This book discusses pathways to achieve pollution prevention and waste minimization at the sources leading toward zero discharge. Coverage includes life cycle assessment, industrial ecology, eco--industrial parks, green engineering, and sustainable chemical and allied processes and products development. The pulp and paper industry is introduced as a case study in demonstrating how this industry is achieving pollution prevention goals by various techniques, and how this industry has become a minimum impact industry, moving towards achieving zero discharge status in most process areas. Featuring a collection of expert authors, this book is essential reading for industrial ecologists and engineers, material scientists, and state and federal officials.
TAPAS K. DAS, PhD, PE, DEE, is a chemical and environmental engineer working with the Department of Ecology Air Quality Program at Olympia, Washington. He is currently engaged in a state and nationwide study to evaluate air toxic emissions and other pollutants from Kraft and Sulfite pulping processes. Dr. Das holds a BSc in chemical engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India, and PhD from Bradford University, Bradford, England. Dr. Das was a postdoctoral fellow at London's Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Department of Chemical Engineering, and at Princeton University. He has wide practical and theoretical experience and expertise in various areas including air toxics and aerosols, wastewater characterization and treatment, solid waste management, and combustion.