Assuming no previous knowledge, this book provides
comprehensive coverage for a first course in hazardous waste
management for civil, environmental engineers, and managers.
It is written primarily for generators of hazardous waste
with a primary emphasis on source reduction, waste
minimization, reuse, and recycling before waste disposal.
Numerous case studies from the field and clarification of
regulations simplify this complex topic. The book provides
guidance on how to determine the proper category of
hazardous waste generators, with separate and distinct sets
of requirements for the three different categories of
generators, and gives basic supplemental guidance for
transporters, storage, and disposal facilities. It covers
proper completion of hazardous waste manifests and reports.
The book explains record keeping, personnel training, and
other requirements necessary to be in full compliance on
inspections. A companion CD with regulatory forms, data is
Drawing on his 20 years as the regional solid and hazardous materials engineer for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, VanGuilder offers a textbook or tutorial introducing the technical field of hazardous waste management, and the myriad US and state hazardous waste regulations. The two cannot be separated, he says, because many of the regulations are written with prescribed treatment standards and in some cases prescribed treatment technologies. After tracing briefly the history of hazardous waste, he considers such topics as hazardous waste policy and regulatory requirements, hazardous waste site clean-up technologies, wastewater management, and hazardous waste record-keeping requirements. Chapter-end exercises are provided, half of which are answered in the back matter.
Series: MERCURY LEARNING
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Book with CD or DVD
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 15th October 2011
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.68