Presents an extensive, moderately technicalintroduction to a wide range of the latest environmental topics, especially the major categories of environmental pollution. KEY TOPICS:The book explores such problems as depletion of the ozone layer, greenhouse effect, groundwater flow and contamination, and indoor air quality. The second edition of Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science reflects the latest data and an increase in the depth and breadth of the material, and emphasizes the importance of risk perception and assessment. Expands coverage of water resources and groundwater remediation; the treatment of hazardous wastes and key environmental legislation regulating hazardous substances; and mobile source controls related to air pollution. It also includes a new chapter on Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery and a revised chapter on Global Atmospheric Change. An essential reference book for any professional involved with environmental engineering or any reader who wishes a greater understanding of the effects of pollution on the environment.
An introduction to the fundamental principles common to most environmental problems is followed by major sections on water pollution, hazardous waste and risk assessment, waste treatment technologies, air pollution, global climate change, hazardous substances, and risk analysis. Includes problems. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)