The Scientific Management of Hazardous Wastes

The Scientific Management of Hazardous Wastes

by C. B. Cope, W. H. Fuller, S. L. Willetts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521105641

ISBN-13: 9780521105644

Pub. Date: 03/19/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book, first published in 1983, three independent scientists examine the results of research and development into the environmental aspects of hazardous wastes management. Within a legislative framework, the limits of our scientific knowledge are carefully defined and the ways in which this knowledge is extrapolated and applied are examined. Significant

Overview

In this book, first published in 1983, three independent scientists examine the results of research and development into the environmental aspects of hazardous wastes management. Within a legislative framework, the limits of our scientific knowledge are carefully defined and the ways in which this knowledge is extrapolated and applied are examined. Significant areas of uncertainty are identified and the authors have not been afraid to draw attention to the fallibility of certain interpretations. Landfill science, leachate characteristics, pollutant attenuation and toxicity measurement are reviewed. Alternative technologies such as chemical treatment and incineration are compared. Risk assessment, cost implications and public acceptance are examined. It provides an objective assessment of the scientific and practical issues involved and constitutes a valuable source book for all concerned with hazardous wastes management, planning and regulatory control, pollution prevention and environmental protection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521105644
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/19/2009
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. The nature of hazardous wastes and their recycling potential C. B. Cope; 2. Hazardous wastes legislation: planning and transport S. L. Willetts; 3. Hazardous wastes legislation: pollution and public health S. L. Willetts; 4. Hazardous wastes legislation: contemporary law S. L. Willetts; 5. Hazardous wastes legislation: miscellaneous provisions S. L. Willetts; 6. Landfill and leachates C. B. Cope; 7. Leachate management from landfill and codisposal of hazardous wastes C. B. Cope; 8. The geochemistry of hazardous waste disposal W. H. Fuller; 9. Toxicological assessments and their relevance to hazardous waste management C. B. Cope; 10. Hazardous waste treatment and disposal options S. L. Willetts; 11. The incineration of hazardous wastes S. L. Willetts; 12. Risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis and future needs C. B. Cope.

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