Waste Reduction for Pollution Prevention

Waste Reduction for Pollution Prevention

1st Edition - July 6, 1992

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  • Authors: P. N. Cheremisinoff, L. M. Ferrante
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102733

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Waste Reduction for Pollution Prevention discusses the philosophy, regulatory background, and technical options dealing with waste minimization. The book explains waste reduction as a form of pollution prevention to minimize the amount of hazardous materials dumped into the environment. The 1984 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act amendments restrict the amount of waste that can be disposed on land. The approach of the United States is to address pollution after the problem has been created, where attention and resources of industry shift to regulatory compliance. The text notes that waste reduction is the key to preventing future hazardous waste problems. Examples of techniques of waste minimization are good housekeeping, changes in technology and procedures, raw material substitution, recycling, and waste exchanges. The book discusses the biological, thermal, and other emerging thermal processes for industrial waste management, as well as municipal solid-waste recycling, and the organization of a recycling program. The text can benefit economists, environmentalists, urban developers, and policy makers involved in waste management, community preservation and development.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Section I Introduction

    1. Overview

    2. Present and Future Commitment

    Section II Minimization of Hazardous Wastes

    3. Waste Minimization Techniques

    4. Factors in Waste Minimization

    5. Government Efforts

    6. Summary of Sections I and II

    Section III Systems for Waste Treatment

    7. Systems for Industrial Waste Management

    8. Thermal Treatment for Industrial Wastes

    9. Recovery Systems

    Section IV Municipal Solid-Waste Recycling

    10. Introduction and Background

    11. Materials Recycling

    12. Management

    13. Organizing a Recycling Programme


    General Additional Reading

    Additional Reading on Recycling

    Appendix A Directory of Waste Exchanges


Product details

  • No. of pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1992
  • Published: July 6, 1992
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102733

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P. N. Cheremisinoff

L. M. Ferrante

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