The complete, up-to-date guide to quantifying and mitigating environmental risks. This book constitutes Volume 2 of the Prentice Hall PTR Environmental Management Engineering Series. In an era of limited resources and heightened environmental awareness, professionals responsible for handling chemicals and chemical wastes need a deep understanding of quantitative risk analysis. This is the first book to assemble in-depth coverage of the diverse topics relevant to measuring and mitigating environmental risks.
A companion to the well-received Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications, this book's readable explanations and illuminating case studies will help you: * Identify potential hazards caused by process technology, human behavior, or lack of management systems * Utilize EPA-compliant source models to describe and quantify release scenarios * Create fault trees that use basic probability theory to analyze the likelihood of a release * Quantify the potential consequences of a chemical release * Understand the concepts and applicability of structural activity relationships (SARs) for identifying the hazards of chemicals Using detailed quantitative illustrations, the book presents current techniques for assessing exposures, predicting carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic effects, and analyzing the risks of ionizing radiation. It introduces today's broader "ecology assessments" that review the impact of a manufacturing process on the entire surrounding ecosystem. Finally, it shows how to manage risk analysis, integrate it with U.S. EPA regulatory compliance, and use it to help achieve global ISO 14000 environmental certification.
If you can measure a process, you can understand it, control it, and make it environmentally friendlier. Whether you are a professional safety, health, environmental or R&D professional - in industry, government, or the community - this book delivers all the tools you'll need.
Series: Prentice Hall Ptr Environmental Management and Engineering Series, Vol 2
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 20th November 1997
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42
Weight (kg): 1.18