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Odor and Voc Control Handbook Hardcover – July 1, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0070525238 ISBN-10: 0070525234 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: McGraw-Hill Handbooks
  • Hardcover: 800 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (July 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070525234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070525238
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,886,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Capitalize on this first complete guide to controlling odors generated by industrial sources. Get the engineering skills and information you need to successfully solve odor emission problems at your facility. This landmark reference offers you comprehensive guidance on treating odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) generated by a variety of industrial sources, including wastewater, food, and chemical process plants. This vital resource also provides you with detailed odor-control case studies--and features material on practical issues such as costs, public relations, insurance, health effects, pollution prevention methods, and environmental information.

About the Author

Harold J. Rafson is a nationally recognized authority on the engineering control of odors, toxins, and volatile organic compounds. He has extensive experience as an innovator and CEO of a company that manufactured air pollution equipment. Mr. Rafson holds numerous U.S. and international patents on gas emission control technology, and is the author of more than 150 technical papers and presentations in the field.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
The book presents very complete coverage of numerous odor and voc control technologies. The coverage is presented in a manner that makes it a very useful text for students who are just learning the ropes. Also, the complete coverage of each control technology, provides valuable information to assist even seasoned professionals in development of effective odor and voc control solutions in real world applications.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dirk J. Willard on April 16, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The author presents an excellent review of chemical and biological treatments for odors. The only failing is taking the technology to the next step---full scale. To do so, requires several examples worked out for industrial equipment. From the perspective of identifying which equipment will work, this is an excellent catalog of information. The author compares all aspects of different remediation: cost, feasibility, ease of use, safety, etc.

If you work in consulting or have an odor problem, you will want this book. An experienced chemical engineer should be able to extrapolate from the text quite nicely.

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