Foundations of Environmental Engineering / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
The rapidly growing field of environmental engineering is well served by this cogent, up-to-date introduction to the subject. This highly readable volume has three main objectives. The first is to introduce the key concepts of material and energy balances and to make these principles an integral part of the student’s thought processes. The second is to incorporate an interdisciplinary approach in introducing the major topics of environmental engineering in the belief that foreknowledge of possible environmental consequences will lead to better designs from all engineers. Finally, it provides a strong foundation for further study by environmental engineering majors. In accomplishing these objectives, the authors strike the proper balance between the voluminous and detailed presentation in some texts, and the general and qualitative coverage given in others. Throughout this well-written book, the authors make good use of diagrams, example problems, and end-of-chapter problems to illuminate and reinforce the concepts presented. The concluding chapter offers case studies that further illustrate the foundations presented in the text.