Hazardous Wastes

Sources, Pathways, Receptors

Author: Richard J. Watts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 764

View: 7586

A fundamental approach to the scientific principles of hazardous waste management and engineering, with the study of both currently-generated hazardous wastes and the assessment and characterization of contaminated sites.

Hazardous Waste Management

Second Edition

Author: Michael D. LaGrega,Phillip L. Buckingham,Jeffrey C. Evans

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609346

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1202

View: 488

Hazardous waste management is a complex, interdisciplinary field that continues to grow and change as global conditions change. Mastering this evolving and multifaceted field of study requires knowledge of the sources and generation of hazardous wastes, the scientific and engineering principles necessary to eliminate the threats they pose to people and the environment, the laws regulating their disposal, and the best or most cost-effective methods for dealing with them. Written for students with some background in engineering, this comprehensive, highly acclaimed text does not only provide detailed instructions on how to solve hazardous waste problems but also guides students to think about ways to approach these problems. Each richly detailed, self-contained chapter ends with a set of discussion topics and problems. Case studies, with equations and design examples, are provided throughout the book to give students the chance to evaluate the effectiveness of different treatment and containment technologies.

Environmental Transport Phenomena

Author: A. Eduardo Sáez,James C. Baygents

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466576243

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 3520

Environmental Transport Phenomena offers a detailed yet accessible introduction to transport phenomena. It begins by explaining the underlying principles and mechanisms that govern mass transport and continues by tackling practical problems spanning all subdisciplines of environmental science and chemical engineering. Assuming some knowledge of ordinary differential equations and a familiarity with basic applications of fluid mechanics, this classroom-tested text: Addresses mass conservation and macroscopic mass balances, placing a special emphasis on applications to environmental processes Covers the fundamentals of diffusive transport, applications of the diffusion equation, and diffusive transport in reactive systems Discusses convective transport, hydrodynamic dispersion, and transport in multiphase systems Presents a mathematical framework for formulating and solving transport phenomena problems Environmental Transport Phenomena makes an ideal textbook for a one-semester advanced undergraduate or graduate introductory course in transport phenomena. It provides a fundamental understanding of how to quantify the spread and distribution of contaminants in the environment as well as the basis for designing processes related to water purification, wastewater treatment, and solid waste disposal, among others.

Reaction Mechanisms in Environmental Organic Chemistry

Author: Richard A. Larson,Eric J. Weber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780873712583

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 3143

Reaction Mechanisms in Environmental Organic Chemistry classifies and organizes the reactions of environmentally important organic compounds using concepts and data drawn from traditional mechanistic and physical organic chemistry. It will help readers understand these reactions and their importance for the environmental fates or organic compounds of many types. The book has a molecular and mechanistic emphasis, and it is organized by reaction type. Organic molecules and their fates are examined in an ecosystem context. Their reactions are discussed in terms that organic chemists would use. The book will benefit organic chemists, environmental engineers, water treatment professionals, hazardous waste specialists, and biologists. Although conceived as a comprehensive monograph, the book could also be used as a text or reference for environmental chemistry classes at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Language Myths and the History of English

Author: Richard J. Watts

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195327608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

View: 4706

Language Myths and the History of English deconstructs common myths about the historical development of English and looks at the ideological reasons for their existence.

Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists

Author: David A. Vaccari,Peter F. Strom,James E. Alleman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471741787

Category: Science

Page: 688

View: 2630

The growth of the environmental sciences has greatly expanded the scope of biological disciplines today's engineers have to deal with. Yet, despite its fundamental importance, the full breadth of biology has been given short shrift in most environmental engineering and science courses. Filling this gap in the professional literature, Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists introduces students of chemistry, physics, geology, and environmental engineering to a broad range of biological concepts they may not otherwise be exposed to in their training. Based on a graduate-level course designed to teach engineers to be literate in biological concepts and terminology, the text covers a wide range of biology without making it tedious for non-biology majors. Teaching aids include: * Notes, problems, and solutions * Problem sets at the end of each chapter * PowerPoints(r) of many figures A valuable addition to any civil engineering and environmental studies curriculum, this book also serves as an important professional reference for practicing environmental professionals who need to understand the biological impacts of pollution.

Urban Drainage, Third Edition

Author: David Butler,John Davies

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203849051

Category: Architecture

Page: 632

View: 2234

Urban Drainage has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the practice and priorities of urban drainage. New and expanded coverage includes: Sewer flooding The impact of climate change Flooding models The move towards sustainability Providing a descriptive overview of the issues involved as well as the engineering principles and analysis, it draws on real-world examples as well as models to support and demonstrate the key issues facing engineers dealing with drainage issues. It also deals with both the design of new drainage systems and the analysis and upgrading of existing infrastructure. This is a unique and essential textbook for students of water, environmental, and public health engineering as well as a valuable resource for practising engineers.

Water Chemistry

An Introduction to the Chemistry of Natural and Engineered Aquatic Systems

Author: Patrick Brezonik,William Arnold

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199730725

Category: Science

Page: 782

View: 8876

Secondary audience: the book will serve as a reference source for researchers and other professionals in environmental engineering and all areas of aquatic chemistry.

Environmental Geochemistry: Site Characterization, Data Analysis and Case Histories

Author: Benedetto DeVivo,Harvey Belkin,Annamaria Lima

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 044464007X

Category: Science

Page: 644

View: 4750

Environmental Geochemistry: Site Characterization, Data Analysis and Case Histories, Second Edition, reviews the role of geochemistry in the environment and details state-of-the-art applications of these principles in the field, specifically in pollution and remediation situations. Chapters cover both philosophy and procedures, as well as applications, in an array of issues in environmental geochemistry including health problems related to environment pollution, waste disposal and data base management. This updated edition also includes illustrations of specific case histories of site characterization and remediation of brownfield sites. Covers numerous global case studies allowing readers to see principles in action Explores the environmental impacts on soils, water and air in terms of both inorganic and organic geochemistry Written by a well-respected author team, with over 100 years of experience combined Includes updated content on: urban geochemical mapping, chemical speciation, characterizing a brownsfield site and the relationship between heavy metal distributions and cancer mortality

A Brief Introduction to Circuit Analysis

Author: J. David Irwin

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

View: 9099

* Chapter selection covers all the necessary topics for a basic understanding of circuit analysis. Op-Amp coverage is integrated throughout when appropriate in chapters 3,4,5 and 8. * Irwin does it better than any other text in the market! This brief text offers students the most accessible and proven presentation of any circuit analysis text available. Through real-world examples and reader friendly explanations students will be motivated to learn this topic . * Practice makes perfect. With the inclusion of many example problems to the Applications sections throughout the text and the availability of eGrade, an on-line quizzing function students will have the opportunity to practice, practice, practice...that is until they get it right. * Are you concerned with how well your students are grasping concepts? Special Exercises and drill problems help students assess proper problem-solving techniques needed to solve chapter problems. * Options are always available! Irwin offers a variety of end-of-chapter problems that range from basic to advanced. Basic problems, which graduate in difficulty are further subdivided and referenced to chapter subsections while the more advanced problems require the use of multiple techniques with no assistance. Also included are problems, which students would typically find on the FE Exam. * New! Web-based learning - Circuit Solutions is an innovative web-based learning site available in conjunction with this text. Students walk through carefully produced solutions to select end of chapter problems one step at a time. The site illustrates the necessary concepts that should be applied when solving each problem. Important theories and definitions are highlighted throughout the program, solidifying the key concepts taught in the book.

Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation

Author: M.N.V. Prasad,Paulo Jorge de Campos Favas,Subodh Kumar Maiti

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128129875

Category: Science

Page: 730

View: 544

Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation deals with the biological, physical, chemical, and engineering approaches necessary for the reclamation of mine waste. As mining has negative effects on natural resources and deteriorates the quality of the surrounding environment, this book provides coverage across different types of mining industries, which are currently creating industrial deserts overloaded with technogenic waste. The book offers cost-effective strategies and approaches for contaminated sites, along with remediation and rehabilitation methods for contaminated soils and waste dumps. It is an essential resource for students and academics, but is also ideal for applied professionals in environmental geology, mineral geologists, biotechnologists and policymakers. Deals with global and holistic approaches of abandoned mine land rehabilitation Includes mine waste rehabilitation case studies from around the world Covers integrated technologies, such as bioremediation of metalliferous soil Provide strategies for sustainable ecosystems on mine spoil dumps Offers novel methods for the remediation of acid mine drainage

Waste Incineration and Public Health

Author: Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee on Health Effects of Waste Incineration,National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030906371X

Category: Nature

Page: 364

View: 1190

Incineration has been used widely for waste disposal, including household, hazardous, and medical waste--but there is increasing public concern over the benefits of combusting the waste versus the health risk from pollutants emitted during combustion. Waste Incineration and Public Health informs the emerging debate with the most up-to-date information available on incineration, pollution, and human health--along with expert conclusions and recommendations for further research and improvement of such areas as risk communication. The committee provides details on: Processes involved in incineration and how contaminants are released. Environmental dynamics of contaminants and routes of human exposure. Tools and approaches for assessing possible human health effects. Scientific concerns pertinent to future regulatory actions. The book also examines some of the social, psychological, and economic factors that affect the communities where incineration takes place and addresses the problem of uncertainty and variation in predicting the health effects of incineration processes.

Information Resources in Toxicology

Author: Philip Wexler

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0127447709

Category: Medical

Page: 921

View: 3355

Information Resources in Toxicology, Third Edition is a sourcebook for anyone who needs to know where to find toxicology information. It provides an up-to-date selective guide to a large variety of sources--books, journals, organizations, audiovisuals, internet and electronic sources, and more. For the Third Edition, the editors have selected, organized, and updated the most relevant information available. New information on grants and other funding opportunities, physical hazards, patent literature, and technical reports have also been added. This comprehensive, time-saving tool is ideal for toxicologists, pharmacologists, drug companies, testing labs, libraries, poison control centers, physicians, legal and regulatory professionals, and chemists. Key Features * Serves as an all-in-one resource for toxicology information * New edition includes information on publishers, grants and other funding opportunities, physical hazards, patent literature, and technical reports * Updated to include the latest internet and electronic sources, e-mail addresses, etc. * Provides valuable data about the new fields that have emerged within toxicological research; namely, the biochemical, cellular, molecular, and genetic aspects

Waste Management Practices

Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition

Author: John Pichtel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466585188

Category: Law

Page: 682

View: 2245

Waste Management Practices: Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition addresses the three main categories of wastes (hazardous, municipal, and "special" wastes) covered under federal regulation outlined in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), an established framework for managing the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of several forms of waste. Focusing on integrating the technical and regulatory complexities of waste management, this book covers the historical and regulatory development of waste management and the management of municipal solid wastes. It also addresses hazardous wastes and their management, from the perspectives of identification, transportation, and requirements for generators as well as the treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. Features: Covers the three main categories of wastes under regulation in the United States Incorporates an extensive set of problems, presented at the end of several chapters as appendices Includes numerous review/homework questions at the end of each chapter Highlights special categories of waste that may not fit precisely into either RCRA Subtitle D (Solid Wastes) or Subtitle C (Hazardous Wastes) In addition to the end-of-chapter problems provided in all chapters of this book, the text also contains practical exercises using data from field situations. Waste Management Practices: Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition is an ideal textbook or reference guide for students and professionals involved in the management of all three categories of wastes.

Environmental Heavy Metal Pollution and Effects on Child Mental Development

Risk Assessment and Prevention Strategies

Author: Lubomir I. Simeonov,Mihail V. Kochubovski,Biana G. Simeonova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9400702531

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 669

Heavy metals can be emitted into environment by both natural and anthropogenic sources, mainly mining and industrial activity. Human exposure occurs through all environmental media. Infants are more susceptible to the adverse effects of exposure. Increasing attention is now being paid to the mental development of children exposed to heavy metals. The purpose of this book is to evaluate the existing knowledge on intellectual impairment in children exposed to heavy metals in their living environment and to identify the research needs in order to obtain a clearer picture of the situation in countries and regions at risk, in which the economy is closely related to metallurgy and heavy metals emission, and to recommend a strategy for human protection. In greater detail the main objectives could be formulated as follows: to review the principal sources of single, and complex mixtures of, heavy metal pollutants in the environment; to identify suitable methodology for chemical analyses in the environment and in humans; to evaluate the existing methods for measuring mental impairment, including their reliability and validity; to recommend a standard testing protocol to be used in future research; to assess the future role of environmental heavy metal pollution in countries and regions at risk and its effects on children’s neurological development; to recommend a prevention strategy for protecting children’s health and development.

Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Theory and Design Examples, Volume 2:

Post-Treatment, Reuse, and Disposal

Author: Syed R. Qasim,Guang Zhu

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351402730

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 721

View: 6745

This book will present the theory involved in wastewater treatment processes, define the important design parameters involved, and provide typical values of these parameters for ready reference; and also provide numerical applications and step-by-step calculation procedures in solved examples. These examples and solutions will help enhance the readers’ comprehension and deeper understanding of the basic concepts, and can be applied by plant designers to design various components of the treatment facilities. It will also examine the actual calculation steps in numerical examples, focusing on practical application of theory and principles into process and water treatment facility design.

Down to Earth

Solid Waste Disposal for Low-income Countries

Author: Mansoor Ali,Andrew Cotton,Kenneth Westlake

Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University

ISBN: 0906055660

Category: Recycling (Waste, etc.)

Page: 111

View: 9070

This book presents the findings of a Department for International Development (DFID) funded project. It has been written for policy-makers and professional staff of urban government, development agencies and non-government organizations in low-income countries. The book aims to help improve the poor practices of municipal solid waste management that prevail in many low-income countries - a subject that has received comparatively little attention to other aspects of infrastructure such as water supply and transport. It is a complex subject embracing waste collection, transfer, haulage and disposal and its impacts are wide, including for example, effects on environmental health, municipal finance and management, waste reuse, and informal sector employment.

Groundwater and Soil Cleanup:

Improving Management of Persistent Contaminants

Author: Committee on Technologies for Cleanup of Subsurface Contaminants in the DOE Weapons Complex,National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309065496

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 6602

This book presents a comprehensive, up-to-date review of technologies for cleaning up contaminants in groundwater and soil. It provides a special focus on three classes of contaminants that have proven very difficult to treat once released to the subsurface: metals, radionuclides, and dense nonaqueous-phase liquids such as chlorinated solvents. Groundwater and Soil Cleanup was commissioned by the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of its program to clean up contamination in the nuclear weapons production complex. In addition to a review of remediation technologies, the book describes new trends in regulation of contaminated sites and assesses DOE's program for developing new subsurface cleanup technologies.

Marine Anthropogenic Litter

Author: Melanie Bergmann,Lars Gutow,Michael Klages

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319165100

Category: Science

Page: 447

View: 5561

This book describes how man-made litter, primarily plastic, has spread into the remotest parts of the oceans and covers all aspects of this pollution problem from the impacts on wildlife and human health to socio-economic and political issues. Marine litter is a prime threat to marine wildlife, habitats and food webs worldwide. The book illustrates how advanced technologies from deep-sea research, microbiology and mathematic modelling as well as classic beach litter counts by volunteers contributed to the broad awareness of marine litter as a problem of global significance. The authors summarise more than five decades of marine litter research, which receives growing attention after the recent discovery of great oceanic garbage patches and the ubiquity of microscopic plastic particles in marine organisms and habitats. In 16 chapters, authors from all over the world have created a universal view on the diverse field of marine litter pollution, the biological impacts, dedicated research activities, and the various national and international legislative efforts to combat this environmental problem. They recommend future research directions necessary for a comprehensive understanding of this environmental issue and the development of efficient management strategies. This book addresses scientists, and it provides a solid knowledge base for policy makers, NGOs, and the broader public.