Industrial Development and Environmental Degradation: A Source Book on the Origins of Global Pollution

Industrial Development and Environmental Degradation: A Source Book on the Origins of Global Pollution

By: Se Hark Park (author), Walter C. Labys (author)Hardback

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Industrialization to achieve economic development has resulted in global environmental degradation. This book identifies/quantifies environmental consequences of industrial growth, and provides policy advice, including the use of clean technologies, with reference to the developing world.

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Industry and the environment: the problem; industrial development; environmental degradation; plan for the book. Industry and natural resources: the problem; industrial water consumption; industrial energy consumption; industrial minerals consumption; conclusions. Industrial pollution: the problem; industrial air pollution; industrial water pollution; industrial solid wastes; hazardous industrial wastes; toxic chemicals; the example of Katowice; conclusions. Processes and pollution in selected industries: the problem; electronic manufacturing; iron and steel; textiles; motor vehicle manufacturing; petroleum refining; leather tanning; pulp and paper mills; electric lamp manufacturing; conclusions. Economic implications of industrial pollution abatement: the problem; pollution abatement analysis; investments in pollution abatement in selected countries; economic impacts of long term structural changes; economic impacts at the macroeconomic level; economic impacts as the process level; waste-paper production; printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing; corrosion protection of components; textile printing; potato-starch manufacturing; preparation of moulding sands in the foundry industry; production of semi-synthetic antibiotics from penicillin; summary of other case-studies.

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/07/1998
  • ISBN13: 9781858988832
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781858988832
  • weight: 570
  • ISBN10: 1858988837

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