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Introduction to environmental engineering and science

Author: Gilbert M Masters
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Masters, Gilbert M.
Introduction to environmental engineering and science.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1997
(OCoLC)605143726
Online version:
Masters, Gilbert M.
Introduction to environmental engineering and science.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1997
(OCoLC)609333408
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert M Masters
ISBN: 0131553844 9780131553842 0138965498 9780138965495
OCLC Number: 37331554
Description: xiv, 651 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Mass and energy transfer. Introduction. Units of measurement. Materials balance. Energy fundamentals. --
Environmental chemistry. Introduction. Stoichiometry. Enthalpy in chemical systems. Chemical equilibria. Organic chemistry. Nuclear chemistry. --
Mathematics for growth. Introduction. Exponential growth. Resource consumption. Population growth. Human population growth. --
Risk assessment. Introduction. Perspectives on risks. Perception of risk. Risk assessment. Hazard identification. Dose-response assessment. Human exposure assessment. Risk characterization. Comparative risk analysis. --
Water pollution. Introduction. Water resources. Water pollutants. Status of surface water quality. Biochemical oxygen demand. The effect of oxygen-demanding wastes on rivers. Water quality in lakes and reservoirs. Groundwater. Aquifers. Hydraulic gradient. Darcy's Law. Contaminant transport. Cone of depression. Capture-zone curves. Control of groundwater plumes. Contaminants in groundwater. Conventional pump-and-treat systems. Additional remediation technologies. --
Water quality control. Introduction. Municipal water and wastewater systems. The Safe Drinking Water Act. Water treatment systems. Wastewater treatment. Hazardous wastes. Hazardous materials legislation. Hazardous waste treatment technologies. Land disposal. --
Air pollution. Introduction. Overview of emissions. The Clean Air Act. The pollutant standards index. Criteria pollutants. Toxic air pollutants. Air pollution in the world's megacities. Motor vehicle emissions. Stationary sources. Air pollution and meteorology. The point-source Gaussian Plume Model. Indoor air quality. --
Global atmospheric change. Introduction. The atmospheric of Earth. Global temperature. The greenhouse effect. Global energy balance. Radiative forcing of climate change. Radiative forcings since preindustrial times. Radiative forcings saturation effects. Global warming potential. The carbon cycle. Carbon emissions from fossil fuels. IPCC emission scenarios. Regional impacts of temperature change. The oceans and climate change. Changes in stratospheric ozone. --
Solid waste management and resource recovery. Introduction. Background. Life-cycle assessment. Source reduction. Collection and transfer operations. Recycling. Composting. Discarded materials. Waste-to-energy combustion. Landfills.
Responsibility: Gilbert M. Masters.

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