Principles of Hazardous Materials Management, Second Edition

Roger D. Griffin

April 1, 2009 by CRC Press
Reference - 264 Pages - 76 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420089707 - CAT# 89706


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  • Presents accurate, practical, and timely coverage of government regulations and industry practices
  • Examines air pollution, airborne toxins, and cancer risks
  • Addresses hydrogeologic concerns and contaminated soil and groundwater
  • Explores the legal, economic, and social forces that impact the management of hazardous materials and waste
  • Discusses the packaging and transportation of hazardous materials
  • Offers practical tools to manage hazardous materials in a safe, legal, and economical manner


Since the publication of the first edition of this volume in 1988, we have made great strides in reducing the amount of toxic waste that threatens our water, soil, and air. A greater acceptance of clean fuels and clean technologies, along with increased public awareness of environmental health hazards has given us greater optimism about the future of our planet. While few environmental threats can ever be completely eradicated, Principles of Hazardous Materials Management, Second Edition provides a framework for understanding the nature of hazardous materials and how the risks from such materials may be reduced.

This long-awaited second edition updates and expands upon the topics in the bestselling first edition. The text begins with an introduction to hazardous materials, providing historical insight into toxins past and present. The book then explores the health effects of hazardous materials, discusses risk assessment, and profiles toxins in the air, soil, and water. The author examines the transportation and management of hazardous materials, defines waste characterization and analytical methods, and investigates waste treatment and disposal. Appendices contain the latest governmental regulations and a useful glossary.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Expanded information and new technologies for groundwater remediation
  • New material on transportation and hazmat incidents
  • More emphasis on proactive management as a technique for reducing hazardous waste generation
  • Greater focus on the epidemiological model

This volume provides the scientific background required to gain a working knowledge of toxic and hazardous substances. Comprehensive in scope yet concise enough to appeal to a wide range of professionals, it presents sufficient detail to ensure a firm understanding of the myriad concepts involved in hazardous materials management and how they relate to one another.


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