Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production Vol. 3: Best Practices in the Agrochemical Industry

1st Edition

Authors: Nicholas P Cheremisinoff
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437778250
eBook ISBN: 9781437778267
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 7th December 2010
Page Count: 320
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The Handbook of Cleaner Production comprises a series of reference guides to cleaner production methods, technologies, and practices for key industry sectors.

Each volume covers, for each industry sector:
manufacturing technologies
waste management
pollution control and remediation
methods for estimating and reporting emissions
treatment and control technologies
health risk exposures for workers and the wider community
cost data for pollution management
cleaner production and prevention options

* safe chemical handling practices

Best Practices in the Agrochemical Industry includes coverage of pollution of drinking water (atrazine, trichloropropane and DBCP and the risks associated with them, such as miscarriages and infertility), pesticide residues in food, a case study of worker pesticide exposure and cancer, contaminants in organic food, etc.

Extensive data is provided regarding regulatory limits for exposure to pesticides according to EPA, NIOSH, OSHA, WHO and ACGIH.

Key Features

Coverage of agrochemical residues and their health impacts, and mitigation strategies

Includes extensive data tables covering USA and international regulatory requirements (EPA, NIOSH, OSHA, WHO and ACGIH)

* Details safer manufacturing processes and procedures to limit pollution


Environmental Scientists and Engineers, Agrochemical Industry, Government and policy makers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Industry and Products

Chapter 2. Pollution and Pollution Prevention

Chapter 3. Toxic and Dangerous Properties

Chapter 4. Atrazine

Chapter 5. 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (Tcp)

Chapter 6. Ddt And Related Compounds

Chapter 7. Agent Orange

Chapter 8. Pesticide Residue in Foods

Chapter 9 EPA Screening Levels and Pesticide Status


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About the Author

Nicholas P Cheremisinoff

Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, Ph.D. (Ch.E.) is Director of Clean Technologies and Pollution Prevention Projects at PERI (Princeton Energy Resources International, LLC, Rockville, MD). He has led hundreds of pollution prevention audits and demonstrations; training programs on modern process design practices and plant safety; environmental management and product quality programs; and site assessments and remediation plans for both public and private sector clients throughout the world. He frequently serves as expert witness on personal injury and third-party property damage litigations arising from environmental catastrophes. Dr. Cheremisinoff has contributed extensively to the literature of environmental and chemical engineering as author, co-author, or editor of 150 technical reference books, including Butterworth-Heinemann’s Handbook of Chemical Processing Equipment, and Green Profits. He holds advanced degrees in chemical engineering from Clarkson College of Technology."

Affiliations and Expertise

Ph.D. (Ch.E.). Consulting engineer