Preface. About the Authors. Acknowledgments.
I. A CHEMICAL ENGINEER'S GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND REGULATIONS.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. The Roles and Responsibilities of Chemical Engineers.
Introduction. Responsibilities for Chemical Process Safety. Responsibilities for Environmental Protection. Further Reading in Engineering Ethics. References. Problems.
II. EVALUATING AND IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF CHEMICAL PROCESSES.
5. 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.
6. Evaluating Exposures.
Introduction. Occupational Exposures: Recognition, Evaluation, and Control. Exposure Assessment for Chemicals in the Ambient Environment. Designing Safer Chemicals. References. Problems.
7. 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.
8. Evaluating Environmental Performance During Process Synthesis.
Introduction. Tier 1 Environmental Performance Tools. Tier 2 Environmental Performance Tools. Tier 3 Environmental Performance Tools. References. Problems.
9. 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.
10. Flowsheet Analysis for Pollution Prevention.
Introduction. Process Energy Integration. Process Mass Integration. Case Study of a Process Flowsheet. Summary. References. Problems.
11. Evaluating the Environmental Performance of a Flowsheet.
Introduction. Estimation of Environmental Fates of Emissions and Wastes. Tier 3 Metrics for Environmental Risk Evaluation of Process Designs. Summary. References. Problems.
12. Environmental Cost Accounting.
Introduction. Definitions. Magnitudes of Environmental Costs. A Framework for Evaluating Environmental Costs. Hidden Environmental Costs. Liability Costs. Internal Intangible Costs. External Intangible Costs. References. Problems.
III. MOVING BEYOND THE PLANT BOUNDARY.
13. Life-Cycle Concepts, Product Stewardship, and Green Engineering.
Introduction to Product Life Cycle Concepts. Life-Cycle Assessment. Life-Cycle Impact Assessments. Streamlined Life-Cycle Assessments. Uses of Life-Cycle Studies. Summary. Questions for Discussion. References. Problems.
14. Industrial Ecology.
Introduction. Material Flows in Chemical Manufacturing. Eco-Industrial Parks. Assessing Opportunities for Waste Exchanges and Byproduct Synergies. Summary. References. Problems.
A. Details Of The Nine Prominent Federal Environmental Statutes.
B. Molecular Connectivity.
C. Estimating Emissions From Storage Tanks.
D. Tables of Environmental Impact Potentials—Tables D-1 to D-.
E. Procedures for Estimating Hidden (Tier II) Costs—Tables E-1 to E-5.
F. Additional Resources—Web Resources/Online Databases/Software.