Helps to understand and implement methods for reducing the environmental impact of various forms of handling packaged goods, as well as raw, hazardous, and toxic materials. This book presents relevant practical and analytic techniques to ensure reliable materials handling.
"Environmentally Conscious Materials Handling" provides a foundation for understanding and implementing methods for reducing the environmental impact of all forms of handling packaged goods, as well as raw, hazardous, and toxic materials. Contributors present relevant practical and analytic techniques to ensure reliable materials handling. Chapters cover: Materials Handling System Design, Intelligent Control of Material Handling Systems, Distribution Center Design, Material Handling Audits, Minimizing the Environmental Effects of Freight Movement, Industrial and Household Waste Disposal, Transporting Dangerous Materials, Hazardous Material Removal and Disposal, and Oil Tanker/Pipeline Design.
Contributors. Preface. Chapter 1: Materials Handling System Design (Sunderesh S. Heragu). Chapter 2: Ergonomics of Manual Materials Handling (James L. Smith, Jeffrey C. Wolstad, and Patrick Patterson). Chapter 3: Intelligent Control of Material Handling (Kasper Hallenborg). Chapter 4: Accommodating Environmental Concerns in Supply Chain Organization (Maria E. Mayorga and Ravi Subramanian). Chapter 5. Municipal Solid Waste Management and Disposal (Shoou-Yuh Chang). Chapter 6: Hazardous Waste Treatment (Mujde Erten-Unal). Chapter 7: Sanitary Landfill Operations (Berrin Tansel). Chapter 8: Transportation of Radioactive Materials (Audeen Waters Fentiman). Chapter 9: Pipe System Hydraulics (Blake Tullis). Index.