Environmental Systems and Processes: Principles, Modeling, and Design / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
A rigorous and in-depth approach to environmental systems andprocessesConcern over environmental changes resulting from oversubscriptionand exploitation of Earth's resources is mounting. Acid rains frompower generation and industrial process emissions to theatmosphere, contamination of water resources by spills anddischarges of hazardous chemicals, the greenhouse and globalwarming effects of carbon dioxide generated by consumption oforganic fuels, and the depletion of ecosystem stabilizers such asoxygen in lakes and streams overfertilized by human wastes; theseare a few of the considerations facing environmental engineers andscientists today. These are complex and confounding processes andphenomena, and their effects vary widely among the virtuallylimitless number of environmental systems and subsystems on Earth.Environmental Systems and Processes: Principles, Modeling, andDesign is the first book to explain that, although environmentalsystems are virtually limitless in number, change is controlled bya relatively small set of fundamental processes.Written by one of the initiators and foremost proponents of the"first principles" approach to environmental systemcharacterization and problem solving, this informative volumedetails how three fundamental issues lie at the base of everyenvironmental process; i.e., the amount and form of availableenergy, the rate at which that energy can be exercised, and theconfiguration and dynamics of the system in which the processoccurs. The author demonstrates how the mastering of relatively fewfundamental principles can provide the reader with the toolsnecessary to solve a broad range of environmental problems.Topics discussed in Environmental Systems and Processes:Principles, Modeling, and Design include: fluid flow and masstransport; passive and reactive interphase mass transfer;elementary and complex process rates; ideal, hybrid, and nonidealsystem modeling and design; and multiphase and interfacial processdynamics and design.The unique and highly effective format of presenting several simplebut essential fundamentals first, followed by detailed illustrativeexamples and explanations of how these principles describe variouscomplex specific environmental systems and processes, makesEnvironmental Systems and Processes: Principles, Modeling, andDesign a requisite for environmental sciences and engineeringclassrooms, and a staple for the bookshelves of all environmentalprofessionals.
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About the Author
WALTER J. WEBER, Jr., PhD, PE, DEE, is the Gordon Maskew Fair and Earnest Boyce Distinguished University Professor of Engineering and Sciences at the University of Michigan.
Table of Contents
Environmental Systems and Processes.Process and System Characterization.Process and System Modeling.Fluid Flow and Mass Transport.Elementary Process Equilibria.Process Energy Relationships.Elementary Process Rates.Complex Process Rates.Ideal System Modeling and Design.Hybrid System Modeling and Design.Nonideal System Modeling and Design.Multiphase Process Equilibria.Interfacial Process Equilibria.Passive Interphase Mass Transfer.Reactive Interphase Mass Transfer.Multiphase System Modeling and Design.Notation.Indices.