Increasing demand on industrial capacity has, as an unintended consequence, an accompanying increase in harmful and hazardous wastes. Recognizing the need for a comprehensive reference on the technologies and strategies available for waste treatment in specific industries, four esteemed editors gathered to produce the highly popular Handbook of Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment. Derived from the second edition of this handbook, Waste Treatment in the Process Industries outlines the fundamentals and latest developments in waste treatment in various process industries, such as pharmaceuticals, textiles, rubber, and power. It also includes management, disposal, and bioassay issues for a complete treatment.
Environmental managers, engineers, and scientists who have had experience with process industry waste management problems have noted the need for a book that is comprehensive in its scope, directly applicable to daily waste management problems of the industry, and widely acceptable by practicing environmental professionals and educators.
Many standard industrial waste treatment texts adequately cover a few major technologies for conventional in-plant environmental control strategies in the process industry, but no one book, or series of books, focuses on new developments in innovative and alternative technology, design criteria, effluent standards, managerial decision methodology, and regional and global environmental conservation.
This book emphasizes in-depth presentation of environmental pollution sources, waste characteristics, control technologies, management strategies, facility innovations, process alternatives, costs, case histories, effluent standards, and future trends for the process industry, and in-depth presentation of methodologies, technologies, alternatives, regional effects, and global effects of important pollution control practices that may be applied to the industry. This book covers new subjects as much as possible.
Special efforts were made to invite experts to contribute chapters in their own areas of expertise. Since the area of process industry waste treatment is very broad, no one can claim to be an expert in all areas; collective contributions are better than a single author’s presentation for a book of this nature.