Hazardous Waste and Solid Waste / Edition 1

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Overview

Hazardous Waste and Solid Waste covers the life of municipal solid waste, bulky (C&D) waste and hazardous waste. It provides in-depth coverage on all aspects of waste characterization, treatment, disposal, and recovery.

The book identifies the sources of solid waste, provides general information of the quantities of waste generated and discarded, and examines the potential effects of solid waste on daily life and the environment. It also defines hazardous waste, and provides the criteria environmental engineers must use to determine if material is indeed a waste.

The editors give attention to the unique problems of risk assessment, including the Hazard Ranking System and the National Priority List, and transport of hazardous materials. It addresses radioactivity individually, with sections devoted to the principles and sources of radioactivity, safety standards, detection, analysis, recovery, low-level radioactive waste, and high-level radioactive waste.
The guide explores municipal waste reduction, material recovery and refuse-derived fuel within a catalog of options for solid waste. Hazardous and Solid Waste is an excellent fundamental resource for those involved in any aspect of waste management.

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Explores municipal waste reduction, material recovery, and refuse- derived fuel within a catalog of options for solid waste. Covers unique problems in risk assessment, including the Hazard Ranking System and the National Priority List, and transport of hazardous materials. Addresses sources of hazardous and solid waste, detection, and recovery, and supplies information on quantities of waste generated and discarded. Accessible to both environmental professionals and those outside the field. Liu was principal scientist at a division of Proctor & Gamble. Lipt<'a>k is a process control and safety consultant. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566705127
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

HAZARDOUS WASTE
SOURCES AND EFFECTS
Hazardous Waste Defined
Hazardous Waste Sources
Effects of Hazardous Waste
CHARACTERIZATION, SAMPLING, AND ANALYSIS
Hazardous Waste Characteristics
Sampling and Analysis
Compatibility
RISK MANAGEMENT AND WASTE MANAGEMENT
The Hazard Ranking System and the National Priority Lists
Risk Assessment
Waste Minimization and Reduction
Hazardous Waste Transportation
TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL
Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Requirements
Storage
Treatment and Disposal Alternatives
Waste Destruction Technology
Waste Concentration Technology
Solidification and Stabilization Techniques
Biological Treatment
Biotreatment by Sequencing Batch Reactors
STORAGE AND LEAK DETECTION
Underground Storage Tanks
Leak Detection and Remediation
RADIOACTIVE WASTE
Principles of Radioactivity
Sources of Radioactivity in the Environment
Safety Standards
Detection and Analysis
Mining and Recovery of Radioactive Materials
Low-level Radioactive Waste
High-level Radioactive Waste
Transport of Radioactive Materials
SOLID WASTE
SOURCE AND EFFECT
Definition
Sources, Quantities, and Effects
CHARACTERIZATION
Physical and Chemical Characteristics
Characterization Methods
Implications for Solid Waste Management
RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY
Reduction, Separation, and Recycling
Material Recovery
Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF)
TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL
Waste-to-Energy Incinerators
Sewage Sludge Incineration
Onsite Incinerators
Pyrolysis of Solid Waste
Sanitary Landfills
Composting of MSW
INDEX

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