Chlorinated Dioxins Related Compounds

Author: O. Hutzinger
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483285871
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The complex multidisciplinary problem posed by PCDD can best be understood by the interaction of scientists from different disciplines. This workshop was organised to allow scientific exchange by such experts. The most recent advances in analytical methodology, environmental fate and levels, incineration toxicology (metabolism), animal toxicology and observations in man are covered

Human and Environmental Risks of Chlorinated Dioxins and Related Compounds

Author: Richard E. Tucker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146133599X
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Increasing international concern is being expressed regarding the contamination of the environment with polychlorinated dibenzo-p dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans because certain of these chemicals have been shown to be highly toxic to animals and are ubiquitous in the environment. They are known to be distributed as contaminants of commercial products and as by-products from com bustion processes. A considerable volume of information has accumulated on these chemicals in the past two decades, particularly for the most toxic of them, 2,3,7,8-tetrach1orodibenzo-p-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD). However, this body of knowledge has not succeeded in resolving genuine judgmental differences among experts in the field as to the degree of hazard to human health and the environment. In light of the widespread public concern, it is clearly imperative to come to grips with the continuing scientific controversy, to review the data, assess the issues, to see where areas of agreement exist, and where further research is needed to resolve remaining areas of disagree ment. This volume represents an effort to contribute to these goals.

Chlorine and the Environment

Author: Ruth Stringer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792367970
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This is the first book to examine comprehensively the chlorine industry and its effects on the environment. It covers not only the history of chlorine production, but also looks at its products, their effects on the global environment, and the international legislation which controls their use, release, and disposal. Individual chapters are dedicated to subjects such as releases of organochlorines into the environment, and the environmental impact of ozone depletion, providing simple explanations of these complex issues. These are backed up with case studies of landmark events in the history of the chlorine industry - for example the Seveso explosion or the Yusho and Yu-Cheng mass poisonings. With a clear, concise text and numerous compilations of critical data, this book will prove an invaluable source reference for environmental scientists, students, and policy makers with an interest in this subject.

Chlorinated Dioxins and Dibenzofurans in Perspective

Author: Christoffer Rappe
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351087541
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This volume was developed from the proceedings of a symposium held in Miami Beach, at the 189th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.It is the result of the combined efforts of many experts whose efforts have advanced our knowledge of the production, analysis, distribution, effects and control of chlorinated dioxins, dibenzofurans and related compounds.This is the third in a series of publications originating from current technology presented at national meetings of the American Chemical Society. Using this forum as a catalyst, researchers from all over the world came together to present and discuss their data and plan future work in this rapidly developing and sometimes highly emotional technical area.

Organic Compounds in Soils Sediments Sludges

Author: T Roy Crompton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203589483
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The increasing awareness of the effects of pollutants in the eco-system and on the development of suitable methods of analysis has stimulated a lot of research recently. This volume comprehensively discusses the range of methods available for the analysis and determination of organic compounds in soils, river and marine sediments and industrial sludges. A review is provided of the instrumentation used in soil and sediment laboratories and an indication of the types of organics that can be determined by each technique. Subsequent chapters discuss the analysis of various types of organics in a logical and systematic manner. Guidance is provided on the applicability of techniques in certain environments, the advantages and disadvantages of using one method over another, likely interference, the sensitivity of particular techniques, and detection limits. The work will be of interest to agricultural chemists, agriculturists concerned with ways in which organic chemicals used in crop or soil treatment permeate the ecosystem and to biologists and scientists involved in fish, plant and insect life. Toxicologists, public health workers, oceanographers, and environmentalists will also find the book beneficial.

Waste Treatment and Disposal

Author: Paul T. Williams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111868737X
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Following on from the successful first edition of WasteTreatment & Disposal, this second edition has beencompletely updated, and provides comprehensive coverage ofwaste process engineering and disposal methodologies. Concentratingon the range of technologies available for household and commercialwaste, it also presents readers with relevant legislativebackground material as boxed features. NEW to this edition: Increased coverage of re-use and recycling Updating of the usage of different waste treatmenttechnologies Increased coverage of new and emerging technologies for wastetreatment and disposal A broader global perspective with a focus on comparativeinternational material on waste treatment uptake and wastemanagement policies