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Production-Integrated Environmental Protection and Waste Management in the Chemical Industry

Production-Integrated Environmental Protection and Waste Management in the Chemical Industry

Claus Christ (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61387-8

Nov 2008

211 pages

Select type: E-Book

$124.99

Description

Production-integrated environmental protection is synonymous with

- reducing the amount of potential pollutants at source
- reducing the consumption of resources and energy
- recycling and utilization of residues and used products,

and therefore a topic of considerable current interest.

No chemical process exists that produces only the product desired. Therefore it is an important aim of the chemical industry to reduce the environmental effects of residues of chemical processes.

This can be achieved by:

- optimizing processes
- applying new synthesis routes
- improving selectivity
- replacing auxiliaries that have a harmful effect on the environment
- production-integrated recovery of residues

to name just a few possibilities.

If you want to know more about them, have a look at Protection-Integrated Environmental Protection and Waste Management. There you will find examples from the chemical industry where modification of existing manufacturing processes or the design of new processes has led to reduction of environmental pollution. Data from companies are given who operate world-wide reflecting a multi national situation.
Introduction
PRODUCTION-INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Chemical Industry and Sustainable Development
Formation of Residues in Chemical Processes
Limitations of Production-Integrated Environmental Protection
Effect of Production-Integrated Environmental Protection
Costs of Integrated Measures
EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTION-INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Examples from Hoechst
Examples from Bayer
Example from Wacker
Examples from Hüls
Example from Kronos International
Example from Henkel
Example from Hoffmann-La Roche
Example from VFT
Example from Shell
Shell-Lurgi Example
Example from De Nora Permelec
Example from Mitsubishi Chemical
Examples from Boehringer Mannheim
Recovery of Organic Solvents
WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Chemical Industry Wastes
Waste-Management Concepts
Disposal Measures
Utilization of Product Wastes
Results of Waste Management
Summary and Outlook
References
""...discuss production-integrated environmental protection in the chemical industry, several specific examples of implementing the approach and waste management."" (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 4, December 2001)