Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science (2nd Edition)

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Presents an extensive, moderately technical introduction to a wide range of the latest environmental topics, especially the major categories of environmental pollution. The book explores such problems as depletion of the ozone layer, greenhouse effect, groundwater flow and contamination, and indoor air quality. The second edition of Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science reflects the latest data and an increase in the depth and breadth of the material, and emphasizes the importance of risk perception and assessment. Expands coverage of water resources and groundwater remediation; the treatment of hazardous wastes and key environmental legislation regulating hazardous substances; and mobile source controls related to air pollution. It also includes a new chapter on Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery and a revised chapter on Global Atmospheric Change. An essential reference book for any professional involved with environmental engineering or any reader who wishes a greater understanding of the effects of pollution on the environment.

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A moderately technical introduction to a wide range of environmental topics -- including issues relating to water and air pollution, hazardous waste and risk assessment, waste treatment technologies, and global climate change.

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Balanced coverage of all the major categories of environmental pollution, with coverage of current topics such as climate change and ozone depletion, risk assessment, indoor air quality, source-reduction and recycling, and groundwater contamination. Slightly more quantitative than most books on the market.

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  • Explores urgent environmental problems such as the depletion of the ozone layer, greenhouse effect, groundwater flow and contamination, and indoor air quality.
  • Includes several important pedagogical aids.
    • Many examples of each quantitative concept.
    • Worked examples in each quantitative section.
    • Numerous problems at the end of each chapter.

    NEW TO THIS EDITION:

    • NEW— Includes a new chapter covering Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery (Chapter 9). This chapter focuses on pollution prevention and product stewardship.
    • NEWRisk Assessment has been greatly expanded and moved earlier in the book (chapter 4), reflecting the importance of this topic in Environmental Engineering and policy-making.
    • NEW— Provides a completely revised chapter on Global Atmospheric Change corresponding with the perspectives, terminology, and approaches that have become the standard according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scientific Assessments. (Chapter 8)
    • New—Presentsexpanded coverage of water resources and Groundwater remediation, including challenges posed by subsurface contamination of nonaqueous-phase liquids.(Chapter 5)
    • NEW— Summarizes the National Resource Council's assessment of the ability of conventional pump-and-treat remediation technologies to restore aquifer quality. (Chapter 5)
    • NEWCovers the treatment of hazardous wastes and descriptions of the key pieces of environmental legislation that regulate hazardous substances. (Chapter 6)
    • NEWUpdates coverage of mobile source controls in the chapter on air pollution (Chapter 7) to include descriptions of reformulated gasoline and other alternative fuels as well as new material on two-stroke engines and hybrid electric vehicles.
    • NEWIncludes unique coverage of indoor air quality.
    • NEWAll topics have been given a more careful, thorough treatment in order to bring them up-to-date and increase the depth and breadth of the information presented.

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