The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) is
responsible for cleaning up radioactive waste and environmental contamination resulting from
five decades of nuclear weapons production and testing. A major focus of this program involves
the retrieval, processing, and immobilization of waste into stable, solid waste forms for disposal.
This report, which was requested by DOE-EM, examines requirements for waste form
technology and performance in the cleanup program.
Environmental managers, engineers, and scientists who have had experience with food industry
waste management problems have noted the need for a book that is comprehensive in its scope,
directly applicable to daily waste management problems of the industry, and widely acceptable
by practicing environmental professionals and educators.
A compilation of the most important aerosol chemical processes involved in known scientific and technological disciplines, Aerosol Chemical Processes in the Environment serves as a handbook for aerosol chemistry. Aerosol science is interdisciplinary, interfacing with many environmental, biological and technological research fields. Aerosols and aerosol research play an important role in both basic and applied scientific and technological fields. Interdisciplinary cooperation is useful and necessary.
The generation of wastes as a result of human activities has been continuously speeding up since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Hence, both optimized waste water treatment technologies and modern tools to assess the effects of pollution sources are necessary to prevent the contamination of aquatic ecosystems The book offers an interdisciplinary collection of topics concerning waste water treatment technologies, water quality monitoring and evaluation of waste water impact on natural environments.
Environmental managers, engineers, and scientists who have had experience with process
industry waste management problems have noted the need for a book that is comprehensive in its
scope, directly applicable to daily waste management problems of the industry, and widely
acceptable by practicing environmental professionals and educators.
The organisation of sewers and systems is closely related to the different types of industry and, as a result, a whole array of configurations exist. In all cases, it is essential to avoid unnecessary dilution during treatment.
Landfills are excavated or engineered sites where non-liquid hazardous waste is deposited for final disposal and covered. These units are selected and designed to minimize the chance of release of hazardous waste into the environment. Design standards for hazardous waste landfills require a double liner; double leachate collection and removal systems (LCRS); leak detection system; run on, runoff, and wind dispersal controls; construction quality assurance (CQA) program. Liquid wastes may not be placed in a hazardous waste landfill.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is an international, non-profit trade association dedicated
to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture.
The Alliance was founded in 1997 with 59 members in the Americas, Europe and Asia. It now
comprises 1100 members in 70 countries and has become the most prominent industry
organization representing the global aquaculture business (www.gaalliance.org).
Depletion of mineral resources is one of the major problems in the world. We have
consumed available resources as if they were unlimited, and at the same time we
generate a huge quantity of waste, thereby contaminating the Earth. The amount of
waste in our society reflects how much resources we consume. We, as modern society,
create more products and packaging which is visually appealing but cannot be easily
decomposed. Energy demands, resource limitations, and environmental pollution are
Environment-friendly treatment of sewage sludge has become tremendously important. Conversion ofsewage sludge into energy products by environment-friendly conversion process, with its energy recovery and environmental benefits, is being paid significant attention.
Recently I called a store to find out if it had a specific item in
stock. “Oh yes,” the sales clerk replied, “We have it, but we
can’t quote the price over the phone — you’ll have to come into
the store to find out the price.”
So I went to the store. Not only didn’t the store have what I was
looking for, but the sales clerk tried to sell me a completely different
product than the one I came in for. There is nothing worse than
knowing that your time is being wasted.
Sustainability in natural systems is built on the closed-end process of recycling materials. Our present society produces so much that is not recyclable, like resin-molded chairs and air polluting automobile tires, that it is necessary to apply intention to source reduction and product responsibility. Chapter 18 provides knowledge of municipal solid waste and how to disposal and recovery.
This book is written to serve as a reference handbook for the practicing engineer or
scientist who needs to prepare the basic process engineering and cost estimation
required for the design of an air pollution control system. The user of this book
should have a fundamental understanding of the factors resulting in air pollution
and a general knowledge of the techniques used for air pollution control.
Welcome to the
Air Pollution Control Equipment Selection Guide
The selection of air pollution control hardware can be a daunting task.
There are literally hundreds of equipment vendors offering a wide variety
of air pollution control technologies. If this book has one purpose, it is to
make that selection process easier.
In the following pages, we have labored to include the important
information required by people interested in air pollution control that can
be used in selecting the proper equipment for any air pollution control
Human activities have a large and important impact on the environment.
Naturally occurring elements or compounds are often concentrated and
redistributed in the environment through industrial processes, power production,
and consumer activity. For example, lead, which is found in
naturally occurring mineral deposits, has become a major pollutant through
its use in batteries, paints, and gasoline additives.
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Many have endeavored to make our outdoor environment cleaner and safer. The learning
process that occurred showed us the limitations of our planet and also the sustainability
of our ecosystem if given a chance. As a community, we learned about the water, the soil,
and the air. We learned about the underground river that flowed to the surface lake. We
learned about air currents that transported airstreams around our globe. We discovered the
reality of plate tectonics and the ever-changing hydrogeological system.