Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessments: A Practical Guide

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Pollution prevention technologies are experiencing great growth as organizations seek the economies and benefits of their implementation. Environmental audits, anticipation of International Standards Organization (ISO) 9000, the desire to avoid future liabilities, costs, and accidental chemical releases, as well as to promote worker safety and a "green" image in the United States and internationally, combine to encourage businesses to adopt pollution prevention programs.

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Overview

Pollution prevention technologies are experiencing great growth as organizations seek the economies and benefits of their implementation. Environmental audits, anticipation of International Standards Organization (ISO) 9000, the desire to avoid future liabilities, costs, and accidental chemical releases, as well as to promote worker safety and a "green" image in the United States and internationally, combine to encourage businesses to adopt pollution prevention programs.

The implementation of pollution prevention requires diverse engineering and management practices that reduce or preclude the pollution that reaches the air, water, or soil. Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessments, along with its accompanying software, provides business and technical managers with straightforward guidance on how to perform pollution prevention. The compiled software, HOW2DOP2, is industry- and process-tailored and will run on virtually any machine equipped with a Web browser.

Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessments is geared for small businesses that do not have large environmental staffs trained in pollution prevention principles or the time to learn thoroughly all of the background information necessary to develop a specific pollution prevention plan. Concentrating on the technical and practical subjects associated with performing pollution prevention, this book, with the accompanying software, provides practitioners with the tools to develop pollution prevention plans and to enable their businesses to benefit from their implementation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471292265
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/15/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

MARCUS J. HEALEY, PhD, MBA, is a multidisciplinary environmental professional and Director of the New Jersey Technical Assistance Program for Industrial Pollution Prevention at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Dr. Healey is an engineer and scientist with 22 years of domestic and overseas experience in operations, research, management, and training.

DANIEL WATTS, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Emission Reduction Research Center and the Deputy Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Engineering and Science, both at NJIT. He also manages the NJIT component of the U.S. Army Sustainable Green Manufacturing Program.

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Table of Contents

Standard Operating Procedures in the Workplace.

Industrial Sector Reports.

Pollution Prevention in Relation to Processes and Hazardous Material Function.

The Internet: A Great Starting Point for Pollution Prevention.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Definition of Terms.

Nomenclature.

Select Bibliography.

HOW2DOP2: Installation Instructions.

Index.

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