The Systems Approach
Offers 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. This title includes recommendations designed to increase manufacturing competitiveness by reducing solid waste disposal costs and reducing energy costs.
This title offers a hands-on manual for waste assessment, analysis, and minimization - featuring industry-based case studies. This authoritative guide provides 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. "Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization" offers a 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 also included.
Preface Part 1. Why Solid Waste Reduction Ch 1. Definition of Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization Ch 2. Background and Fundamentals of Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization Ch 3. Benefits of Solid Waste Analysis and Minimization Part 2. Solid Waste Assessment Strategies Ch 4. Deployment Alternatives Ch 5. Creating a Successful Solid Waste Minimization Launch Ch 6. The Six Sigma Systems Approach for Deployment Ch 7. Metrics and Performance Measurement for Solid Waste Management Ch 8. The General Procedure for a Solid Waste Assessment Ch 9. Training and Implementation Ch 10. Communicating and Leveraging Success Ch 11. The Role of Creativity, Invention, and Innovation in Solid Waste Minimization Part 3. Solid Waste Generation Modeling: Characterization, Prediction, and Evaluation Ch 12. Introduction Ch 13. Research Methodology Ch 14. Data Collection Ch 15. Solid Waste Characterization by Business Activities Ch 16. Solid Waste Estimation and Prediction Ch 17. Benchmarking and Evaluation Ch 18. Model Development and Integration Ch 19. Model Validation and Case Study Application Ch 20. Model Summary and Recommendations for Future Research Part 4. Case Studies Ch 21. Introduction to Case Studies Ch 22. Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishing Applications Ch 23. Mining Applications Ch 24. Construction Applications Ch 25. Food and Kindred Product Manufacturing Applications Ch 26. Apparel- and Fabric-Manufacturing Applications Ch 27. Wood- and Lumber-Manufacturing Applications Ch 28. Paper-Manufacturing Applications Ch 29. Printing and Publishing Applications Ch 30. Chemical and Petroleum Processing Applications Ch 31. Plastic and Rubber Manufacturing Ch 32. Primary and Fabricated Metal Industries Ch 33. Electronics, Semiconductors, and Other Electrical Equipment Ch 34. Industrial and Commercial Machinery Including Automotive Manufacturing Ch 35. Transportation, Logistical, and Warehousing Applications Ch 36. Health Systems Applications Ch 37. Commercial, Retail, Financial, and Government Office Applications Ch 38. Accommodations and Food Service Applications Ch 39. Automotive Service Applications Ch 40. Education Applications Ch 41. International Manufacturing Applications Ch 42. International Service Applications References Index