Environmental Science and Engineering, 2/e
J.Glynn Henry, University of Toronto
Gary W. Heinke, Hong Kong University
Published March, 1996 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics
Copyright 1996, 778 pp.
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Focused on current environmental problems, their causes, effects,
and solutions, this text explores the basic nature of the natural
systems. Using a technical (quantitative) approach unusual
for a book at the introductory level it maintains a broad
perspective that appeals to all students, but at the same time is
useful to those proceeding further in environmental or sanitary engineering.
features unusually broad and balanced coverage of topics:
in addition to the traditional topics of water quality, wastewater
treatment, and air pollution, it explains the root causes of environmental
problems and clarifies the relationships between natural systems and
provides discussions on solid and hazardous wastes, environmental
management, and ethics topics seldom found in a single
offers an authoritative perspective on both theory and
practice: the authors are world renowned scientists and engineers
with academic and practical experience in environmental matters.
NEWdiscusses the changing role of technology
e.g., preventive technology as an alternative to traditional
NEWconsiders recent data on the causes of
environmental problems e.g., population and economic growth,
energy growth, natural environmental hazards, and environmental disturbances.
NEWexpands coverage of scientific background
e.g., atmospheric sciences, Cryptosporidium.
NEWupdates coverage of water consumption
and drinking water standards.
NEWexpands and updates coverage of water pollution:
the effect of the new US EPA regulations (40 CFR Part
503 Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge) on future
the trends in controlling water pollution from
source control through collection and treatment to effluent reuse.
NEWexpands and revises coverage of air pollution
e.g., effects and sources.
- land-based treatment methods, trickling filters, rotating
biological contactors, and dual processes.
NEWcontains a completely reorganized discussion
of solid wastes e.g., source reduction, separation, recycling,
recovery, composting, and incineration (using Detroit as an example).
NEWfeatures a completely revised chapter on hazardous
waste management, with new, updated tables and sections on:
NEWupdates coverage of environmental management.
- environmental effects, waste minimization, incineration,
- a summary of the processes used at the 146 hazardous
waste treatment facilities in the U.S.
- site remediation with a superfund site in Indiana
as a case study.
provides data in SI or US units where appropriate.
- describes a rational procedure for solving ethical
provides figures, illustrations, and photographs
NEWupdates charts, graphs, tables, and
NEWprovides more problems (with solutions)
over 300 total, and more case studies.
includes an extensive list of references for each
I. CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS.
1. The Nature and Scope of Environmental Problems.
2. Population and Economic Growth.
3. Energy Growth.
4. Natural Environmental Hazards.
5. Human Environmental Disturbances.
II. SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND.
6. Physics and Chemistry.
III. TECHNOLOGY AND CONTROL.
7. Atmospheric Sciences.
8. Microbiology and Epidemiology.
10. Water Resources.
11. Water Supply.
12. Water Pollution.
13. Air Pollution.
14. Solid Wastes.
15. Hazardous Wastes.
16. Environmental Management.
Appendix A. Symbols, Dimensions, and Units.
Appendix B. Physical Properties and Constants.
Appendix C. Abbreviations and Symbols.
Appendix D. Special Environmental Problems.