Special Issue "Sustainable Waste Management"

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A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jay N. Meegoda
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering New Jersey Institute of Technology, 323 MLK Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102, USA
Website: http://www-ec.njit.edu/~meegoda/
E-Mail: meegoda@adm.njit.edu

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hygienic waste and wastewater disposal is essential for human civilizations. Current waste and wastewater disposal practices in developed nations are both excessive energy and water consuming, hence not sustainable. The increasing scarcity of water and energy in the developing world along with rapid population increase in urban areas gives reason for concern and the need for appropriate water and energy management practices. Currently there is a growing awareness of the impact of waste and wastewater contamination on rivers and lakes. The developing world with over three billion people is simply attempting to duplicate those unsustainable waste and wastewater disposal practices. Both waste and wastewater contain water and energy that can be harvested. In addition both contain nutrients that can be use as fertilizer. There are several emerging technologies for waste and wastewater disposal that are sustainable with minimal ecological footprint. The objectives of this special issue are first educate the reader of the unsustainable nature of the current waste and wastewater disposal practices, and how to make them sustainable while those methods are hygienic so that we could leave a livable planet for our children and their children.

Prof. Dr. Jay N. Meegoda
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • pathogens
  • agriculture
  • fertilizer
  • methane capture
  • sustainable development
  • bio digestion
  • minimize energy
  • minimize water use

Published Papers (11 papers)

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Sustainability 2013, 5(7), 3150-3158; doi:10.3390/su5073150
Received: 13 March 2013; in revised form: 10 July 2013 / Accepted: 15 July 2013 / Published: 22 July 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(4), 1501-1509; doi:10.3390/su5041501
Received: 28 January 2013; in revised form: 26 March 2013 / Accepted: 27 March 2013 / Published: 3 April 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(3), 841-881; doi:10.3390/su5030841
Received: 22 December 2012; in revised form: 15 February 2013 / Accepted: 18 February 2013 / Published: 27 February 2013
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Sustainability 2013, 5(1), 242-255; doi:10.3390/su5010242
Received: 31 October 2012; in revised form: 7 January 2013 / Accepted: 11 January 2013 / Published: 18 January 2013
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Sustainability 2012, 4(12), 3362-3376; doi:10.3390/su4123362
Received: 23 October 2012; in revised form: 6 December 2012 / Accepted: 12 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(11), 2852-2861; doi:10.3390/su4112852
Received: 3 September 2012; in revised form: 18 October 2012 / Accepted: 19 October 2012 / Published: 26 October 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(10), 2586-2610; doi:10.3390/su4102586
Received: 16 July 2012; in revised form: 6 September 2012 / Accepted: 29 September 2012 / Published: 12 October 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(10), 2430-2442; doi:10.3390/su4102430
Received: 2 August 2012; in revised form: 22 August 2012 / Accepted: 12 September 2012 / Published: 27 September 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(8), 1879-1887; doi:10.3390/su4081879
Received: 2 July 2012; in revised form: 8 August 2012 / Accepted: 8 August 2012 / Published: 21 August 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(8), 1733-1754; doi:10.3390/su4081733
Received: 17 April 2012; in revised form: 25 June 2012 / Accepted: 26 July 2012 / Published: 10 August 2012
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Sustainability 2012, 4(4), 630-642; doi:10.3390/su4040630
Received: 6 March 2012; in revised form: 21 March 2012 / Accepted: 9 April 2012 / Published: 12 April 2012
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