Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization: A Systems Approach

Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization: A Systems Approach: The Systems Approach PDF Download Ebook. Matthew Franchetti shows guidelines to implement successful solid waste analysis and minimization strategies. Authors provide sustainable solutions to solid waste issues with help from this hands-on guide.

This text offers up-to-date technical details on current and potential solid waste minimization practices. This authoritative resource presents a framework for the proper application of solid waste analysis tools, and demonstrates the benefits in terms of environmental impact, process efficiencies, and financial enhancement. Twenty-one real-world case studies covering all industries, from manufacturing to service facilities, are included.

This text covers U.S. and international waste generation rates, industrial ecology, solid waste exchanges, recycling, environmental, economic, corporate image, personal, and social benefits of solid waste management and minimization with solid waste assessment strategies and launch plans.

The Six Sigma systems approach for deployment are described with metrics and performance measurement for solid waste management, documentation and development of the deployment plan, implementation and execution of the solid waste minimization plan, communicating and leveraging success, solid waste modeling, research, data collection, characterization by business activities, estimation, prediction, and evaluation.

Finally, this book offers general approach on how to conduct solid waste assessments in a practical manner. It includes recommendations designed to increase manufacturing competitiveness by reducing solid waste disposal costs, reducing energy costs, and optimizing use of raw materials, packaging, and floor space. 75 case studies and a detailed reference list of vendors are included.

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