Engineering The Risks of Hazardous Wastes

Engineering The Risks of Hazardous Wastes

1st Edition - March 14, 2003

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  • Author: Daniel Vallero
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491257

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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, and reference sections that will make certain that this text stays on the practicing engineer's bookshelf.

Key Features

  • Addresses a subject of theoretical and regulatory importance
  • The only book to take this approach
  • Includes textbook case studies and examples as well as practical advice


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

Table of Contents

  • 1. An Engineering Perspective on the Risks of Hazardous Wastes
    2. Entering the Risk Era
    3. The Fate, Transformation, and Transport of Hazardous Chemicals
    4. Opportunities for Hazardous Waste Intervention by Engineers
    5. A Risk Based Assessment to Support Remediating of a Hazardous Waste Site
    6. The Role of the Engineer in Emergency Response
    7. Risk Perception: What You Say May Not Be What They Hear
    8. Closing Thoughts on the Future of Hazardous Waste Engineering

Product details

  • No. of pages: 306
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2003
  • Published: March 14, 2003
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491257

About the Author

Daniel Vallero

Daniel Vallero
Professor Daniel A. Vallero is an internationally recognized author and expert in environmental science and engineering. He has devoted decades to conducting research, teaching, and mentoring future scientists and engineers. He is currently developing tools and models to predict potential exposures to chemicals in consumer products. He is a full adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. He has authored 20 environmental textbooks, with the most recent addressing the importance of physical principles in environmental science and engineering. His books have addressed all environmental compartments and media within the earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, NC, USA

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