Fundamentals of Air Pollution / Edition 4

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Overview

Fundamentals of Air Pollution is an important and widely used textbook in the environmental science and engineering community. This thoroughly revised fifth edition of Fundamentals of Air Pollution has been updated throughout and remains the most complete text available, offering a stronger systems perspective and more coverage of international issues relating to air pollution. Sections on pollution control have been reorganized and updated to demonstrate the move from regulation and control approaches to green and sustainable engineering approaches.

The fifth edition maintains a strong interdisciplinary approach to the study of air pollution, covering such topics as chemistry, physics, meteorology, engineering, toxicology, policy, and regulation. New material includes near-road air pollution, new risk assessment approaches, indoor air quality, the impact of biofuels and fuel additives, mercury emissions, forecasting techniques, and the most recent results from the National Air Toxics Assessment.

  • Stronger systems approach, emphasizing the impact of air pollution on ecosystems and human health
  • Risks, measures, models, and control of air pollution are discussed at scale – starting at the individual/niche level and expanding to planetary/global scale
  • Increased emphasis on international issues, including coverage of European initiatives and discussions of the impact of emerging economies like India and China
  • Updated references, standards, and methods throughout the book make this the most current air pollution text/reference on the market
  • All new end-of-chapter problems enhance its usefulness as a course text
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123736154
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 968
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 2.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Daniel A. Vallero is an internationally recognized expert in environmental science and engineering. His four decades of research, teaching and professional experience in hazardous waste engineering and management have addressed a wide range of human health risk and ecological issues, from global climate change to the release of hazardous wastes. His research has advanced the state-of-the-science of air and water pollution measurement, models of potential exposures to chemicals in consumer products, and environmental impact assessments.

He established the Engineering Ethics program and is a key collaborator in the Responsible Conduct of Research Program at Duke University. These programs introduce students, from first-year through PhD, to the complex relationships between science, technology and societal demands on the engineer. The lessons learned from the cases in this book are a fundamental part of Duke’s preparation of its future engineers to address the ethical dilemmas likely to be encountered during the careers of the next generation engineers.

Dr. Vallero received a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Science in City & Regional Planning from SIU, a Masters in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Environmental Health Sciences) from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Duke.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The State of the Atmosphere
Chapter 2 The Science of Air Pollution
Chapter 3 Air Pollution Decision Tools
Chapter 4 Life Cycle Analysis of Air Pollutants
Chapter 5 Inherent Properties of Air Pollutants
Chapter 6 Hazard Assessment of Air Pollutants
Chapter 7 Exposure Assessment of Air Pollutants
Chapter 8 Respiratory Effects of Air Pollutants
Chapter 9 Cardiovascular Effects of Air Pollutants
Chapter 10 Cancer and Air Pollution
Chapter 11 Reproductive and Hormonal Effects of Air Pollutants
Chapter 12 Neurological Effects of Air Pollutants
Chapter 13 Air Pollution’s Impact on Ecosystems
Chapter 14 Air Pollution’s Impact on Materials and Structures
Chapter 15 Scale and Complexity of Air Pollution
Chapter 16 Kinetics of Air Pollutant Transformation
Chapter 17 Air Pollutant Equilibrium and Fate
Chapter 18 Air Pollutant Persistence and Bioaccumulation
Chapter 19 The Hydrologic Cycle
Chapter 20 The Carbon Cycle
Chapter 21 The Nitrogen and Sulfur Cycles
Chapter 22 Metal and Metalloid Cycles
Chapter 23 Source Sampling and Emissions Measurement
Chapter 24 Methods for Measuring Air Pollutants
Chapter 25 Air Quality Monitoring
Chapter 26 Modeling Applications
Chapter 27 Air Quality Status and Trends
Chapter 28 Air Pollutant Emissions
Chapter 29 Air Pollution Control Technologies
Chapter 30 Sustainable Approaches
Chapter 31 Grand Challenges

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