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.



Techniques of Dealing with Environmental Pollution: Bioremediation

Pollution may be defined as the introduction, through human activity, deliberately or accidentally, of substances which harm the biotic and/or abiotic components of the environment (Suter 11, 1993, Moriarty, 1990). The agent of pollution may reduce or entirely stop some normal processes e.g. the existence and/or growth of some organism(s). From a human perspective, pollution is mostly seen in the light of loss of environmental benefits such as use, productivity, aesthetic appeal or economic value. The substances that cause pollution are called pollutants.


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