Introduction to Environmental Engineering

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-10
  • Publisher: Pearson

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InIntroduction to Environmental Engineering, First Edition,authors Richard Mines and Laura Lackey explain complicated environmental systems in easy-to-understand terms, providing numerous examples and an emphasis on current environmental issues such as global warming, the failing infrastructure within the United States, risk assessment, and hazardous waste remediation. MARKET: Appropriate for engineers interested looking for a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to environmental engineering.

Table of Contents

Environmental Engineering as a Professionp. 1
Welcomep. 1
Whatrsquo;s Your Definition of Environmental Engineering?p. 1
Environmental Engineers Make a Differencep. 2
Jobs in Demandp. 2
A Lousy Report Cardp. 2
Basic Necessitiesndash;New Challengesp. 3
Duties and Important Characteristics of Environmental Engineersp. 3
Multidisciplinary Teamsp. 4
Work Outdoorsp. 4
Consulting Firmsp. 4
Governmentp. 4
Regulatory Agenciesp. 5
Industryp. 5
Academiap. 5
Does Environmental Engineering Match My Interests?p. 5
Environmental Calamitiesp. 5
Love Canalp. 5
Milwaukee Cryptosporidium Outbreakp. 6
Chernobyl Nuclear Disasterp. 7
Becoming an Environmental Engineer: A Lifelong Processp. 7
College Educationp. 7
Professional Licensurep. 7
Engineering Ethicsp. 8
Continuing Educationp. 9
Problem Solvingp. 10
Environmental Managementp. 12
Introduction to Environmental Engineering Calculations: Dimensions, Units, and Conversionsp. 15
Introductionp. 15
Dimensions and Unitsp. 15
Essential Derived Units and Conversion Practicep. 18
Densityp. 18
Concentrationp. 20
Flow ratep. 26
Residence timep. 27
Precision, Bias, and Accuracyp. 28
Significant Figuresp. 29
Summaryp. 30
Key Wordsp. 30
Referencesp. 30
Exercisesp. 30
Essential Chemical Conceptsp. 32
Introductionp. 32
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