Municipal Solid Waste Treatment in Developing Countries

Authored by: Jayarama Reddy Puthalpet

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120051410

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Abstract

Aspects related to MSW treatment in developing countries such as waste generation, collection and transfer, waste characterization, 3R (reduce, reuse, and recycling) practices, waste trading, status of implementation of composting, incineration, anaerobic digestion and landfill are briefly discussed. MSW management in India is outlined as a case study.

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