The book gathers high-quality research papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on Solid Waste Management, held at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad on December 15-17, 2017. The Conference, IconSWM 2017, is an official side event of the high-level Intergovernmental Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific. As a pre-event of the Eighth Regional 3R Forum, it also aims to generate scientific inputs to the policy consultation of the Eighth Regional 3R Forum co-organized by the UNCRD/UNDESA, MoEFCC India, MOUD India and MOEJ, Japan. Researchers from more than 30 countries presented their work on Solid Waste Management. The book is divided into three volumes and addresses various issues related to innovation and implementation in sustainable waste management, segregation, collection, transportation of waste, treatment technologies, policy and strategies, energy recovery and resource circulation, life cycle analysis, climate change, research and business opportunities.
Prof. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh, Professor & Former Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and Founder Coordinator of the Centre for QMS at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, is a prominent figure in the field on Waste Management, Green Manufacturing & Green Factories. He served as the Director, CBWE, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India and L&T Ltd. Prof. Ghosh is also the founder and Chairman of the IconSWM; President of the International Society of Waste Management, Air and Water; and chairman of the Indian Congress on Quality, Environment, Energy and Safety Management Systems (ICQESMS). In 2012 he was awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK to work on 'Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste'. More recently, he was tasked with the Horizon 2020 research project entitled "Bio-mimetic and phyto-technologies designed for low-cost purification and recycling of water - India H2O" (2018-22), which is funded by the European Union.
Prof. Ghosh is also an international expert affiliated with a) the United Nations Centre for Regional Development under the UN in 3R Forum (Adelaide, 2016); b) the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Japan and China Productivity Council (CPC) on Green Manufacturing and Green Factories (Taiwan 2014, 2015, 2016); and c) a Research Project for GP for the BoP business in APO member countries in Asia (May 2016 - June 2017). His papers on waste management, namely on biowaste, e-wastes and MSW have received Excellence Awards in many countries.
In addition to holding two Indian patents and serving as a member of the editorial boards of several journals, he initiated the movement for worldwide Sustainable Waste Management with partners in many countries through the "Consortium of Researchers in International Collaboration" (CRIC). Prof. Ghosh has been Principal Investigator of more than 25 research projects, and has written nine books and more than 180 national and international articles and book chapters. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effect of Particle Size of Low Cost Sorbent on Removal of Cr from the Tannery Wastewater.- Determining the Quality of Activated Carbon Using L16 Taguchi Method through Waste Tyre Recycling.- Coagulation Performance Evaluation of Natural and Synthetic Coagulants for the Treatment of Sugar Wash.- Synthesis of Hydrophobic Ceramic Ultrafiltration Membrane and Performance Evaluation for Removal of Ciprofloxacin in Water.- An Integrated Process Development for Treatment of Textile Effluent Involving Ceramic Membrane Driven Ultrafiltration and Biosorption.- Grey Water Recycling for Domestic Usage.- Studies on Rapid Initiation of Anammox Process for Starch Industry Effluent Treatment.- Efficiency of Mango Peel Derived Activated Carbon Prepared via Different Routes as Adsorbent for Rhodamine-B.- Removal Of Ranitidine From Pharmaceutical Waste Water Using Activated Carbon Prepared From Waste Lemon Peel.- Removal of Microbiological Wastes Using Polyacrylonitrile Flat Sheet Polymeric Membranes.