Chemistry of Waste Minimization by J.H. ClarkChemistry of Waste Minimization by J.H. Clark

Chemistry of Waste Minimization

byJ.H. Clark

Paperback | September 27, 2012

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Political pressure has translated into legislation requiring industry to reduce waste. There is an unprecedented opportunity for chemists to develop and apply new methods that result in waste reduction, and this book describes examples of new chemical methods used to reduce waste at source and to treat toxic waste.
Title:Chemistry of Waste MinimizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:554 pagesPublished:September 27, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:940104273X

ISBN - 13:9789401042734

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Waste minimization - the industrial approach. The development and impact of environmental legislation on the chemical industry. The use of solid supports and supported reagents in liquid phase organic reactions. Phase transfer catalysis. Polymer supported synthesis. Industrial synthesis of optically active compounds. CFC alternatives and new catalytic methods of synthesis. Hydrogen peroxide in clean processes. Sonochemistry in waste minimization. Electrochemical aspects of chemical waste minimization. Solvent selection. Polymer recycling. Methods of metal capture from effluent. Chemical destruction using supercritical water. The use of catalysis in the manufacture of fine chemicals and chemical intermediates.

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This book will have great appeal to those within the chemical industry with an inquisitive mind, especially the process development chemist, but it should also give an insight for the more academically inclined into the chemical industry...There is a wealth of information on a wide variety of chemical reactions that can and might be effective in achieving the goals of waste minimisation and clean technology. It will be up to the chemical technologist and engineer to put these reactions to good (and profitable) use. - Atmospheric Environment; ...a welcome addition to the existing literature. - International Journal of Environmental Studies; ...very readable, the clarity of diagrams is commended...good balance in coverage...a very useful reference source for those with an interest in innovation and the clean technology challenge - Environmental Pollution; The appearance of this multiauthor work is to be welcomed. It should be available in every library and industrial chemical plant. Practitioners of applied chemistry will find in it many useful eideas for applying to their own operations, and it will help synthetic chemists involved in basic research to devise new synthetic routes that are more environmentally acceptable - Angewandte Chemie.; ...works well as a reference and source of ideas, and I suspect much of it will retain it's value for some years...I would heartily recommend it to any chemical engineers who have an interest in what we will (or should) be doing in the next twenty years Trans I ChemE; ...the first serious attempt to set the chemistry of waste minimisation in its proper context - the matrix of economic benefit and environment risk management. This book is highly recommended. - Chemistry and Industry