Polymers: The Environment and Sustainable Development / Edition 1

Polymers: The Environment and Sustainable Development / Edition 1

by Adisa Azapagic, Ian Hamerton, Alan Emsley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471877409

ISBN-13: 9780471877400

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

"…an accessible treatment of this crucial area…" (Materials World, May 2003)   

In light of new regulations in the EU, America, and Japan, polymer producers have been forced to recycle. This book provides discussion on the impact of reusing polymers such as plastic and rubber on the environment.

  • Timely information on the

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Overview

"…an accessible treatment of this crucial area…" (Materials World, May 2003)   

In light of new regulations in the EU, America, and Japan, polymer producers have been forced to recycle. This book provides discussion on the impact of reusing polymers such as plastic and rubber on the environment.

  • Timely information on the environmental impact of polymer recycling
  • Each chapter contains relevant sample questions and answers
  • Contains chapters on the economics and legislation of recycling, and on LCA
  • Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of polymer recycling

Essential reading for students, as well as an invaluable reference guide for technologists and industrialists, in 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

Ch. 1The environment and sustainable development: an integrated strategy for polymers1
Ch. 2Polymers in everyday use: principles, properties and environmental17
Ch. 3Feeding the waste streams: sources of polymers in the environment47
Ch. 4Managing polymer waste: technologies for separation and recycling79
Ch. 5Drives and barriers for polymer recycling: social, legal and economic factors101
Ch. 6Design for the environment: the life cycle approach125
Ch. 7Environmental impacts of recycling155
Ch. 8Future directions: towards sustainable technology173

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