Health and Environmental Risk Analysis

Health and Environmental Risk Analysis : Fundamentals with Applications

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Appropriate for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate level business, science, or engineering courses in Environmental Risk Analysis.

Introduces the fundamentals and applications of health and environmental risk analysis. This is a subject which continues to grow in importance especially in light of the increasing awareness among governments, corporations, and communities to their responsibilities to society.
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  • Hardback | 704 pages
  • 175.3 x 231.1 x 38.1mm | 1,043.27g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131277391
  • 9780131277397
  • 1,010,605

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The complete, up-to-date guide to quantifying and mitigating environmental risks. This book constitutes Volume 2 of the Prentice Hall PTR Environmental Management Engineering Series.

In an era of limited resources and heightened environmental awareness, professionals responsible for handling chemicals and chemical wastes need a deep understanding of quantitative risk analysis. This is the first book to assemble in-depth coverage of the diverse topics relevant to measuring and mitigating environmental risks.

A companion to the well-received Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications, this book's readable explanations and illuminating case studies will help you:

Identify potential hazards caused by process technology, human behavior, or lack of management systems Utilize EPA-compliant source models to describe and quantify release scenarios Create fault trees that use basic probability theory to analyze the likelihood of a release Quantify the potential consequences of a chemical release Understand the concepts and applicability of structural activity relationships (SARs) for identifying the hazards of chemicals

Using detailed quantitative illustrations, the book presents current techniques for assessing exposures, predicting carcinogenic and noncarcinogenic effects, and analyzing the risks of ionizing radiation. It introduces today's broader "ecology assessments" that review the impact of a manufacturing process on the entire surrounding ecosystem. Finally, it shows how to manage risk analysis, integrate it with U.S. EPA regulatory compliance, and use it to help achieve global ISO 14000 environmental certification.

If you can measure a process, you can understand it, control it, and make it environmentally friendlier. Whether you are a professional safety, health, environmental or R&D professional--in industry, government, or the community--this book delivers all the tools you'll need.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction.

2. Process Descriptions.

3. Hazard Identification.

4. Source Models.

5. Fault Tree Analysis.

6. Consequence Analysis.

7. Exposure Assessment.

8. Dose Response and Risk Characterization.

9. Radiation Risk Assessment.

10. Environmental Assessment.

11. Structural Activity Relationships.

12. Risk Management.

13. Managing Risk.

14. Regulations.

15. ISO 14000


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About Joseph F. Louvar

JOSEPH F. LOUVAR is Director of the Research Services Unit for the BASF Corporation in Wyandotte, MI. His responsibilities include the management of a specialty chemicals manufacturing plant that complies with OSHA and EPA regulations and is ISO 9001 certified. He is co-author of the companion text Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications.

B. DIANE LOUVAR is Associate Professor at Madonna University in Livonia, MI. in the Department of Computer and Quantitative Systems. She teaches courses in statistics and management information systems including topics in effective communications risk analysis and ISO certification.
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