Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Author: Mackenzie Leo Davis
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe
ISBN: 0071326243
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Environmental engineering

Introduction to Environmental Engineering, 5/e contains the fundamental science and engineering principles needed for introductory courses and used as the basis for more advanced courses in environmental engineering. Updated with latest EPA regulations, Davis and Cornwell apply the concepts of sustainability and materials and energy balance as a means of understanding and solving environmental engineering issues. With over 720 end-of-chapter problems, as well as provocative discussion questions, and a helpful list of review items found at the end of each chapter, the text is both a comprehensible and comprehensive tool for any environmental engineering course. Standards and Laws are the most current and up-to-date for an environmental engineering text.

Principles of Environmental Engineering Science

Author: Mackenzie Davis
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077492199
Release Date: 2013-02-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Principles of Environmental Engineeringis intended for a course in introductory environmental engineering for sophomore- or junior-level students. This text provides a background in fundamental science and engineering principles of environmental engineering for students who may or may not become environmental engineers. Principles places more emphasis on scientific principles, ethics, and safety, and focuses less on engineering design. The text exposes students to a broad range of environmental topicsËincluding risk management, water quality an treatment, air pollution, hazardous waste, solid waste, and ionizing radiation as well as discussion of relevant regulations and practices. The book also uses mass and energy balance as a tool for understanding environmental processes and solving environmental engineering problems. This new edition includes an optional chapter on Biology as well as a thorough updating of environmental standards and a discussion of how those standards are created.

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Author: C. David Cooper
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478626527
Release Date: 2014-07-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Dr. Cooper’s 35 years of university experience and his award-winning teaching style are evident in this highly readable, authoritative introduction to environmental engineering. Appropriate for all branches of engineering, this text presents fundamental knowledge in a logical, up-to-date manner, incorporating abundant examples with step-by-step solutions to illustrate key concepts. Central to Cooper’s treatment is the use of material and energy balances to solve specific environmental engineering problems and to instill a problem-solving mind-set that will benefit readers throughout their careers. Introduction to Environmental Engineering offers an overview of the profession and reviews the math and science essential to environmental engineering practice. The comprehensive coverage includes water resources, drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid and hazardous wastes, energy resources, risk assessment, indoor air quality, and noise pollution. Featuring more than 80 graphics, real-world examples, and extensive end-of-chapter problems (with selected answers), this volume is an outstanding choice for a first course in environmental engineering.

The Science of Water

Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1566766125
Release Date: 1998-03-09
Genre: Science

Water is a limited resource. The average person might ask how this can be? We are literally shrouded in water-water covers most of the earth-water, water, water, everywhere you look there is water. Obviously, this person does not live in or is not familiar with arid and semi-arid parts of the globe. Maybe our viewer is referring to the hydrologic cycle-that natural process of rainfall-runoff-evaporation, which repeats itself continuously (we can only hope that it continues to do so). Our viewer is not alone in his/her assessment of water-the state of water-the fact is most people do not give water a second thought. A belief prevails that the earth's finite water resources can be increased constantly to meet growing demands. At the present time, the supply of water is constantly made to respond to demand. Modern technology has allowed us to tap potable water supplies and to design and construct elaborate water distribution systems. We have developed technology to treat water we foul, soil, pollute, discard, and flush away. History has demonstrated that consumption and waste increase in response to rising supply. But the fact remains: fresh waters are a finite source-one that can be increased only slightly through desalinization or some other practice-all at tremendous cost. If water is so precious, so necessary for sustaining life, then two questions arise: 1. Why do we ignore water? 2. Why do we abuse it (pollute or waste it)? We ignore water because it is so common, so accessible, so available, so unexceptional (unless you are lost in the desert without a supply of it) that we don't have to think about it. Why do we pollute and waste water? Several reasons are discussed in this text. This text deals with the essence of water: what water is, and what water is all about. While this text points out that water is one of the simplest and most common chemical compounds on earth, it is also one of the most mysterious and awe-inspiring substances we know. Essential to this discussion of water and its critical importance on earth is man-man and his use, misuse, and reuse of fresh water and wastewater. Since water is the essence of all life on earth, it is precious-too precious to abuse, misuse and ignore. The common thread woven through the fabric of this presentation is water resource utilization and its protection.

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers Second Edition

Author: Mohammed Isam Mohammed Abdel-Magid
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351650922
Release Date: 2017-07-14
Genre: Computers

Computer Modeling Applications for Environmental Engineers in its second edition incorporates changes and introduces new concepts using Visual Basic.NET, a programming language chosen for its ease of comprehensive usage. This book offers a complete understanding of the basic principles of environmental engineering and integrates new sections that address Noise Pollution and Abatement and municipal solid-waste problem solving, financing of waste facilities, and the engineering of treatment methods that address sanitary landfill, biochemical processes, and combustion and energy recovery. Its practical approach serves to aid in the teaching of environmental engineering unit operations and processes design and demonstrates effective problem-solving practices that facilitate self-teaching. A vital reference for students and professional sanitary and environmental engineers this work also serves as a stand-alone problem-solving text with well-defined, real-work examples and explanations.

Water Supply and Sewerage

Author: Terence J. McGhee
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
ISBN: 0071008233
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Sewage

Intended to introduce the design of water and wastewater treatment systems, the text incorporates recent improvements in our understanding of fundamental phenomena applications of new technologies and materials and new computational techniques. The book can also be used to introduce engineers to the design of hydraulic networks.

Integrated Pollution Control

Author: Ulrich Förstner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642803116
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

Sustainable development and pollution control are the key factors in the development of strategies for the solution of environmental problems. This book offers an integrated treatment of all aspects of environmental protection and remediation. The presentation encompasses physical and chemical fundamentals, technological approaches as well as ecological, economic, and ethical aspects. The discussion of regulatory issues includes a comparison of environmental legislation in the US, Japan and Europe. The book addresses students as a comprehensive text and serves as a handy reference for environmental professionals in industry, consulting services, administration, and environmental agencies and associations.

Introduction to Environmental Engineering SI Version

Author: P. Aarne Vesilind
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111780333
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This text presents a balanced treatment of environmental engineering by combining engineering concepts with the importance of environmental ethics. This third edition highlights sustainable development and emphasizes the need for engineers to become even more environmentally responsible during this time of increasing awareness of environmental concerns. The authors challenge students with problems that require not only a technical solution but a thorough consideration of its ethical ramifications. The text also provides comprehensive exposure to all types of environmental problems, including ecosystem dynamics, wastewater treatment, and air pollution control. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Physicochemical Treatment Processes

Author: Lawrence K. Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781592598205
Release Date: 2007-11-13
Genre: Science

The past 30 years have seen the emergence of a growing desire worldwide to take positive actions to restore and protect the environment from the degrading effects of all forms of pollution: air, noise, solid waste, and water. Because pollution is a direct or indirect consequence of waste, the seemingly idealistic demand for “zero discharge” can be construed as an unrealistic demand for zero waste. However, as long as waste exists, we can only attempt to abate the subsequent pollution by converting it to a less noxious form. Three major questions usually arise when a particular type of pollution has been identified: (1) How serious is the pollution? (2) Is the technology to abate it available? and (3) Do the costs of abatement justify the degree of abatement achieved? The principal intention of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering series is to help readers formulate answers to the last two questions. The traditional approach of applying tried-and-true solutions to specific pollution pr- lems has been a major contributing factor to the success of environmental engineering, and has accounted in large measure for the establishment of a “methodology of pollution c- trol. ” However, realization of the ever-increasing complexity and interrelated nature of current environmental problems makes it imperative that intelligent planning of pollution abatement systems be undertaken.

Transport Processes in Nature

Author: William A. Reiners
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521800498
Release Date: 2004-07-08
Genre: Nature

This book provides a new perspective on how events or conditions in environmental space have influences at other places in that space. In the first half of the book, the authors introduce the general question of propagation of ecological influences through environmental space (terrestrial, aquatic and aerial), then lay out a system for its analysis by organization into four components: initiating events or conditions, vectors conducting influences over space, entities that are transported, and the consequences of these propagation processes. Methods of representing environmental heterogeneity and for modeling transport processes are discussed in the context of such propagations. In the second half of the book, properties of eight general transport vectors and examples of transport models in realistic ecological situations are explained. For each of the vectors, a simulation model is provided on a CD included with the book (users require access to ArcView GIS software).

Standard Handbook of Environmental Engineering

Author: Robert A. Corbitt
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0070131600
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The most thorough working guide to environmental engineering ever put together, this new edition of Standard Handbook of Environmental Engineering updates you on the latest tools, techniques, and regulations in the field. You get indispensable guidance on every aspect of the profession from leading experts, from an introduction to practices to specific air, water, and waste treatment and handling methods. Inside this book you'll find stepwise guidance to help you provide services from project management to value engineering, plus help with every aspect of air, water, and waste management. With hundreds of useful tables and charts, and convenient access to all the day-to-day technical, professional, and regulatory information you need, Standard Handbook of Environmental Engineering is an essential referenceÑyour one-stop source for professional guidance.

Environmental Engineering

Author: Richard O. Mines, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118785997
Release Date: 2014-03-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Environmental Engineering: Principles and Practice is written for advanced undergraduate and first-semester graduate courses in the subject. The text provides a clear and concise understanding of the major topic areas facing environmental professionals. For each topic, the theoretical principles are introduced, followed by numerous examples illustrating the process design approach. Practical, methodical and functional, this exciting new text provides knowledge and background, as well as opportunities for application, through problems and examples that facilitate understanding. Students pursuing the civil and environmental engineering curriculum will fi nd this book accessible and will benefit from the emphasis on practical application. The text will also be of interest to students of chemical and mechanical engineering, where several environmental concepts are of interest, especially those on water and wastewater treatment, air pollution, and sustainability. Practicing engineers will find this book a valuable resource, since it covers the major environmental topics and provides numerous step-by-step examples to facilitate learning and problem-solving. Environmental Engineering: Principles and Practice offers all the major topics, with a focus upon: • a robust problem-solving scheme introducing statistical analysis; • example problems with both US and SI units; • water and wastewater design; • sustainability; • public health. There is also a companion website with illustrations, problems and solutions.

Optimization in Civil Environmental Engineering

Author: Zong Woo Geem
Publisher: Archives contemporaines
ISBN: 9782813000309
Release Date: 2012-05-15
Genre: Environmental engineering

Today's highly capitalized societies require maximum benefit with minimum cost. In order to find a low cost design in practice, experienced engineers have traditionally used trial-and-error methods based on their intuitive engineering sense. However, their approaches have not guaranteed optimal or near-optimal designs, which is why researchers have been interested in optimization methods. Mathematically speaking, optimization refers to finding the best vector from a set of feasible alternative vectors. Civil engineering, which includes structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, and construction management, can be an industrial sector which derives great benefit from the optimization because these techniques can Save a lot of costs in public infrastructure construction and management that require enormous budget. Thus, this book intends to show a big picture how the optimization techniques can be applied to various civil engineering problems in 1) construction and project management, 2) structural engineering, 3) water and environmental engineering, and 4) transportation engineering.

Introduction to engineering and the environment

Author: Edward S. Rubin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
ISBN: 0072354674
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Science

This book covers a broad range of topics for an introductory course in Environmental Engineering, as well as courses related to engineering design, sustainable development, and environmental policy. Through applications in different engineering domains, students develop the fundamental skills and insights needed to recognize and address environmental problem solving opportunities.