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Toxic Air Pollution Handbook


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The 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act created an entirely new program for the regulation of toxic air pollutants. As a result, the sources of these pollutants have been required to upgrade their control measures or install new ones. Here is the first comprehensive reference on how to assess, regulate, and control these pollutants in order to comply with the new regulations. The Toxic Air Pollution Handbook lists 189 toxic air pollutants subject to regulation and their sources. It covers the latest acceptable control methods and identifies safe and/or acceptable levels of exposure for these pollutants as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The author clarifies the requirements of the 1990 amendments, describes how the toxicity of air pollutants is evaluated, and provides EPA-accepted health criteria for dealing with these pollutants. Also included are discussions of methods for assessing/quantifying human exposure to toxic air pollutants; technologies and operating procedures used to control emissions; fugitive emissions (an important but little understood source of air pollution); air sampling methods and emission estimation; and how to communicate with the public, press, and regulators about risks associated with air toxics. Throughout, emphasis is on the reduction of toxic emissions. The author discusses the new science of ecological assessment, as well as current state and local toxic air pollutant regulatory programs. He addresses air dispersion and deposition models, how to include population activity in an exposure assessment, how to derive and use ambient concentration limits, and how to use risk assessment with air toxics. Other key subjects addressedinclude air toxics from mobile sources, the effects of various regulatory programs, and international controls. Plant managers, environmental managers, environmental consultants, regulators, and teachers will find the Toxic Air Pollution Handbook to be a vital resource.

Author Biography

About the Editor David R. Patrick is a nationally known expert on air pollution and has over 20 years' experience as a Professional Engineer. Currently he directs air pollution services for both public and private sector clients in his position as Vice President of ICF Kaiser International in Fairfax, Virginia. While working for the EPA for 15 years, Mr. Patrick managed programs and directed studies involving all aspects of evaluation, measurement, regulation, and control of air pollution. He serves as an expert air pollution witness for the U.S. Department of Justice, has written extensively on air pollution topics, and speaks frequently at technical meetings and seminars.
Release date NZ
December 15th, 1993
Edited by David R. Patrick
Country of Publication
United States
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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