Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization A Systems Approach

Author: Matthew Franchetti
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071605258
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Implement successful solid waste analysis and minimization strategies Provide sustainable solutions to solid waste issues with help from this hands-on guide. Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization: A Systems Approach offers up-to-date technical details on current and potential solid waste minimization practices. This authoritative resource presents a framework for the proper application of solid waste analysis tools, and demonstrates the benefits in terms of environmental impact, process efficiencies, and financial enhancement. Twenty-one real-world case studies covering all industries, from manufacturing to service facilities, are included. Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization: A Systems Approach covers: U.S. and international waste generation rates Industrial ecology, solid waste exchanges, and recycling Environmental, economic, corporate image, personal, and social benefits of solid waste management and minimization Solid waste assessment strategies and launch plans The Six Sigma systems approach for deployment Metrics and performance measurement for solid waste management Documentation and development of the deployment plan Implementation and execution of the solid waste minimization plan Communicating and leveraging success Solid waste modeling, research, and data collection Characterization by business activities Estimation, prediction, and evaluation

A Systems Approach to the Environmental Analysis of Pollution Minimization

Author: Sven E. Jorgensen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566703376
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The environmental analysis of pollution problems always involves the use of mass and energy balances to quantify the extent of pollution and its sources. This same form of analysis can be applied to ecosystems, production systems, a whole country or a region. A Systems Approach to the Environmental Analysis of Pollution Minimization identifies and describes the common factors shared by these systems. The book is organized in twelve chapters and progresses from general concepts to specific assessment methods. Chapter one is a general introduction to environmental management principles. Chapter two discusses conservation principles and their applications to environmental health. Chapters three and four explore ecosystem health, properties and analysis. Chapters five through eleven present different methods of analysis including Green Accounting, Clean Technology, Life Cycle Analysis, and Risk Assessment. Editor Sven Jorgensen closes the book with a sweeping summary. Jorgensen is a internationally published authority on the use and analysis of ecosystem models. His new book is a comprehensive guide for both students and professionals. A Systems Approach to the Environmental Analysis of Pollution Minimization is an invaluable contribution. Features

Solid Waste Management

Author: Ramesha Chandrappa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364228681X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Infrastructure Planning and Finance

Author: Vicki Elmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135906416
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Infrastructure Planning and Finance is a non-technical guide to the engineering, planning, and financing of major infrastucture projects in the United States, providing both step-by-step guidance, and a broad overview of the technical, political, and economic challenges of creating lasting infrastructure in the 21st Century. Infrastructure Planning and Finance is designed for the local practitioner or student who wants to learn the basics of how to develop an infrastructure plan, a program, or an individual infrastructure project. A team of authors with experience in public works, planning, and city government explain the history and economic environment of infrastructure and capital planning, addressing common tools like the comprehensive plan, sustainability plans, and local regulations. The book guides readers through the preparation and development of comprehensive plans and infrastructure projects, and through major funding mechanisms, from bonds, user fees, and impact fees to privatization and competition. The rest of the book describes the individual infrastructure systems: their elements, current issues and a 'how-to-do-it' section that covers the system and the comprehensive plan, development regulations and how it can be financed. Innovations such as decentralization, green and blue-green technologies are described as well as local policy actions to achieve a more sustainable city are also addressed. Chapters include water, wastewater, solid waste, streets, transportation, airports, ports, community facilities, parks, schools, energy and telecommunications. Attention is given to how local policies can ensure a sustainable and climate friendly infrastructure system, and how planning for them can be integrated across disciplines.

Hazardous Waste Systems Analysis at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Los Alamos National Laboratory produces routine and non-routine hazardous waste as a by-product of mission operations. Hazardous waste commonly generated at the Laboratory includes many types of laboratory research chemicals, solvents, acids, bases, carcinogens, compressed gases, metals, and other solid waste contaminated with hazardous waste. The Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Stewardship Office has established a Hazardous Waste Minimization Coordinator to specifically focus on routine and non-routine RCRA, TSCA, and other administratively controlled wastes. In this process, the Waste Minimization Coordinator has developed and implemented a systems approach to define waste streams, estimate waste management costs and develop plans to implement avoidance practices, and develop projects to reduce or eliminate the waste streams at the Laboratory. The paper describes this systems approach.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Author: Martin Abraham
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128047925
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

Hazardous Waste Planning

Author: J. Andy Soesilo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780873714976
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This new book describes the management of hazardous waste programs in the private and public sectors from the planning perspective. Hazardous Waste Planning covers a wide variety of planning components as well as the types of hazardous waste planning. It systematically compiles various sources of documentation in the field of hazardous waste management and planning and blends them into an integrated planning text. The twelve chapters in the book are divided into five main topical sections. The introduction presents problems and issues confronting individuals in the hazardous waste management and planning profession. Most importantly, it provides approaches to address these problems. The fundamental of hazardous waste planning are reviewed along with the scope of hazardous waste planning. Legal aspects are presented, such as statutory and regulatory frameworks, rule development, and state authorization. Data requirements and management are detailed, and a system approach to data analysis is offered. The book provides numerous types of hazardous waste planning methods and programs, allowing readers to choose the one that best suits their objectives. A comprehensive discussion is included regarding site correction and remediation planning. The book details important response procedures for on-site and community emergencies. The book addresses citizen participation planning, offering details for strategizing community relations and developing a public participation plan. The text concludes with a look at hazardous waste planning trends and aspects of local government management of hazardous waste.

Waste Minimization as a Strategic Weapon

Author: David F. Ciambrone
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566701358
Format: PDF
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Waste Minimization as a Strategic Weapon provides guidance on how to design, implement, evaluate, and maintain a waste minimization program. It describes how waste reduction programs can be successfully coordinated into company procedures, while simultaneously improving that company's bottom line. It illustrates how to set goals and metrics for a waste minimization program, how to determine the progress of such a program, and how to calculate the true costs of environmental compliance. The underlying assumption is that waste is a manageable resource, and can therefore be turned into profit when managed appropriately. This comprehensive new book ties together the various systems, listed below, into a cohesive waste minimization program called Environmental Resources Management (ERM):

11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering PSE2012

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444595082
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While the PSE community continues its focus on understanding, synthesizing, modeling, designing, simulating, analyzing, diagnosing, operating, controlling, managing, and optimizing a host of chemical and related industries using the systems approach, the boundaries of PSE research have expanded considerably over the years. While early PSE research was largely concerned with individual units and plants, the current research spans wide ranges of scales in size (molecules to processing units to plants to global multinational enterprises to global supply chain networks; biological cells to ecological webs) and time (instantaneous molecular interactions to months of plant operation to years of strategic planning). The changes and challenges brought about by increasing globalization and the the common global issues of energy, sustainability, and environment provide the motivation for the theme of PSE2012: Process Systems Engineering and Decision Support for the Flat World. Each theme includes an invited chapter based on the plenary presentation by an eminent academic or industrial researcher Reports on the state-of-the-art advances in the various fields of process systems engineering Addresses common global problems and the research being done to solve them