Rapid Guide to Hazardous Air Pollutants

  • ID: 2175442
  • Book
  • 582 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Rapid Guide to Hazardous Air Pollutants Howard J. Beim, Jennifer Spero, and Louis Theodore Concise and easy to use, Rapid Guide to Hazardous Air Pollutants brings together a wealth of hard–to–gather information in one compact pocket guide. The Rapid Guide offers in alphabetical order detailed profiles of all 189 elements and compounds determined to be hazardous air pollutants by the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act. The profile for each pollutant includes:
  • fundamental identification data (CAS number, molecular formula, formula weight, synonyms)
  • uses (primarily in the manufacture of chemicals and as a component in the manufacturing process)
  • physical properties (such as boiling point, density, vapor pressures, color)
  • chemical properties (such as air/water reactivity, reactivity with skin or metal, flash point, heat of combustion)
  • health risks, including toxic exposure guidelines, toxicity data, and acute and chronic risks
  • hazard risks the substance’s potential for accidents, fires, explosions, corrosion, and chemical incompatibility
  • exposure routes tracking the activities, environment, sources, and occupations that tend to lead to exposure
  • regulatory status, listing the primary laws and citations of regulated chemicals
  • important additional information on symptoms, first aid, firefighting methods, protective equipment, and safe storage
Based on the latest available data, Rapid Guide to Hazardous Air Pollutants is a valuable resource for industrial hygienists, emergency response personnel, health and safety managers, environmental and chemical engineers, scientists, chemical manufacturers, and students in environmental programs. Whatever the questions are regarding the handling, storage, transportation, or regulation of substances that endanger air quality, this Rapid Guide is the first place to turn for answers.
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Howard J. Beim is Professor of Chemistry at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York. He has lectured and served as a contributing author on several books addressing chemistry of hazardous materials, hazardous material transportation regulations, remediation, and legal aspects of worker′s right–to–know regulations. Jennifer Spero is an engineer at Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. in the air/environmental group involved in investigating, controlling, and reducing odor and hazardous air pollutant emissions. She is also a recent contributor to the Van Nostrand Reinhold text Engineering and Environmental Ethics (1998). Louis Theodore is Pr## Riverdale, New York. H## to academia and indust# management. Among D## Pollution Control and # Facilities (Van Nostran## Nostrand Reinhold 1992##
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