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Main Title Handbook of environmental management and technology /
Author Burke, Gwendolyn, ; Holmes, Gwendolyn
Other Authors
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Theodore, Louis.
Singh, Ben.
Publisher Wiley,
Year Published 1993
OCLC Number 26763156
ISBN 047158584X; 9780471585848
Subjects Pollution ; Environmental management ; Gestion de l'environnement ; Technologie de l'environnement ; Milieukunde ; Milieubeleid ; Milieutechniek ; Dchets--Ă¢Elimination ; Technique de l'environnement ; Environmental engineering
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAR  TD191.5.H65 1993 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/23/1994
EJBM  TD191.5.H65 1993 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/28/1998
Collation x, 651 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Cover title: Handbook of environmental management & technology. "A Wiley-Interscience publication." Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Environmental management overview -- International environmental concerns -- Multimedia analyses -- Regulatory framework -- Mobile and stationary sources of pollution / contributing author, Abdool Jabar -- Small-quantity generators -- Atmospheric dispersion -- Air pollution control equipment -- Greenhouse effect and global warming / contributing author, Indira H. Sweeny -- Acid rain -- Indoor air quality -- Water pollution modeling and control -- Municipal wastewater treatment / contributing author, Michael H. Reid -- Industrial wastewater treatment / contributing authors, Robert Politzer and Thomas Ryan -- Municipal waste management -- Medical waste management -- Hazardous waste incineration -- Superfund -- Underground storage tanks -- Asbestos -- Household hazardous waste -- Used oil -- Metals -- Noise pollution -- Domestic solutions / contributing author, Mary K. Theodore -- Architectural considerations / contributing author, Carmen M. Yon -- Pollution prevention approaches -- Energy conservation -- Health and safety -- Accident and emergency management -- Environmental training / contributing authors, Leo H. Stander, Jr. and Charles D. Pratt -- Monitoring methods -- Environmental risk assessment -- Economic considerations -- Environmental communication. "The past few decades have witnessed a profound awakening of popular concern with environmental issues. As a result, known sources of air, land, and water pollution are now subject to more intense scrutiny than ever before, and engineers, managers and entrepreneurs in both the public and private sectors are required to have at least a fundamental working knowledge of environmental management. Written for those with little or no prior technical experience in pollution prevention and control, Handbook of Environmental Management and Technology provides those professionals with a firm foothold in a wide range of related technical, scientific, and regulatory issues." "Unlike the majority of handbooks in the field, Handbook of Environmental Management and Technology is comprehensive in scope. Taking a uniquely historical perspective, it touches on virtually all the major pollution problems and their solutions. Divided into six parts, Part I offers an overview of the field as seen from a global perspective, dealing with topics such as the sources of pollution, the international effects of pollution, various regulatory approaches and more. Parts II and III are devoted to air and water pollution, respectively, and provide detailed coverage of basic dispersion and control issues as well as more specific topics such as acid rain, the greenhouse effect, and wastewater treatment. Part IV discusses general solid waste management issues, including municipal, medical and hazardous waste control, and then narrows its focus to examine a number of individual hazardous pollutants, including asbestos, oils and metals, underground storage tanks, and more. In Part V the authors address a host of miscellaneous issues including noise pollution, domestic and architectural considerations, comparative prevention approaches, and energy conservation. Part VI is devoted to daily management issues such as worker training and safety, crisis management, the monitoring of background contaminant levels, risk assessment and communication, and more." "Handbook of Environmental Management and Technology is a timely, comprehensive reference that belongs on the shelves of plant engineers and managers, industrial hygienists, and health and safety officers. It is also an invaluable resource for lawyers, reporters and other news media personnel, and regulatory officials who monitor pollution."--Jacket.