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Plastics and Sustainable Piping Systems, 1st Edition

  • David A. Chasis
  • ISBN-10: 0831134984
  • ISBN-13: 9780831134983
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

Plastic piping is now the preferred material in countless applications -- municipal water and sewer lines,drain/waste/vent lines, and chemical waste drainage, to mention just a few -- because plastics are durable, easy and safe to install, environmentally sound, and cost-effective. This compendium of over 40 articles is written by a professional involved in plastic fluid handling products for over 45 years. Divided into three general areas, this unique resource promotes the use of plastics in general and plastic piping systems, in particular. The articles include listings of the major advantages of plastics plus descriptions of the many varied piping products and markets served by thermoplastic piping systems. It is certain to be an eye-opener and educational tool for the experienced and novice designing and specifying engineer, installer, end-user, code official, purchasing agent, and engineering student.


  • Provides access to the major reasons synthetically made organic chemicals (plastics) has had such a meteoric rise in usage since its inception in 1907.

  • The only book encompassing articles, in one source, featuring the history of plastics coupled with background knowledge on the design, features, growth and usage of thermoplastic piping systems.

  • Addresses Green Building in an article which documents 16 different plastic piping technologies discussed in detail and accompanied by an Appendix highlighting the features and benefits of various plastic piping materials.

Table of Contents

Part One - General Plastics Articles
Chapter 1: Celebrating 100 Years and Going Strong
Chapter 2: Chemicals and Plastics
Chapter 3: Defining Bioplastic Terminology
Chapter 4: Facts, not Myths, Build Healthy Communities
Chapter 5: Internet-Cure or Blessing for Plastics
Chapter 6: Pearls of Plastic•Plastics and PETA
Chapter 7: The China Study•Transformation from a Radical to a Rational Environmentalist
Chapter 8: Vinyl and the Planet of APES
Chapter 9: Potable Water for a Honduran Village
Chapter 10: The History of North American Plastic Piping Distributors

Part Two - General Plastic Piping Articles
Chapter 11: Why Plastic Piping?
Chapter 12: The Evolution of Pipe
Chapter 13: How to Select the Proper Thermoplastic Industrial Piping Material
Chapter 14: Plastic Piping Systems and the Internet
Chapter 15: Life Cycle Assessment and Plastic Piping
Chapter 16: Plastic Piping Systems...Here’s to Your Health
Chapter 17: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Plastic Piping
Chapter 18: Joining Thermoplastic Industrial Piping Systems
Chapter 19: Fairy Tale or Reality
Chapter 20: Trenchless Piping and Plastics
Chapter 21: Advantages of Flexible Groove-coupled Plastic Piping Systems
Chapter 22: Plastics Learn their Role in Plumbing System Design
Chapter 23: Sustainable Piping Systems for Green Building

Part Three - Plastic Materials and Products Articles
Chapter 24: ABS...The other Piping Material
Chapter 25: CPVC Piping Systems
Chapter 26: Environmentally Sound Piping Systems
Chapter 27: PVC...Pipe’s Most Versatile Material
Chapter 28: Super Pipe
Chapter 29: Facts Regarding PVC Piping and the Environment
Chapter 30: Recycling PVC Piping Systems
Chapter 31: Homeowners Embrace PEX for Hot and Cold Water Distribution
Chapter 32: The Ultimate Piping Material
Chapter 33: Why Specify Plastic Valves
Chapter 34: Plastic Piping System Fabrications
Chapter 35: Thermoplastic Flanges