Controlling Environmental Pollution

An Introduction to the Technologies, History, and Ethics

Aarne Vesilind, Emeritus, Bucknell University
Thomas D. DiStefano, Bucknell University

ISBN: 978-1-932078-39-8, ©2006, 427 pages, 6×9, Soft cover

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  • A unique introductory text for environmental studies
  • For students of all majors
  • Clarifies water, wastewater, and hazardous materials technologies
  • Packed with anecdotes and biographical sketches

Book Review by Professor R. E. Speece

Controlling Environmental Pollution is an introductory textbook designed for a one-semester course in environmental technology. Created to appeal to a range of students, it combines lucid presentations of environmental technologies with fascinating stories and biographies illustrating milestones in environmental science and engineering.

This book will speak to students of various majors and backgrounds. By telling the story of how pollution evolved into the complex problems societies face, it draws the readers’ attention to the technical solutions currently used by scientists and engineers. These technologies are not sugarcoated—they are laid out in step-by-step detail. Where necessary, simple calculations are presented, to help students see how environmental experts conceptualize levels of water, air, and even noise pollution.

End-of-chapter discussion points and problems help students and professors engage problems identical in principle to those faced by environmental specialists throughout the world. At the same time, this book analyzes the issues. It provides both the economic and ethical concepts to understand the costs of using current capacity to save future resources.

This unique text explains the methods for understanding the environment, the practices for solving problems, and the personalities and events that have inspired both theory and practice.


DEStech Publications offers any professor who has adopted this book for their course a complete Solutions Manual to accompany the textbook.

Preface
Chapter 1: The Pollution of the Environment
1.1 What Are the Root Causes of Environmental Pollution?
1.2 What Determines How We Control Pollution?
1.3 Problems

Chapter 2: Tools for Pollution Control
2.1 Risk Analysis
2.2 Benefit/Cost Analysis
2.3 Environmental Impact Analysis
2.4 Information Analysis
2.5 Measurement of Pollution
2.6 Process Analysis
2.7 Symbols
2.8 Problems

Chapter 3: Water Quality
3.1 The Hydrologic Cycle
3.2 Groundwater
3.3 Aquatic Ecology
3.4 Availability of Surface Water
3.5 Symbols
3.6 Problems

Chapter 4: Water Treatment
4.1 Measuring Water Quality
4.2 Water Quality Standards
4.3 Water Treatment
4.4 Distribution of Water
4.5 Symbols
4.6 Problems

Chapter 5: Wastewater Treatment
5.1 Collection of Wastewater
5.2 Measurement of Wastewater Quality
5.3 Central Wastewater Treatment
5.4 On-Site Wastewater Disposal
5.5 Water Pollution Law
5.6 Symbols
5.7 Problems

Chapter 6: Hazardous Waste
6.1 Hazardous Waste Laws
6.2 Hazardous Chemicals
6.3 Site Characterization
6.4 Toxicology
6.5 Symbols
6.6 References
6.7 Problems

Chapter 7: Management of Hazardous Waste
7.1 Risk Assessment of Hazardous Waste
7.2 Pump-and-Treat Systems
7.3 In Situ Treatment
7.4 Incineration
7.5 Landfills
7.6 Symbols
7.7 References
7.8 Problems

Chapter 8: Non-Hazardous Solid Waste
8.1 Reduction of Solid Waste
8.2 Reuse of Solid Waste
8.3 Recycling of Solid Waste
8.4 Recovery from Solid Waste
8.5 Disposal of Solid Waste
8.6 Energy Conversion
8.7 Litter
8.8 Solid Waste Law
8.9 Sustainability
8.10 Symbols
8.11 Problems

Chapter 9: Air Quality
9.1 Meteorology and Air Movement
9.2 Major Air Pollutants and Their Measurement
9.3 Health Effects of Air Pollution
9.4 Indoor Air
9.5 Symbols
9.6 Problems

Chapter 10: Air Pollution Control
10.1 Controlling Air Pollution from Stationary Sources
10.2 Controlling Air Pollution from Moving Sources
10.3 Air Pollution Law
10.4 Symbols
10.5 Problems

Chapter 11: Pollution-Induced Atmospheric Changes
11.1 Photochemical Smog
11.2 Acid Rain
11.3 Ozone Depletion
11.4 Global Warming
11.5 Problems

Chapter 12: Noise Pollution
12.1 Defining Sound
12.2 Measurement of Sound
12.3 Effect of Noise on Human Health
12.4 Noise Abatement
12.5 Symbols
12.6 Problems

Epilogue

Appendix

Index

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Aarne Vesilind is a well-known figure in U.S. environmental engineering education. He taught for many years at Duke University, and currently is Professor at Bucknell University. Dr. Vesilind is the author of several books, including Engineering, the Environment, and Ethics (with Gunn) and is presently co-editor of The Journal of Residuals Science & Technology.

Tom DiStefano is an associate professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Bucknell University.

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