Polymers: The Environment and Sustainable Development / Edition 1

Polymers: The Environment and Sustainable Development / Edition 1

by Adisa Azapagic, Ian Hamerton, Alan Emsley
     
 

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

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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

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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