Edited by Robert Noyes
This handbook presents a comprehensive and thorough overview ol state-of-the-art technology lor pollution control processes. It will be of interest to those engineers, consultants, educators, architects, planners, government officials, industry executives, attorneys, students and others concerned with solving environmental problems
The pollution control processes are organized into chapters by broad problem areas; and appropriate technology for decontamination, destruction, isolation, etc. for each problem area is presented. Since many of these technologies are useful for more than one problem area, a specific technology may be included in more than one chapter, modified to suit the specific considerations involved
The pollution control processes described are those that are actively in use today, as well as those innovative and emerging processes that have good future potential. An important feature of the book is that advantages and disadvantage» ot many processes are cited Also, in many cases, regulatory-driven (rends are discussed, which will impact the technology used in the future.
Where pertinent, regulations are discussed that relate to thetechnology under consideration. Regulations are continually evolving, frequently requiring modified or new treatment technologies. This should be borne in mind by those pursuing solutions to environmental problems.
Innovative and emerging technologies are also discussed; it is important to consider these new processes carefully, due to increasingly tighter regulatory restrictions, and possibly lower costs. For some pollutants specific treatment methods may be required; however for other pollutants, specific treatment levels must be obtained.
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