Environmental Contaminants: Assessment and Control

Other | August 1, 2010

byVallero, Daniel, Daniel ValleroEditorVallero

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This book serves as a tool for environmental professionals to produce technically sound and reproducible scientific evidence. It identifies ways to clean up environmental problems in air, water, soil, sediment and living systems. Ethical issues, environmental management, and professionalism, and environmental economic problems are illustrated to assist the reader in understanding and applying quantitative analysis of environmental problems.

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* Real life solutions for practicing environmental professionals.
* Example problems, sidebars, and case studies to illustrate ethical issues, environmental economic problems, and environmental management.
* Explanation of scientific principles and concepts needed for risk assessment, waste management, contaminant transport, environmental hydrogeology, and environmental engineering & chemistry.
* A fully supportive glossary, appendices and tables throughout the text contain physical, chemical and biological resources necessary for all environmental practitioners.

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This book serves as a tool for environmental professionals to produce technically sound and reproducible scientific evidence. It identifies ways to clean up environmental problems in air, water, soil, sediment and living systems. Ethical issues, environmental management, and professionalism, and environmental economic problems are illu...

Dr. Daniel A. Vallero is an internationally recognized expert in environmental science and engineering. His four decades of research, teaching and professional experience in hazardous waste engineering and management have addressed a wide range of human health risk and ecological issues, from global climate change to the release of haz...

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Format:OtherDimensions:832 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080470351

ISBN - 13:9780080470351

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Table of Contents

Part I: An Environmental Policy Primer:
1.Scientific and Engineering Perspectives of Environmental Contaminants
Part II: Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Engineering
2. Fundamentals of Environmental Physics
3. Applied Contaminant Physics: Fluid Properties
4. Environmental Equilibrium, Partitioning, and Balances
5. Movement of Contaminants in the Environment
6. Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry
7. Chemical Reactions in the Environment
8. Biological Principles of Environmental Contamination
Part III: Contaminant Risk
9. Contaminant Hazards
10. Contaminant Exposure and Risk Calculations
Part IV: Interventions to Address Environmental Contamination
11. Contaminant Sampling and Analysis
12. Intervention: Managing the Risks of Environmental Contamination
13. Environmental Decisions and Professionalism
14. Epilogue: Benzene Metabolism Revisited
Glossary of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Terminology; Appendices; Index