Air Quality / Edition 3

Air Quality / Edition 3

by Thad Godish, Joshua S. Fu
     
 

While earlier editions of this best-selling work have become standard texts for students and professionals alike, both the science and the practice of air quality management continue to evolve. Air Quality, Third Edition includes all the new issues and challenges, as well as updated coverage of all the familiar concerns of environmental professionals. This is a

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While earlier editions of this best-selling work have become standard texts for students and professionals alike, both the science and the practice of air quality management continue to evolve. Air Quality, Third Edition includes all the new issues and challenges, as well as updated coverage of all the familiar concerns of environmental professionals. This is a complete overview of the topic, written in an accessible, highly readable style by a respected expert in the field.
The Third Edition has been significantly revised. A new chapter on quantitative methods adds an engineering perspective to the subject and makes this book especially valuable to students and professionals. Revisions and additions to the information on indoor air quality reflect the increasing importance of this maturing science. The book's comprehensive approach makes it valuable in many areas of study, including all areas of environmental science, engineering, industrial hygiene, and health and safety programs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566702317
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.21(d)

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Table of Contents

The Atmosphere
Chemical Composition
Physical Characteristics
Atmospheric Motion
Evolution of the Atmosphere
Readings
Questions
Atmospheric Pollutants
Natural Air Pollution
Anthropogenic Air Pollution
Gaseous Pollutants
Particulate Matter
Readings
Questions
Dispersion
Micro- and Mesoscale Dispersion of Pollutants
Macroscale Dispersion
Air Pollution Control - Applications of Meteorology
Readings
Questions
Atmospheric Effects
Visibility
Turbidity
Thermal Air Pollution
Effects on Precipitation and Precipitation Processes
Acidic Deposition
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
Global Climate
Readings
Questions
Health Effects
Air Pollution Disasters
Health Concerns Associated with "Normal" Exposures
Cause-Effect Relationships
Impact of Pollutants on the Human Body
Health Effects of Regulated Air Pollutants
Hazardous Air Pollutants
Role of Health Effects in Regulating Air Pollutants
Personal Air Pollution
Readings
Questions
Welfare Effects
Plants
Domesticated Animals
Materials
Odor Pollution
Readings
Questions
Air Quality and Emissions Assessment
Air-Quality Monitoring
Analytical Procedures
Emissions Assessment
Air-Quality Modeling
Readings
Questions
Regulation and Public Policy
Alternatives to Regulation
Regulatory Strategies and Tactics
Federal Legislative History
Air Pollution Control Under the 1970, 1977, and 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
State and Local Air Pollution Control Functions
Public Policy Issues
Readings
Questions
Motor Vehicle Emissions Control
The Internal Combustion Engine
Emission Control Problems
Automotive Fuels
Alternatives to the Internal Combustion Engine
Readings
Questions
Control of Emissions from Stationary Sources
Tall Stacks
Fuel-Use Changes
Fugitive Emissions
Pollution Prevention
Gas Cleaning Technology
Particle Collection Systems
Control of Gas-Phase Emissions
Control of Sulfur Oxides
Control of Nitrogen Oxides
Readings
Questions
Indoor Air Pollution
Indoor/Outdoor Relationships
Personal Air Pollution Exposure
Indoor Air-Quality Problems
Pollutants/Pollution Problems of Concern
Diagnosing Indoor Air-Quality Problems
Prevention and Control Measures
Contaminant Control
Indoor Air Quality and Public Policy
Readings
Questions
Noise Pollution
Sound
Loudness
Noise Effects
Health Effects
Community Noise
Federal Noise Programs
Control Measures
Readings
Questions
Quantitative Aspects
Gas Properties and Laws
Accuracy and Precision
Summarizing Air Pollution Data
Modeling
Emissions
Sound/Noise
Readings
Problems
Index

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