Soil and Water Engineering

Author: Balram Panigrahi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781771883931
Release Date: 2017-03-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Modeling aspects have added a new dimension in research innovations in all branches of engineering. In the field of soil and water engineering, they are increasingly used for planning, development, and management of land and water resources, including analysis of quantity and quality parameters of surface and ground water, flood forecasting and control measures, optimum allocation and utilization of irrigation water. The application of these models saves considerable time in decision support systems and helps in conservation and optimum allocations of scarce precious natural resources.

Modeling Methods and Practices in Soil and Water Engineering

Author: Balram Panigrahi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781771883276
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book discusses the development of useful models and their applications in soil and water engineering. It covers various modeling methods, including groundwater recharge estimation, rainfall-runoff modeling using artificial neural networks, development and application of a water balance model and a HYDRUS-2D model for cropped fields, a multi-model approach for stream flow simulation, multi-criteria analysis for construction of groundwater structures in hard rock terrains, hydrologic modeling of watersheds using remote sensing, and GIS and AGNPS.

Geotechnical Engineering Design

Author: Ming Xiao
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118917701
Release Date: 2015-03-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An accessible, clear, concise, and contemporary course in geotechnical engineering design. covers the major in geotechnical engineering packed with self-test problems and projects with an on-line detailed solutions manual presents the state-of-the-art field practice covers both Eurocode 7 and ASTM standards (for the US)

Chemical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam Seventh Edition

Author: Michael R. Lindeburg, PE
Publisher: www.ppi2pass.com
ISBN: 9781591264101
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Chemical Engineering Reference Manual is the most thorough reference and study guide available for engineers taking the Chemical PE exam. It is current for the multiple-choice exam format. Comprehensive coverage of chemical engineering topics and an excellent index make this a reference you will use long after the exam. Topics Covered: Fluids Thermodynamics Heat Transfer Environmental Mass Transfer Kinetics Plant Design Law and Ethics The book starts with a math review to get you up to speed with algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, and statistical analysis. Many solved example problems reinforce the concepts covered. Whatever you need to review, chances are excellent you'll find it here. Hundreds of tables, charts, and figures make this an all-in-one resource for the exam. The cross-referenced index guarantees that during the exam you'll find information quickly and easily. Having the Chemical Engineering Reference Manual with you in the exam cuts down considerably on the number of other specialized resources you'll need.

Grazed Pastures and Surface Water Quality

Author: Richard W. McDowell
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 1604560258
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

This book covers the subject of grasslands used for grazing livestock. Grasslands can be split into improved and unimproved pastures (also a sub-set of rangelands). Land used for livestock industries occupy 70% agricultural land and about 40% of total land and produce 40% of agricultural gross domestic product (FAO, 2005; Steinfeld et al., 2006). Increasing populations and incomes, coupled with a change in diets and urbanisation in the developing world, is enhancing demand for pasture-based products (Devine, 2003; Schmidhuber and Shetty, 2005). For example, milk and meat production is predicted to double to just over 1 billion tonnes of milk and 465 million tonnes of meat by 2050 (Steinfeld et al., 2006). To meet these demands most effort will go into intensification of improved pastures, which translates into high stocking densities supported by large inputs of fertilisers, feed supplements and energy.

Wetland Soils

Author: Michael J. Vepraskas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439898000
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A Major Revision of the Previous Edition Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition contains 11 new chapters and additional updates written by new authors with a broad range of related field and academic experience. This revised work augments the previous material on wetland functions and restorations, while maintaining the field-oriented focus of the first book. The reworked text includes current coverage of hydric soil field indicators, wetland soils, chemistry of wetland soils, and wetland hydrology. This book explains how wetland soils are formed, described, and identified, defines the functions they perform, and serves to assist decision-making in the field. A specialized book specifically geared toward environmental consultants and governmental wetland regulators, the text: Reviews general properties of wetland soils, including hydrology, redox chemistry, organic matter dynamics and biology. Provides examples of major types of wetlands across the United States Highlights USDA Hydric Soil Field Indicators, the most current and universal indicators of wetlands soils Summarizes technical standards Evaluates wetland functions, methods of assessment, and restoration techniques Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition explains how wetland soils form, are described and can be identified in the field, and is an ideal resource for professionals, students, or anyone dedicated to the understanding and conservation of wetlands.

Environmental Hydrology Third Edition

Author: Andy D. Ward
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466589445
Release Date: 2015-09-17
Genre: Science

The late Professor Reds Wolman in his Foreword to the award-winning second edition said, "This is not your ordinary textbook. Environmental Hydrology is indeed a textbook, but five elements often found separately combine here in one text to make it different. It is eclectic, practical, in places a handbook, a guide to fieldwork, engagingly personal and occasionally opinionated. ... and, perhaps most engaging to me, in places the authors offer personal views as well as more strongly worded opinions. The former often relate to evaluation of alternative approaches, or formulations, of specific solutions to specific hydrologic problems." The first and second editions were bestsellers and the third promises to educate people new to the field of hydrology and challenge professionals alike, with insightful solutions to classical problems as well as trendsetting approaches important to the evolving genre. The third edition enhances materials in the second edition and has expanded information on many topics, in particular, evapotranspiration, soil erosion, two-stage ditch design and applications, and stream processes. What’s New in the Third Edition: Presents new sections on rock structures in streams, hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, and agricultural practices to reduce nutrient discharges into water resources Enhances the format to aid the reader in finding tables, figures, and equations Contains more than 370 figures, 120 tables, 260 equations, 100 worked examples, 160 problems, and more than 1000 references Collectively, the authors have more than 130 years of international experience and the addition of John Lyon and Suzette Burckhard as co-authors expands the breadth of knowledge presented in this book. More than 60 scientists and engineers in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States provided assistance to round out the offerings and ensure applicability to hydrology worldwide.