Pollution Prevention Handbook: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Pollution Prevention Handbook

1st Edition

By Thomas E. Higgins

CRC Press

592 pages

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Hardback: 9781566701457
pub: 1995-03-29

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The Pollution Prevention Handbook provides the necessary tools to set up a successful pollution program; implement specific projects to meet environmental regulation, and improve efficiency and product quality.

Methods used to reduce waste generation are illustrated, and new treatment methods to reduce the volume or toxicity of waste are described. Practical examples illustrate key concepts, and numerous case studies provide successful programs found in the real world.

The text is divided into three major sections:

Table of Contents

Programs and Management

Introduction and Purpose

Government and Industry Programs for Reducing Pollution

Setting Up a Successful Pollution Prevention Program

Total Quality Environmental Management: Managing Corporate Changes

Performing a Pollution Prevention Assessment

Recycling Programs for Solid Waste

Waste and Material Exchanges and Recyclers

Treatment to Reduce Disposal

Economic Evaluation in Pollution Prevention Programs

Manufacturing Processes and Pollution Prevention

Machining and Other Metalworking Operations

Solvents Used for Cleaning Refrigeration, Firefighting, and Other Uses

Metal Plating and Surface Finishing

Painting and Coating

Removal of Paint and Coatings

Motor Oil and Antifreeze

Industry Groups


Construction and Demolition

Electric Utilities

Food Processing

Iron and Steel

Petroleum Exploration and Refining


Pulp and Paper Industry

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
SCIENCE / Environmental Science