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Title: Management of solid wastes in developing countries
Authors: Flintoff, Frank
Issue Date: 1980
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Description: A richly detailed technical guide to methods for the removal and disposal of solid wastes from domestic, industrial and trade sources. Information is specific to the resources, climatic conditions, and typical waste composition found in developing countries. The book, which has earned high praise for its practical value and technical accuracy, has 20 chapters, moving from a comparative analysis of the various communal and house-to-house collection systems to details on mechanical and manual systems for street cleansing. Information ranges from the simple fact that wastes in developing countries are high in vegetable matter to reasons why arguments favouring certain technologies in industrialized countries must be firmly dismissed in the developing world. The most extensive chapters concentrate on the use of sanitary landfill and composting as the most cost-effective and environmentally appropriate technologies for developing countries. Calculations of labour, equipment, and overall running costs are included together with well over 50 figures, line drawings, and photographs.
Gov't Doc #: Regional Publication No. 1
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