Identifying promising pollution-prevention technologies

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Pollution-prevention technologies in a broad range of industries were reviewed as a part of research to develop benefit-risk methods. Ten basic functions served by hazardous materials in industry were identified as binding, pigmentation, reactants, reaction inhibition, catalysis, bleaching, mass deposition, mass removal, by-products, and end products. Pollution-prevention technologies were associated with each function. The classification of technologies offers a basis for development of general pollution-prevention approaches, and promotes transfer of technologies among industries in which hazardous materials perform similar functions. Hazardous materials used for mass transfer, and those generated as by-products, appear to represent areas of opportunity for pollution-prevention research and development. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Environmental Engineering - ASCE
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Engineering


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