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Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Book Description

Environmental engineering is a discipline that focuses on sustainability with the natural cycles of the earth in conjunction with the built environment. The discipline is also concerned with the protection of human health from adverse effect and the mitigation of adverse effects on the environment from the human populace. This book is intended as a reference for the graduate level scholar on selected topics and environmental engineering. Topics encompassed in environmental engineering include treatment of water and wastewater, mitigation of environmental hazards, and sustainable practice. The book discusses the concepts and dimensions of environmental treatment, costs of poor environmental quality, the importance of sustainability in this highly competitive global economy, and environmental law. The text integrates concepts, methods, and historical context to give an overview of basic topics in environmental engineering. Also included is a glossary of terms in environmental engineering. This book fills a gap in the literature by providing a comprehensive overview of topics in the environmental engineering discipline.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Abstract
  5. Contents
  6. List of Figures
  7. List of Tables
  8. Foreword
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. 1 Historic and Legal Basis of and for Environmental Regulation
    1. 1.1 Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899
    2. 1.2 Water Pollution Regulatory History
    3. 1.3 Wastewater Disposal Regulatory History
    4. 1.4 Solid Waste Disposal Regulatory History
    5. 1.5 Air Pollution Control Management Regulatory History
    6. 1.6 Wildlife and Habitat Protection Regulatory History
    7. 1.7 Ionization Radiation Regulatory History
  11. 2 Ecology of Natural Resources
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Environmental Value or Ecosystem Value
    3. 2.3 Anthropogenic Impacts on Ecosystems
    4. 2.4 Land Management
  12. 3 Ecosystem Concepts
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Water and Nutrient Cycles
    3. 3.3 Population Dynamics
  13. 4 Pollution Control Management
    1. 4.1 Water Treatment
    2. 4.2 Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
    3. 4.3 Solid Waste Management
    4. 4.4 Air Pollution Control
    5. 4.5 Hazardous Material Management
    6. 4.6 Ionization Radiation
    7. 4.7 Noise Pollution
    8. 4.8 Mining Wastes
  14. 5 Environmental Systems Overview
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Environmental Management Systems in Common Use
  15. 6 Fundamental Concepts
    1. 6.1 Hydrology
    2. 6.2 Soil Resources
    3. 6.3 Water Resources Identification and Classification
    4. 6.4 Energy Resources
    5. 6.5 Sustainability Concepts
  16. 7 Resource Management
    1. 7.1 Water Quality Management
    2. 7.2 Water Availability
  17. 8 Concepts of Long-Term Environmental Sustainability
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 Resource Management
    3. 8.3 Practical Applications
    4. 8.4 Long-Term Concerns
  18. Glossary
  19. Soil Taxonomies
  20. Bibliography
  21. Index
  22. Adpage