As the field of environmental management moves into the future, its focus will be on reducing or eliminating waste pollution streams. Engineers, technicians, and maintenance personnel must develop proficiency and improved understanding of pollution prevention and waste control to cope with the challenges of this important area. Pollution Prevention: The Waste Management Approach to the 21st Century covers - in a thorough and clear style - the fundamentals of pollution prevention and their application to real-world problems.
The book is divided into three parts: Process and Plant Fundamentals, Pollution Prevention Principles, and Pollution Prevention Applications. Part one examines the general subject of process and plant fundamentals, equipment and calculation, process diagrams and economic considerations. Part two covers the broad subject of pollution prevention options, including chapters on source reduction, recycling, treatment methods, and ultimate disposal. Part three contains chapters devoted to specific industrial applications involving pollution prevention. The text is generously supplemented with illustrative examples.
Applying pollution prevention strategies - the most viable environmental management option of the future - offers a more cost-effective means of minimizing the generation of waste. Pollution Prevention: The Waste Management Approach to the 21st Century provides the basic principles required for understanding not only pollution prevention but also waste control.
Definitions. Conservation Laws and Basic Principles. Unit Operations. Plant Equipment. Ancillary Equipment. Process Diagrams. Pollution Prevention Principles. From Pollution Control to Pollution Prevention. Other Pollution Prevention Components. Pollution Prevention Assessment. Source Reduction. Recycling. Incineration. Other Treatment Methods. Ultimate Disposal. Pollution Prevention Applications. Drug Manufacturing and Processing Industry. Paper and Pulp Industry. Other Industries - General Medical/Surgical. Hospitals, and Research/Educational Institutions. Case Studies. Case Study A: A Commercial Printing Plant. Case Study B: A Paint Manufacturing Plant. Other Case Studies.