Handbook of Environmental Engineering - Applied Ecology and Environmental Management (Hardback)Frank R. Spellman (author)
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In his latest book, the Handbook of Environmental Engineering, esteemed author Frank Spellman provides a practical view of pollution and its impact on the natural environment. Driven by the hope of a sustainable future, he stresses the importance of environmental law and resource sustainability, and offers a wealth of information based on real-world observations and his many years of expert experience. The book offers a basic overview of environmental pollution, emphasizes key terms, and addresses specific concepts in advanced algebra, fundamental engineering, and statistics. The author considers socioeconomic, political, and cultural influences, and provides an understanding of how to effectively treat and prevent air pollution, implement industrial hygiene principles, and manage solid waste, water, and wastewater operations. This book addresses the cause and effect of environmental issues, and introduces concepts on how to mitigate them, comply with environmental laws, and implement practices to help prevent future damage.
Examines the ramifications and impacts of pollutionDetails the multiple benefits derived from environmental remediationDescribes engineering controls and remediation proceduresDiscusses various remediation techniques for environmental spillsContains numerous tables and illustrations to supplement the material
Both Technical and Nontechnical
The Handbook of Environmental Engineering is written in a down-to-earth style for a wide audience, as it appeals to technical readers, consultants, and policy makers, as well as a wide range of general readers.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 726
Weight: 1520 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 43 mm
"... covers environmental pollution and addresses a basic overview of environmental science and engineering including basic concepts, mathematical modeling and applied statistical analyses. ... The great strength of this book is the way it presents its contents for beginners as well as for experts interested in this field of modern science. The book serves as a comprehensive source of information on a complex scientific discipline. A person with interest in this area of research will find extensive background information to prepare him/her for the rigors of a future career in this scientific area."
-Toxicology Reports, November 2015
"... provides a good basic overview of environmental engineering. ... For those just entering into this field, this is an excellent introduction to mathematical terms and calculations basic to the field. What is good about this approach is the `step-by-step' process in undertaking the calculations. It appears the author has a good grasp on exploring fundamental concepts for the reader."
-John Lange, Envirosafe Training and Consultants
"... A comprehensive guide covering all aspects of environmental exposure/hazards, bringing the reader to easily understand complex topics (step by step) ... ideal for beginners as well as for experienced public health practitioners."
-Luca Cegolon, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
"... well written in an easy-to-follow style that will give the engineers a broad perspective of the modern environmental issues. It is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of environmental engineers and environmental scientists."
-Energy Sources, Part A, May 2016
"The Handbook of Environmental Engineering combines basic physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics with applications to environmental problems. Prolific author Spellman (formerly, environmental health, Old Dominion Univ.) covers technical and policy aspects of environmental problems in water, soil, and air. He explains the principles of traditional environmental engineering approaches, such as water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste disposal, industrial hygiene, and air pollution control. Example problems are included, but no homework problems are provided. The book could be adopted for an introductory environmental science or engineering course or used as a reference. At 700-plus pages, it offers extensive coverage of the aforementioned topics; however, the detail provided for each topic is inconsistent. The writing style is technical, but the author often makes intuitive analogies between scientific and engineering principles and everyday experiences."
-CHOICE, May 2016
"Spellman, a retired professor of environmental engineering and author of over 100 books, has successfully written a handbook that is both accessible to environmental engineering students and informative for professionals and researchers in the field. Scientific and technical handbooks frequently tend to be dry reading. Spellman's conversational tone makes this a very readable text, especially for less-experienced readers in environmental engineering. Both the conversational tone of the book and the examples and anecdotes help to draw readers into a topic and to illustrate the author's points."
-American Reference Books Annual, May 2016
"This well produced hardcover book is a welcome addition to the options for learning introductory environmental engineering. This is not a text book, but rather a tool box. Unlike similar efforts, this one has the reassuring feel of having one author stamping a common approach and philosophy throughout. There are the expected chapters on air pollution, water pollution, soil quality, and solid/hazardous waste, but also valuable chapters on industrial hygiene, statistics, and units. This is a book that an ambitious practitioner could study from to prepare for work in the field of environmental engineering without a university course on their transcript."
-Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, July 2016
"A solid overview of environmental engineering that shows the complexity of pollution and its impact on the natural environment and how to approach each of the sub-topics and disciplines that make it up. The step-by-step processes outlined allow the full range of users - from beginners to experienced practitioners - to easily grasp the fundamental concepts involved and how to put them into practice. It's a useful introduction to a complex and difficult topic, one that will be welcomed by many investigators, particularly applied ecologists and environmental managers."
-VoicePipe, November 2016