Concise Environmental Engineering

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141 pages
Language:
 English
The aim of this introductory book is to provide a concise and comprehensive coverage on environmental engineering.
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Dawei Han is Professor of Hydroinformatics at the department of Civil Engineering, the University of Bristol, UK

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Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to protect and utilise natural resources and improve environmental quality to enable healthy ecosystems and comfortable habitation of humans. The aim of this introductory book is to provide a concise and comprehensive coverage on environmental engineering. The book content covers the fundamental concepts/theories and their applications in environmental engineering. The key topics include environment, ecosystems, remote sensing of environment, environmental risk, water supply, water pollution control, solid waste, air pollution, noise pollution, climate change - impacts, mitigation and adaptation.

  1. Introduction
    1. Environment
    2. Human and Environment
    3. Environmental Engineering
    4. The Topics Covered
  2. Ecosystems
    1. Energy Flow
    2. Nutrient Cycles
    3. Eutrophication
    4. Biodiversity
    5. Ecosystem Services
  3. Sustainability
    1. What is Sustainability?
    2. Issues Relevant to Sustainability
    3. Sustainability Activities
  4. Remote Sensing of Environment
    1. Introduction
    2. Electromagnetic Radiation
    3. Interactions with the Atmosphere and Earth Surface
    4. Sensors
    5. Remote Sensing Platforms
    6. Data Processing
    7. Field Observation
    8. Applications
  5. Environmental Risk
    1. Hazards 60
    2. Environmental Hazards
    3. Environmental Risks
    4. Risk Perception
    5. Risk Assessment
    6. Risk Management
    7. Risk Communication
    8. Environmental Impact Assessment
  6. Water Supply
    1. Water Demand
    2. Water Availability
    3. Water Treatment
    4. Water Distribution
    5. Wastewater
  7. Water Pollution
    1. Main Pollutants
    2. Water Pollution Indicators
    3. Wastewater Treatment
    4. Water Quality Modelling
    5. Water Quality Standards for Pollution Management
  8. Solid Waste Management
    1. Sources and Composition
    2. Waste Properties
    3. Solid Waste System
    4. Solid Waste Management
  9. Air Pollution
    1. Composition of Air
    2. Structure of the Atmosphere
    3. Transport of Air
    4. Air Pollutants
    5. Emission Estimation and Control
    6. Air Quality Modelling and Forecasting
  10. Noise Pollution
    1. Sources of Noise
    2. Physical Properties of Noise
    3. Human Perception of Noise
    4. Noise Measurement
    5. Health Effects
    6. Noise Control
  11. Climate Change - Impact, Mitigation and Adaptation
    1. Climate Observation
    2. Climate Change Mechanisms
    3. Climate Forcing
    4. Modelling of Climate Change
    5. Importance of Natural Variability
    6. Impact
    7. Mitigation
    8. Adaptation
Very nice book to have a basic insight into ecology. Nicely projected the effect of human activities on environment.
November 12, 2016 at 3:51 AM
Very helpful as a supplemental reading materials.
November 9, 2015 at 9:35 AM
Very well organized and written...It gets right to the point and doesn't beat you over the head with a lot of pseudo-important math....
May 14, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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