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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.
ISBN 0-13-120650-8

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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 technology.
provides discussions on solid and hazardous wastes, environmental management, and ethics — topics seldom found in a single text.
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.
NEW—discusses the changing role of technology — e.g., “preventive technology” as an alternative to traditional “end-of-pipe” solutions.
NEW—considers recent data on the causes of environmental problems — e.g., population and economic growth, energy growth, natural environmental hazards, and environmental disturbances.
NEW—expands coverage of scientific background — e.g., atmospheric sciences, Cryptosporidium.
—updates coverage of water consumption and drinking water standards.
NEW—expands and updates coverage of water pollution:

  • land-based treatment methods, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, and dual processes.
  • the effect of the new US EPA regulations (40 CFR Part 503 Standards for the Use or Disposal of Sewage Sludge) on future biosolids management.
  • the trends in controlling water pollution — from source control through collection and treatment to effluent reuse.
NEW—expands and revises coverage of air pollution — e.g., effects and sources.
NEW—contains a completely reorganized discussion of solid wastes — e.g., source reduction, separation, recycling, recovery, composting, and incineration (using Detroit as an example).
NEW—features a completely revised chapter on hazardous waste management, with new, updated tables and sections on:
  • environmental effects, waste minimization, incineration, co-disposal, etc.
  • 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.
NEW—updates coverage of environmental management.
  • describes a rational procedure for solving ethical problems.
provides data in SI or US units where appropriate.
provides figures, illustrations, and photographs throughout.
NEW—updates charts, graphs, tables, and other data.
NEW—provides more problems (with solutions) — over 300 total, and more case studies.
includes an extensive list of references for each chapter.

Table of Contents
    1. The Nature and Scope of Environmental Problems.
    2. Population and Economic Growth.
    3. Energy Growth.
    4. Natural Environmental Hazards.
    5. Human Environmental Disturbances.

    6. Physics and Chemistry.
    7. Atmospheric Sciences.
    8. Microbiology and Epidemiology.
    9. Ecology.
    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.


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