Industrial Pollution Control: Issues and Techniques / Edition 2

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Industrial Pollution Control: Issues and Techniques Second Edition Nancy J. Sell This revised guide incorporates all the important information on pollution sources, control methods, and pollution regulations generated since publication of the previous edition in 1981. This edition surveys the impacts of every type of pollution on health, plants, materials, and weather. It discusses how different types of pollution are produced, laws governing specific emissions, and both existing and emerging air, water, and solid waste control techniques. Detailed sections zero in on processing methods, pollution production, and control methods in specific industries, including chemical, physical, and economic factors that inhibit better pollution control. Case studies offer insights into processes that directly minimize emissions or indirectly reduce them by decreasing energy needs. Pollution issues of iron and steel manufacturing, foundry operations, metals finishing, cement manufacture, glass manufacture, paper and pulp, food processing, brewing, tanning, and chemical industries are probed in depth. Among the new pollution control strategies covered are:
* Regulations, treatment techniques, and disposal methods for hazardous wastes
* Direct steelmaking processes that reduce pollution
* Modified glassmaking furnaces that decrease pollution
* Non-chlorine pulp bleaching sequences that curtail production of toxic substances such as dioxin
* Secondary fiber utilization and reduction of PCB emissions
* Resource recovery from sludges and ashes
* Chemical spill containment and cleanup
* Uses of degradation and recycling to reduce plastics waste
Coverage of the impact of U.S. regulations, status of the U.S. environment, continuing problems, economic costs, and cost-benefit issues further increases the value of this source to environmental engineers and scientists working for the EPA, state regulatory agencies, or consulting engineering firms. This guide is also a vital reference for environmentalists working with advocacy groups, and environmental or process engineers in industry.

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Editorial Reviews

Reprint of a 1992 book by Van Nostrand Reinhold. Sell (natural and applied sciences, U. of Wisconsin in Green Bay) surveys the impact of every type of pollution on health, plants, materials, and weather, and details pollution issues in iron and steel manufacturing, foundry operations, metals finishing, cement manufacture, paper and pulp, brewing, and chemical industries. He then looks at a variety of pollution control strategies, including treatment techniques and disposal methods for hazardous wastes, non-chlorine pulp bleaching sequences, and degradation and recycling in plastics waste management. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471284192
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/15/1992
  • Series: Environmental Engineering Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author NANCY J. SELL, is Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Wisconsin— Green Bay, as well as President of N.J. Sell & Associates, an engineering consulting firm. She is a member of TAPPI, ASTM, National Society of Professional Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and other professional organizations. Among her nearly 75 published efforts are two other books and numerous journal articles, technical papers, reports, teaching manuals, and chapters in technical books and encyclopedias. Dr. Sell is co-holder of two patents and has made numerous presentations at research and technical symposia. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at Northwestern University and a M.S. at the Institute of Paper Chemistry.

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Table of Contents

The Nature of Pollution.

Regulations Governing Pollutant Emissions.

Methods for Air Pollution Control.

Methods for Water Pollution Control.

Solid and Hazardous Waste Disposal.

Iron and Steel Industries.

Foundry Operations.

Nonferrous Metals Production.

Metals Finishing.

Cement Manufacture.

Glass Manufacture.

Paper and Pulp Industry.

Food Process Industries.

The Brewing Industry.

The Tanning Industry.

Chemical Industries.

Impact of Environmental Regulations.


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