Environmental Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam / Edition 2

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The Environmental Engineering Reference Manual is the most complete review available for the environmental PE exam. Developed in response to input from many recent examinees, this manual provides the topical review, practice problems, tables of data, and other resources you need to pass.

This Manual offers:

  • A suggested study schedule, plus tips for successful exam preparation
  • Coverage of topics you're likely to see
  • Hundreds of tables, charts, and figures
  • Hundreds of solved example problems to reinforce concepts
  • A full glossary of terms for easy use during the exam
  • A detailed index for fast retreival of information

Among the topics covered:

  • Mathematics
  • Flow of Fluids
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Activated Sludge
  • Ventilation
  • Fuels & Combustion
  • Air Quality
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste
  • Environmental Health, Safety & Welfare
  • Systems & Management
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888577983
  • Publisher: Professional Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1088
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 11.48 (h) x 1.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is widely acknowledged by the engineering community as the leading authority on licensing exam preparation. Mr. Lindeburg holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University. For more than 25 years, he has taught and supervised hundreds of FE and PE exam review courses and has written dozens of books for exam preparation.
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If you never read the material at the front of your books anyway, and if you’re in a hurry to begin and only want to read one paragraph, here it is:

Most chapters in this book are independent. Start with any one and look through it. Use the index extensively. Decide if you are going to work problems in that topic. If so, solve as many problems in that topic as time allows. Don’t stop studying until the exam. Start right now! Quickly! Good luck.

However, if you want to begin a thorough review, you should probably try to find out everything there is to know about the PE exam. The rest of this Introduction is for you.


If you are a practicing engineer and have obtained this book as a general reference handbook, it will probably sit in your bookcase until you have a specific need.

However, if you are preparing for the PE examination in environmental engineering, the following suggestions may help.

  • Find out the current edition of this book. You might be reading this book long after it was published. Newer editions mean that older editions are no longer appropriate for the current exam. Newer editions mean that the codes, standards, and regulations on which the exam is based are not represented in the older edition, that the exam body of knowledge has changed, and/ or the exam format and policies have changed. New editions are published for a reason, and it’s not reasonable for you to expect the older edition to serve your needs when it is out of date.
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Table of Contents

Topic I: Background and Support
Systems of Units
Properties of Areas
Linear Algebra
Analytic Geometry
Differential Calculus
Integral Calculus
Differential Equations
Probability, Statistical Analysis of Data, and Risk Analysis
Numerical Analysis
Energy, Work, and Power

Topic II: Water Resources #1: Flow of Fluids
Fluid Properties
Fluid Statics
Fluid Flow Parameters
Fluid Dynamics
Hydraulic Machines and Equipment
Open Channel Flow
Meteorology, Climatology, and Hydrology

Topic III: Water Resources #2: Water and Wastewater Treatment
Inorganic Chemistry
Water Supply Quality and Testing
Water Supply Treatment and Distribution
Wastewater Quantity and Quality
Wastewater Treatment: Equipment and Processes
Activated Sludge and Sludge Processing
Protection of Wetlands

Topic IV: Air Resources #1: Ventilation
Thermodynamic Properties of Substances
Changes in Thermodynamic Properties
HVAC: Psychrometrics
HVAC: Ventilation and Humidification Requirements
HVAC: Heating Load
HVAC: Cooling Load
Air Conditioning Equipment
Fans and Ductwork

Topic V: Air Resources #2: Combustion and Air Quality
Fuels and Combustion
Air Quality

Topic VI: Solid and Hazardous Waste Municipal Solid Waste
Environmental Pollutants
Disposition of Hazardous Materials
Environmental Remediation

Topic VII: Environmental Health, Safety, and Welfare
Organic Chemistry
Biology and Bacteriology
Industrial Hygiene
Health and Safety
Biological Effects of Radiation
Illumination and Sound
Emergency Management

Topic VIII: Systems, Management, and Professional
Electrical Systems and Equipment
Instrumentation and Digital Numbering Systems
Engineering Economic Analysis
Project Management
Engineering Law
Engineering Ethics
Engineering Licensing in the United States


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