Environmental Technology and Economics

Environmental Technology and Economics

Sustainable Development in Industry

eBook - 1999
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Elsevier Science and Technology
Environmental engineering is a unique discipline of engineering that deals with the specific issues of emissions, waste disposal, water & soils
engineering. Engineers in practice are increasingly held liable for increasing constraints placed upon them by environmental laws and standards. What industrial, chemical, plant, and process engineers need to
know is how do they meet the requirements of enforcement agencies (such as the EPA) standards and justify the expense to operations and finance departments.

This guidebook shows practicing engineers in the industry how to implement systems that will achieve manufacturing, business efficiency and
environmental compliance at the same time. Here is a guide to the actual technology at the disposal of plant designers, specifiers, engineers, and managers that will give them the answers to the questions that other
sources simply do not address.

The text of this book has been kept extremely user-friendly despite the extent of its contents. An engineer who has to interface with non-engineering personnel, including members of the public will find the
book will do the talking for him. This is particularly valuable in a rapidly emerging field that is misunderstood. Professors of environmental
faculties will find the book useful for capstone courses and for general reading.

Broad enough to be suitable for anyone with interest in the environment
Covers environmental engineering and economics in one book
Takes an optimistic perspective on the future situation of the environment

Book News
While conceding that there is no silver bullet to meet the dual objectives of industry efficiency and environmental compliance, an environmental engineer provides advice on implementing systems within the constraints of environmental regulations. Quoting Einstein's advice to "keep it simple, as simple as possible, but no simpler" (among other apt epigrams), the author addresses the issues of: developing major projects in the context of international purse strings, legislation, and special interest groups; power generation; air and preserving the atmosphere; soil, water, and bioremediation; oil and gas; and sustainable development. Includes project checklists and figures. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Butterworth-Heinemann, c1999
ISBN: 9780585241302
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxix, 667 p.) : ill


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