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Environmental Engineering FOURTH EDITION

510 Pages · 2003 · 12.15 MB · English

  • Environmental Engineering FOURTH EDITION

    Ruth F. Weiner and Robin Matthews


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    Updated e d iti o n of Environmental Engineering, previousI y c o a ut ho red


    by J. Jeffrey Peirce and P. Aarne Vesilind.


    FOURTH EDITION ENVIRONMENTAL


    ENGINEERING


    Fourth Edition ENVIRONMENTAL


    ENGINEERING


    Fourth Edition


    Ruth E Weiner


    Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Sciences


    University of Michigan


    Ann Arbor; MI


    and


    Robin A. Matthews


    Huxley College of Environmental Studies


    Western Washington University


    Bellingham, WA


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    Printed in the United States of America To Hubert Joy, Geojky Matthews,


    and Natalie Weiner Contents


    Preface xiii


    1 Environmental Engineering 1


    Civil Engineering 1


    Public Health 4


    Ecology 5


    Ethics 7


    Environmental Engineering as a Profession 10


    Organization of This Text 10


    2 Assessing Environmental Impact 13


    Environmental Impact 13


    Use of Risk Analysis in EnvironmentalA ssessment 23


    Socioeconomic Impact Assessment 24


    Conclusion 29


    Problems 30


    3 RiskAnalysis 33


    Risk 33


    Assessment of Risk 34


    Probability 35


    Dose-Response Evaluation 38


    Population Responses 40


    Exposure and Latency 40


    Expression of Risk 41


    Risk Perception 46


    Ecosystem Risk Assessment 47


    Conclusion 47


    Problems 47


    4 Water Pollution 51


    Sources of Water Pollution 51


    Elements of Aquatic Ecology 54


    Biodegradation 57


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