"Details the legal, organizational, hierarchical, and environmental components of pollution prevention and waste reduction. Illustrates fundamental concepts of pollution prevention, including life-cycle planning and analysis, risk-based pollution control, and industrial ecology."
"From the foreward… …It is through the use of [this] text that the seed can be planted for future generations to develop the policies and priorities necessary to effectively deal with scientific and political issues associated with hazardous and radioactive waste management."
---Ron Bhada, Emeritus Director, and Jim Bickel, Associate Director, WERC, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Part 1 Legal organization/hierarchical requirements: pollution prevention and waste minimization - back to basics; role of pollution prevention in waste management/environmental restoration; the waste management hierarchy; legislation and regulatory issues; information systems for proactive environmental management; European policies for waste management. Part 2 Fundamentals: energy conservation; heat transfer; macroscopic balance equations; biotechnology principles. Part 3 Methodology: novel materials and processes for pollution prevention and control in the mining industry; monitoring in situ electrochemical sensors; using roadmaps in pollution prevention; pollution prevention and DFE. Part 4 Life cycle: pollution prevention and life-cycle analysis; application of life-cycle assessment. Part 5 Risk and decision: risk-based pollution control and waste minimization concepts; elements of multi-criteria decision making; environmental considerations and computer process design. Part 6 Case studies: minimization and use of coal combustion by-products (CCBs) - concepts and applications. (Part contents).