Engineering and science professionals have studied the management of hazardous and toxic wastes extensively, and it is clear that the principal option of the future will be waste minimization, or pollution prevention. At present, however, few practicing professionals have a working understanding of this approach, educators are just starting to teach course material in this field, and students are only beginning to receive the training necessary to implement pollution prevention in their future work environment. An applications-oriented workbook of more than 100 exercises, Pollution Prevention: Problems and Solutions covers a variety of topics closely relevant to this field. The workbook is the result of a National Science Foundation College Faculty Workshop designed to generate new ideas and innovative educative approaches in the emerging, interdisciplinary field of pollution prevention. Contents include a pollution prevention overview in addition to problems and solutions organized into the categories of basic concepts, pollution prevention principles, regulations, source reduction, recycling, treatment, chemical plant/domestic applications, case studies, and ethics. Readership: Academics and students of undergraduate or graduate courses on waste management, as well as decision makers and practising professionals in the pollution prevention industry.
Table of Contents
PROCESS AND PLANT FUNDAMENTALS, Definitions, Conservation Laws and Basic Principles, Unit Operations, Plant Equipment, Ancillary Equipment, Process Diagrams, Economic Considerations, POLLUTION PREVENTION OPTIONS, From Pollution Control to Pollution Prevention, Pollution Prevention Assessment, Source Reduction, Recycling, Incineration, Other Treatment Methods, Ultimate Disposal, POLLUTION PREVENTION APPLICATIONS, Commercial Printing, Metal Finishing Industries, Electronics Industry, Drug Manufacturing and Processing Industry, Paint Manufacturing Industry, Pesticide Formulating 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
Louis Theodore (Manhattan College, New York, USA) (Author)