The Hazardous Waste Q&A

An In-Depth Guide to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act


Author: Travis P. Wagner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471285311

Category: Law

Page: 404

View: 5461

Updated with the latest available information, this manual provides thorough coverage of hazardous waste management as mandated by RCRA and HMTA, retaining its convenient, easy-to-use question-and-answer format. It offers in-depth yet highly readable information on the generation, transport, storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous wastes, as well as coverage on recycling, groundwater monitoring, closure, post-closure, financial requirements, permit procedures, interim status, corrective action, and enforcement. This revised edition includes new material on the identification and classification of wastes, the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure, the final Phase II rule for boilers and furnaces, emergency response, state authorization, and land disposal requirements for generators, plus new toxicity characteristic tables and new contact phone numbers.

Bowker's Law Books and Serials in Print


Author: Bowker Staff,R R Bowker Publishing,Bowker,R. R. Bowker bibliographic group

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9212

Heterogeneous Wastes Characterization

Methods and Recommendations


Author: Epa/Envir Syst Monit,U.S. Dept. of Energy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849387203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 7265

Heterogenous Wastes Characterization Methods and Recommendations addresses the problems faced by investigators when attempting to characterize heterogenous wastes contaminated with hazardous chemicals and/or radionuclides. The book is the result of a workshop conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy to devise methods for cleaning up waste sites, including landfills and drum dumps, where these chemicals have been spilled or improperly stored. The book summarizes study planning tools, sampling design strategies, and field and laboratory methods now in use. It also identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each method. In addition, the book identifies areas that would benefit from methodological research or development or the adoption of new approaches. Pertinent regulatory definitions have been assembled and augmented with practical working definitions. Heterogenous Wastes Characterization Methods and Recommendations is essential for personnel who work with hazardous wastes or in sanitary engineering firms.

Pollution Prevention


Author: Louis Theodore

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9782884491297

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 1322

Waste Management Practices

Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition


Author: John Pichtel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466585188

Category: Law

Page: 682

View: 357

Waste Management Practices: Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition addresses the three main categories of wastes (hazardous, municipal, and "special" wastes) covered under federal regulation outlined in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), an established framework for managing the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of several forms of waste. Focusing on integrating the technical and regulatory complexities of waste management, this book covers the historical and regulatory development of waste management and the management of municipal solid wastes. It also addresses hazardous wastes and their management, from the perspectives of identification, transportation, and requirements for generators as well as the treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. Features: Covers the three main categories of wastes under regulation in the United States Incorporates an extensive set of problems, presented at the end of several chapters as appendices Includes numerous review/homework questions at the end of each chapter Highlights special categories of waste that may not fit precisely into either RCRA Subtitle D (Solid Wastes) or Subtitle C (Hazardous Wastes) In addition to the end-of-chapter problems provided in all chapters of this book, the text also contains practical exercises using data from field situations. Waste Management Practices: Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition is an ideal textbook or reference guide for students and professionals involved in the management of all three categories of wastes.

Waste Incineration Handbook


Author: Paul Cheremisinoff

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483161269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 7806

Waste Incineration Handbook discusses the basic concepts and data on wastes combustion, including the management of waste incineration as a means to control pollution, as well as the process technologies involved. The book reviews the combustion principles such as fuel-to-air ratio, the products of combustion, material and thermal balances. Incineration produces emissions in the form of particulate matter, odorous or noxious gases. Conventional particle capturing devices use gravity settling, inertia or momentum, filtration or electrostatic precipitation, and agglomeration via sonic mechanical means to facilitate removal by increasing particle size. Secondary combustion with or without catalysts, and wet scrubbing control are methods to control or eliminate objectionable odors. The design and operation of an efficient incinerator is based on proper proportions of air and fuel; sufficient temperature; adequate furnace volume; constant maintenance of ignition temperatures; and minimized fly-ash entrainment. The text also discusses on-site incineration and incineration at sea. The book is suitable for economists, environmentalists, ecologists, marine ecologists, and policy makers involved in environmental preservation and pollution control.

Hazardous Waste Minimization


Author: Harry Freeman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Social Science

Page: 343

View: 5854

Minimizing waste generation offers cost-effective advantages over devising complex disposal treatment plans. Now a leading member of the EPS's Waste Minimization Research Program has assembled the latest ideas for assessing, planning, and implementing waste minimization programs in government and industry alike. Describing successful in-place programs, he demonstrates the compelling economics of waste minimization and discloses practical methods within most any organizational budget-including improved inventory management, materials substitution, process modifications, plant recyclying, and more.

Waste Containment Facilities

Guidance for Construction Quality Assurance and Construction Quality Control of Liner and Cover Systems


Author: David E. Daniel,Robert M. Koerner

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 9780784408599

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 362

View: 2120

Properly constructed and carefully maintained waste containment facilities protect human health and the environment. Daniel and Koerner provide technical guidance for the complex task of ensuring construction quality control and assurance of geosynthetics used to contain waste, as well as manufacturing quality assurance and control of these materials. This book covers all types of waste containment facilities, including hazardous waste landfills and impoundments, municipal solid-waste landfills, nonhazardous-waste liquid impoundments, and final covers for new facilities and site remediation projects. The new edition updates and expands the previous edition to reflect recent developments in test methods, specifications, and field practice. Engineers and managers involved in the design, construction, permitting, and operation of waste containment facilities and in the fabrication of geosynthetic material will find this book an essential technical resource. Product ReviewsØ "The authors have prepared an outstanding update of the industry standard reference on CQA and CQC protocol for geosynthetic lining and final cover systems. This document should be the standard-issue guide used by every monitor, technician, and engineer involved in the construction of environmentally sensitive liners and final cover systems." ?Anthony W. Eith, P.E., Director of Engineering, Waste Management, Inc. "Daniel and Koerner provide the latest in landfill construction guidance with a ready source of applicable, up-to-date standards and a comprehensive list of references on every aspect of landfill construction. I find this book particularly useful in transitioning students from design calculations to how waste disposal facilities are actually built to function s they were intended. " ?John J. Bowders, Ph.D., P.E., Croft Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri

Monitoring Bathing Waters

A Practical Guide to the Design and Implementation of Assessments and Monitoring Programmes


Author: Jamie Bartram,Gareth Rees

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203478266

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 4889

This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, and for students and special interest groups.

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory:

Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards, Updated Version


Author: The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309138647

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 8280

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice--now features updates and new topics. This revised edition has an expanded chapter on chemical management and delves into new areas, such as nanotechnology, laboratory security, and emergency planning. Developed by experts from academia and industry, with specialties in such areas as chemical sciences, pollution prevention, and laboratory safety, Prudent Practices in the Laboratory provides guidance on planning procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The book offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, and more. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory will continue to serve as the leading source of chemical safety guidelines for people working with laboratory chemicals: research chemists, technicians, safety officers, educators, and students.

The Decommissioning Handbook


Author: Anibal Taboas,A. Alan Moghissi,Thomas S. LaGuardia

Publisher: ASME Press

ISBN: 9780894480416

Category: Nuclear facilities

Page: 465

View: 6339