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Solid Waste Engineering

Solid Waste Engineering
By William A. Worrell, P. Aarne Vesilind

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Book Description

SOLID WASTE ENGINEERING addresses the growing and increasingly intricate problem of controlling and processing the refuse created by our urban society. While the authors discuss issues such as regulations and legislation, their main emphasis is on solid waste engineering principles. They maintain their focus on principles by first explaining the basic principles of the field, then demonstrating how these principles are applied in real world settings through worked examples. By using this book as part of a graduate or advanced undergraduate course students will emerge being able to think reflectively and logically about the problems and solutions in solid waste engineering.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1242384 in Books
  • Brand: Cengage Learning
  • Published on: 2011-01-01
  • Released on: 2011-01-01
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.25" h x .98" w x 7.38" l, 1.80 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 432 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

"The book is clearly written and concepts are clearly described."

"I really enjoy the final thoughts sections. We had fun discussing these in class."

About the Author
William A. Worrell received a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Duke University in 1976 and 1978, respectively. His master's thesis involved evaluating the separation efficiencies of various air classifiers. In 1989 he attended Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government Summer Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. Mr. Worrell has published and/or presented 56 professional papers in the United States, England, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Peru, and China. He is a registered professional engineer in California, Georgia, and Florida.

P. Aarne Vesilind received his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University and his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina. He spent a post-doctoral year with the Norwegian Institute for Water Research in Oslo and a year as a research engineer with Bird Machine Company. He joined the faculty of Duke University in 1970 where he served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 1999, he was appointed to the R. L. Rooke Chair of the Historical and Societal Context of Engineering at Bucknell University. He served in this capacity until his retirement in 2006.

Customer Reviews

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Who knew garbage was a science.
By Bill Bardin
There is a lot of complicated math that goes into handling our municipal waste. This book proves we can make anything complicated. It would have been nice if they checked their work before issuing the book. There are a number of errors in the formulas which makes learning a challenge.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4A good text, nothing extraordinary
By Amazon Customer
As far as textbooks go, this one is actually pretty readable. I don't have great difficulty staying awake while reading it. It seems to be organized fairly well. However, it is a little bit dated and doesn't cover some of the more contemporary issues in solid waste management like prevalance of transfer stations and limited number of landfills. Overall though an accessible text.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Accurate description fast arrival
By Joanna S. Nicholson
Accurate description fast arrival

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