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    Prevention of pollution in speciality pharmaceuticals

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    It is common in some industries, such as the manufacturer of specialty pharmaceuticals, to have very low yields for the compound of interest. This means that feedstock requirements are high and voluminous amounts of waste result from the manufacturing process. Assume that the reaction yield cannot be easily improved. As the pollution prevention manager for your company, what steps should you investigate to minimize both the amount of feedstock consumed and the amount of waste generated?

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    Industrial waste is very difficult to manage which makes it all the more important to manage the waste in order to prevent pollution of the environment. As mentioned in the problem in specialty pharmaceutical companies the ratio of yield to what is actually used is very large. As the pollution ...

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    The solution discusses steps to minimize pollution in specialty pharmaceuticals.