This new edition has been revised throughout, and adds several sections, including: lean manufacturing and design for the environment, low impact development and green infrastructure, green science and engineering, and sustainability. It presents strategies to reduce waste from the source of materials development through to recycling, and examines the basic concepts of the physical, chemical, and biological properties of different pollutants. It includes case studies from several industries, such as pharmaceuticals, pesticides, metals, electronics, petrochemicals, refineries, and more. It also addresses the economic considerations for each pollution prevention approach.
"…a timely work that contains significant and valuable material for the practitioner."
— Kenneth J. Skipka, RTP Environmental Associates, Inc., Westbury, New York, USA
"…covers pollution prevention in a most comprehensive manner, and is well suited for both experienced professionals and those new to the field. The illustrative examples sprinkled throughout the book and the wealth of case studies are particularly valuable and well complement the material in the book."
— Anthony J. Buonicore, The Buonicore Group, Trumbull, Connecticut, USA
"…an excellent text, covering the title issue in a most comprehensive way in terms of both breadth and depth, and enhanced by application examples."
—John D. McKenna, ETS, Inc., Roanoke, Virginia, USA
"This is undoubtedly the best environmental book that has crossed my desk in years. It contains everything one would want to know to aspire to know regarding pollution prevention, sustainability, green chemistry, green engineering, industrial ecology, and many more topics on the horizon of environmental research and development. This book is an absolute must for anyone working in the environmental field."
—Rita D’Aquino, Crown A/C Heat & Power Corporation, Yonkers, New York, USA
INTRODUCTION TO PREVENTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT. Pollution Prevention. Industrial Ecology. Green Science and Engineering. Sustainability. ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE FUNDMENTALS. Units and Definitions. Physical, Chemical, and Biological Properties. Conservation Laws and Basic Principles. Unit Operations. ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES. Process Equipment. Ancillary Processes and Equipment. Waste Treatment Processes and Equipment. Process Diagrams. Health and Hazard Risk Assessment. Process Failure Analysis Methods. Economic Considerations. POLLUTION PREVENTION PRINCIPLES. From Pollution Control to Pollution Prevention. Additional Pollution Prevention Components. Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment. Source Reduction Options. Recycling Options. ISO 14000 and Environmental Management Systems. INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS. General Applications. Commercial Printing. Metal Finishing Industries. Electronics Industry. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. Paint and Coating Manufacturing. Pesticide Formulating Industry. Pulp and Paper Industry. Petroleum Refining. Transportation. Nanotechnology. DOMESTIC AND INSTITUTIONAL APPLICATIONS. Domestic Applications. Institutional Applications. Government Applications. CASE STUDIES. The Case for Case Studies. Qualitative Case Studies. Quantitative Case Studies. POLLUTION PREVENTION RESOURCES. The Need for Resources. Environmental Organizations. State Pollution Prevention Programs. Pollution Prevention Software and Internet Resources. APPENDIX. INDEX.