ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN METALLURGICAL INDUSTRIES

Author: R. C. GUPTA
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120346009
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This comprehensive book deals with the environmental aspects of metallurgical industries, including ferrous (iron and steel, DRI units, EAF units, ferroalloys and foundries) and non-ferrous (aluminium, copper, lead and zinc) plants. The text, comprising of eight chapters, discusses fundamental aspects of environment management, various energy sources available on the earth and environment awareness required for sustained economic growth. The book provides a thorough understanding of pollution sources in metallurgical industries and their abatement techniques. It also provides details of energy management in metal industry and enumerates factors for metallurgical plant location and layout. Furthermore, it presents health and safety guidelines for metallurgical professionals. The text concludes with discussion on basic legislations related to environment and labour. This book is primarily designed for undergraduate students of metallurgical engineering. Besides, it will also be useful as a ready reference source to professionals associated with metallurgical industries. KEY FEATURES Coverage of various types of environmental issues such as air emission, toxic effluents, solid waste, thermal discharge, noise and radiation. Analysis of renewable and non-renewable energy sources on the earth with current energy usage pattern and future consumption pattern. Description of various activities in the metallurgical units along with discussion of sources of pollution and abatement techniques. Guidelines for the plant location and layout. Basic information about labour health and safety, environmental legislations, labour laws, ISO 14000, carbon credit, etc.

Solid Waste Management

Author: Ramesha Chandrappa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364228681X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Solid waste was already a problem long before water and air pollution issues attracted public attention. Historically the problem associated with solid waste can be dated back to prehistoric days. Due to the invention of new products, technologies and services the quantity and quality of the waste have changed over the years. Waste characteristics not only depend on income, culture and geography but also on a society's economy and, situations like disasters that affect that economy. There was tremendous industrial activity in Europe during the industrial revolution. The twentieth century is recognized as the American Century and the twenty-first century is recognized as the Asian Century in which everyone wants to earn ‘as much as possible’. After Asia the currently developing Africa could next take the center stage. With transitions in their economies many countries have also witnessed an explosion of waste quantities. Solid waste problems and approaches to tackling them vary from country to country. For example, while efforts are made to collect and dispose hospital waste through separate mechanisms in India it is burnt together with municipal solid waste in Sweden. While trans-boundary movement of waste has been addressed in numerous international agreements, it still reaches developing countries in many forms. While thousands of people depend on waste for their livelihood throughout the world, many others face problems due to poor waste management. In this context solid waste has not remained an issue to be tackled by the local urban bodies alone. It has become a subject of importance for engineers as well as doctors, psychologist, economists, and climate scientists and any others. There are huge changes in waste management in different parts of the world at different times in history. To address these issues, an effort has been made by the authors to combine their experience and bring together a new text book on the theory and practice of the subject covering the important relevant literature at the same time.

Innovative Process Development in Metallurgical Industry

Author: Vaikuntam Iyer Lakshmanan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331921599X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book describes the phases for innovative metallurgical process development, from concept to commercialization. Key features of the book include: • Need for process innovation • Selection and optimization of process steps • Determination of the commercial feasibility of a process including engineering and equipment selection • Determination of the environmental footprint of a process • Case-study examples of innovative process development

Sustainable Metals Management

Author: Arnim von Gleich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402045395
Format: PDF, ePub
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Metals have been vital to human civilization for many thousands of years. Their durability and recyclability should make them ideal materials for a sustainable economy. This book assembles experts from many fields to discuss the conditions and limits of sustainable metals management. The contributors examine the theoretical ideas and goals of sustainability, and apply them across the metal making and trading process.

Handbook of Recycling

Author: Ernst Worrell
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 0123965063
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Winner of the International Solid Waste Association's 2014 Publication Award, Handbook of Recycling is an authoritative review of the current state-of-the-art of recycling, reuse and reclamation processes commonly implemented today and how they interact with one another. The book addresses several material flows, including iron, steel, aluminum and other metals, pulp and paper, plastics, glass, construction materials, industrial by-products, and more. It also details various recycling technologies as well as recovery and collection techniques. To completely round out the picture of recycling, the book considers policy and economic implications, including the impact of recycling on energy use, sustainable development, and the environment. With contemporary recycling literature scattered across disparate, unconnected articles, this book is a crucial aid to students and researchers in a range of disciplines, from materials and environmental science to public policy studies. Portrays recent and emerging technologies in metal recycling, by-product utilization and management of post-consumer waste Uses life cycle analysis to show how to reclaim valuable resources from mineral and metallurgical wastes Uses examples from current professional and industrial practice, with policy and economic implications

Sustainability in the Mineral and Energy Sectors

Author: Sheila Devasahayam
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498733069
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sustainable practices within the mining and energy sectors are assuming greater significance due to uncertainty and change within the global economy and safety, security, and health concerns. This book examines sustainability issues facing the mining and energy sectors by addressing six major themes: Mining and Mineral Processing; Metallurgy and Recycling; Environment; Energy; Socioeconomic and Regulatory; and Sustainable Materials and Fleets. Emphasizing an integrated transdisciplinary approach, it deliberates on optimizing mining productivity and energy efficiency and discusses integrated waste management practices. It discusses risk management, cost cutting, and integration of sustainable practices for long-term business value. It gives a comprehensive outlook for sustainable mineral futures from academic and industry perspectives covering mine to mill optimization, waste, risk and water management, improved efficiencies in mining tools and equipment, and performance indicators for sustainable developments. It covers how innovation and research underpin management of natural resources including sustainable carbon management. •Focuses on mining and mineral processing, metallurgy and recycling, the environment, energy, socioeconomic and regulatory issues, and sustainable materials and fleets. •Describes metallurgy and recycling and uses economic, environmental and social parameter analyses to identify areas for improvement in iron, steel, aluminium, lead, zinc, copper, and gold production. •Discusses current research on mining, performance indicators for sustainable development, sustainability in mining equipment, risk and safety management, and renewable energy resources •Covers alternative and conventional energy sources for the mineral sector as well water treatment and remediation and energy sustainability in mining. •Provides an overview of sustainable carbon management. •Offers an interdisciplinary approach with international focus.