This book, designed to assist industrial engineers and managers in making changes in purchasing, manufacturing, and waste handling practices to reduce the costs and liabilities of waste disposal, begins by defining waste minimization in the first two chapters. A description of the economic and regulatory incentives a company has for setting up a waste minimization program follows, and unsuccessful projects are related. Based on these experiences, a method is outlined for companies to use to establish a waste minimization program and implement individual projects.

chapter 1|12 pages


chapter 4|24 pages

Solvent Cleaning and Degreasing

chapter 5|42 pages

Metal Plating and Surface Finishing

chapter 6|16 pages

Painting and Coating

chapter 7|20 pages

Removal of Paint and Coatings

chapter 8|66 pages

Waste Treatment to Minimize Disposal