Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management

Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management

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Assuming no previous knowledge, this book provides comprehensive coverage for a first course in hazardous waste management for environmental engineers and managers. It is written primarily for generators of hazardous waste with a primary emphasis on source reduction, waste minimization, reuse, and recycling before waste disposal. The book provides guidance on how to determine the proper category of hazardous waste generators, with separate and distinct sets of requirements for the three different categories of generators, and gives basic supplemental guidance for transporters, storage, and disposal facilities. It covers proper completion of hazardous waste manifests and reports. The book explains record keeping, personnel training, and other requirements necessary to be in full compliance on inspections. A companion CD with regulatory forms, data is more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 250 pages
  • 182.88 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 748.42g
  • Mercury Learning & Information
  • United States
  • English
  • 1936420260
  • 9781936420261
  • 1,663,473

Review quote

Drawing on his 20 years as the regional solid and hazardous materials engineer for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, VanGuilder offers a textbook or tutorial introducing the technical field of hazardous waste management, and the myriad US and state hazardous waste regulations. The two cannot be separated, he says, because many of the regulations are written with prescribed treatment standards and in some cases prescribed treatment technologies. After tracing briefly the history of hazardous waste, he considers such topics as hazardous waste policy and regulatory requirements, hazardous waste site clean-up technologies, wastewater management, and hazardous waste record-keeping requirements. Chapter-end exercises are provided, half of which are answered in the back more

About Clifton VanGuilder

Cliff VanGuilder is a licensed Professional Engineer with 20 years of experience as the Regional Solid & Hazardous Materials Engineer for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). He was certified as a hazardous waste inspector by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and more

Table of contents

Introductory history and overview of hazardous waste management laws, rules and regulations; a practical guide to complying with the regulations, including the identification of hazardous wastes; proper management of these wastes on-site; preparing generator annual reports, manifests, personnel safety training; hazardous waste management training for staff; proper record-keeping for future regulatory more