Industrial Waste Management in the Era of Climate Change: A Smart Sustainable Model Based on Utilization of Passive Biomass
Patil, Yogesh and Rao, Prakash (2014) Industrial Waste Management in the Era of Climate Change: A Smart Sustainable Model Based on Utilization of Passive Biomass. In: Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation (Ed. Walter Leal Filho), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 1-13
Posted: 7 Nov 2014
Date Written: November 5, 2014
An industrial sector of any developed and underdeveloped nation plays a crucial role in the overall economic development by way of providing employment opportunities, alleviating poverty, and refining quality of life. Rapid industrial growth in developing economies in the last two to three decades has taken its toll by causing environmental pollution. Enterprises of small- to medium-scale (SMEs) in South Asian regions are one such highly polluting sector. Toxic and hazardous wastes emanated from this sector have the potential to cause negative and irreversible impact on human health and ecology. It is, therefore, necessary to take appropriate environmental management contemplations to deal with these wastes. Since the problems associated with physicochemical management practices are a manifold, the use of biomass (biological)-mediated mitigation measures seems to be a promising step, and many ideas, concepts, and research are floating around it across the world. The authors in this present chapter discuss two biomass-based case studies from their previous research work and glide over an emerging management thought/concept for green practices in South Asia for a sustainable tomorrow.
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