This book will help us expand further into chemical engineering and help the reader become a licensed professional engineer (PE), which can offer a tremendous boost to one's career, as there are certain career opportunities available only to licensed engineers. Licensure demonstrates high standards of professionalism, knowledge, and ability.There are four main steps to getting licensed as a professional engineer. Each state and territory varies slightly, but in general one must graduate from an ABET-accredited engineering program, pass the fundamentals of engineering exam, gain work experience, and then pass the PE exam.Because of the work experience requirement, PE examinees have generally been out of school for some time. This book summarizes the theoretical background of topics covered in the exam, which will help potential examinees refresh their memories on subjects they may not have been exposed to since their undergraduate classes. Another advantage of using this book to prepare for the PE exam is that two or three "logical distractors" (answers that result from common mistakes) are included among the answer choices for each problem. The solutions to the problems also explain why the logical distractors are incorrect. Research has shown that this is an efficient teaching tool. Thus, the inclusion of these logical distractors and their explanations will give individuals a better foundation in the subject matter in a shorter period of time.Although this book is intended primarily to help engineers prepare for the PE environmental engineering examination, it will also be useful in undergraduate engineering courses that cover environmental engineering topics. The introduction contains hints for successful completion of the exam and information on how to use this book. Chapters 2 through 5 consist of a summary of relevant theory and multiple-choice sample examination problems for the four main topic areas of the exam (water, solid and hazardous waste, air, and environmental health, safety, and welfare). The more than 100 sample problems presented in Chapters 2 through 5 are in the same multiple-choice format as the actual exam, and detailed solutions are provided. An additional 100 original multiple-choice problems are provided in the Sample Exam in Chapter 6, again with detailed, step-by-step solutions. The topic distribution of the problems in Chapters 2 through 5 and in Chapter 6 matches the NCEES descriptions of material covered in the examination, and topics covered in the chapters closely follow the syllabus published by NCEES for the Principals and Practice of Environmental Engineering exam. In addition to being a preparation text for potential examinees of the PE Environmental Engineering exam, this book will be an excellent reference text for students in undergraduate environmental, civil, and chemical engineering programs.
ASHOK "ASH" V. NAIMPALLYACADEMIC PREPARATIONPh.D. (Chemical Engineering) Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13210Minor: Applied Math and Computer ScienceB. Tech (Chemical Engineering) Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, IndiaTop Ranked UNESCO-aided Technical University in AsiaCONTINUING EDUCATIONHarvard UniversityInstitute for Educational ManagementManagement Development Program [Summer 1993]Cambridge, Massachusetts EXPERIENCESeptember 1999 - PresentCoordinator, Environmental Technology, and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840 Găˇ Teaching in the areas of: Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Solid Wastes, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. Also taught "Tests and Measurements" (Assessment) in the Educational Psychology Program. Găˇ Program Evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Găˇ Conducting a seminar for Engineers from Industry at UCLA--Extension (the continuing education arm of UCLA) since 1994.August 1998 - August 1999Second Year American Council on Education Fellow (Special Assistant to the Provost) , Office of the Provost, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840Program Evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Attended training workshop in 1997 related to new criteria based on outcomes assessment. Evaluator of Distance Learning Programs, American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service. Attended the training workshop at ACE in July 1999.Member, Exam Committee (Ch.E), National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.1993 - August 1998Director of Outreach and Enrichment at CSULB Southern California Coalition for Education in Manufacturing Engineering (SCCEME), and Professor of Chemical Engineering, California State University Long Beach (1993-96). Professorial duties in Chemical Engineering: Program Evaluator.1989 - 1992Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, and Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach 90840
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Solid and Hazardous Waste
Environmental Health, Safety and Welfare
Sample Exam with Solutions
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