Environmental Science and Engineering / Edition 2

Environmental Science and Engineering / Edition 2

by J.Glynn Henry, Gary W. Heinke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131206508

ISBN-13: 9780131206502

Pub. Date: 03/05/1996

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Offers an authoritative perspective on both theory and practice: the authors are world renowned scientists and engineers with academic and practical experience in environmental matters. Focused on current environmental problems, their causes, effects, and solutions, this book explores the basic nature of the natural systems. Using a technical (quantitative)

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Offers an authoritative perspective on both theory and practice: the authors are world renowned scientists and engineers with academic and practical experience in environmental matters. Focused on current environmental problems, their causes, effects, and solutions, this book explores the basic nature of the natural systems. Using a technical (quantitative) approach — it maintains a broad perspective that appeals to all, but at the same time is useful to those proceeding further in environmental or sanitary engineering.

In addition to the traditional topics of water quality, wastewater treatment, and air pollution, it explains the root causes of environmental problems and clarifies the relationships between natural systems and technology. Provides discussions on solid and hazardous wastes, environmental management, and ethics — topics seldom found in a single text. Discusses the changing role of technology — e.g., “preventive technology” as an alternative to traditional “end-of-pipe” solutions. Considers recent data on the causes of environmental problems — e.g., population and economic growth, energy growth, natural environmental hazards, and environmental disturbances. Expands coverage of such topics as water consumption and drinking water standards; water pollution; scientific background — e.g., atmospheric sciences, Cryptosporidium.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131206502
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/05/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
778
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

I. CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS.

1. The Nature and Scope of Environmental Problems.

2. Population and Economic Growth.

3. Energy Growth.

4. Natural Environmental Hazards.

5. Human Environmental Disturbances.

II. SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND.

6. Physics and Chemistry.

7. Atmospheric Sciences.

8. Microbiology and Epidemiology.

9. Ecology.

III. TECHNOLOGY AND CONTROL.

10. Water Resources.

11. Water Supply.

12. Water Pollution.

13. Air Pollution.

14. Solid Wastes.

15. Hazardous Wastes.

16. Environmental Management.

Appendix A. Symbols, Dimensions, and Units.

Appendix B. Physical Properties and Constants.

Appendix C. Abbreviations and Symbols.

Appendix D. Special Environmental Problems.

Index.

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