Synopses & Reviews
This timely text offers coverage of pollution prevention fundamentals, featuring examples and case studies drawn from the chemical process industries. Topics are presented on three different levels-macro, meso, and micro. The book's multifaceted approach provides a complete picture of current waste minimization theory and practice.
* Comprehensive analysis of the flow of materials in the United States, from natural resource extraction to consumer product disposal
* Overview of waste generation and management for different pollutant types
* Assessment of pollution prevention opportunities using industrial ecology and product life cycle frameworks
* Detailed coverage of pollution prevention in chemical manufacturing processes
* Waste audits, emission inventories, flow sheet analysis, and many other important tools
* Waste reduction for unit operations, techniques for measuring economic benefits of pollution prevention, and more
* Case studies of reaction pathway analysis and material design methods
Complete with case studies that give the material a real-world edge, plus worked examples to reinforce learning, this text is valuable to both advanced students and practitioners of chemical and civil engineering.
The costs associated with managing and legally disposing the billions of tons of industrial waste generated annually in the United States have been increasing rapidly over the past decade. The basic premise of pollution prevention is that avoiding the generation of waste/pollutants can often be the more cost-effective and less damaging to the environment that controlling or disposing of pollutants once they are formed. This book presents the concepts, methodology, and technology essential in the development of industrial pollution prevention strategies.
About the Author
DAVID T. ALLEN, PhD, is the Beckman Professor in Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is the author of several books. The authors' previous collaborations have resulted in numerous publications, including a widely used collection of course modules entitled Pollution Prevention: Homework and Design Problems for Engineering Curricula.
KIRSTEN SINCLAIR ROSSELOT is the owner of Process Profiles, a consulting firm that specializes in environmental planning and management tools for pollution prevention.
Table of Contents
Introductory Terms and Concepts.
MACROSCALE POLLUTION PREVENTION.
Wastes and Emissions in the United States.
Life- Cycle Assessment.
MESOSCALE POLLUTION PREVENTION.
Waste Audits and Emission Inventories.
Pollution Prevention for Unit Operations.
Preventing Fugitive and Secondary Emissions.
Flowsheet Analysis for Pollution Prevention.
Management of Pollution Prevention Activities at Industrial Facilities.
Pollution Prevention Case Study Problem Modules.
MICROSCALE POLLUTION PREVENTION.
Microscale Pollution Prevention.