Wealth from Waste Trends and Technologies

With rapid urbanization and increasing economic growth, witnessed especially in the developing countries, there is a consistent increase in the generation of waste, subsequently bringing the issues related to its impacts to the fore. The problem of industrial or municipal solid waste, domestic or agro- industrial waste, plastic waste or waste water effluent is serious in terms of their magnitude and potential impacts on air, water, land, and health of people managing these waste streams. Generation of waste is related directly or indirectly to the growth and development of human society.

The distribution and the quantum of waste generated, however, vary from place to place, depending on the population density and consumption pattern of society. In developing countries, rapid urbanization and exponential growth in industries have led to the generation of large quantities of waste. Further, waste generation is always directly proportional to the population density. This makes the issues of generation of waste and methods for its mitigation prime concerns in developing countries.

This award winning book by TERI considers these themes and a number of related issues.

Bio fuels

Bio ethanol production from lignocellulosics: an overview

Bioethanol: a status review on metabolic pathway modififi cation of certain ethanologenic bacteria through genetic engineering

Bioethanol production technologies: economics, environmental impact, and policy issues

Bio-hydrogen: applications and future prospects

Methanogenesis from agro-industrial residues: potential and prospects

Biomass-gasififi er-based decentralized energy solutions: technology, potential, problems, and research

Industrial solid waste

Coal-bed methane

Bioreactors for waste water treatment

Ceramic membrane filters from waste fly ash and their applications

Technological options for municipal solid waste management

Technology trends and opportunities in cogeneration

Environmental regulations for waste management in India