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Green Engineering : Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes - David T. Allen

Green Engineering

Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes

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A chemical engineer's guide to managing and minimizing environmental impact.

Chemical processes are invaluable to modern society, yet they generate substantial quantities of wastes and emissions, and safely managing these wastes costs tens of millions of dollars annually. Green Engineering is a complete professional's guide to the cost-effective design, commercialization, and use of chemical processes in ways that minimize pollution at the source, and reduce impact on health and the environment. This book also offers powerful new insights into environmental risk-based considerations in design of processes and products.

First conceived by the staff of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Green Engineering draws on contributions from many leaders in the field and introduces advanced risk-based techniques including some currently in use at the EPA. Coverage includes:

  • Engineering chemical processes, products, and systems to reduce environmental impacts
  • Approaches for evaluating emissions and hazards of chemicals and processes
  • Defining effective environmental performance targets
  • Advanced approaches and tools for evaluating environmental fate
  • Early-stage design and development techniques that minimize costs and environmental impacts
  • In-depth coverage of unit operation and flowsheet analysis
  • The economics of environmental improvement projects
  • Integration of chemical processes with other material processing operations
  • Lifecycle assessments: beyond the boundaries of the plant

Increasingly, chemical engineers are faced with the challenge of integrating environmental objectives into design decisions. Green Engineering gives them the technical tools they need to do so.

Preface
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
A Chemical Engineer's Guide To Environmental Issues And Regulations
An Introduction To Environmental Issues
Introduction
The Role of Chemical Processes and Chemical Products
An Overview of Major Environmental Issues
Global Environmental Issues
Air Quality Issues
Water Quality Issues
Ecology
Natural Resources
Waste Flows in the United States
Summary
References
Problems
Risk Concepts
Introduction
Description of Risk
Value of Risk Assessment in the Engineering Profession
Risk-Based Environmental Law
General Overview of Risk Assessment Concepts
Hazard Assessment
Dose-Response
Exposure Assessment
Risk Characterization
Summary
References
Problems
Environmental Law and Regulations: From End-of-Pipe to Pollution Prevention
Introduction
Nine Prominent Federal Environmental Statutes
Evolution of Regulatory and Voluntary Programs: From End-of-Pipe to Pollution Prevention
Pollution Prevention Concepts and Terminology
References
Problems
The Roles and Responsibilities of Chemical Engineers
Introduction
Responsibilities for Chemical Process Safety
Responsibilities for Environmental Protection
Further Reading in Engineering Ethics
References
Problems
Evaluating And Improving Environmental Performance Of Chemical Processes
Evaluating Environmental Fate: Approaches based on chemical structure
Introduction
Chemical and Physical Property Estimation
Estimating Environmental Persistence
Estimating Ecosystem Risks
Using Property Estimates to Estimate Environmental Fate and Exposure
Classifying Environmental Risks Based on Chemical Structure
References
Problems
Evaluating Exposures
Introduction
Occupational Exposures: Recognition, Evaluation, and Control
Exposure Assessment for Chemicals in the Ambient Environment
Designing Safer Chemicals
References
Problems
Green Chemistry
Green Chemistry
Green Chemistry Methodologies
Quantitative/Optimization-Based Frameworks for the Design of Green Chemical Synthesis Pathways
Green Chemistry Expert System Case Studies
Questions for Discussion
References
Problems
Evaluating Environmental Performance During Process Synthesis
Introduction
Environmental Performance Tools
Environmental Performance Tools
Environmental Performance Tools
References
Problems
Unit Operations and Pollution Prevention
Introduction
Pollution Prevention in Material Selection for Unit Operations
Pollution Prevention for Chemical Reactors
Pollution Prevention for Separation Devices
Pollution Prevention Applications for Separative Reactors
Pollution Prevention in Storage Tanks and Fugitive Sources
Pollution Prevention Assessment Integrated with HAZ-OP Analysis
Integrating Risk Assessment with Process Design-A Case Study
Questions for Discussion
References
Problems
Flowsheet Analysis for Pollution Prevention
Introduction
Process Energy Integration
Process Mass Integration
Case Study of a Process Flowsheet
Summary
References
Problems
Evaluating the Environmental Performance of a Flowsheet
Introduction
Estimation of Environmental Fates of Emissions and Wastes
Tier 3 Metrics for Environmen
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ISBN: 9780130619082
ISBN-10: 0130619086
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 6th September 2001
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 18.4  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.89