Environmental Engineering FOURTH EDITION
Ruth F. Weiner and Robin Matthews
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
Fourth Edition ENVIRONMENTAL
Ruth E Weiner
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Sciences
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor; MI
Robin A. Matthews
Huxley College of Environmental Studies
Western Washington University
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and Natalie Weiner Contents
1 Environmental Engineering 1
Civil Engineering 1
Public Health 4
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
3 RiskAnalysis 33
Assessment of Risk 34
Dose-Response Evaluation 38
Population Responses 40
Exposure and Latency 40
Expression of Risk 41
Risk Perception 46
Ecosystem Risk Assessment 47
4 Water Pollution 51
Sources of Water Pollution 51
Elements of Aquatic Ecology 54
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