Pollution Control and Waste Management in Developing Countries

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A comprehensive, practical view of environmental management, this book records the experience gained through regional seminars in Africa over several years. It uses real examples to illustrate the points it makes. Subjects covered are: air pollution; coastal and marine pollution; managing domestic, industrial, mining, biomedical, nuclear and radioactive waste; solid waste re-use and recycling; waste water treatment; bioremediation; microbiological assessment and monitoring of pollutants; laboratory waste management; moving hazardous waste between nations; best practice for building a distributed waste network.

The book will be of tremendous benefit to policy-makers, non-governmental organisations, intergovernmental organisations, university and research institutions as well as concerned citizens.



Industrial Waste Management with Specific allusion to the Meat and Mining Industries in developing Countries

Developing countries tend to specialise in industries processing natural resources such as minerals. They also tend to be geared towards agricultural production, primarily due to a predominantlty rural agrarian nature of their environments. The meat industry is one of the major processing industry types in developing countries. Botswana, for instance, ranks among the world's largest exporters of beef. Handling wastes from meat industries may seem straightforward since the waste is purely of organic nature, but there are setbacks in managing these wastes. The Botswana Meat Commission, for instance, practices resource recovery with most of its wastes. Studies have shown that treatment of wastes from meat industries become efficient when anaerobic biological techniques are applied. This chapter focuses on environmental problems that are associated with the meat processing industry.


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