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This text has two unifying themes: materials balances and environmental ethics. First, the book demonstrates that environmental problems need to be solved using a holistic approach instead of a fragmented, single-pollution or single-medium approach. By using the concepts of materials balances, reactions, and reactors, the authors integrate and unify the presentation of water supply, waste-water treatment, air pollution control, and solid and hazardous waste management. Second, since ethics plays an increasingly important part in the professional lives of engineers, the authors incorporate ethical decision making into the discussions and problems. In many of the problems, students are required not only to solve the technical part, but also to consider the ethical ramifications of solving the technical problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534378127
  • Publisher: CL-Engineering
  • Publication date: 4/23/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Following his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University, Vesilind received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina in 1968. He spent a post-doctoral year with the Norwegian Institute for Water Research in Oslo and a year as a research engineer with Bird Machine Company. He joined the faculty at Duke University in 1970 where he served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 1999 he was appointed to the R. L. Rooke Chair of the Historical and Societal Context of Engineering at Bucknell University. He served in this capacity until his retirement in 2006.

Morgan received her B.S. in civil engineering from Southern Illinois Universiy Carbondale. A recipient of a National Science Foundation Fellowship, she earned her Ph.D in environmental engineering from Clemson University. She joined the faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1996. From 199-2007 she served as the Graduate Program Director for the Department. Currently she is a tenured professor and Department Chair. She is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois. Dr. Morgan has been active on the Environmental Technical Committee of the St. Louis Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers and in the St. Clair Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers. She has received multiple awards including the National Society of Professional Engineers' Youn Engineering of the Year Award in 2001. She is a member of several honor societies, including Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi, as well as other engineering organizations. She has conducted research in a variety of areas. Currently her focus is on stormwater management, particularly through the use of green roofs.

Heine earned her doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University. She is one of America's leading experts in applying green chemistry, green engineering, and design for the environment for sustainable business practices. As Senior Science Advisor for Clean Production Action and as Principal for the Lauren Heine Group, she guides organizations seeking to integrate green chemistry and engineering into their product and process design and development activities - eliminating toxics and the concept of waste and moving toward economic, environmental and communict sustainability. Specific areas of expertise include the development of technical tools and strategies for identifying greener chemicals, materials, and products and facilitation of multi-stakeholder initiatives - particularly those that are technically based.

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Table of Contents

PART I: ENVIRONMENTIAL ENGINEERING. 1. IDENTIFYING AND SOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. The Holy Cross College Hepatitis Outbreak. The Disposal of Wastewater Sludge. The Donora Episode. Jersey City Chromium. The Discovery of Biological Wastewater Treatment. The Garbage Barge. PART II: FUNDAMENTALS. 2. ENGINEERING CALCULATIONS. Engineering Dimensions and Units. Approximations in Engineering Calculations. Information Analysis. 3. MATERIALS BALANCES AND SEPARATIONS. Materials Balances with a Single Material. Materials Balances with Multiple Materials. Materials Balances with Reactors. 4. REACTIONS. Zero-Order Reactions. First-Order Reactions. Second-Order and Noninteger-Order Reactions. Half-Life and Doubling Time. Consecutive Reactions. 5. REACTORS. Mixing Model. Reactor Models. 6. ENERGY FLOWS AND BALANCES. Units of Measure. Energy Balances and Conversion. Energy Sources and Availability. 7. ECOSYSTEMS. Energy and Materials Flows in Ecosystems. Human Influence on Ecosystems. PART III: APPLICATIONS. 8. WATER QUALITY. Measures of Water Quality. Assessing Water Quality. Water Quality Standards. 9. WATER SUPPLY AND TREATMENT. The Hydrologic Cycle and Water Availability. Water Treatment. Distribution of Water. 10. WASTEWATER TREATMENT. Wastewater Transport. Preliminary and Primary Treatment. Secondary Treatment. Tertiary Treatment. Sludge Treatment and Disposal. Selection of Treatment Strategies. 11. AIR QUALITY. Meteorology and Air Movement. Major Air Pollutants. Sources and Effects of Air Pollution. Air Quality Standards. 12. AIR QUALITY CONTROL. Treatment of Emissions. Dispersion of Air Pollutants. Control of Moving Sources. 13. SOLID WASTE. Collection of Refuse. Generation of Refuse. Reuse and Recycling of Materials from Refuse. Combustion of Refuse. Ultimate Disposal of Refuse: Sanitary Landfills. Reducing the Generation of Refuse: Source Reduction. Integrated Solid Waste Management. 14. HAZARDOUS WASTE. Defining Hazardous Waste. Hazardous Waste Management. Radioactive Waste Management. Pollution Prevention. Hazardous Waste Management and Future Generations. 15. NOISE POLLUTION. Sound. Measurement of Sound. Effect of Noise on Human Health. Noise Abatement. Noise Control. 16. ENGINEERING DECISIONS. Decisions Based on Technical Analyses. Decisions Based on Cost-Effectiveness Analyses. Decisions Based on Benefit/Cost Analyses. Decisions Based on Risk Analyses. Decisions Based on Environmental Impact Analyses. Decisions Based on Ethical Analyses. Continuity in Engineering Decisions.

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