Technical information relating to current and potential pollution prevention and waste minimization techniques in 36 industries, with many opportunities for cross-utilization. When wastes are reduced or eliminated, substantial economies can be realized by reduced expenditures for pollution control equipment, and lower treatment and disposal costs. Other considerations include lessened liability problems, and improved public image. The thousands of items of technological advice in the book make it a valuable reference source.


Over 35 industries are represented in this book, with opportunities to prevent pollution for each industry.

Table of Contents

Introduction Benefits Definitions Administration and Management Implementing a Pollution Prevention Program Barriers to Prevention Technology Cross-Fertilization Source Reduction Activity Codes 1. Automotive and Aircraft Services 2. Building Design, Construction, and Demolition 3. Coal and Coal-Fired Power Plants 4. Dry Cleaning 5. Fiberglass Reinforced and Composite Plastics 6. Food Processing 7. Foundry and Heat Treating 8. Hospitals and Medical Facilities 9. Inorganic Chemicals and Pigments 10. Iron and Steel 11. Leather Tanning 12. Marine Maintenance, Repair, and Shipboard Waste 13. Metal Fabrication I - Machining Operations 14. Metal Fabrication II - Parts Cleaning and Stripping 15. Metal Fabrication III - Metal Finishing 16. Metal Fabrication IV - Paint Application and Adhesive Use 17. Metal Fabrication V - Case Studies 18. Mineral Processing and Products 19. Nonferrous Metals 20. Nuclear Defense and Power Facilities 21. Oil and Gas Exploration and Production 22. Organic Chemicals, Plastics, and Synthetic Fibers 23. Paint, Printing Ink, and Adhesives 24. Pesticide Formulating 25. Petroleum Refining 26. Pharmaceuticals 27. Photoprocessing 28. Precious Metals Products 29. Printed Circuit Boards 30. Printing 31. Pulp and Paper 32. Research and Educational Institutions 33. Semiconductors 34. Textiles 35. Wood Preserving 36. Wood Products Appendix A: Cooling Towers Appendix B:


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