This nuts and bolts book addresses specific waste minimization and pollution prevention techniques that work in specific types of laboratories for specific wastestreams. Concepts in the book may be directly applied to laboratory operations. In addition, the book illustrates other approaches to laboratory pollution prevention, such as reducing wastewater discharges and fume hood emissions. A wide range of waste types, including hazardous, infectious, medical, PCB, and radioactive, are discussed.
This book helps you to develop a broad, institutional framework to plan and set priorities for pollution prevention. It responds to your laboratory's critical need to have readily available techniques and concepts for waste minimization and pollution prevention.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview
Why Pollution Prevention? K.L. Leonard
A Survey of Laboratory Waste Management and Minimization Practices, K.L. Leonard and P.A. Reinhardt
Investigating Waste Minimization Possibilities, C. Klein-Banai
The Law on Waste Minimization in Laboratories, J.L. Hernandez, Esq.
Effecting Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization
Planning and Development of a Model Waste Minimization Program, R. Charbonneau
Institutional Policy, Commitment, and Support, F.M. Thompson
Overcoming Impediments to Waste Minimization, P.A. Reinhardt
Approaches by Media, Source, and Waste Type
Management of Laboratory Air Emissions, R. Stuart and M. Archer
Management of Laboratory Effluents to the Sanitary Sewer, L. Wundrock and J. Christensen
Pollution Prevention in Clinical Laboratories, R.J. Vetter, J.F. O'Brien, and G.D. Smith
Minimization of Waste Generation in Medical Laboratories, J.G. Gordon and G.A. Denys
Minimization of Low-Level Radioactive Wastes from Laboratories, P.C. Ashbrook, J. Brandon, and H. Mandel
What Individual Laboratories Can Do
The Microscale Chemical Laboratory, R.M. Pike, Z. Szafran, and M.M. Singh
At the Lab Bench: Finding the Right Balance in Source Separation, P.A. Reinhardt
Solvent Recycling by Spinning Band Distillation: Theory, Equipment, and Limitations, J.A. Mangravite and R.R. Roark, Jr.
Chemical Treatment Methods to Minimize Waste, M-A. Armour
What Organizations Can Do
Recruiting Vendors To Achieve Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention, K.L. Leonard
Surplus Chemical Exchange: Successes and Potential, J. Christensen
Cost Savings and Volume Reduction By Commingling Wastes, P.C. Ashbrook
Case Studies and Applications
Applications for Waste Solvent Recovery Using Spinning Band Distillation, J. A. Mangravite, R.R. Roark, Jr., and P. VanTriest
The Implementation of Waste Minimization Strategies in a Biotechnology Research and Development Laboratory, R.A. Senn
Waste Minimization and Management at 3M Research and Development Laboratories, L.J. Tanner
Implementation of Waste Minimization Strategies, B.D. Backus
Thoughts on the Future of Pollution Prevention in the Laboratory, P.C. Ashbrook
Guidance to Hazardous Waste Generators on the Elements of a Waste Minimization Program, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Notice and Interim Final Guidance
National Survey of Laboratory Chemical Disposal and Waste Minimization: Survey Design, Methods, and Analysis
State and Local Clearinghouses for Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization Resources and Information
"I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a starting point in waste minimization in laboratories."
--Chemical Health & Safety
"Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization in Laboratories is the only book devoted to this subject...it is the current bible."
--Laboratory Safety & Environmental Management
"A thorough guide for laboratory directors interested in incorporating pollution prevention practices in laboratory waste management procedures."
--Profile and Management Options for EPA Laboratory Generated Mixed Waste, USEPA 1996
"I found this book to be one of the most informative and practical that I have read on the subject of waste minimization... This book will make an excellent resource for those practicing in the area of laboratory waste management or general laboratory safety and health."