The petrochemicals industry is very complex and requires considerable knowledge of the individual processes to develop effective pollution control plans and processes. Information in this small book is intended to provide a base from which one can build. It is not exhaustive in describing the segments of the industry or pollution control techniques; however, it does provide a basic knowledge that should lead to intelligent, environmentally sound solutions to pollution prevention, control, and treatment.
1. Introduction to the Petrochemical Industry 2. Air Pollution 3. Water Pollution 4. Solid Wastes Management 5. Disposal of Hazardous Wastes 6. Petrochemicals Industry in Developing Countries 7. Energy Consideration in Pollution Contro l 8. Summary and Conclusions