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Handbook of Pollution Prevention Practices
by Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

This book focuses on reducing manufacturing and environmental compliance costs by instituting feedstock substitution, improved operational schemes, recycling and by-product recovery, waste minimization, and energy efficiency policies, and offers project cost accounting tools that assist in evaluating money-saving P2 options.


  • examines arsenic, lead, nitrogen oxides, mercury, SOx, NOx, particulate matter, acid rain, and ground-level ozone
  • weighs the advantages of P2 practices over conventional end-of-pipe treatment technologies
  • discusses establishing baseline costs, performing total cost assessment, and executing life cycle analysis
  • considers specific P2 case studies for petrochemicals, coke, dye, and pharmaceuticals manufacturing
  • explains nickel ore processing and refining; iron, steel, and aluminum manufacturing; and copper, lead, and zinc smelting
  • highlights examples of current and recommended procedures for the paper, sugar, electronics, glass, printing, and textile industries
  • and more!


  1. Principles of Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization
    • Waste Avoidance and Utilization
    • Energy Efficiency
    • The Regulatory Driving Force
    • EMS and ISO 14000

  2. Managing Hazardous Chemicals
    • Airborne Particulate Matter
    • Arsenic
    • Cadmium
    • Lead
    • Mercury
    • Nitrogen Oxides
    • Ground-Level Ozone
    • Sulfur Oxides
    • Pollution Control Equipment

  3. The Economics of Pollution Prevention
    • Total Cost and Cost Accounting
    • Establishing Baseline Cost
    • Revenues, Expenses and Cash
    • Interest and Discount Rates
    • Income Taxes
    • Application of Total Cost Assessment
    • The Life Cycle Analysis

  4. The Pollution Prevention Audit
    • Overview of Pollution Prevention
    • Methodology for P2 Audits

  5. Pollution Prevention Practices in the Chemical Process Industries
    • Petrochemicals Manufacturing
    • Chlor-Alkali Plants
    • Agro-Industry Chemicals
    • Coke Manufacturing
    • Dye Manufacturing
    • Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing
    • P2 Case Studies
    • Clean Technologies Substitute Assessments

  6. Pollution Prevention Practices in the Petroleum Refining Industry
    • Industry Description and Practices
    • Material Balance Information
    • Pollution Prevention Practices and Opportunities

  7. Pollution Prevention Practices in the Metallurgical Industries
    • Iron and Steel Manufacturing
    • Lead and Zinc Smelting
    • Nickel Ore Processing and Refining
    • Aluminum Manufacturing
    • Copper Smelting

  8. Miscellaneous Industry Practices and Case Studies
    • Pulp and Paper Industry
    • Sugar Manufacturing
    • Tanning and Leather Finishing
    • Breweries
    • Cement Manufacturing
    • Vegetable Oil
    • Wood Preserving
    • Electronics Manufacturing
    • Electroplating
    • Foundries
    • Fruit and Vegetable Processing
    • Glass Manufacturing
    • Meat Processing and Rendering
    • Printing Industry
    • Textiles
    • Coal Mining and Production
    • Case Studies

  9. Epilogue
    • The Audit
    • Developing a Track Record
    • Developing Corporate Philosophy
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Handbook of Pollution Prevention Practices
by Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
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