Effective and Safe Waste Management: Interfacing Sciences and Engineering with Monitoring and Risk Analysis

Robert L. Jolley, Rhoda G.M. Wang

November 23, 1992 by CRC Press
Reference - 400 Pages
ISBN 9780873712415 - CAT# L241

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  • Presents an overview of the hazardous waste problem from a general industrial perspective and also aspects of the perspective from a large federal agency
  • Discusses the tools that help provide effective and safe waste management
  • Identifies the chemical and engineering factors necessary for determining the durability of waste forms
  • Examines safe geological disposal
  • Presents actual case studies of the use of analytical screening tests, sampling and analysis, and environmental toxicology and monitoring
  • Discusses pathways analysis as a special tool for examining the effects of hazardous waste and disposal methods
  • Discusses and evaluates risk and risk analysis as important considerations
  • Presents specific examples for the use of risk analysis in effective and safe waste management
  • Summary

    Effective and safe waste management is dependent on the collaborative interaction of engineers, computer modeling specialists, toxicologists, risk assessment experts, soil scientists, biologists, geologists, chemists and professionals in many other disciplines. To meet the needs of this diverse group, this book covers effective and safe waste management topics in a holistic sense, including air monitoring as well as soil and water monitoring, site-specific evaluation and monitoring as well as generic management, and scientific and regulatory compliance issues as well as public interactions. It is an essential reference for all professionals involved in waste management, monitoring, and risk analysis.


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