Strategies of Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management, Second Edition
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Strategies of Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management by Nelson L. Nemerow and Frank J. Agardy For years, plant engineers, engineering professors, municipal engineers, EPA personnel, and other professionals have relied on the expertise of these authors in the area of industrial and hazardous waste management. This book is full of new ideas, methods, models, data, updated information, and new case histories. This latest classic reference from Nelson Nemerow and Frank Agardy is by far the most comprehensive and useful source available on the generation, treatment, and disposal of all significant industrial and hazardous wastes. Strategies of Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management addresses the needs of its wide-ranging audience by dividing its coverage into four parts: Part I presents the basic information the industrial waste engineer needs to know about the environmental impact of various wastes, writing environmental impact statements, protecting streams from further pollution, calculating final treatments, testing treatment efficiency, and the influence of economic factors on waste treatment decisions. Part II explores theories and designs of waste treatment, and shows how waste can be reduced through proper operation of manufacturing plants. It ranges beyond the removal of suspended and colloidal solids to include coverage of neutralization, equalization and proportioning, removal of inorganic dissolved salts, and private contract collection and treatment. Also included is a novel paradigm for obtaining zero pollution in the future through environmentally balanced industrial complexes. Part III demonstrates waste management in action, using case studies from around the world to show theories and models successfully adapted and put into practice. All cases are based on the authors' actual experiences--the cases in Chapters 17, 19, 22, 23, and 24 have never been previously published. Part IV offers concise evaluations of all major liquid Industrial wastes, including their origins, characteristics, and acceptable treatments. Industries are classified into six categories: apparel, food processing, materials, chemicals, energy, and (in significantly extended coverage) non-point practices. Included are separate considerations of radioactive and hazardous (as opposed to conventional) waste. No waste-management professional should be without this essential volume. Focused on need-to-know information, common pitfalls, and practical solutions to all kinds of problems, Strategies of Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management is an answer source unlike any other.


About the Authors Nelson Nemerow is an internationally known consulting engineer with broad knowledge of water pollution and industrial treatment. He has written, with Avijit Dasgupta, Industrial and Hazardous Waste Treatment, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold. Dr. Frank Agardy is a consultant on hazardous waste treatment, President of Forensic Management Associates, Inc., and former President and Board Chairman of Thortec International in San Mateo, California, where he was involved in the development of new treatment technologies and standards.



Effect of Wastes on Watercourses and Wastewater Treatment Plants.

Stream Protection Measures.

Computation of Organic Waste Loads on Streams.

Stream and Groundwater Sampling.

Economics of Waste Treatment.


Volume Reduction.

Contaminant Concentration Reduction.


Equalization and Proportioning.

Removal of Suspended Solids.

Removal of Colloidal Solids.

Removal of Inorganic Dissolved Solvents.

Removal of Organic Dissolved Solids.

Treatment and Disposal of Sludge Solids.

Industrial Complexing for Zero Pollution Attainment.


Joint Treatment of Raw Industrial Wastes with Domestic Sewage.

Industrial and Municipal Waste Facilities Requiring Proper Closure.

Discharge of Completely Treated Wastes to Municipal Sewer Systems.

Complete Treatment Followed by Discharge to Receiving Watercourse--Moench Tannery and Closing of Glue Plant.

Discharge of Partially Treated Industrial Waste Directly to Streams.

Discharge of Completely Treated Wastes to Streams or Land.

Stream Discharge of Chemical Plant Waste After Complete Treatment.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites and Superfund Sites.

Industrial Site Contamination--Case Studies.


The Apparel Industries.

Food Industries.

The Materials Industries.

Chemical Industries.

Energy Industries.

Radioactive Wastes.

Non-Point Source Pollution.

Hazardous Wastes.