Environmental Contaminants serves as a tool for environmental professionals to produce technically sound and reproducible scientific evidence. It identifies ways to clean up environmental problems in air, water, soil, sediment and living systems. Ethical issues, environmental management, and professionalism, and environmental economic problems are illustrated to assist the reader in understanding and applying quantitative analysis of environmental problems.
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Environmental Contaminants will advance the reader’s understanding of the science, engineering and technology of environmental problem-solving and risk assessment through a series of real-life and theoretical questions, problems and exercises. The text serves as a tool for environmental professionals who must generate technically sound and reproducible scientific evidence, as well as others who simply need to know how environmental assessments are conducted and what the results mean. The book identifies ways to clean up environmental problems in air, water, soil, sediment and living systems. Ethical issues, environmental management, and environmental economic problems are woven throughout the text to provide contexts for decision making while assisting the reader in understanding and applying quantitative analysis to environmental problems.
Environmental Contaminants sets the stage for the interdisciplinary nature of environmental science and engineering, providing an overview of environmental movements, and emphasizing the importance of a strong quantitative scientific foundation. Students, professionals, as well as interested members of the public will benefit from the juxtaposition of quantitative environmental science with methods for practical application. Notation and terms are introduced and defined within the context of the discussion of contaminant behavior, and are later defined in the glossary. Key features include:
* Real life solutions for practicing environmental professionals.
* Example problems, sidebars, and case studies to illustrate ethical issues, environmental economic problems, and environmental management.
* Explanation of scientific principles and concepts needed for risk assessment, waste management, contaminant transport, environmental hydrogeology, and environmental engineering & chemistry.
* A fully supportive glossary, appendices and tables throughout the text contain physical, chemical and biological resources necessary for all environmental practitioners.
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