Introduction to Engineering and the Environment

Introduction to Engineering and the Environment
  • Author : Edward S. Rubin,Cliff I. Davidson
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science Engineering
  • Pages : 722
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D02834866R

Introduction to Engineering and the Environment Book Review:

This book covers a broad range of topics for an introductory course in Environmental Engineering, as well as courses related to engineering design, sustainable development, and environmental policy. Through applications in different engineering domains, students develop the fundamental skills and insights needed to recognize and address environmental problem solving opportunities.

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Author : Stefan Fränzle,Bernd Markert,Simone Wünschmann
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 433
  • Relase : 2012-01-24
  • ISBN : 9783527659500

Introduction to Environmental Engineering Book Review:

Building on the first principles of environmental chemistry, engineering, and ecology, this volume fills the need for an advanced textbook introducing the modern, integrated environmental management approach, with a view towards long-term sustainability and within the framework of international regulations. As such, it presents the classic technologies alongside innovative ones that are just now coming into widespread use, such as photochemical technologies and carbon dioxide sequestration. Numerous case studies from the fields of air, water and soil engineering describe real-life solutions to problems in pollution prevention and remediation, as an aid to practicing professional skills. With its tabulated data, comprehensive list of further reading, and a glossary of terms, this book doubles as a reference for environmental engineers and consultants.

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Author : C. David Cooper
  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Pages : 405
  • Relase : 2014-07-25
  • ISBN : 9781478626527

Introduction to Environmental Engineering Book Review:

Dr. Cooper’s 35 years of university experience and his award-winning teaching style are evident in this highly readable, authoritative introduction to environmental engineering. Appropriate for all branches of engineering, this text presents fundamental knowledge in a logical, up-to-date manner, incorporating abundant examples with step-by-step solutions to illustrate key concepts. Central to Cooper’s treatment is the use of material and energy balances to solve specific environmental engineering problems and to instill a problem-solving mind-set that will benefit readers throughout their careers. Introduction to Environmental Engineering offers an overview of the profession and reviews the math and science essential to environmental engineering practice. The comprehensive coverage includes water resources, drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid and hazardous wastes, energy resources, risk assessment, indoor air quality, and noise pollution. Featuring more than 80 graphics, real-world examples, and extensive end-of-chapter problems (with selected answers), this volume is an outstanding choice for a first course in environmental engineering.

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Author : Mackenzie Leo Davis,David A. Cornwell
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Pages : 919
  • Relase : 1999-09
  • ISBN : 0072387777

Introduction to Environmental Engineering Book Review:

This comprehensive new edition tackles the multiple aspects of environmental engineering, from solid waste disposal to air and noise pollution. It places a much-needed emphasis on fundamental concepts, definitions, and problem-solving while providing updated problems and discussion questions in each chapter. Introduction to Environmental Engineering also includes a discussion of environmental legislation along with environmental ethics case studies and problems to present the legal framework that governs environmental engineering design.

Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century

Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,National Academy of Engineering,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Ocean Studies Board,NAE Office of Programs,Board on Life Sciences,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on the Grand Challenges and Opportunites in Environmental Engineering for the Twenty-First Century
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 124
  • Relase : 2019-03-08
  • ISBN : 9780309476553

Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century Book Review:

Environmental engineers support the well-being of people and the planet in areas where the two intersect. Over the decades the field has improved countless lives through innovative systems for delivering water, treating waste, and preventing and remediating pollution in air, water, and soil. These achievements are a testament to the multidisciplinary, pragmatic, systems-oriented approach that characterizes environmental engineering. Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century: Addressing Grand Challenges outlines the crucial role for environmental engineers in this period of dramatic growth and change. The report identifies five pressing challenges of the 21st century that environmental engineers are uniquely poised to help advance: sustainably supply food, water, and energy; curb climate change and adapt to its impacts; design a future without pollution and waste; create efficient, healthy, resilient cities; and foster informed decisions and actions.

Environmental Design

Environmental Design
  • Author : Randall Thomas
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 292
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 0415363330

Environmental Design Book Review:

Written and edited by a team of specialists at Max Fordham LLP, one of the UK's leading environmental and building services engineering consultancies, Environmental Design is the result of their extensive experience in designing environmentally-friendly buildings. The principles of their approach, which they have taught in numerous schools of architecture and engineering, are clearly presented here. The book starts with some basic scientific principles and environmental issues and then moves on to site planning, energy use, materials and building form. Natural ventilation systems, high-efficiency mechanical equipment and alternative energy sources are also covered. State-of-the-art buildings of exceptional quality are incorporated throughout the text and illustrate the authors' belief that environmentally responsible architecture can be visually exciting. They conclude with a selection of detailed case studies of award-winning projects – including, new for this third edition, Beaufort Court, King's Langley and the National Trust Headquarters, Swindon. This book is essential reading for architects, engineers, planners and students of these disciplines.

Introduction to Environmental Geotechnology

Introduction to Environmental Geotechnology
  • Author : Hsai-Yang Fang,Ronald C. Chaney
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 643
  • Relase : 2016-11-03
  • ISBN : 9781315362946

Introduction to Environmental Geotechnology Book Review:

This new edition of a bestseller presents updated technology advances that have occurred since publication of the first edition. It increases the utility and scope of the content through numerous case studies and examples and an entirely new set of problems and solutions. The book also has an accompanying instructor's guide and presents rubrics by which instructors can increase student learning and evaluate student outcomes, chapter by chapter. The book focuses on the increasing importance of water resources and energy in the broader context of environmental sustainability. It’s interdisciplinary coverage includes soil science, physical chemistry, mineralogy, geology, ground pollution, and more.

Introduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering

Introduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Author : Michael R. Penn,Philip J. Parker
  • Publisher : Wiley Global Education
  • Pages : 425
  • Relase : 2011-11-11
  • ISBN : 9781118213339

Introduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Book Review:

Introduction to Infrastructure: An Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering breaks new ground in preparing civil and environmental engineers to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The authors use the infrastructure that is all around us to introduce students to civil and environmental engineering, demonstrating how all the parts of civil and environmental engineering are interrelated to help students see the "big picture" in the first or second year of the curriculum. Students learn not only the what of the infrastructure, but also the how and the why of the infrastructure. Readers learn the infrastructure is a system of interrelated physical components, and how those components affect, and are affected by, society, politics, economics, and the environment. Studying infrastructure allows educators and students to develop a valuable link between fundamental knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge, so students may translate their knowledge to new contexts. The authors' implementation of modern learning pedagogy (learning objectives, concrete examples and cases, and hundreds of photos and illustrations), and chapters that map well to the ABET accreditation requirements AND the ASCE Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge 2nd edition (with recommendations for using this text in a 1, 2, or 3 hour course) make this text a key part of any civil and/or environmental engineering curriculum.

Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers

Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers
  • Author : Toolseeram Ramjeawon
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 372
  • Relase : 2020-02-13
  • ISBN : 9781000026726

Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers Book Review:

Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers aims to incorporate sustainability into curricula for undergraduate engineering students. The book starts with an introduction to the concept of sustainability, outlining core principles for sustainable development to guide engineering practice and decision making, including key tools aimed at enabling, measuring and communicating sustainability. It also describes concepts as life cycle assessment, environmental economics, related institutional architecture and policy framework, business context of sustainability, and sustainable buildings and infrastructure. Appendices at the end of the book presents a summary of key concepts, strategies and tools introduced in the main text. Five Key Benefits: A comprehensive textbook for engineering students to develop competency in sustainability. Presents a framework for engineers to put sustainability into practice. Presents the link between sustainability and the design process. It shows the application of a sustainable engineering design process for putting sustainability into practice. There are well woven case studies and links to websites for learning in various engineering disciplines. Includes challenging exercises at the end of each chapter that will inspire students and stimulate discussion in the class.

Climate Adaptation Engineering

Climate Adaptation Engineering
  • Author : Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga,Mark G. Stewart
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 387
  • Relase : 2019-03-16
  • ISBN : 9780128168400

Climate Adaptation Engineering Book Review:

Climate Adaptation Engineering defines the measures taken to reduce vulnerability and increase the resiliency of built infrastructure. This includes enhancement of design standards, structural strengthening, utilisation of new materials, and changes to inspection and maintenance regimes, etc. The book examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on infrastructure and risk-management policies. Rich with case studies, this resource will enable engineers to develop a long-term, self-sustained assessment capacity and more effective risk-management strategies. The book's authors also take a long-term view, dealing with several aspects of climate change. The text has been written in a style accessible to technical and non-technical readers with a focus on practical decision outcomes. Provides climate scenarios and their likelihoods, hazard modelling (wind, flood, heatwaves, etc.), infrastructure vulnerability, resilience or exposure (likelihood and extent of damage) Introduces the key concepts needed to assess the risks, costs and benefits of future proofing infrastructures in a changing climate Includes case studies authored by experts from around the world

Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science

Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science
  • Author : Gilbert M. Masters,Wendell P. Ela
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 700
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 1292025751

Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science Book Review:

Appropriate for undergraduate engineering and science courses in Environmental Engineering. Balanced coverage of all the major categories of environmental pollution, with coverage of current topics such as climate change and ozone depletion, risk assessment, indoor air quality, source-reduction and recycling, and groundwater contamination.

Environmental Inorganic Chemistry for Engineers

Environmental Inorganic Chemistry for Engineers
  • Author : James G. Speight
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2017-05-10
  • ISBN : 9780128011423

Environmental Inorganic Chemistry for Engineers Book Review:

Environmental Inorganic Chemistry for Engineers explains the principles of inorganic contaminant behavior, also applying these principles to explore available remediation technologies, and providing the design, operation, and advantages or disadvantages of the various remediation technologies. Written for environmental engineers and researchers, this reference provides the tools and methods that are imperative to protect and improve the environment. The book's three-part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of metals, including topics such as preparations, structures and bonding, reactions and properties, and complex formation and sequestering. This coverage is followed by a self-contained section concerning complex formation, sequestering, and organometallics, including hydrides and carbonyls. Part Two, Non-Metals, provides an overview of chemical periodicity and the fundamentals of their structure and properties. Clearly explains the principles of inorganic contaminant behavior in order to explore available remediation technologies Provides the design, operation, and advantages or disadvantages of the various remediation technologies Presents a clear exposition of metals, including topics such as preparations, structures, and bonding, reaction and properties, and complex formation and sequestering

Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability

Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability
  • Author : Marion Hersh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 391
  • Relase : 2015-03-20
  • ISBN : 9781447166184

Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

Ensuring that their work has a positive influence on society is a responsibility and a privilege for engineers, but also a considerable challenge. This book addresses the ways in which engineers meet this challenge, working from the assumption that for a project to be truly ethical both the undertaking itself and its implementation must be ethically sound. The contributors discuss varied topics from an international and interdisciplinary perspective, including l robot ethics; l outer space; l international development; l internet privacy and security; l green branding; l arms conversion; l green employment; and l deliberate misinformation about climate change Important questions are answered, such as l what is meant by engineering ethics and its practical implications; l how decisions made by engineers in their working lives make an impact at the global as well as the local level; and l what ethics-related questions should be asked before making such decisions. Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability will be a valuable resource for practising and student engineers as well as all who are interested in professional ethics, especially as it relates to engineering. Researchers and policy makers concerned with the effects of engineering decisions on environmental sustainability and international stability will find this book to be of special interest.

Materials and the Environment

Materials and the Environment
  • Author : M. F. Ashby
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 629
  • Relase : 2012-03-28
  • ISBN : 9780123859716

Materials and the Environment Book Review:

Addressing the growing global concern for sustainable engineering, Materials and the Environment, 2e is the only book devoted exclusively to the environmental aspects of materials. It explains the ways in which we depend on and use materials and the consequences these have, and it introduces methods for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of minimizing environmental impact. Along with its noted in-depth coverage of material consumption, the material life-cycle, selection strategies, and legislative aspects, the second edition includes new case studies, important new chapters on Materials for Low Carbon Power and Material Efficiency, all illustrated by in-text examples and expanded exercises. This book is intended for instructors and students as well as materials engineers and product designers who need to consider the environmental implications of materials in their designs. Introduces methods and tools for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of their role in products and the environmental consequences Contains numerous case studies showing how the methods discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situations Includes full-color data sheets for 40 of the most widely used materials, featuring such environmentally relevant information as their annual production and reserves, embodied energy and process energies, carbon footprints, and recycling data New to this edition: New chapter of Case Studies of Eco-audits illustrating the rapid audit method New chapter on Materials for Low Carbon Power examines the consequences for materials supply of a major shift from fossil-fuel based power to power from renewables New chapter exploring Material Efficiency, or design and management for manufacture to provide the services we need with the least production of materials Recent news-clips from the world press that help place materials issues into a broader context.are incorporated into all chapters End-of-chapter exercises have been greatly expanded The datasheets of Chapter 15 have been updated and expanded to include natural and man-made fibers

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Author : P. Aarne Vesilind,Susan M. Morgan,Lauren G. Heine
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 592
  • Relase : 2009-05-19
  • ISBN : 0495295833

Introduction to Environmental Engineering Book Review:

This text presents a balanced treatment of environmental engineering by combining engineering concepts with the importance of environmental ethics. This third edition highlights sustainable development and emphasizes the need for engineers to become even more environmentally responsible during this time of increasing awareness of environmental concerns. The authors challenge students with problems that require not only a technical solution but a thorough consideration of its ethical ramifications. The text also provides comprehensive exposure to all types of environmental problems, including ecosystem dynamics, wastewater treatment, and air pollution control. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reaction Mechanisms in Environmental Engineering

Reaction Mechanisms in Environmental Engineering
  • Author : James G. Speight
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 456
  • Relase : 2018-08-13
  • ISBN : 9780128006672

Reaction Mechanisms in Environmental Engineering Book Review:

Reaction Mechanisms in Environmental Engineering: Analysis and Prediction describes the principles that govern chemical reactivity and demonstrates how these principles are used to yield more accurate predictions. The book will help users increase accuracy in analyzing and predicting the speed of pollutant conversion in engineered systems, such as water and wastewater treatment plants, or in natural systems, such as lakes and aquifers receiving industrial pollution. Using examples from air, water and soil, the book begins with a clear exposition of the properties of environmental and inorganic organic chemicals that is followed by partitioning and sorption processes and sorption and transformation processes. Kinetic principles are used to calculate or estimate the pollutants' half-lives, while physical-chemical properties of organic pollutants are used to estimate transformation mechanisms and rates. The book emphasizes how to develop an understanding of how physico-chemical and structural properties relate to transformations of organic pollutants. Offers a one-stop source for analyzing and predicting the speed of organic and inorganic reaction mechanisms for air, water and soil Provides the tools and methods for increased accuracy in analyzing and predicting the speed of pollutant conversion in engineered systems Uses kinetic principles and the physical-chemical properties of organic pollutants to estimate transformation mechanisms and rates

Introduction to Environment, Biodiversity and Climate Change

Introduction to Environment, Biodiversity and Climate Change
  • Author : Navale Pandharinath
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 398
  • Relase : 2021-10-18
  • ISBN : 9781000480856

Introduction to Environment, Biodiversity and Climate Change Book Review:

Environment includes air, water, land and the inter relationship between air water, land and human beings and other living creatures, plants micro-organisms and property. Environment effects the wellbeing of man, animal and plants world over. Man is more advanced in intellect and hence it is the duty of man to protect the environment from undesired pollutions. The book discusses various aspects of Global warming, climate change, health hazards, dwindling of forest, water resources and natural resources and stress on biological diversity. Note: T&F does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering
  • Author : William J. Mitsch,Sven Erik Jørgensen
  • Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
  • Pages : 494
  • Relase : 1989-05-09
  • ISBN : MINN:31951000461075D

Ecological Engineering Book Review:

This international, interdisciplinary account presents a unified account of ecotechnology--the practice of ecologically sound approaches to engineering. The first section of the book introduces the basic concepts and principles of ecotechnology. The second section of the book comprises case studies of ecological engineering from around the world, including cases from Denmark, China, Japan, the United States, and Canada. Most of the examples are applications of aquatic ecosystems, such as hydrological modification, pollution control, wetland management, and lake, reservoir, and stream restoration. Chapters in the second section follow a common format--a survey of the problem or existing methodologies, a discussion of where and when these methods are ecologically sound, and a case study to illustrate in detail the proper use of the ecological engineering practice.

Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability

Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability
  • Author : Efstathios E. Michaelides
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 513
  • Relase : 2018-04-27
  • ISBN : 9781351710138

Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability Book Review:

Energy and the Environment explains in simple terms what the energy demand is at the present, what the environmental effects of energy use are, and what can be accomplished to alleviate the environmental effects of energy use and ensure adequate energy supply. Though technical in approach, the text uses simple explanations of engineering processes and systems and algebra-based math to be comprehensible to students in a range of disciplines. Schematic diagrams, quantitative examples, and numerous problems will help students make quantitative calculations. This will assist them in comprehending the complexity of the energy-environment balance, and to analyze and evaluate proposed solutions.

Introduction to Environmental Sciences

Introduction to Environmental Sciences
  • Author : R S Khoiyangbam
  • Publisher : The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • Pages : 623
  • Relase : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 9788179934555

Introduction to Environmental Sciences Book Review:

Environmental sciences is a vast and multidisciplinary science that involves the study of natural resources of land, water, and air. Introduction to Environmental Sciences comprehensively covers numerous aspects of this vast subject. While some chapters focus the causes of environmental problems, others discuss methods and ways of mitigating these causes.