Engineering The Risks of Hazardous Wastes
- J. Jeffrey Peirce, Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University, North Carolina USABy
- Daniel Vallero, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Many engineers, from the chemical and process industries, waste treatment system management and design to the clean-up of contaminated sites, are engaged in careers that address hazardous wastes. However, no single book is available that explains how to manage the risks of those wastes. At best it is dealt with in diverse sections of books on the general field of environmental engineering, and in various treatments of the subject of risk, statistics and hazard assessment.This is a reference and text that blends together theoretical explanations, techniques and case study examples to complement practical knowledge. These include problems with solutions, case studies of current and landmark hazardous waste problems, a companion website, and reference sections that will make certain that this text stays on the practicing engineer's bookshelf.
Environmental and chemical engineers working as consultants to assist clients with regulatory compliance and clean up of hazardous waste sites; government agencies mandating regulations and inspecting sites; manufacturers in all industries managing processes to mitigate environmental hazards.