalate is discarded in the warmest months of the year, probably due to a greater consumption of canned and bottled drinks...
  90. doi Characterization of heavy metal concentrations in the sediments of three freshwater rivers in Huludao City, Northeast China
    Na Zheng
    Northeast Institute of Geography and Agricultural Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Weishan Road 3195, Changchun 130012, PR China
    Environ Pollut 154:135-42. 2008
    ..3-93.2%, 7.9-54.9% to total toxicity in Wuli River and Lianshan River, respectively, followed by Cd. In Cishan River, Cd is the major sediment toxicity contributor, however, accounting for 63.2-66.9% of total toxicity...
  91. doi Speciation of Cr and its leachability in coal by-products from spanish coal combustion plants
    M Antonia Lopez-Anton
    Instituto Nacional del Carbón INCAR, CSIC, C Francisco Pintado Fe, no 26, Oviedo 33011, Spain
    J Environ Monit 10:778-81. 2008
    ..According to European directive 1999/31/CEE, soluble Cr(VI) in the fly ashes studied would be unlikely to pose an environmental or health risk when the ash is disposed of...
  92. ncbi Nitrogen transformation during organic waste composting by the Rutgers system and its effects on pH, EC and maturity of the composting mixtures
    M A Sanchez-Monedero
    Department of Soil and Water Conservation and Organic Waste Management, Centro de Edafologia y Biologia Aplicada del Segura, CSIC, Murcia, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 78:301-8. 2001
    ..08, 0.04, 0,16 and 0.11 for the four mixtures being equal to, or below the maximum value established as a maturity index in other materials...
  93. ncbi Bio fuel ash in a road construction: impact on soil solution chemistry
    R T Thurdin
    Department of Natural Sciences, Mid Sweden University, SE 851 70 Sundsvall, Sweden
    Waste Manag 26:599-613. 2006
    ..The concentrations of Ca in the ash layer indicated an ongoing hardening, which is important for the leaching rate and the strength of the road construction...
  94. ncbi Field-scale evaluation of the passive flux meter for simultaneous measurement of groundwater and contaminant fluxes
    Michael D Annable
    Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences, and Department of Civil Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 39:7194-201. 2005
    ..These results support the PMF method as a potential innovative alternative for measuring groundwater and contaminant fluxes in screened wells...
  95. ncbi Environmental impact assessment of the proposed Information Technology Park at Perungudi
    G Sharmilaa
    J Environ Sci Eng 49:325-32. 2007
    ..The socio-economic environment will have a positive impact from the proposed project. An Environmental Management Plan was prepared which includes the mitigation measures for improving the eco-profile of the study area...
  96. ncbi Production and recovery process of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from waste activated sludge
    Kalyani Mahapatra
    Environmental Biotechnology Division, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nehru Marg, Nagpur, India
    J Environ Sci Eng 49:164-9. 2007
    ..By using these optimized recovery processes with optimized C:N ratio 10, the maximum product recovery was observed to be 62.3% (w/w). The results are presented and discussed in this paper...
  97. ncbi Vermicomposting of different types of waste using Eisenia foetida: a comparative study
    Payal Garg
    Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar Haryana 125 001, India
    Bioresour Technol 97:391-5. 2006
    ..The data reveals that vermicomposting (using E. foetida) is a suitable technology for the decomposition of different types of organic wastes (domestic as well as industrial) into value-added material...
  98. ncbi Utilization of enzymes for environmental applications
    Sanjeev K Ahuja
    Human Genome Sciences, Inc, Rockville, MD, USA
    Crit Rev Biotechnol 24:125-54. 2004
    ..Enzymes also help to maintain an unpolluted environment through their use in waste management. Recombinant DNA technology, protein engineering, and rational enzyme design are the emerging areas of ..
  99. ncbi A symposium on international health policy and medical waste management research in asian region
    H Nakamura
    Health Policy and Planning, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Biosci Trends 2:133-4. 2008
    ..exchanged results and shared experiences at the symposium on "The International Health Policy and Medical Waste Management Research in Asian Region"...
  100. ncbi Aquatic modules for bioregenerative life support systems based on the C.E.B.A.S. biotechnology [correction of biotechnilogy]
    V Bluem
    Ruhr University of Bochum, Faculty of Biology, Comparative Endocrinology Research Section and C E B A S Center of Excellence
    Acta Astronaut 48:287-97. 2001
    ..Animal protein production is mostly neglected because of the tremendous waste management problems with tetrapods under reduced weightlessness...
  101. ncbi Mitigation of global greenhouse gas emissions from waste: conclusions and strategies from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report. Working Group III (Mitigation)
    Jean Bogner
    Landfills, Inc, Wheaton, Illinois 60187, USA
    Waste Manag Res 26:11-32. 2008
    ..waste and provide public health, environmental protection, and sustainable development co-benefits, existing waste management practices can provide effective mitigation of GHG emissions from this sector...

Research Grants61

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Grant
    Faye Grimsley; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Students also select electives from the other disciplines within the department such as hazardous waste management, risk assessment, and principles of safety. Doctoral students, ...
  2. AGRICULTURAL DUST AND CHILDHOOD ASTHMA SYMPTOMS
    Steve Wing; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..livestock operations, including information about the size, type of animals, geographic location, and waste management practices...
  3. Facility Renovations for Continued Research Excellence
    David Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..5) install a security system to protect research animals and studies; and 6) purchase two laminar flow animal waste management stations to prevent occupational exposure to animal allergens...
  4. Sampler for viable ariborne bacteria, fungi and virus.
    IGOR AGRANOVSKI; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..low concentrated areas (offices and residential buildings) and highly concentrated areas (agriculture and waste management facilities)...
  5. HAZMAT Training DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex Coop. Agmt.
    DOUGLAS FEIL; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..for Health and Safety Training (CCCHST) serving Department of Energy (DOE) environmental restoration and waste management sites across the United States...
  6. Impact of Microparticles on Oral TSE Infections
    Joel A Pedersen; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our studies support the hypothesis that soil and soil microparticles bind to prion protein (PrPSc) enhancing disease transmission for scrapie and CWD. ..
  7. DNA Microchips: Detecting Microbes in Oral Cavity Fluids
    David Stahl; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  8. Duke Center for Geospatial Medicine (RMI)
    Marie Lynn Miranda; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Using neural tube defects as a prototype health endpoint, we will develop a generalized framework for applying these methods to a wide variety of health endpoints, including autism, asthma, ADHD, and obesity. ..