Practical Handbook of Processing and Recycling Municipal Waste


Authors: A. G. R. Manser, A. A. Keeling

ISBN: 9781566701648

Copy Right Year:  1996

Pages:  572

Binding: Soft Cover

Publisher:  Taylor & Francis

SKU: 9781566701648 Category:


Practical Handbook of Processing and Recycling Municipal Waste provides all of the information necessary for vastly improving the way we recycle materials. It first develops basic engineering and scientific theories related to processing and recycling municipal waste. The authors then show how the behavioral characteristics of waste can actually be predicted with some degree of accuracy, turning waste disposal engineering from a malter of guesswork into a science

Treats waste as a raw material, rather than as a problem

Explains clearly how waste processes work

Emphasizes refuse-derived fuels and composts

Outlines the use of mathematical modeling

Use tables and figures to illustrate points

Additional information

Weight .61 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 2 cm

Table of Content


The Nature of Waste

Mechanical Handling

Composting in Waste Management

Simple Windrow Composting Systems

More Sophisticated Mechanical Composting Systems

Biological Aspects of Compost Production and Utilization

Materials Recovery Facilities

Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) Processes

Combined RDF/Compost, Recycling Plants

Markets for Recycled Products

Appendix A

Appendix B


About The Author

G. R. Manser Tony Manser trained in heavy mechanical, electrical, and marine engineering with standard Oil of New Jersey, and spent some 10 years in the oil industry in the Middle East and Venezuela. In 1970, he moved on to the waste disposal industry when he became deputy chief engineer of the largest waste-to-energy plant in Europe.


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