Published in Proceedings of the 1992 National Waste Processing Conference: Detroit, MI, May 17, 1992, pages 371-374. Copyright 1992 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. For more ASME publications, please visit the ASME Digital Store at http://store.asme.org.
Management of solid wastes in a cost effective and environmentally sensitive manner has become one of the most challenging infrastructure issues facing municipalities today. The problem is exacerbated by a shortage of qualified engineers. In this paper, both undergraduate and graduate courses in solid waste management that have been taught by the authors at their respective universities for over 20 years are described and available textbooks and reference materials are discussed.
Civil and Environmental Engineering