Responsible Care: A New Strategy for Pollution Prevention and Waste Reduction Through Environment Management

Responsible Care: A New Strategy for Pollution Prevention and Waste Reduction Through Environment Management

by Nicholas Cheremisinoff, Paul Rosenfield, Anton Davletshin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1933762160

ISBN-13: 9781933762166

Pub. Date: 06/15/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Environmental regulations provide protection to the public, workers and the environment. To protect themselves from long-term liabilities, however, companies have to do more than just comply with the basic responsibilities. This handbook is designed to introduce terminology, methodology, tools, procedures and practical guidance for incorporating efficient pollution

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Environmental regulations provide protection to the public, workers and the environment. To protect themselves from long-term liabilities, however, companies have to do more than just comply with the basic responsibilities. This handbook is designed to introduce terminology, methodology, tools, procedures and practical guidance for incorporating efficient pollution prevention strategies into the overall business plan. It is a company’s responsibility to protect and control its management of waste and pollution, and a company that fails to do so will ultimately inflict a negative impact on its bottom line, especially in financial performance. Responsible Care delivers critical guidelines and rules of thumb required for industrial managers to improve their companies’ profitability through waste reduction, cleaner production technologies and sound management practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933762166
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/15/2008
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents


About the Authors     ix
Preface     xi
A Primer on Responsible Environmental Management     1
Introduction     1
Environmental Aspects     1
Aspects and Indicators     4
Identifying Environmental Aspects     5
Assigning Priorities to Environmental Aspects     12
Responsible Care     17
The Necessity of Investing in an Environmental Management System     35
References     37
Worker Safety and P2     40
Introduction     40
Exposure Standards Tables     41
The Chemical Process Industries     143
Definitions and Terminology     143
Polymers Industry     164
Rubber Products Manufacturing Industry     171
Sulfuric Acid Manufacturing     176
Phosphoric Acid Manufacturing     181
Insecticide Manufacturing     186
Case Study of Fluorine Emission, Recovery, and Utilization of By-Product H[subscript 2]SiF[subscript 6] for AlF[subscript 3] Production     192
Miscellaneous P2 Practices and Best Management Practices     203
Case Study of a Low-Cost P2 Opportunity at a PVC Plant     230
Case Study of P2 in Ammonium Nitrate Production     231
References     234
Refineries     236
General Discussion     236
Pressure Relieving Systems     253
Inhalation Hazards from Tanker Operations     261
Oil-Water Effluent Systems     264
Air Emissions from Valves     267
Cooling Tower Operations     269
Miscellaneous Air Emissions     271
Case Study of a Crude Oil Unloading Station     272
IER Roadmap and Pollution Inventory     287
References     316
The Wood Preserving Industry     317
Introduction     317
Historical Perspectives     318
Industry Overview     320
Chemicals Used by the Industry     322
Technology Overview     336
Sources of Pollution     340
Emission Factors     344
Case Studies     346
TRI Reporting     356
Waste Incineration Practices     359
Lessons Learned from the Case Studies     362
Source Controls and Best Management Practices     368
Using P2 and EMS to Turn Profits     375
References     380
The Food and Dairy Industry      383
Introduction     383
Industry Practices and Environmental Aspects     384
Converting Waste to Energy     390
Economies of Scale     416
Meat Processing and Rendering     422
Fruit and Vegetable Processing     424
Vegetable Oil Processing     425
Sugar Manufacturing     427
Brewing     429
Glossary of Useful Terms     431
References     433
P2 and Best Management Practices in Different Industries     435
Iron and Steel Manufacturing     435
Lead and Zinc Smelting     451
Nickel Ore Processing and Refining     455
Aluminum Manufacturing     457
Copper Smelting     462
Pulp and Paper Industry     465
Cement Manufacturing     469
Metals Finishing and Fabrication     471
Environmental Economics     477
Introduction     477
Environmental Economics within the Context of Responsible Care     479
Financial Planning Tools     482
Summary of Tools     506
References     513
Adopting an EMS     514
Introduction     514
Commitment and Environmental Policy     514
Initial Environmental Review     517
Planning the Environmental Policy     518
Implementing the Environmental Policy     521
Measurement and Evaluation     528
Developing an Environmental Effects Register     529
Monitoring and Measuring Hardware     530
Compliance Status     530
References     533
Index     535

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