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Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization in Laboratories

Handbook / Manual

By: Peter A Reinhardt, K Leigh Leonard and Ashbrook Peter C

480 pages, Figs, tabs

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #66084 | ISBN: 0873719751
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This nuts and bolts book addresses specific waste minimization and pollution prevention techniques that work in specific types of laboratories for specific wastestreams. Concepts in the book may be directly applied to laboratory operations. In addition, the book illustrates other approaches to laboratory pollution prevention, such as reducing wastewater discharges and fume hood emissions. A wide range of waste types, including hazardous, infectious, medical, PCB, and radioactive, are discussed. This book helps you to develop a broad, institutional framework to plan and set priorities for pollution prevention. It responds to your laboratory's critical need to have readily available techniques and concepts for waste minimization and pollution prevention.


PrefaceIntroduction and OverviewWhy Pollution Prevention K.L. LeonardA Survey of Laboratory Waste Management and Minimization Practices, K.L. Leonard and P.A. ReinhardtInvestigating Waste Minimization Possibilities, C. Klein-BanaiThe Law on Waste Minimization in Laboratories, J.L. Hernandez, Esq.Effecting Pollution Prevention and Waste MinimizationPlanning and Development of a Model Waste Minimization Program, R. CharbonneauInstitutional Policy, Commitment, and Support, F.M. ThompsonOvercoming Impediments to Waste Minimization, P.A. ReinhardtApproaches by Media, Source, and Waste TypeManagement of Laboratory Air Emissions, R. Stuart and M. ArcherManagement of Laboratory Effluents to the Sanitary Sewer, L. Wundrock and J. ChristensenPollution Prevention in Clinical Laboratories, R.J. Vetter, J.F. O'Brien, and G.D. SmithMinimization of Waste Generation in Medical Laboratories, J.G. Gordon and G.A. DenysMinimization of Low-Level Radioactive Wastes from Laboratories, P.C. Ashbrook, J. Brandon, and H. MandelWhat Individual Laboratories Can DoThe Microscale Chemical Laboratory, R.M. Pike, Z. Szafran, and M.M. SinghAt the Lab Bench: Finding the Right Balance in Source Separation, P.A. ReinhardtSolvent Recycling by Spinning Band Distillation: Theory, Equipment, and Limitations, J.A. Mangravite and R.R. Roark, Jr.Chemical Treatment Methods to Minimize Waste, M-A. ArmourWhat Organizations Can DoRecruiting Vendors To Achieve Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention, K.L. LeonardSurplus Chemical Exchange: Successes and Potential, J. ChristensenCost Savings and Volume Reduction By Commingling Wastes, P.C. AshbrookCase Studies and ApplicationsApplications for Waste Solvent Recovery Using Spinning Band Distillation, J. A. Mangravite, R.R. Roark, Jr., and P. VanTriestThe Implementation of Waste Minimization Strategies in a Biotechnology Research and Development Laboratory, R.A. SennWaste Minimization and Management at 3M Research and Development Laboratories, L.J. TannerImplementation of Waste Minimization Strategies, B.D. BackusConclusionThoughts on the Future of Pollution Prevention in the Laboratory, P.C. AshbrookAppendicesGuidance to Hazardous Waste Generators on the Elements of a Waste Minimization Program, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Notice and Interim Final GuidanceNational Survey of Laboratory Chemical Disposal and Waste Minimization: Survey Design, Methods, and AnalysisState and Local Clearinghouses for Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization Resources and InformationGlossaryIndex

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