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Energy, Technology, and the Environment

Paul Ih-Fei Liu
Paul Ih-Fei Liu
Doctor of Engineering,
Technical University of Munich
Former lecturer at
University of Southern California
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ASME Press
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This chapter discusses persistence and toxicity of pollutants, environmental impacts and governmental responses, toxic waste disposal technology, and developing toxic waste control technology. Risk assessment and management are reviewed and a summary of the five major toxic pollutants found in the coastal region of Southern California and their sources are presented. Also, numerous examples, such as combustion of refuse, soil treatment using a thermal system, and secondary treatment of downstream water quality, are shown at the end of this chapter.

Toxicity of Pollutants
Environmental Impacts and Governmental Responses
Toxic Waste Disposal Technology
Developing Toxic Waste Control Technology
Risk Assessment and Management
Noncancer Health Risk
Sources of Toxic Pollutants in the Coastal Region of Southern California
Numerical Examples
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