Pollution Prevention for Chemical Processes

  • ID: 2174431
  • Book
  • 454 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This timely text offers coverage of pollution prevention fundamentals, featuring examples and case studies drawn from the chemical process industries. Topics are presented on three different levels–macro, meso, and micro. The book′s multifaceted approach provides a complete picture of current waste minimization theory and practice.


∗ Comprehensive analysis of the flow of materials in the United States, from natural resource extraction to consumer product disposal

∗ Overview of waste generation and management for different pollutant types

∗ Assessment of pollution prevention opportunities using industrial ecology and product life cycle frameworks


∗ Detailed coverage of pollution prevention in chemical manufacturing processes

∗ Waste audits, emission inventories, flow sheet analysis, and many other important tools

∗ Waste reduction for unit operations, techniques for measuring economic benefits of pollution prevention, and more


∗ Case studies of reaction pathway analysis and material design methods

Complete with case studies that give the material a real–world edge, plus worked examples to reinforce learning, this text is valuable to both advanced students and practitioners of chemical and civil engineering.
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Introductory Terms and Concepts.


Wastes and Emissions in the United States.

Industrial Ecology.

Life– Cycle Assessment.


Waste Audits and Emission Inventories.

Pollution Prevention for Unit Operations.

Preventing Fugitive and Secondary Emissions.

Flowsheet Analysis for Pollution Prevention.

Management of Pollution Prevention Activities at Industrial Facilities.

Pollution Prevention Case Study Problem Modules.


Microscale Pollution Prevention.


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DAVID T. ALLEN, PhD, is the Beckman Professor in Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is the author of several books. The authors′ previous collaborations have resulted in numerous publications, including a widely used collection of course modules entitled Pollution Prevention: Homework and Design Problems for Engineering Curricula.

KIRSTEN SINCLAIR ROSSELOT is the owner of Process Profiles, a consulting firm that specializes in environmental planning and management tools for pollution prevention.
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