Selected papers presented at Envirotech Vienna 1989, First International ISEP Congress, Vienna, Austria, on 20-22 February 1989.
There has been growing international concern in recent years about the urgent environmental problems associated with hazardous substances and their management. Discussion has focussed on three main areas:
(1) Evaluation of hazardous substances arising either as products or byproducts of modern industrialised society.
(2) Current developments in environmental technology designed to reduce the level of hazardous substances released into the environment.
(3) Effective measures of waste management designed to treat hazardous substances present in the environment and to detect and clean up contaminated sites.
This volume contains selected keynote papers covering these major themes, which were presented at Envirotech Vienna 1989, organised by the International Society for Environmental Protection. Additional volumes containing session papers are available separately (see Appendix II).
Further discussion of these issues is planned at Envirotech Vienna 1990 which will be held at the Austria Center, Vienna, on 23–27 October 1990. The theme of the conference will be ‘Current Problems in Hazardous Waste Management and Contaminated Sites’. Abstracts of proposed papers and requests for further information should be sent to: International Society for Environmental Protection, A-1090 Vienna, Spittelauer Lände 3, Austria. Telephone: 43 222 34 45 11 510. Telefax: 43 222 34 45 11 299.