A Virtual Issue on Waste Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association

Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association

The Air & Waste Management Association is pleased to present this Virtual Issue, which includes a special grouping of papers previously published in the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA) on the important topic of waste management. The objective of a Virtual Issue is to facilitate easy access to recent peer-reviewed publications on a topic of interest to the scientific community. The papers included in this Virtual Issue should not be viewed as the most important papers ever published on this topic in JA&WMA nor are they endorsed by the editor.

A Virtual Issue on Waste Issues
This Virtual Issue highlights some of the most cited JA&WMA papers on waste, covering a wide cross section of papers on topics, ranging from the management of hospital waste, to emissions measurements from municipal solid waste incinerators, reusing waste materials generated from agricultural activities and manufacture of stainless steel, innovative processing wastewater treatment sludges, and evaluating waste management issues from responding to a bioterrorism incident. The selected papers come are written by researchers from across the globe, including Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America.

Waste management is no longer considered to be an afterthought when complex processes are examined, improved, and implemented in practice; it is an integral part of industrial processes and is considered throughout the complex system-of- systems that represents the real world, where constraints in one part of a process impact decisions on other parts of the same process. We hope you will find our selection of papers for the Virtual Issue to be an intellectually stimulating cross-section of innovative investigations into this important field of study.

Paul M. Lemieux, Ph.D.
Guest Editor

U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development
National Homeland Security Research Center
Associate Division Director
NHSRC/DCMD

A Virtual Issue on Waste Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association