Industrial pollution prevention

  • Thomas T. Shen
Part of the Environmental Engineering book series (ESE)


In the rush toward industrialization, it became expedient for people to produce more products and to consume more. They forgot that this is an orderly universe and an orderly world which works according to scientific, i.e., natural laws which are inviolable. Now the extent of environmental destruction has forced us to recognize that everything in the environment has an effect on everything else. With that recognition, the first feeble efforts at a multidisciplinary approach to problems has begun. We have yet to recognize that the design of a viable socio-economic order can not be accomplished by sociologists who know nothing of economics, economists who know nothing of sociology, and lawyers who know only their allegiance to the laws of the status quo. Few of them recognize that the socioeconomic order and the environment are completely dependent on each other.


Hazardous Waste Source Reduction Strong Economic Incentive Pollution Prevention Technology Pollution Prevention Measure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas T. Shen
    • 1
  1. 1.DelmarUSA

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