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Β2.4 Management of Hazardous Wastes

A comprehensive introduction to hazardous waste management, including historical development, basic definitions, terminology and legal framework, fundamentals of contaminant release, transport and fate, toxicology principles, laws and regulations, identification and analysis, risk assessment and technologies for control, treatment and disposal. Special emphasis is given to site investigation, characterization, remediation and monitoring. The above topics are covered in the following order:

  1. General Introduction; Legal Framework
  2. Basic Chemistry Principles – Pollutant Categorization
  3. Pollutant Fate and Transport
  4. Toxicology
  5. Transport and Storage
  6. Current Management Practices including Audits, Pollution Prevention and Minimization and Life Cycle Analysis
  7. Physicochemical and Biological Treatment Processes and Methods
  8. Stabilization/Solidification Treatment
  9. Thermal Treatment
  10. Disposal Methods
  11. Site and Subsurface Characterization- Pollutant Monitoring
  12. Quantitative Risk Assessment-Containment-Remedial Alternatives Analysis