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Hazardous substances and their disposal

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  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls: Human Health Aspectsby Obaid M. Faroon

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 21.00

    This book evaluates the effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) on human health. PCBs are synthetic chlorinated hydrocarbon compounds that have been produced and used in plasticizers surface coatings inks dielectric fluids and so on. Since PCBs accumulate in the food-chain and persist in the environment they are designated by the Stockholm Convention... more...

  • Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratoryby George Lunn; Eric B. Sansone

    Wiley 2012; US$ 130.00

    The book describes practical procedures for the destruction ofhazardous chemicals and biological agents in the laboratory inwhich they are used. The book is a continuation and expansion of“Destruction of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory.”It follows the same general approach as the first and secondeditions but includes a number of new... more...

  • Hazardous Wastes, Industrial Disasters, and Environmental Health Risksby Francis O. Adeola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00

    The sociology of hazardous waste, risk, and disasters is a relatively new discipline with an increasing volume of empirical research by scholars. Francis O. Adeola focuses this book on hazardous and toxic wastes releases, industrial toxic disasters, contamination of communities and the environment, and the subsequent adverse health effects among exposed... more...

  • Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Life Cycle Managementby Robert Jaffin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 104.95

    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 compliance and personal protective equipment (PPE)?but... more...

  • Incineration of Municipal and Hazardous Solid Wastesby David A. Tillman

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Incineration of Wastes address the developments in the application of the combustion process to the incineration of solid municipal and hazardous wastes and examines its fundamental scientific basis. The text covers topics such as the generation and management of hazardous wastes; the fuel properties and process of municipal solid waste combustion;... more...

  • Contaminated Land and its Reclamationby R. E. Hester; R. M. Harrison; Anthony K. Barbour

    Royal Society of Chemistry 1997; US$ 40.00

    Contaminated land and the methods and legal controls governing its reclamation for subsequent development and use are of great current interest and concern. This volume in the Issues in Environmental Science and Technology series contains seven articles which treat the many aspects of this subject, ranging from risk assessment and risk management,... more...

  • Thermal Plasmas for Hazardous Waste Treatmentby R. Benocci; E. Sindoni; G. Bonizzoni

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1996; US$ 49.00

    Technologies for hazardous waste destruction (including nuclear, hospital and chemical waste) based on thermal plasma processes: state of the art and perspectives. Economic and environmental aspects. Overview of plasma generating devices, diagnostics and modelling. Evaluations of co-products generations, heat and metal recovery, slag vitrification... more...

  • Alternative Ecological Risk Assessmentby Lawrence V. Tannenbaum

    Wiley 2013; US$ 89.95

    In Alternative Ecological Risk Assessment the author, Lawrence V. Tannenbaum, provides a critical review of current practices in the ecological risk assessment field and proposes alternatives that are supported by established science and keen observation. It is hoped that this approach will pave the way to a greater understanding of what appropriate... more...

  • Processes, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sedimentsby Danny D. Reible

    Springer 2013; US$ 89.99

    The purpose of this book is to help engineers and scientists better understand contaminated sediment sites and identify and design remedial approaches that are more efficient and effective.  Contaminated sediment management is a difficult and costly exercise that is rarely addressed with easily identified and implemented remedies. It is hoped... more...

  • Principles of Hazardous Materials Management, Second Editionby Roger D. Griffin

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 129.95

    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... more...