Fundamentals of Air Pollution

Fundamentals of Air Pollution

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This new edition of the premier air pollution textbook is completely updated and revised to include all components of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. Fundamentals of Air Pollution, Third Edition covers the spectrum of topics pertinent to the study of air pollution: elements, sources, effects, measurement, monitoring, meteorology, and regulatory and engineering control. In addition, the textbook features new chapters on atmospheric emissions from hazardous waste sites, air pathways from hazardous waste sites, and the long-term effects of air pollution on the earth. It also presents updated information on acidic development, long-distance transport, atmospheric chemistry, and mathematical modeling. With extensive references, suggested reading lists, questions, and new figures and tables, this text will serve as an invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike.
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  • Hardback | 574 pages
  • 154 x 236 x 34mm | 1,061.4g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0121189309
  • 9780121189303

Table of contents

Part I: The Elements of Air Pollution: The History of Air Pollution. The Natural versus Polluted Atmosphere. Scales of the Air Pollution Problem. Air Quality. The Philosophy of Air Pollution Control. Sources of Air Pollution. Part II: The Effects of Air Pollution: Effects on Human Health and Welfare. Effects on Vegetation and Animals. Effects on Materials and Structures. Effects on the Atmosphere, Soil, and Water Bodies. Long-Term Effects on the Planet. Part III:Measurement and Monitoring of Air Pollution: Atmospheric Chemistry. Ambient Air Sampling. Ambient Air Pollutants: Analysis and Measurement. Air Pollution Monitoring and Surveillance. Air Pathways from Hazardous Waste Sites. Part IV: The Meteorologyof Air Pollution: The Physics of the Atmosphere. The Meteorological Bases of Atmospheric Pollution. Transport and Dispersion of Air Pollutants. Air Pollution Modeling and Prediction. Air Pollution Climatology. Part V: The Regulatory Control of AirPollution: Air Quality Criteria and Standards. Indoor Air Quality. The U.S. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Emission Standards. The Elements of Regulatory Control. Organizations for Air Pollution Control. Part VI: The Engineering Control of Air Pollution: Engineering Control Concepts. Control Devices and Systems. Control of Stationary Sources. Control of Mobile Sources. Source Sampling and Monitoring. Chapter References. Suggested Reading. Questions. Subject Index.
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"The book is a compendium for all involved directly or indirectly in decision making about air pullution control - regulatory or engineering. Nowhere will the non-specialist find a more concise, technically correct answer to tantalizing problems, such as acidic deposition, the cost of abatement, effects (real, not imaginary) or uncertainties which still subsist."
- THE SCIENCE OF TOTAL ENVIRONMENT (1985) "An excellent and multidisciplinary overview of the many varied aspects related to air pollution...An interesting publication particularly for those not being experts and wanting to know more about air pollution". - WATER, ANR AND SOIL POLLUTION (1985)
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About Richard W. Boubel

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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