Separation Processes In Waste Minimization

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This work offers an accessible discussion of current and emerging separation processes used for waste minimization, showing how the processes work on a day-to-day basis and providing troubleshooting tips for equipment that doesn't function according to design specifications. It describes the fundamentals of over 30 processes, types of equipment available, vendors, and common problems encountered in operations with hazardous waste.

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This practical reference offers an easily accessible discussion of both current and emerging separation processes used for waste minimization—showing how the processes work on a day-to-day basis and providing trouble-shooting tips for equipment that doesn’t function according to design specifications.
A practical reference that provides a simplified discussion of the separation processes used in waste minimization, for operators of separation equipment and their immediate supervisors in the waste management industry, who usually are not chemical engineers. Grouping separation processes according to mechanical forces, differential rates of mass flow, and equilibrium between phases, the volume discusses both current and emerging processes, showing how the processes work on a day-to-day basis, and providing troubleshooting tips for equipment that doesn't function according to design specifications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Part 1 Background: Waste Minimization; Basic Principles of Separation Science; Types of Separation Processes Used in Waste Minimization. Part 2 Specific Separations by Mechanical Forces: Separation of Solids; Settling and Flotation Filtration and Drying; Centrifuging and Cycloning. Part 3 Specific Separations by Differential Rates: Chemical Precipitation and Sedimentation; Membrane Processes; Electrostatic Precipitation and Electrochemical Processes. Part 4 Specific Separations Based on Equilibrium: Evaporation and Crystallization; Distillation Absorption, Stripping, and Scrubbing; Adsorption, Ion Exchange, and Reversible Reactions with Solids; Solvent Extraction, Solvent Precipitation, and Leaching.

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