Polymers: The Environment and Sustainable Development / Edition 1

Polymers: The Environment and Sustainable Development / Edition 1

by Adisa Azapagic, Ian Hamerton, Alan Emsley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471877409

ISBN-13: 9780471877400

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

An accessible treatment of this crucial area of environmental chemistry, Polymers, the Environment and Sustainable Development employs an interdisciplinary approach to tackle the problem of polymeric materials' inherent durability and subsequent persistence in the environment. In a format ideally suited as a study-aid, yet also a comprehensive and current reference

Overview

An accessible treatment of this crucial area of environmental chemistry, Polymers, the Environment and Sustainable Development employs an interdisciplinary approach to tackle the problem of polymeric materials' inherent durability and subsequent persistence in the environment. In a format ideally suited as a study-aid, yet also a comprehensive and current reference tool, the book covers such areas as:
* Waste management issues

* Environmental impact

* Waste streams

* LCA

* Recycling techniques

* Socio-economic implications

* Future directions
Each chapter provides a complete coverage of the main themes with directed further reading and revision exercises with sample questions and answers to consolidate the main issues addressed.

Essential reading for both advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of the vast arena of environmental and polymer sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471877400
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: The Environment and Sustainable Development - An Integrated Strategy for Polymers
Introduction to Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development Issues
Polymers: An Issue for Sustainability
Integrated Resource and Waste Management
Resource and Waste Management Policies for Polymers
The Book Structure and Life Guide
References and Further Reading
Revision Exercise
Chapter 2: Polymers in Everyday Use - Principles, Properties and Environmental Effects
Introduction
Basic Principles of Polymer Chemistry
The Influence of the Environment on Polymers
Summary and Learning Outcomes
References and Further Reading
Revision Exercises
Chapter 3: Feeding the Waste Streams - Sources of Polymers in the Environment
Introduction
Polymer Production and Consumption
Waste Stream Categories
Recovery and Recycling of Plastic Wastes in Different Countries
Summary and Learning Outcomes
References and Further Reading
Revision Exercises
Chapter 4: Managing Polymer Waste - Technologies for Separation and Recycling
Recycling Options
Separation and Identification of Plastics
Process Technologies for Plastics Recycling
Summary and Learning Outcomes
References and Further Reading
Revision Exercises
Chapter 5: Drives and Barriers for Polymer Recycling - Social, Legal and Economic Factors
Introduction
Recovery of Plastic Waste: Logistics and Socio-Economic Issues
Reprocessing of Plastic Waste: Technical, Institutional and Economic Issues
Other Factors Affecting Polymer Recycling: Policy Issues and Public Acceptability
Summary and Learning Outcomes
References and Further Reading
RevisionExercises
Chapter 6: Design for the Environment - The Life Cycle Approach
Introduction
Life Cycle Thinking: The Approach and Tools
Design for the Environment: Life Cycle Production Design
Summary and Learning Outcomes
References and Further Reading
Revision Exercises
Chapter 7: Environmental Impacts of Recycling
Introduction
Environmental Impacts of Recycling: Life Cycle Considerations
LCA Case Studies of Recycling Options and Technologies
Summary and Learning Outcomes
References and Further Reading
Revision Exercises
Chapter 8: Future Directions - Towards Sustainable Development
Introduction
Improving the Efficiency of Polymerisation: The Principles of Green
Chemistry
Design for Recyclability
Developing New Processing Technologies
Conclusions: Towards Sustainable Development
Summary and Learning Outcomes
References and Further Reading
Appendix I
Appendix II
Index.

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