Covering a broad range of materials and technologies, this book reflects the hierarchy of design, from tools for evaluating environmental hazards of industrial materials and chemicals through to the economics of environmental improvement projects.
Major topics covered include: Chemical Manufacturing, Materials substitutions, Engineering processes, products, and systems to reduce environmental impacts, approaches for evaluating emissions and hazards of chemicals and processes, Environmental regulations, Properties and fates of environmental contaminants, and others.
Key chapters for the plastics industry address packaging materials, recycling, and reprocessing post-consumer material.
1. Engineering of Mineral Extraction (Michael G. Nelson).
2. Waste Reduction in Metals manufacturing (Carl C. Nesbitt).
3. Life-cycle Evaluation of Chemical Processing Plants (David Brennan).
4. Waste Reduction for Chemical Plant Operations (Ali Elkamel, Cheng Seong Khor and Chandra Mouli R. Madhuranthakam).
5. Industrial Waste Auditing (C. Visvanathan).
6. Reverse production Systems: Production from Waste materials (I-Hsuan Hong, Jane C. Ammons and Mathew J. Realff).
7. Environmental Life-cycle Analysis of Alternative Building Materials (Bruce Lippke and Jim L. Bowyer).
8. Wastewater Engineering (Say Kee Ong).
9. The Environmental Impacts of Packaging (Eva Pongrácz).
10. Aqueous Processing for Environmental Protection (Fiona M. Doyle and Gretchen Lapidus-Lavine).
11. Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling (Georgios N. Anastassakis).
12. Processing Postconsumer Recycled Plastics (Gajanan Bhat).
13. Supercritical Water Oxidation (Philip A. Marrone and Glenn T. Hong).