Handbook of Solvents, Volume Two: Use, Health, and Environment, Third Edition, contains the most comprehensive information ever published on solvents and an extensive analysis of the principles of solvent selection and use. The book is intended to help formulators select ideal solvents, safety coordinators protect workers, and legislators and inspectors define and implement public safeguards on solvent usage, handling and disposal. The book begins with a discussion of solvent use in over 30 industries, which are the main consumers of solvents. The analysis is conducted based on available data and contains information on the types of solvents used and potential problems and solutions.
In addition, the possibilities for solvent substitution are also discussed, with an emphasis on supercritical solvents, ionic liquids, ionic melts, and agriculture-based products.
- Assists in solvent selection by providing key information and insight on environmental and safety issues
- Provides essential best practice guidance for human health considerations
- Discusses the latest advances and trends in solvent technology, including modern methods of cleaning contaminated soils, selection of gloves, suits and respirators
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13. Solvent Use in Various Industries 14. Methods of Solvent Detection and Testing 15. Residual Solvents in Products 16. Environmental Impact of Solvents 17. Concentration of Solvents in Various Industrial Environments 18. Regulations 19 Toxic Effects of Solvent Exposure 20. Substitution of Solvents by Safer Products and Processes 21. Solvent Recycling, Removal, and Degradation 22. Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated Solvents in Ground Water 23. Protection 24. New Trends Based on Patent Literature
George Wypych has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering. His professional expertise includes both university teaching (full professor) and research and development. He has published 18 books, 47 scientific papers, and he has obtained 16 patents. He specializes in polymer additives, polymer processing and formulation, material durability and the development of sealants and coatings.