Polymers: The Environment and Sustainable Development / Edition 1

Polymers: The Environment and Sustainable Development / Edition 1

by Adisa Azapagic, Alan Emsley, Ian Hamerton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471877417

ISBN-13: 9780471877417

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

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:
9780471877417
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

The Environment and Sustainable Development: An Integrated Strategy for Polymers.

Polymers in Everyday Use: Principles, Properties and Environmental.

Feeding the Waste Streams: Sources of Polymers in the Environment.

Managing Polymer Waste: Technologies for Separation and Recycling.

Drives and Barriers for Polymer Recycling: Social, Legal and Economic Factors.

Design for the Environment: The Life Cycle Approach.

Environmental Impacts of Recycling.

Future Directions: Towards Sustainable Technology.

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