Justifies pollution prevention on the bases of environmental protection as
well as "bottom-line, business-minded thinking"; highlights educational
resources to help chemical engineering faculty incorporate key pollution
prevention concepts into courses.
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Educational tools listed include one annotated bibliography, two case
studies, two books, two collections of problem sets, 19 syllabi and
curricula, and six videos. Reference materials listed include 30 books,
45 reports and guides, 91 articles, seven case studies, six organizations,
and 50 faculty active in pollution prevention education.
[Printed copy available for $2.50]
Describes 120 publications, all appear in the Resource List.
[Printed copy available for $1.50]
A Chemical Engineer's Guide to Environmental Law
This 100-page guide is designed to give chemical engineers a general
overview of the field of environmental law. Main sections discuss (1)
specific reasons why chemical engineers should understand environmental
laws and regulations; (2) the roles of legislatures, administrative
agencies, and courts; (3) the interaction of environmental laws at
federal, state, and local levels; and (4) relevant provisions of nine
federal Acts: Toxic Substances Control Act; Federal Insecticide,
Rodenticide, and Fungicide Act; Occupational Safety and Health Act; Clean
Air Act; Clean Water Act; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act;
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act;
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act; and Pollution
1,745K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $13.00]
A collection of syllabi from 17 university courses involving pollution
prevention and chemical engineering. Professors include William Budd
(Washington State), Robert Counce (University of Tennessee), Dale Denny,
Michael Overcash, and Christine S. Grant (North Carolina State), Marvin
Fleischman (University of Louisville), Neil Hutzler (Michigan Tech), David
Kidd (University of Alaska- Anchorage), Robert Pojasek (Tufts University),
and Margrit von Braun (University of Idaho).
927K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $10.00]
Open-Ended Problem: "Design of a CFC-Free, Energy-Efficient
This 145-page case challenges students to design a household refrigerator
that uses a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant and also is energy-efficient.
Include short discussions of issues related to the evolution of the
refrigerator and the subsequent environmental threat. A proposed design
solution leads from thermodynamic calculations to a choice of refrigerants
that, when combined with the refrigerator's specifications, will meet the
design requirements. Appendices include refrigerant manufacturers' data
and output from a thermodynamic calculation computer program.
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Open-Ended Problem: "Determining Mass Balances in Ford-Wixom's
Phosphate Coating System"
This assignment provides students in a chemical engineering materials
balance course with exposure to actual processes. Student groups are
asked to (1) develop a flowchart for a plant's phosphate coating system
and (2) suggest reconfigurations that would minimize the amount of waste
the system generates. The students' major source of information is a
multimedia tour of the Phosphate Coating System of Ford Motor Company's
Wixom Assembly Plant. This tour, available on CD-ROM, shows video clips
from the actual system, a short description of each of the system's 12
stages, and supplementary explanations; students can explore the system at
their own pace and in any order they wish. It runs on both Macintosh and
Windows systems. For the Macintosh, you'll need a Mac II or better --- a
68020 chip is the minimum; for tolerable playback, use a machine with a
68030 or higher chip, such as an LCIII, SE/30, or better. It also
requires at least 8MB RAM and System 7.0.1 and QuickTime 1.5 or higher (QT
does not work well with System 7.0). The IBM-PC Microsoft Windows system
requirements are: a 386 machine or higher with 8MB RAM, DOS 6.0 or later,
Windows 3.0 or later, QuickTime for Windows 1.1.1 or later (currently at
version 2.0), and screen resolution of 640*480 or higher.
[Printed copy available for $21.00]
Case Study: "Case A: McDonald's Environmental Strategy," "Case B1:
The Clamshell Controversy," "Case B2: McDonald's Decision," and "Case C:
Sustaining McDonald's Environmental Success"
Cases A and B focus on the work of a Joint Task Force developed by
McDonald's Corporation and the Environmental Defense Fund, whose members
addressed McDonald's solid waste management strategy and the question of
whether to replace polystyrene packaging with paperwrap. Case C examines
the company's reaction to public concern about the sustainability of beef.
Included are a teaching note as well as notes on life cycle analysis and
solid waste issues.
[Printed copy available for $11.00]
Case Study: "Agent Regeneration and Hazardous Waste Minimization ---
The IBM Corporation"
This 12-page case analyzes IBM's search for innovative solutions to a
complex operational/environmental problem in a chemical etching process at
its Endicott, NY, facility. Decision analysis of the alternatives is
central to the case. Includes a teaching note.
(Cross-listed in Operations Management section)
[Printed copy available for $1.50]
Case Study: "Degreaser Replacement at Ford Motor Company's Climate
This case analyzes Ford's pilot study of aqueous degreaser units as an
alternative to trichloroethylene (TCE). Includes discussion questions and
problem sets. (Cross-listed in Operations Management section)
714K Acrobat file [Printed copy available for $2.50]
Video: "McDonald's/EDF Environmental Task Force"
This 16-minute video accompanies the written case study. Robert Langert,
McDonald's director of environmental affairs, and Jackie Prince, EDF staff
scientist, present different perspectives on the joint project. Issues
discussed include reasons for and reservations about participating,
organizational goals of the project, results, and advice for others
thinking of pursuing similar projects [$16.00]
Video: "Second Victory at Yorktown"
This 31-minute video examines the joint Amoco/EPA cooperative project that
addressed the reduction of pollution from a petroleum refinery. As
background, it explains pollution prevention, risk analysis, and
decision-making; it then goes on to describe the expectations and concerns
of each of the participants and finally the results of the project. The
material is intended for survey courses on environmental issues, chemical
and industrial engineering classes, and business classes on operations
management and business law (voluntary vs. mandatory programs); it is also
suitable for business managers and engineers. [$22.00]
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