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Conclusions

  • B. Bilitewski
  • A. ZehmEmail author
  • V. Grundmann
  • R. M. Darbra
  • D. Barceló
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Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 23)

Abstract

Chemical additives are included in numerous products today and a number of these goods have to be handled with care. They need to be monitored and their possible risks need to be considered, investigated and assessed. The results of the investigations presented in this book, focusing on the mentioned issues, will be summarised in this conclusion.

The knowledge of occurrence of pollutants in the environment is essential in order to undertake accurate risk assessment studies. The book “Global Risk-Based Management of Chemical Additives I: Production Usage and Environmental Occurrence” included a review of chemical additives in six industrial sectors in a global context and different case studies all over the world. As logical continuation to this, the book “Global Risk-Based Management of Chemical Additives II: Risk-Based Assessment and Management Strategies” has been published. Within the single chapters, it is described how different methodologies for global management strategies of chemicals could be applied. Further on case studies are presented, which have been exercised under circumstances of different countries and certain industry sectors or focussed on additives in different products.

Keywords

Additives Case studies Management of chemicals Properties Risk-based assessment 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Bilitewski
    • 1
  • A. Zehm
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. Grundmann
    • 1
  • R. M. Darbra
    • 2
  • D. Barceló
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für Abfallwirtschaft und AltlastenTU DresdenPirnaGermany
  2. 2.CERTEC, Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya, ETSEIBBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Department Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Diagnostic and Water Studies (IDAEA)Spanish Council of Scientific Research (CSIC)BarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.ICRA, Edifici H2OGironaSpain

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