Cleaning Up the Environment: Hazardous Waste Technology
From the Publisher: Green Technology is an eight-volume set that examines the relationship between human activities and their sometimes harmful consequences for the environment and explores new methods of repairing and restoring the Earth. Approaching environmental issues confronting society from a technological perspective has spawned significant controversy, and the books in this set present all sides of the debate. Designed to complement science curricula, the set also covers relevant history and new green technologies and innovations that will contribute to the field in the future. Cleaning Up the Environment: Hazardous Waste Technology is an overview of current and emerging methods used in cleaning up pollution. The book explains the advantages and disadvantages of the physical, chemical, and biological methods employed to remove hazardous waste from contaminated sites. It also presents step-by-step the processes of finding, testing, and cleaning hazardous waste sites, beginning with contamination assessment and ending with cleaned and restored environments. Citing actual examples and statistics, figures, and case studies, sidebars enhance fundamental concepts and give the reader a sense of the urgency of the issues related to hazardous waste treatment. The volume includes information on: Brownfield sites, commerce versus ecology, contamination, excavating pollutants, international waste-control programs, oxidation technology, remediation technology, the Superfund and its history, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the water supply. The book contains 50 color photographs and line illustrations, sidebars, five appendixes, a glossary, a detailed list of print and Internet resources, and an index. Green Technology is essential for general readers who seek information on the important issues that affect the environment worldwide.
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Excavation of Contaminated Sites
Microbes and Plants for Toxic Cleanup
Remediating the Water Supply
Portable Equipment for Monitoring Pollution
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