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Assessment and Control of VOC Emissions from Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities by Thomas T. Shen
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Assessment and Control of VOC Emissions from Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities Thomas T. Shen, Ph.D., Charles Schmidt, Ph.D., and Thomas Card The complications surrounding Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions have emerged as a matter of increasing environmental attention and concern, due largely to the huge quantities involved, their known toxicity, and their suspected carcinogenicity. Assessment and Control of VOC Emissions from Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities is the first book to both thoroughly explore the topic and present the entire range of environmentally and economically viable solutions. The authors address the most recent developments, the newest applications, and the latest methodological advances in the field. The book includes sections on: * waste characterizations, such as vapor pressure, solubility, molecular weights, and more* emission mechanisms including volatilization, hydrolysis, photodecomposition, biodegradation, and incineration* various types of VOC emission sources* the latest regulatory information on The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Clean Air Act (CAA)* the entire range of measuring and monitoring approaches for assessing VOC emission rates* VOC pathway analyses* toxicity, exposure, and basic information about conducting health risk assessments* all available control technologies and their costs* elaborate, mathematical models and real-life case studies Assessment and Control of VOC Emissions from Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities is ideal as both a reference and a training text for regulatory engineers, facility environmental managers, and anyone involved in atmospheric sciences. This field-guide and teaching text is invaluable to a wide cross-section of professionals, educators, and students in the chemical, petroleum, and environmental regulatory communities.

Author Biography

About the Authors Thomas T. Shen is Senior Research Scientist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Dr. Shen is an Adjunct Faculty Member and Doctoral Thesis Advisor in the Division of Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. He has almost twenty years experience as a lecturer in the United States and abroad. He holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Charles E. Schmidt is an independent environmental consultant in Red Bluff, California. He earned his Ph.D. in environmental chemistry from the University of Michigan. Dr. Schmidt's technical experiences have focused primarily on assessment and evaluation of atmospheric contaminant emissions from hazardous waste facilities. Thomas R. Card is with the environmental consulting company of CH2M Hill. He earned his masters in Civil Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. Mr. Card is known for his research and development regarding improved scrubber design and operation of control technologies for the removal of odorous species.
Release date NZ
March 15th, 1993
Country of Publication
United States
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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