Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

By: Bernd Markert (author), Stefan Franzle (author), Simone Wunschmann (author)Paperback

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Building on the first principles of environmental chemistry, engineering, and ecology, this volume fills the need for an advanced textbook introducing the modern, integrated environmental management approach, with a view towards long-term sustainability and within the framework of international regulations. As such, it presents the classic technologies alongside innovative ones that are just now coming into widespread use, such as photochemical technologies and carbon dioxide sequestration. Numerous case studies from the fields of air, water and soil engineering describe real-life solutions to problems in pollution prevention and remediation, as an aid to practicing professional skills. With its tabulated data, comprehensive list of further reading, and a glossary of terms, this book doubles as a reference for environmental engineers and consultants.

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Stefan Franzle, born 1961, is an instructor at Zittau University (Germany), teaching environmental sciences and technology, including analytics and ecotoxicology. His main research interests are applied (environmental) photochemistry, biological element cycles and element management in organisms, including bioinorganic chemistry and ecological stoichiometry. Dr. Franzle has so far (co)published 6 books. Bernd Markert, born 1958, is Professor of Environmental Technology and former director of the International Graduate School Zittau (Germany). His professional interests include the biogeochemistry of trace substances in the water/soil/plant system, instrumental analysis of chemical elements, eco- and human toxicology of hazardous substances, pollution control by use of bioindicators and technologies for waste management, environmental restoration, and remedial action on soils. Professor Markert has so far (co)published 18 books. Simone Wunschmann, born 1967, is an environmental scientist. She works on human and ecotoxicology with emphasis on bioindication of trace elements in mammals and human milk. Dr. Wunschmann has so far (co)published 2 books

Contents

INTRODUCTION Definition of environmental engineering History and development of environmental engineering From environmental chemistry and technology to environmental engineering: Understanding and diversify anthropogenic environmental influences How to determine environmental pollution The Biological System of the Elements (BSE) Information and communication Ethical aspects THE COMPARTMENTS OF THE ENVIRONMENT The three environmental compartments and their mutual interactions: lessons for environmental situation analysis and technologies to be learned from copmarative planetology Properties of Earth's environmental compartments and options to clean them depending on it A comparison among environmental compartments: phase composition, miscibility towards key reactants and contaminants, transparency and biological activity INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES Criteria for innovation Examples of innovative environmental technologies CASE STUDIES Atmosphere: Biondication and biomonitoring are innovative means for monitoring and controlling environmental situations: the case of atmospheric emission surveillance Atmosphere: CO2 reduction Soils and sediments: Phytoremediation by use of organisms Soils and sediments: Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) - its chemical properties, persistence, ecological hazards and methods of removal Water: Reactive walls Water: Pharmaceuticals in the environment - special emphasis to Diclofenac (Voltaren) - an analgetic agent with difficult and interesting properties Energy: The need for Renewable Energy APPENDIX Literature Glossary Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9783527329816
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 433
  • ID: 9783527329816
  • weight: 820
  • ISBN10: 3527329811

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