Environmental Contaminants

Environmental Contaminants : Assessment and Control

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Environmental Contaminants 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 832 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 40.6mm | 1,428.83g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 150 illustrations
  • 0127100571
  • 9780127100579

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Environmental professionals will find this book valuable for understanding policy and for generating technically sound and reproducible science. The text gives real-life solutions to problems and provides case studies to illustrate ethical dilemas. A comprehensive glossary, appendices, and tables provide additional information. - Environmental Science and Technology, Nov. 2004

"The book has a plethora of basic information on waste treatment...there is a good discussion of both incineration and biological waste treatment." - Journal of Hazardous Materials, March 2005

"The text, though technical, is readable and well organized" - E-Streams, Vol.8, No.5 - May 2005
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About Daniel Vallero

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 hazardous wastes. His research has advanced the state-of-the-science of air and water pollution measurement, models of potential exposures to chemicals in consumer products, and environmental impact assessments. He established the Engineering Ethics program and is a key collaborator in the Responsible Conduct of Research Program at Duke University. These programs introduce students, from first-year through PhD, to the complex relationships between science, technology and societal demands on the engineer. The lessons learned from the cases in this book are a fundamental part of Duke's preparation of its future engineers to address the ethical dilemmas likely to be encountered during the careers of the next generation engineers. Dr. Vallero received a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Science in City & Regional Planning from SIU, a Masters in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Environmental Health Sciences) from the University of Kansas, and a PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Duke.
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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
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