Polymers: The Environment and Sustainable Development / Edition 1

Polymers: The Environment and Sustainable Development / Edition 1

by Adisa Azapagic, Alan Emsley, Ian Hamerton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471877417

ISBN-13: 9780471877417

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." Each chapter provides a complete coverage of the main themes with directed further…  See more details below

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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." 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 advanced undergraduate and postgraduate 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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