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Ecotoxicology: Effects of Pollutants on the Natural Environment

Ecotoxicology: Effects of Pollutants on the Natural Environment

Colin Walker

May 07, 2014

Chemical Warfare in Nature Pesticides and other industrial chemicals are at the root of many pollution problems. In view of the toxic effects of industrial chemicals found in the water, soil, and air, Ecotoxicology: Effects of Pollutants on the Natural Environment considers the impact of chemicals...

Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Third Edition

Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Third Edition

James T. Tweedy

March 12, 2014

Comprehensive in scope, this totally revamped edition of a bestseller is the ideal desk reference for anyone tasked with hazard control and safety management in the healthcare industry. Presented in an easy-to-read format, Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, Third Edition examines...

Heavy Metal Contamination of Water and Soil: Analysis, Assessment, and Remediation Strategies

Heavy Metal Contamination of Water and Soil: Analysis, Assessment, and Remediation Strategies

Elham Asrari

February 06, 2014

Although adverse health effects of heavy metals have been known for a long time, exposure to heavy metals continues and is even increasing in some areas. Remediating heavy metal contaminated soils and water is necessary to reduce the associated health and ecological risks, make the land resource...

Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders, Third Edition

Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders, Third Edition

Robert Burke

June 17, 2013

The third edition of a bestseller, Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders continues to provide the fundamentals of "street chemistry" required by emergency response personnel. Emergency response and hazmat expert Robert Burke takes the basics of chemistry appropriate for response...

Dealing with Difficult Demolition Wastes: A Guide

Dealing with Difficult Demolition Wastes: A Guide

Katherine Adams, Gilli Hobbs, Christopher Yapp

April 05, 2013

This report provides practical guidance for recovery of product and waste types that are difficult to recover or recycle, such as carpet underlay, insulated concrete formwork, industrial batteries, structural insulated panels and smoke alarms. Current waste management routes are examined, together...

Hazardous Materials Compliance for Public Research Organizations: A Case Study, Second Edition

Hazardous Materials Compliance for Public Research Organizations: A Case Study, Second Edition

Nicolas A. Valcik

February 15, 2013

Completely revised and updated, Hazardous Materials Compliance for Public Research Organizations: A Case Study, Second Edition presents a case study of one university’s policies and practices with regard to the procurement, use, storage and disposal of HAZMAT in the context of a changing internal...

Decontamination of Heavy Metals: Processes, Mechanisms, and Applications

Decontamination of Heavy Metals: Processes, Mechanisms, and Applications

Jiaping Paul Chen

December 18, 2012

Heavy metals, such as lead, chromium, cadmium, zinc, copper, and nickel, are important constituents of most living organisms, as well as many nonliving substances. Some heavy metals are essential for growth of biological and microbiological lives, yet their presence in excessive quantities is...

Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Life Cycle Management: Corporate, Community, and Organizational Planning and Preparedness

Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Life Cycle Management: Corporate, Community, and Organizational Planning and Preparedness

Robert Jaffin

December 12, 2012

It is well known that fluorescent light bulbs and consumer appliances such as televisions, computers, and monitors contain mercury, dangerous chemicals, and other harmful components. The existing literature on hazardous materials addresses the risks attached to specific materials and emphasizes...

Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management, Second Edition

Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management, Second Edition

Daniel E. Della-Giustina

May 04, 2012

In the almost ten years since the publication of the first edition of Motor Fleet Safety and Security Management, the availability of new methods of transportation has made travel faster, and consequently, safety and security have become more important and more complex. Businesses must now become...

Mercury Pollution: A Transdisciplinary Treatment

Mercury Pollution: A Transdisciplinary Treatment

Sharon L. Zuber, Michael C. Newman

August 22, 2011

How does mercury get out of the ground and into our food? Is tuna safe to eat? What was the Minamata Disaster? Mercury Pollution: A Transdisciplinary Treatment addresses these questions and more. The editors weave interdisciplinary threads into a tapestry that presents a more complete picture of...

Geosynthetic Clay Liners for Waste Containment Facilities

Geosynthetic Clay Liners for Waste Containment Facilities

Abdelmalek Bouazza, John J. Bowders, Jr.

November 16, 2009

Increasingly stringent regulation of pollution and waste production worldwide drives the need to isolate contaminants that pose a threat to human and environmental health by using engineered barrier systems involving the use of low permeable materials. Over the past two decades, geosynthetic clay...

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities

Geotechnical Engineering for Mine Waste Storage Facilities

Geoffrey E. Blight

November 16, 2009

The book is a comprehensive treatment of the application of geotechnical engineering to site selection, site exploration, design, operation and closure of mine waste storage facilities.The level and content are suitable as a technical source and reference for practising engineers engaged both in...

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