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New title for Environmental Engineering

Title: Understanding environmental pollution
Author: Marquita K. Hill
Call number: TD174.H647 2010
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Summary:
The third edition of this well-received textbook delivers a concise overview of global and individual environmental pollution for undergraduate courses, presenting students with the tools to assess environmental issues. With more than 30% new material, Hill assesses pollution from an international perspective, including air and water pollution, global warming, energy, solid and hazardous waste, and pollution at home. Both the sources and impacts of pollution are addressed, as well as governmental, corporate, and personal responsibility for pollution, and pollution prevention is emphasized throughout. Non-technical language encourages greater understanding of these often complex issues, and thought-provoking ‘Delving Deeper’ exercises are included, increasing engagement with the text and enabling students to apply what they have learned. A new chapter on the chemistry basics of pollution links to sections on toxicology and risk assessment, helping students understand concerns over chemicals and their regulation. An essential review of environmental pollution for environmental science students. [Publishers info]

New title for Environmental Engineering

Title: TMDLs in the urban environment : case studies
Editor: Stuart M. Stein
Call number: TD657.T626
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Summary:
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that over 40% of our assessed waters still do not meet the water quality standards that states, territories, and authorized tribes have set for them. These waters include approximately 300,000 miles of rivers and shorelines. It includes approximately 5 million acres of lakes polluted mostly by sediments, excess nutrients, and harmful microorganisms. At least 218 million people live within 10 miles of these impaired waters.TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) is defined by the EPA as “a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a body of water can receive and still meet water quality standards, and an allocation of that amount to the pollutant’s sources.” This book contains a variety of urban TMDL case studies that have been accepted by the appropriate state regulatory bodies. These TMDLs are examples of acceptable modeling, acceptable pollutant allocations, and in some cases, acceptable implementation plans. ASCE’s Task Committee for Urban TMDLs presents this book to inform stakeholders of the expectations of permitting agencies, and to compel the best management practices and policy actions to meet these TMDLs. [Publishers info]

New title for Environmental Engineering

 Title: The science and technology of industrial water treatment
 Editor: Zahid Amjad
 Call number: TD897.S416
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Summary:
Mineral scale deposits, corrosion, suspended matter, and microbiological growth are factors that must be controlled in industrial water systems. Research on understanding the mechanisms of these problems has attracted considerable attention in the past three decades as has progress concerning water treatment additives to ameliorate these concerns. The Science and Technology of Industrial Water Treatment provides a comprehensive discussion on the topic from specialists in industry and academia.The book begins with an overview of water chemistry and covers the characteristics of commonly encountered mineral scales. It addresses the formation and control of different scales in various systems and examines new developments in membrane-based separation processes. Next, it provides a detailed account on the operational challenges of reverse osmosis systems and scale control in thermal distillation processes. The text explores corrosion control in cooling, boiler, geothermal, and desalination systems and it discusses the interactions of polyelectrolytes with suspended matter. [Publishers info]

New title for Environmental Engineering

Title: The global arsenic problem : challenges for safe water production
Editor: Nalan Kabay
Call number: TD427.A77G562
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Summary:
A prevalent and increasingly important issue, Arsenic removal continues to be one of the most important areas of water treatment. Conventional treatment plants may employ several methods for removing arsenic from water. Commonly used processes include oxidation, and sedimentation, coagulation and filtration, lime treatment, adsorption onto sorptive media, ion exchange, and membrane filtration. However, in the most affected regions large conventional treatment plants may not be appropriate and factors as cost and acceptability as well as performance must be considered. This book, published in cooperation with leading experts in this field, will provide a thorough analysis of the problems, solutions and possible alternatives to achieve a safe water production on a global scale. [Publishers info]

New title for Environmental Engineering

Title: Environmental biotechnology : a biosystems approach
Author: Daniel A. Vallero
Call number: TD192.5.V184
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Summary:
For more than a century, biotechnology has acted as a vital buffer between people, pollution and the environment. The field is designed to moderate, if not eliminate, the stresses we inflict upon the world’s ecosystems. In order to do this effectively, a systems approach must be employed to maximize the sustainability of our efforts and improve the long term health our environment. This book will address the questions of how and why knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological principles of the environment must be achieved for the effective development of biotechnology applications. Using a systems biology approach, Environmental Biotechnology will provide a context for researchers and practitioners in environmental science. It will serve as a complement to the useful guidebooks which provide the necessary specifications and criteria for a wide range of environmental designs and applications by providing the underlying principles for the specifications, an area which is most important to scientific researchers in this arena to develop further technologies. [Publishers info]