Author: C. David Cooper
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering
A 25-year tradition of excellence is extended in the fourth edition of this highly regarded text. In clear, authoritative language, the authors discuss the philosophy and procedures for the design of air pollution control systems. Their objective is twofold: to present detailed information on air pollution and its control, and to provide formal design training for engineering students.
In contrast to traditional combustion, gasification technologies offer the potential for converting coal and low or negative-value feedstocks, such as petroleum coke and various waste materials into usable energy sources or chemicals. With a growing number of companies operating and marketing systems based on gasification concepts worldwide, this book combines the latest information and real-world experience in developing gasification technologies. Gasification Technologies: A Primer for Engineers and Scientists discusses gasification techniques and the benefits of each technology, including gas clean-up technologies and those used in hybrid systems and fuel cells. It also accounts for the primary products that are recovered and explains how these products are purified and can be used as fuel or for applications in petrochemical processes. The book describes the conditions in which optimal value intermediate products can be recovered, focusing on key factors such as oxygen or air blown reactor, operating temperature, internal and external heating, and reactor design. The authors also establish how gasification can help meet renewable energy targets, address concerns about global warming, and contribute to a better carbon management or achieving Kyoto Protocol commitments. Gasification Technologies provide a multidimensional and well-rounded examination of current technology, research, applications, and development challenges for the commercialization of this increasingly popular technology.
With the advent of the Clean Air Act in 1970, the number of air pollution control equipment installations has increased at an accelerated pace. This book discusses the operation and maintenance of air pollution control equipment and explores the problems connected with their use. An introductory chapter outlines the overall strategy and approach employed in the presentation of the subject, then selection procedures for air pollution equipment are considered. For each control device a description of device, design procedure, installation, operation, maintenance, and methods of improving operation and performance are given.
Author: Nicholas P Cheremisinoff
Release Date: 2002-08-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The Handbook of Air Pollution Prevention and Control provides a concise overview of the latest technologies for managing industrial air pollution in petrochemical, oil and gas, and allied industries. Detailed material on equipment selection, sizing, and troubleshooting operations is provided along with practical design methodology. Unique to this volume are discussions and information on energy-efficient technologies and approaches to implementing environmental cost accounting measures. Included in the text are sidebar discussions, questions for thinking and discussing, recommended resources for the reader (including Web sites), and a comprehensive glossary. The Handbook of Air Pollution Prevention and Control also includes free access to US EPA's air dispersion model SCREEN3. Detailed examples on the application of this important software to analyzing air dispersion from industrial processes and point sources are provided in the Handbook, along with approaches to applying this important tool in developing approaches to pollution prevention and in selecting control technologies. By applying SCREEN3, along with the examples given in the Handbook, the user can: evaluate the impact of processes and operations to air quality, and apply the model to assess emergency scenarios to help in planning, to develop environmental impact assessments, to select pollution control technologies, and to develop strategies for pollution prevention. Two companion books by Cheremisinoff are available: Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies, and Handbook of Solid Waste Management and Waste Minimization Technologies. Uniquely combines prevention and control concepts while covering the practices and technologies that are applied to the prevention of air pollution in the chemicals manufacturing, oil and gas, iron and steel, and pharmaceutical industries, and to the cleaning and control of industrial air emissions. Provides a bridge for today's environmental manager by focusing on an integrated approach to managing air pollution problems within industrial operations. Shows you how to calculate financial returns from pollution prevention projects.
Author: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
Publisher: Government Institutes
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Environmental Technologies Handbook provides environmental, health and safety professionals with a straightforward, easy-to-use reference guide to new and emerging pollution prevention and control technologies that will help them to meet regulatory obligations, increase sustainability, and ensure social responsibility. An international array of experts explain emerging and proven technologies for multi-media pollution and how they work, allowing readers to evaluate and choose technologies based on their needs and the technologies' cost and labor requirements. This book focuses on recent technology successes, including gasification, pyrolysis, electrochemical processes, photocatalysis, and advanced wastewater treatment technologies. Readers will find extensive coverage of the concepts of risk assessment to environmental media and the impact of advanced concepts of dose-response exposures to risk reduction practices. They will also find an explanation of the methodology and computation methods available for life cycle costing analyses and proper environmental cost accounting.
Author: Lawrence K. Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2004-07-02
A panel of respected air pollution control educators and practicing professionals critically survey the both principles and practices underlying control processes, and illustrate these with a host of detailed design examples for practicing engineers. The authors discuss the performance, potential, and limitations of the major control processes-including fabric filtration, cyclones, electrostatic precipitation, wet and dry scrubbing, and condensation-as a basis for intelligent planning of abatement systems,. Additional chapters critically examine flare processes, thermal oxidation, catalytic oxidation, gas-phase activated carbon adsorption, and gas-phase biofiltration. The contributors detail the Best Available Technologies (BAT) for air pollution control and provide cost data, examples, theoretical explanations, and engineering methods for the design, installation, and operation of air pollution process equipment. Methods of practical design calculation are illustrated by numerous numerical calculations.
Air pollution control can be approached from a number of different engineering disciplines environmental, chemical, civil, and mechanical. To that end, Noel de Nevers has written an engaging overview of the subject. While based on the fundamentals of chemical engineering, the treatment is accessible to readers with only one year of college chemistry. In addition to discussions of individual air pollutants and the theory and practice of air pollution control devices, de Nevers devotes about half the book to topics that influence device selection and design, such as atmospheric models and U.S. air pollution law. The generous number of end-of-chapter problems are designed to develop more complex thinking about the concepts presented and integrate them with readers personal experienceincreasing the likelihood of deeper understanding.
Author: Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2003-10-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This reference overflows with an abundance of experimental techniques, simulation strategies, and practical applications useful in the control of pollutants generated by combustion processes in the metals, minerals, chemical, petrochemical, waste, incineration, paper, glass, and foods industries. The book assists engineers as they attempt to meet emerging environmental regulations and decrease combustion-induced pollutants in the modern industrial era. Brimming with more than 1300 references and 750 tables, figures, and illustrations, Industrial Combustion Pollution and Control reduces theory and provides a wide spectrum of schemes useful for system construction and planning.
Author: C. S. Rao
Publisher: New Age International
Release Date: 2007-01-01
This Revised Edition Of The Book On Environmental Pollution Control Engineering Features A Systematic And Thorough Treatment Of The Principles Of The Origin Of Air, Water And Land Pollutants, Their Effect On The Environment And The Methods Available To Control Them. The Demographic And Environmental Trends, Energy Consumption Patterns And Their Impact On The Environment Are Clearly Discussed. Application Of The Physical, And Chemical Engineering Concepts To The Design Of Pollution Control Equipment Is Emphasized. Due Importance Is Given To Modelling, Quality Monitoring And Control Of Specific Major Pollutants. A Separate Chapter On The Management Of Hazardous Wastes Is Added. Information Pertaining To Indian Conditions Is Given Wherever Possible To Help The Reader Gain An Insight Into India Sown Pollution Problems.This Book Is Mainly Intended As A Textbook For An Integrated One-Semester Course For Senior Level Undergraduate Or First Year Post-Graduate Engineering Students And Can Also Serve As A Reference Book To Practising Engineers And Decision Makers Concerned With Environmental Pollution Control.
ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS IN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT is an invaluable resource for today's engineering student. Focusing on pressing contemporary issues, the text puts product design in the context of models of sustainability. Relevant case studies from across the globe will be of interest to engineers in training, and active learning exercises in each chapter help students learn to apply theory to real world situations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Industrial Waste Treatment Handbook provides the most reliable methodology for identifying which waste types are produced from particular industrial processes and how they can be treated. There is a thorough explanation of the fundamental mechanisms by which pollutants become dissolved or become suspended in water or air. Building on this knowledge, the reader will learn how different treatment processes work, how they can be optimized, and the most efficient method for selecting candidate treatment processes. Utilizing the most up-to-date examples from recent work at one of the leading environmental and science consulting firms, this book also illustrates approaches to solve various environmental quality problems and the step-by-step design of facilities. Practical applications to assist with the selection of appropriate treatment technology for target pollutants. Includes case studies based on current work by experts in waste treatment, disposal, management, environmental law and data management. Provides glossary and table of acronyms for easy reference.