The Scientific Management of Hazardous Wastes

The Scientific Management of Hazardous Wastes

Hardback (17 Mar 1983)

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Publisher's Synopsis

In this book, first published in 1983, three independent scientists examine the results of research and development into the environmental aspects of hazardous wastes management. Within a legislative framework, the limits of our scientific knowledge are carefully defined and the ways in which this knowledge is extrapolated and applied are examined. Significant areas of uncertainty are identified and the authors have not been afraid to draw attention to the fallibility of certain interpretations. Landfill science, leachate characteristics, pollutant attenuation and toxicity measurement are reviewed. Alternative technologies such as chemical treatment and incineration are compared. Risk assessment, cost implications and public acceptance are examined. It provides an objective assessment of the scientific and practical issues involved and constitutes a valuable source book for all concerned with hazardous wastes management, planning and regulatory control, pollution prevention and environmental protection.

Book information

ISBN: 9780521251006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 628.540941
DEWEY edition: 18
Language: English
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 865g
Height: 228mm
Width: 152mm