Industrial Processes and Waste Stream Management

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 13, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 616 pages
INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES and WASTE STREAM MANAGEMENT

This book provides environmental technology students with a quick, enjoyable way to master the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement successful, cost-effective industrial pollution control programs, especially when used in coordination with the Industrial Processes and Waste Stream Management video series produced by INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications.

The first section of the book lays the conceptual foundations with a detailed overview of waste stream management tools and regulations and the four EPA-approved treatment methods: physical, chemical, thermal, and biological. The following 20 chapters are organized by industry, and provide a fascinating case-by-case exploration of industrial processes and how the waste streams they generate are managed in all major industries, including petroleum, chemicals, mining, metals, paint, textiles, agriculture, paper, printing, nuclear, medical, and more.

Features that make Industrial Processes and Waste Stream Management an ideal introduction to the subject for environmental technology students, include:
* Acclaimed, user-friendly, modular format found in all the books in the Preserving the Legacy series
* Basic anatomy, physiology, and chemistry concepts that help clarify how toxins interact with living tissue
* Proven, rapid-learning modular format--each chapter features learning objectives, topic summaries, chapter-end reviews, and practice questions
* Helpful sidebars that highlight critical concepts
* More than 175 high-quality line drawings, photographs, diagrams, charts, and tables
* Numerous easy-to-perform, skill-building classroom activities
* A glossary of more than 1,000 essential terms
* Extensive bibliography of recommended readings in all key subject areas


Industrial Processes and Waste Stream Management is also an excellent refresher/quick-reference guide for practicing environmental technicians.

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Contents

Waste Stream Regulations
23
Physical Treatment Technologies
57
7
65
Chemical Treatment Technologies
93
Thermal Treatment Technologies
115
Biological Treatment Technologies
139
Minimization of Waste and Pollution Prevention
169
Life Cycle Design for General Manufacturing
201
The Printed Wiring Board Industries
361
The Pulp and Paper Industries
373
The Graphics and Printing Industries
387
The Textile Industries
403
The Agricultural Industries
417
The Food and Beverage Industries
433
The Furniture Finishing Industries
447
The Wood Preservation Industries
455

Hazardous Waste Regulations for the Cleanup Industries
213
The Petroleum Industry
231
The Chemical Production Industries
247
The Mining Industries
265
The Metal Production Industries
283
The Metalworking Industries
301
The Electroplating and Metal Finishing Industries
317
The Paint and Surface Coating Industries
333
Integrated Circuits and Electronics Assembly Industries
347
The Medical Industries
469
The Nuclear Industries
483
ConsumerRelated Waste Issues
497
Glossary
515
Industrial Processes and Waste Stream Management iii
560
Acknowledgments
565
Index
579
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

HOWARD H. GUYER, PhD, is Academic Team Leader of the Preserving the Legacy National Academic Council. He served as chair of the Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) National Curriculum Study Group, the predecessor of the National Academic Council, from its inception in early 1992. Mr. Guyer received his MA in science education from Ohio State University in 1964. He has been a member of the Chemistry Department at Fullerton College for the past 31 years, where he has served as the Chemistry and Environmental Technology Department Chair for the past four years. In 1989, he helped to form a consortium of seven other faculty members and industry experts to develop the Environmental Technology Certificate and Associate Degree program for the California Community Colleges. From January 1991, and for the next three years, Mr. Guyer also served as the Environmental Technology Coordinator for the State Chancellor's Office. Under his leadership, the program expanded from its original eight to twenty-nine of the California community colleges. Mr. Guyer also served as the California Community College Representative on the Western PETE Board of Directors from its start in 1991 until 1995. He is currently serving as board member on the National PETE Board of Directors.

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