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Zero Pollution for Industry: Waste Minimization Through Industrial Complexes



Zero Pollution for Industry: Waste Minimization Through Industrial Complexes

Nelson L. Nemerow

ISBN: 978-0-471-12164-0 October 1995 240 Pages


A visionary approach to eliminating industrial waste streams . ..

Here is a revolutionary solution to problems of industrial wastemanagement by creating a system of environmentally balanced"industrial complexes" in which groups of industrial plants consumeeach other's waste--not only benefiting the environment, but alsosignificantly reducing production costs.

Providing a clear introduction to this novel approach, ZeroPollution for Industry goes right to the heart of whatenvironmental scientists, engineers, and administrators grapplewith these days. It takes pollution prevention to the next level,past current reduction and reuse methods, and anticipatesgovernment regulations and societal trends that would factorenvironmental damage into production costs.

Also suitable as a companion volume for traditional industrialwaste management texts at the graduate level, thisthought-provoking book:
* Covers hot new material under consideration by professionals andpolicymakers, including the EPA and the NSF
* Discusses the basics of waste minimization and waste reuse aswell as zero-pollution industrial complexing
* Presents detailed examples of how complexes in differentindustries could be structured
* Describes how to change industrial plant design practices toprevent pollution
* Teaches innovative production techniques for environmentalprotection to future engineers and administrators
* Shows how to plan for a pollution-free environment from anadministrative point of view

Concise and uncluttered, this book is an eye-opener for anyone whowould like to work toward a world free of industrial pollution inour fragile environment.
Rationale for Attainment of Zero Pollution.

Economics of Zero Pollution.

Waste Minimization by Reuse Recovery.

Waste Minimization by Recovery and External Sale of Products.

Environmentally Balanced Industrial Complexes: An InnovativeSolution to Attain Zero Pollution.