Date of Award
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering - (M.S.)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hsin Neng Hsieh
In support of pollution prevention and in accordance with Executive Order 12356 concerning pollution prevention, all federal agencies must comply with the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) chemical release reduction and pollution prevention planning. The inventory lists hundreds of chemicals and choosing those to replace and finding actual replacement chemicals or procedures is not always clear. This study focuses on an analytical approach to this problem by understanding the application of two substances. The representative chemicals are two volatile organic compounds (VOC), ethyl ether and ethanol, used as solvents in ammunition manufacturing.
Zimmer, Ithan B., "An analytical approach to toxic substance replacement in support of pollution prevention" (1997). Theses. 1053.