Waste to Energy

Opportunities and Challenges for Developing and Transition Economies

  • Avraam Karagiannidis

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Philip Nuss, Stefan Bringezu, Kevin H Gardner
    Pages 1-26
  3. Martin Kranert, Sigrid Kusch, Jingjing Huang, Klaus Fischer
    Pages 107-135
  4. Buljit Buragohain, Pinakeswar Mahanta, Vijayanand Suryakant Moholkar
    Pages 157-195
  5. Athanasios Tolis, Athanasios Rentizelas, Konstantin Aravossis, Ilias Tatsiopoulos
    Pages 197-218
  6. Efstratios Kalogirou, Athanasios Bourtsalas, Manolis Klados, Nickolas J. Themelis
    Pages 219-235
  7. Trang Nguyen thi Diem, Giang T. H. Nguyen, Sven Schulenburg, Bernd Bilitewski
    Pages 323-339
  8. Luciano Basto Oliveira, Claudio Fernando Mahler, Luiz Pinguelli Rosa
    Pages 341-348

About this book


Solid waste management is currently a major issue worldwide with numerous areas reaching critical levels. Many developing countries and countries in transition still miss basic waste management  infrastructure and awareness. It is here that many of the solid waste management problems and challenges are currently being faced. As such, waste-to-energy (WTE) consists of a proven and continuously developing spectrum and range of technologies in a number of (mostly) developed countries. However, it’s integration in developing countries and systems in transition is often faced with scepticism and a complex set of barriers which are quite unique and differ greatly from those where WTE has been validated and applied over the years. Waste-to-Energy: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing and Transition Economies will address this issue both theoretically and using concrete examples, including:

·         contributions from numerous scholars and practitioners in the field,

·         useful lessons and rules of thumb,

·         both successful and failed cases, and

·         real-life examples and developments.

Waste-to-Energy approaches this dynamic  aspect of environmental engineering and management in a methodical and detailed manner making it an important resource for SWM planners and facility operators as well as undergraduate and post graduate students and researchers.


Developing Countries Energy Case Studies Solid Waste Management Waste Sustainable Development Waste to Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Avraam Karagiannidis
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Mechanical EngineeringAristotle University ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2305-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2306-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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