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Titles in the call number range TD (Environmental Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.
University campus solid waste management : combining life cycle assessment and analytical hierarchy process / Pezhman Taherei Ghazvinei, Masoud Aghajani Mir, Hossein Hassanpour Darvishi, Junaidah AriffinTD793
This volume provides a comprehensive method for optimizing solid waste management practices and procedures at college and university campuses through the use of cluster analysis to combine Life Cycle Assessment and Analytical Hierarchy Process. Author Pezhman Taherei uses Malaysia's University of Malaya as a case study and model, and through this method was able to assess which combination of waste disposal, management, and recycling techniques generate the least environmental impact while retaining the maximum cost savings for the university. A method for analysis of solid waste composition is also proposed.
Higher education institutes generate thousands of tons of solid waste per year. Comprehensive solid waste management programs, which take integrated solid waste management systems into consideration, are one of the greatest challenges to achieving campus sustainability. This system can serve as a guide and blueprint for other universities that are taking steps toward sustainability through improved solid waste management.
Elements of environmental chemistry / Ronald A. Hites, Jonathan D. RaffTD 193 H58 2012
From Reviews of the First Edition:
"This splendid, at times humorous, and reasonably priced little book has much to commend it to undergraduate chemists and to other science students." --J. G. Farmer, University of Edinburgh
"Complex environmental issues are presented in simple terms to help readers grasp the basics and solve relevant problems." --J. Albaiges, University of Barcelona
"The main strength of the book lies in its explanations of the calculation of quantitative relationships. Each chapter includes 15-20 problems that are carefully chosen from a didactic standpoint, for which the reader can find solutions at the end." --D. Lenoir, Institute for Ecological Chemistry
"What drew me to the first edition was the style - the no nonsense, down-to-earth explanations and the practical examples that litter the text. The dry humor expressed in the footnotes is great and reminds me of other classic texts." --T. Clough, Lincoln University
A practical approach to environmental chemistry
Providing readers with the fundamentals of environmental chemistry and a toolbox for putting them into practice, Elements of Environmental Chemistry, Second Edition is a concise, accessible, and hands-on volume designed for students and professionals working in the chemical and environmental sciences.
Tutorial in style, this book fully incorporates real-world problems and extensive end-of-chapter problem sets to immerse the reader in the field. Chapters cover mass balance, chemical kinetics, carbon dioxide equilibria, pesticide structures and much more. Extensively revised, updated, and expanded, this Second Edition includes new chapters on atmospheric chemistry, climate change, and polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins, and brominated flame retardants. In addition, new practice problems and a helpful tutorial on organic chemistry names and structures have been added to improve both the scope and accessibility of the book.
Developing the capacity of ESCWA member countries to address the water and energy nexus for achieving sustainable development goals : water-energy nexus operational toolkit resource efficiency module / prepared by Dr. Hassan A. Arafat, Professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Dr. Sanaa Pirani, independent consultantTD 353 D486 2017
ESCWA is implementing a UN Development Account (DA) Project on 'Developing the Capacities of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Developing Goals'. The DA project targets to strengthen the capacity of ESCWA member countries to achieve an integrated and sustainable management of water and energy resources to contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Developing the capacity of ESCWA member countries to address the water and energy nexus for achieving sustainable development goals : regional policy toolkit / Economic and Social Commission for Western AsiaTD 353 D485 2016
The water and energy nexus regional policy toolkit was prepared as part of the United Nations Development Account (UNDA) project on developing the capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to address the water and energy nexus for achieving Sustainable Development Goals. This project aims to build the capacity of ministries and public service providers in the Arab region to examine and address the water and energy nexus in an integrated manner.
Environmental impact assessment : practice and participation / edited by Kevin S. HannaTD 194.68 C3 E55 2016
Featuring insightful contributions from over thirty environmental assessment experts, this text examines current debates, recent cases, and ongoing developments in Canadian EIA. Covering the extensive range of issues that EIA processes address, this an authoritative and up-to-date introductionto the field.
Protection of the waters of the Great Lakes : 2015 review of the recommendations from the February 2000 report / report to the Governments of Canada and the United States by the International Joint Commission ; Lana Pollack, chair, United States Section ; Gordon Walker, chair, Canadian SectionTD 223.3 P76 2015eb
The impact of Alberta's climate leadership plan on electricity costs / Benjamin ThibaultTD 885.5 G73T45 2016eb
Public safety guidance for urban stormwater facilities / Task Committee on Public Safety Considerations for Urban Stormwater Management Facilities ; sponsored by the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers [and six others]TD 658 A45 2014eb
Hydraulics of wells : design, construction, testing, and maintenance of water well systems / prepared by the Task Committee on Hydraulics of Wells of the Groundwater Hydrology Technical Committee of the Groundwater Council and Watershed Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Nazeer Ahmed, Ph. D., P.E., Stewart W. Taylor, Ph. D., P.E., and Zhuping Sheng, Ph. D., P.ETD 405 H93 2014eb
Prepared by the Task Committee on Hydraulics of Wells of the Groundwater Hydrology Technical Committee of the Groundwater Council and Watershed Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
Hydraulics of Wells: Design, Construction, Testing, and Maintenance of Water Well Systems provides comprehensive treatment of the engineering issues related to the development and management of economical supplies of groundwater. Because groundwater is typically of high quality and dependability, this vital resource is used to supply drinking water in nearly all parts of the globe. Demand for groundwater is expected to increase as population expands and technology advances. Yet groundwater is not free from costs and limitations, including the construction and maintenance of wells and pumping equipment, as well as storage and transmission infrastructure. Threats to well capacity and water quality rise from a variety of factors, such as pollution, overuse, and drought.
This Manual of Practice codifies existing practices in the water well industry in order to improve the identification, development, and management of groundwater resources in the future. Topics include:fundamentals of hydrogeology; efficiency of water well systems; design of water wells; construction, development and testing; corrosion; incrustation; wellhead protection; and maintenance.
Appendixes include a detailed example of a system design for a water well and sample technical specifications for drilling, constructing, and testing of water wells.
MOP 127 guides engineers and designers through the process of planning, designing, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting water-well systems. Managers, administrators, and water-well operators at all levels of government as well as in the private sector will find it an indispensable reference to water wells assets.
Advances in water and wastewater treatment / sponsored by Environmental and Multi-Media Council and Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Rao Y. Surampalli, K.D. [i.e. R.D.] TyagiTD 430 A33 2004eb
Sponsored by the Environmental and Multimedia Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment provides state-of-the-art information on the application of innovative technologies for water and wastewater treatment with an emphasis on the scientific principles for pollutant or pathogen removal. Described in detail are the practice and principles of wastewater treatment on topics such as: global warming, sustainable development, nutrient removal, bioplastics production, biosolid digestion and composting, pathogen reduction, metal leaching, secondary clarifiers, surface and subsurface constructed wetland, and wastewater reclamation.
Topics include:watershed management, atrazine control, radon removal, pathogen removal, disinfection technologies, control of disinfection by-products, and management of water treatment plant residuals.
Environmental engineers and scientists involved in the practice of environmental engineering will benefit from the basic principles to innovation technologies application.
Pipelines for water conveyance and drainage / prepared by the Task Committee on Pipelines for Water Conveyance and Drainage of the Irrigation Delivery and Drainage Systems Committee of the Irrigation and Drainage Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Roger W. Beieler, P.ETD 491 P58 2013eb
Prepared by the Task Committee on Pipelines for Water Conveyance and Drainage of the Irrigation Delivery and Drainage Systems Committee of the Irrigation and Drainage Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Pipelines for Water Conveyance and Drainage offers a concise listing and description of 11 types of pipe commonly used for water conveyance and drainage. For each type of pipe, 20 characteristics are described, including such physical attributes as material, available sizes, standard lengths, protective linings and coatings, joints, and fittings. Performance characteristics include allowable internal pressure, external load capabilities, hydraulic resistance factor, wave speed, allowable leakage rates, and water quality tolerances. Installation and maintenance criteria include specifications; tapping methods; repair methods; installation, backfill, and protective requirements; and useful life. Information about common standards, industry groups, and reference publications is also included.
This Manual of Practice (MOP) pertains to the following types of pipe: concrete, welded steel, ductile iron, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pressure, polyethylene profile wall, PVC and polypropylene profile wall, corrugated polyethylene, fiberglass, corrugated metal, and vitrified clay pipe and clay drain tile.
Design engineers, utility managers, planners, and educators will find MOP 125 to be an essential reference for designing, installing, and maintaining pipelines that convey water and drainage.
Groundwater quantity and quality management / edited by Mustafa M. Aral, Stewart W. TaylorTD 403 G7257 2011eb
Sponsored by the Groundwater Hydrology Technical Committee of the Groundwater Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
Groundwater Quantity and Quality Management presents the best of current thinking on managing groundwater resources, focusing on the interrelationship between quantity and quality. Groundwater is an essential resource, yet it is subject to overuse and contamination both in the United States and abroad. Effective management of groundwater is imperative to ensure continued access to clean, accessible, and plentiful water supplies. This volume presents state-of-the-art essays on modeling groundwater flow and solute transport for purposes of forecasting; developing groundwater resources with consideration of groundwater-surface water interaction and saltwater intrusion; and remediating groundwater resources by physical, chemical, and biological means.
This report is of immediate relevance to environmental engineers, hydrogeologists, water resources managers and regulators, and municipal officials responsible for maintaining water supplies through the management of groundwater.
Climate change modeling, mitigation, and adaptation / edited by Rao Y. Surampalli, Tian C. Zhang, C.S.P. Ojha, B. Gurjar, R.D. Tyagi, C.M. Kao ; sponsored by Environmental Council, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil EngineersTD 885.5 G73 C573 2013eb
Sponsored by the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
Climate Change Modeling, Mitigation, and Adaptation presents the most current thinking on the environmental mechanisms that contribute to global climate change and and explores scientifically grounded steps to reduce the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The significant contribution by greenhouse gase emission to global climate change has been well-documented, but efforts to address climate change often focus on technologies that reduce the creation of additional emissions. This narrow focus leaves other important climate change issues unexplored, namely: Can we predict future climate change? Can we do anything to mitigate its effects? Are there strategies to adapt to the new climate realities?
Written by leading experts from around the world, these 25 invited chapters provide comprehensive information about the emission of greenhouse gases and climate change. Chapters examine the issues from three standpoints: basic science and vulnerability assessment; modeling and prediction; and reducing or adapting to the negative impacts on humankind and the ecosystem.
Topics include: role of greenhouse gas emissions on our ecosystems impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change temperature and precipitation trends influenced by climate change modeling tools to diagnose climate change and identify undertainty in climate change modeling strategies to mitigate climate change effects
Practicing engineers, environmental managers, and government officials will consult this book as an essential guide to help mitigate the effects of climate change.
Remediation technologies for soils and groundwater / sponsored by Remediation Technologies for Soils and Groundwater Task Committee of the Environmental Council, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Alok Bhandari [and others]TD 878 R47 2007eb
Sponsored by the Remediation Technologies for Soils and Groundwater Task Committee of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This report provides a comprehensive and thorough overview of conventional engineered processes and technologies used for the remediation of contaminated sites. Site remediation is a complex and costly process that aims to restore adversely affected land and groundwater resources to environmentally sustainable conditions.
With extensive illustrations, tables, and case studies, this book has a simple-to-follow writing style that makes it appropriate for use as a classroom text as well as a reference for practitioners.
Chelating agents for land decontamination technologies / sponsored by Hazardous Waste Committee of the Environmental Council, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Daniel C.W. Tsang, Irene M.C. Lo, Rao Y. SurampalliTD 879 H4 C45 2012eb
Sponsored by the Hazardous Waste Committee of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE
Chelating Agents for Land Decontamination Technologies examines the application of chelating agents for the treatment of soil contaminated with metals. Contaminated land remediation is a widespread and costly problem, and the traditional excavation-and-disposal treatment method is not a sustainable solution. Chelating agents (organic compounds that can bind metal ions) are an attractive new technology for land decontamination, because chelating agents enhance metal extraction from contaminated soil or sediment and facilitate metal mobility in subsurface soils.
Chapters in this book cover the process fundamentals as well as engineering applications and recent advances for the use of chelating agents in soil washing, soil flushing, phytoremediation, and electrokinetic remediation. They address the application of chelating agents for both ex situ and in situ soil remediation technologies. The extensive use of illustrations and summary tables is combined with up-to-date references.
This compilation of engineering applications and research findings for different chelating agent-enhanced remediation technologies will be useful to environmental engineers, scientists, and decision makers regarding contaminated land remediation.
Concentrate management in desalination : case studies / edited by Conrad G. Keyes Jr., Michael P. Fahy, Berrin Tansel ; sponsored by Task Committee on Development of Prestandards for Concentrate Management Case Studies, Desalination and Water Reuse Committee, Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Council, Environmental and Water Resources InstituteTD 479 C66 2012eb
Prepared by the Task Committee on Development of Prestandards for Concentrate Management Case Studies of the Desalination and Water Reuse Committee of the Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
Concentrate Management in Desalination: Case Studies reviews the state-of-the-practice for managing concentrate streams resulting from desalination processes. Concentrate management and disposal in desalination pose environmental and cost concerns--and often determine whether a desalination project is viable, especially for inland communities. This report examines many facets of concentrate management in desalination, including process design and configuration, regulatory setting, environmental issues, and economic evaluation of projects. Twelve case studies are offered to demonstrate different techniques for disposing of concentrates associated with the following types of projects:zero liquid discharge (ZLD) and near-ZLD disposal discharge to oceans and bays deep-well injection, land application, and evaporation ponds and discharge to sanitary sewers or surface waters.
Environmental engineers and managers responsible for the design, operation, research, and evaluation of regional desalination and water reuse facilities will find a wealth of practical information in this report.
TMDLs in the urban environment : case studies / sponsored by Task Committee for Urban TMDLs, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Stuart M. SteinTD 657 T64 2010eb
Sponsored by the Task Committee for Urban TMDLs of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This report contains a variety of case studies on urban TMDLs (total maximum daily loads) that demonstrate acceptable modeling, acceptable pollutant allocations, and in some cases, acceptable implementation plans. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 40% of assessed waters still do not meet the water quality standards that states, territories, and authorized tribes have set for them. These waters include approximately 300,000 miles of rivers and shorelines as well as approximately five million acres of lakes polluted mostly by sediments, excess nutrients, and harmful microorganisms. At least 218 million people live within 10 miles of these impaired waters.This book explains to stakeholders the expectations of permitting agencies and encourages the use of best management practices and policy actions to meet these TMDLs.
Zero-valent iron reactive materials for hazardous waste and inorganics removal / sponsored by Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management Committee, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Irene M.C. Lo, Rao Surampalli, Keith C.K. LaiTD 426 Z42 2006eb
Sponsored by the Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This report provides up-to-date technical information and state-of-the-art research findings on the use of zero-valent iron reactive materials to remove contaminants frequently found in groundwater. Covering both the theoretical and the practical, this book covers the comprehensive principles, latest research findings, and innovative developments in hazardous waste and inorganics removal.
To establish a basic understanding of the reactive materials, the scientific principles of chemical reduction reactions, reductive precipitation, and adsorption processes are explained. Then the book describes the design methodology for the full-scale application of zero-valent iron in contaminated sites, as well as approaches to performance evaluation of the reactive materials. The book includes case studies and covers the design, installation, and performance evaluation of permeable reactive barriers based on zero-valent iron.
This book will be beneficial to engineers, scientists, and decisionmakers applying zero-valent iron for hazardous waste and inorganics removal.
Effects of urbanization on groundwater : an engineering case-based approach for sustainable development / sponsored by Urbanization Effects on Groundwater Task Committee, Groundwater Hydrology Committee, Groundwater Council, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Ni-Bin ChangTD 657 E58 2010eb
Sponsored by the Urbanization Effects on Groundwater Task Committee of the Groundwater Hydrology Committee of the Groundwater Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
What are the regional differences in stormwater and wastewater management technology approaches to urbanization? How can wetland extent and function be incorporated as an integral part of urban infrastructure systems, including effects on groundwater level?
Addressing questions such as these, this book presents sustainable systems engineering technologies and applies them to the management of water in urban areas. To promote sustainable management of water, chapters examine the interactions among energy, environment, ecology, and socioeconomic paradigms and describe the challenges and opportunities facing engineers, scientists, and policymakers.
Topics fall into four broad categories:water supply and pollution prevention; stormwater management with regional infiltration technologies; wastewater treatment and disposal with nutrient removal; and low impact development with landscape architecture technologies.
Within these categories, chapters range from the fundamental theory to physical, chemical, and biological processes, to the coupled human and natural environment, to the representation of simulated evolutionary pathways.
This volume makes a strong case for sustainable development and management and helps to expose how sensitive key water quantity and quality management targets are to urban development.
Sustainable sludge management : production of value added products / sponsored by Sustainable Sludge Management Task Committee of the Environmental Council, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by R.D. Tyagi [and others]TD 767 S837 2009eb
Sponsored by the Sustainable Sludge Management Task Committee of the Technical Committee on Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This report collects the latest information on recent trends in the bioconversion of sludge to value-added products such as biopesticides, biosurfactants, enzymes, bioplastics, and biofertilizers/bioflocculants. Stricter regulations in many countries are driving the development of sludge management processes that promote sustainability. One viable options for resource management is the creation of value added-products from wastewater sludge. This book examines wastewater sludge characteristics, offers a road to sustainability by converting sludge into value-added products, and provides detailed information on the various types of value-added products being created from sludge.
This easy-to-read book serves as a reference for practicing professionals and as a textbook in undergraduate or graduate courses; it also will be valuable to educators, researchers, and scientists.
Nanotechnologies for water environment applications / sponsored by Nanotechnology Task Committee of the Environmental Council, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Tian C. Zhang [and others]TD 477 N36 2009eb
Sponsored by the Nanotechnology Task Committee of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This report provides the current status of synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, as well as the environmental effects of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology, the engine of the next Industrial Revolution, represents the new wave of research for chemical and industrial innovation. Any new technology or compound, however, comes with the threat of harm to humans and natural ecosystems. Research into the environmental effects--as well as the ethical, legal, and social implications--of nanotechnologies and nanoproducts has never been more important.
Topics include:the major applications of nanotechnologies in various water environments; issues related to the fate and transport of nanomaterials in aquatic environments; engineered nanomaterials as emerging contaminants in water; and the environmental risks and related management of nanomaterials.
Extensive up-to-date references are provided.
This book is useful to undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and practicing engineers, as well as educators, scientists, government officials, policymakers, and industrial process managers.
Contaminants of emerging environmental concern / sponsored by Emerging Contaminants of Concern Task Committee of the Environmental Council, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Alok Bhandari [and others]TD 174 C66 2009eb
Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This volume reports on anthropogenic chemicals, a new category of environmental contaminant that is predominantly unregulated and human-made. Occurring in air, soil, water, food, and human and animal tissues in trace concentrations, these chemical compounds persist in the environment and are capable of altering the physiology of target receptors.
This report considers specific pollutants, such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, antimicrobials and antibiotics, hormones, plasticizers, surfactants, fire retardants, pesticides, and nanoparticles. It also summarizes the analytical methods used for separation and quantification of emerging contaminants and describes molecular biology approaches to identify organisms capable of degrading these chemicals. The report contains extensive illustrations and tables with current references.
This book is a must-have for both undergraduate and graduate students in environmental engineering and resources; teachers; researchers; and practicing environmental engineers.
Great works on urban water resources (1962-2001), from the American Society of Civil Engineers, Urban Water Resources Research Council / sponsored by Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Urban Water Resources Research Council (UWRRC) ; edited by Jonathan E. JonesTD 655 G74 2006eb
Sponsored by the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This book contains 29 selected papers dealing with urban water resources selected from more than 40 years of materials prepared by the Urban Water Resources Research Council (UWRRC). Members of the UWRRC have collaborated to prepare reports, technical memoranda, conference proceedings, and other documents and, in the process, made extraordinary contributions to the field of urban water resources planning, design, and management.
This book documents the unique contributions of the UWRRC with papers that are as timely and provocative today as when they were first published. Readers will be struck by the foresight and perspective of UWRRC members on such subjects as drainage and flood control, stormwater quality management, water supply planning, risk assessment, public involvement and participation, and the role of the water engineer in society.
This book presents the evolution and primary underpinnings of urban stormwater management and will be beneficial to all stormwater management professionals.
Climate variations, climate change, and water resources engineering / sponsored by Surface Water Hydrology Technical Committee, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Jürgen D. Garbrecht, Thomas C. PiechotaTD 353 C545 2006eb
Prepared by the Surface Water Hydrology Technical Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This report provides a broad overview of the interaction between climate and water resources engineering. Complex water resource systems may ensure a continued safe and reliable water supply, but climate variations can stress these these systems and lead to water shortages and other problems. While many aspects of climate variation and its impact on water resources have been presented and published, the information is greatly dispersed and lacks a general overview.
This report highlights the current knowledge about climate variations and change, discusses the impact on water resources systems, characterizes its predictability, and provides examples of its use in water resources management, planning, and design. This information is supplied through ten detailed case applications that examine the value and potential of climate information in water resources investigations.
As the first book to address climate issues from the water resources engineering perspective, this report will be beneficial to water resources planners and managers, flood and drought preparedness agencies, irrigation district managers, and any others that rely on water resources budgeting, planning, and systems operations.
Water control gates : guidelines for inspection and evaluation / prepared by the Task Committee on Condition Assessment of Water Control Gates, of the Hydropower Committee, of the Energy Division, of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; cosponsored by U.S. Department of Homeland Security [and others]TD 491 W375 2012eb
Sponsored by the Hydropower Technical Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE; U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency; Interagency Committee on Dam Safety; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center.
Water Control Gates: Guidelines for Inspection and Evaluation provides information and techniques for assessing water control gates, focusing particularly on those controlling reservoirs impounded by a dam. As many dams in the United States reach or pass their 50-year design lives, water control gates and other features must be examined to determine their condition for continued reliable, safe use. This single volume covers the most common types of major water control gates used throughout the last century in the United States.
Topics include: description of various water control gates and operating systems; gate operation; gate maintenance; preparing for a gate inspection; conducting visual gate and gate operating system inspections; gate system testing; and the evaluation process. Appendixes provide inspection checklists; example procedures for inspection and testing; guidelines for crane inspection; calculations for determining curvilinear water pressure on a gate face; and potential failure mode examples. The volume includes references and an extensive bibliography.
This volume will help owners of dams, whether large or small, to develop a comprehensive plan to actively manage their dam gates. Hydraulic engineers, water resources managers, and emergency planning officials also will rely on this compilation as a reference for managing and maintaining water control gates.
Guideline for monitoring stormwater gross solids / sponsored by Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; produced by Urban Water Resources Research Council, Gross Solids Technical CommitteeTD 425 E58 2010eb
Prepared by the Gross Solid Technical Committee of the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This report standardizes data collection procedures and laboratory protocols used in evaluating the removal of gross solids. Gross solids are litter, trash, leaves, and large coarse sediments that travel, as either floating debris or bed loads, in stormwater conveyance systems. Traditional monitoring programs, which were designed to determine the effectiveness of best management practices (BMPs) for reducing stormwater pollution, rely on autosamplers that ineffectively sample gross solids. These large pollutants can have a harmful impact on the environment. This report analyzes three levels of monitoring procedures: screening evaluation, performance evaluation, and research and design.
This book will be useful to engineers and professionals involved in stormwater management.
Sustainable wastewater management in developing countries : new paradigms and case studies from the field / Carsten Hollænder Laugesen and Ole Fryd ; with Thammarat Koottatep and Hans BrixTD 627 L38 2010eb
Wastewater management in developing countries throughout the world is in a state of crisis. It is estimated that 2.6 billion people worldwide live without adequate sanitation. Resources are scarce, previous management systems have failed, and traditional techniques and solutions are not immediate enough, too expensive, or simply inefficient. This book investigates the complex political, economic, and cultural reasons that so many developing nations lack the ability to provide proper and effective wastewater treatment for their citizens.
The authors draw upon their experiences in Malaysia, Thailand, and other countries to inspire innovation and improvement in wastewater treatment and management. They examine the failures of traditional planning, design, and implementation, and offer localized solutions that will yield effective sustainable management systems. These solutions include reuse of treated wastewater, energy conservation, and proper financial and organizational set up.
Sustainable Wastewater Management in Developing Countries will urge practitioners, decision makers, and researchers to approach these systems in new ways that are practical, innovative, and--best of all--sustainable.
About the Authors
Carsten Hollaender Laugesen has assisted with more than 80 projects in 16 countries, primarily in Southeast Asia. He recently worked for the Danish engineering firm COWI as project manager and chief technical advisor for a wastewater treatment plant at Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. He is currently undertaking a research project for the World Bank.
Ole Fryd holds a master's degree from Aalborg University, Denmark. He is trained as an architect and urban planner. He works as a researcher in integrated water management and urban development at the Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning (Forest & Landscape Denmark).
Thammarat Koottatep is an assistant professor of environmental engineering and management at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.
Hans Brix is a professor in plant ecophysiology at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Field guide to environmental engineering for development workers : water, sanitation, and indoor air / James R. Mihelcic ... [et al. ; with a forward by President Jimmy Carter]TD 127 F54 2009eb
Foreword by President Jimmy Carter
Throughout the world, and even in the United States, engineers are tackling the challenges of sustainable development and public health--challenges that engineers are uniquely qualified to address. Yet engineers working abroad on development projects often lack the knowledge and information to design, plan, construct, operate, and maintain technology that is culturally, economically, and geographically appropriate--technology that takes into account gender, does not use significant amounts of fossil fuels, accounts for environmental conditions like water scarcity, and uses local construction materials.
This readable and fully illustrated guide is a complete handbook for international engineering service projects that involve water supply and treatment, watersheds, sanitation systems, and indoor air quality. It provides the tools necessary to implement the right technology in developing regions around the world. The authors introduce sustainable engineering and explain how environmental engineering fosters public health, with an emphasis on the relationship between community participation and the success of an engineering project. In addition, this book covers topographical surveying, project planning, watershed management, and construction materials and techniques. Specific technical guidance is offered for the design and construction of multiple systems for water supply, water and wastewater treatment, and flood storage and drainage, as well as solid waste management and indoor air quality improvement.
This book is a valuable resource for engineering students, faculty, and practitioners involved with programs like Engineers without Borders, Water for People, and Engineers for a Sustainable World, as well as those affiliated with government groups, international agencies, and charitable organizations.
About the Authors
James R. Mihelcic, Ph.D., BCEEM, is a professor of civil and environmental engineering, a state of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar, and director of the Master's International Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida.
Lauren M. Fry is a doctoral candidate in environmental engineering at Michigan Technological University.
Elizabeth A. Myre has managed water, sanitation, and renewable energy projects with NGOs in Haiti and Guatemala.
Linda D. Phillips, P.E., P.M.P, C.D.T., is a lecturer and Patel Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of the International Capstone Design (ICD) program at the University of South Florida.
Brian Barkdoll, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan Technological University.
... this book is nothing less than a how-to guide for applying engineering know-how to help people in the developing world gain access to clean water and achieve higher standards of sanitation.... The guide is densely packed with straightforward, practical, black-and-white sketches, many of them showing the construction and operation of various facets of infrastructure... -- Civil Engineering magazine
Manhole inspection and rehabilitation / prepared by the Committee on Manhole Rehabilitation of the Pipeline Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Joanne B. HughesTD 696 M36 2009eb
Prepared by the Committee on Manhole Rehabilitation of the Pipeline Division of ASCE
Manhole structures are the principal means of access for collection system maintenance. Effective manhole inspection and rehabilitation are necessary to remove excessive manhole infiltration and inflow, improve manhole structural integrity, address public safety-related issues, and implement general system maintenance requirements.
This manual presents a current and complete inspection and grading protocol that offers logical step-by-step guidance for maintaining and improving the health of these systems. This new edition of Manhole Inspection and Rehabilitation presents the primary components that allow agencies to accurately identify inventory, evaluate the condition of these structures, make informed decisions for rehabilitation materials, and include key quality control measures when specifying the use of rehabilitation materials. The topics examined in this updated edition include:safety; manhole inspection; manhole rehabilitation methods; cost-effectiveness analysis and rehabilitation method selection; and construction inspection and quality control.
This book will be valuable to all sewer system professionals.
Buried flexible steel pipe : design and structural analysis / prepared by the Task Committee on Buried Flexible (Steel) Pipe Load Stability Criteria & Design of the Pipeline Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by William R. WhiddenTD 491 B865 2009eb
Prepared by the Task Committee on Buried Flexible (Steel) Pipe Load Stability Criteria and Design of Pipeline Division of ASCE
This manual provides appropriate analytical concepts to address the principles of buried steel pipe design and attempts to correct misusage of the 1958 Modified Iowa Formula. The most current work of Dr. Reynold K. Watkins and others is presented in this book to develop external loading design concepts. The goal of Buried Flexible Steel Pipe is to offer sound information on the structural design and analysis of buried steel pipe--for water and wastewater--consistent with the latest pipe/soil design concepts of the industry. In conjunction with the external design of the pipe/soil interaction, the manual addresses internal pressure design, vacuum and external fluid pressure analysis, and many other nonstandard conditions pipe designers will likely encounter.
This manual will be valuable to students and professionals involved in pipe design and construction.
Natural processes and systems for hazardous waste treatment / sponsored by Natural Processes and Systems for Hazardous Waste Treatment Task Committee of the Environmental Council [and] Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Say Kee Ong [and others]TD 1060 N386 2008eb
Sponsored by the Natural Processes and Systems for Hazardous Waste Treatment Task Committee of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This report discusses the various natural processes for the attenuation and degradation of hazardous compounds and considers the application of these processes within inexpensive natural systems. New chemical compounds are continually being created to meet specific industrial applications and human uses. Release of these compounds into the environment is inevitable, and their contamination of natural resources, as well as their effect on human health, remain an important global ecological concern. Many compounds degrade in the presence of various natural processes, so there is a need to understand whether new compounds will persist in the environment or will eventually break down innocuously.
Major attenuation processes that are covered include:sorption and sequestration, biodegradation and assimilation processes, photo-processes, phyto-processes, oxidation-reduction, and physical processes.
Extensive up-to-date references are included, as well as numerous illustrations, tables, and case studies.
This book serves as a reference for undergraduate or graduate students, as well as for practicing professionals.
Energy production and reservoir water quality : a guide to the regulatory, technical, and theoretical basis for required studies / sponsored by Environmental Effects Committee of the Energy Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by James Martin [and others]TD 370 E54 2007eb
Prepared by the Environmental Effects Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE.
This report examines the inextricable link between energy production and reservoir water quality, which poses an ongoing challenge for civil engineers. Energy production processes can influence reservoir water quality, and reservoir water quality can limit energy production. This book presents the regulatory framework driving the need for technical evaluations and the tools currently available for assessing both production and water quality.
Along with six case studies, topics include:regulatory framework; fundamental water quality processes; numerical hydrodynamic and transport models for reservoirs; water quality modeling theory; and modeling systems and their application.
Animal waste containment in lagoons / prepared by the Animal Waste Containment Committee of the Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Lakshmi N. ReddiTD 930.2 A54 2005eb
Prepared by the Animal Waste Containment Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
Animal Waste Containment in Lagoons provides a comprehensive view of the state-of-the-art practice of animal waste containment and gives directions for future research techniques. Topics Include:Fate of nitrogen compounds in animal waste lagoons; Seepage and transport through anaerobic lagoon liners; Clogging of animal waste lagoon liners; Evaluating seepage losses and liner performance at animal waste lagoons using water balance methods; Use of coal combustion by-products as low permeability liners for manure storage facilities; and Air quality issues associated with livestock production.
Practitioners in the following disciplines: water resources, environmental, geotechnical, and agricultural engineering will find this manual to be very beneficial.
Stochastic methods in subsurface contaminant hydrology / edited by Rao S. GovindarajuTD 426 S76 2002eb
This comprehensive book details the existing methodologies and emerging techniques available for performing stochastic analysis of contaminant transport through porous media. Methods of analysis include: perturbation methods, Green's functions, moment analysis, cumulant expansion methods, decomposition principles, and Kalman filtering approaches. Both Eulerian and Lagrangian viewpoints are represented, and diverse topics such as reactive and nonreactive transport, stochastic streamtube modeling, multicomponent systems, dilution and dispersion, and anomalous dispersion are discussed. Examples from field and laboratory experiments and simulation exercises illustrate several of these concepts.
Stochastic Methods in Subsurface Contaminant Hydrology will appeal to students, researchers, and academicians interested in subsurface contaminant transport problems. Practitioners will also find this book useful, as it is an important reference for anyone interested in hydrology, environmental problems, soil physics, geology, and applied mathematics. Readers are expected to have a basic understanding of stochastic processes.
About the Author
Rao S. Govindaraju is a professor in the Schoolof Civil Engineering at Purdue University.
Overall, this is an excellent book for those who are interested in learning various stochastic technigues for predicting solute spreading in heterogeous porous media. -- Vadose Zone Journal
Groundwater contamination by organic pollutants : analysis and remediation / edited by Jagath J. KaluarachchiTD 427 O7 G76 2000eb
Sponsored by the Groundwater Quality Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
Groundwater Contamination by Organic Pollutants surveys important technologies used in the remediation of contaminated aquifers and provides a detailed analysis of each approach. Groundwater contamination by organic pollutants has become an important topic since the early 1980s as a result of the detection of large-scale contamination events. Since that time, substantial research efforts have been focused on developing new and innovative technologies and management approaches to clean up organic-contaminated sites. With the development of new and effective technologies, current research efforts are now more focused on risk assessment and management at contaminated sites and remediation in complex geological environments. Although research, technology transfer, and public education have been active links of the overall effort, still there is limited technology transfer and understanding of common remediation technologies and corresponding analysis among practitioners and managers.
Techniques covered in this Manual include simple screening model and field application, pump-and-treat, bioremediation, steam flooding, and air sparging. Discussion of the benefits and limitations of each approach allows engineers to evaluate the applicability of the technology in actual scenarios. Models of multiphase flow systems that are commonly observed in organic-contaminated aquifers are presented, as well as previous modeling work to predict flow and transport in multiphase systems and currently available modeling software for remediation purposes.
This Manual is intended to improve the understanding of both existing practitioners and beginning engineers, geologists water chemists, and biologists.
Remediation in rock masses / edited by Hilary I. Inyang, Clifford J. BruellTD 878 R457 2000eb
Remediation in Rock Masses describes the problems of and presents solutions to the complicated issue of contaminated rock site remediation. With theoretical analyses, case studies, and recommendations by prominent individuals in the field, this book presents a comprehensive overview of modeling, site characterization, and remediation techniques.
Topics include:characterization of polluted rock masses; estimation of contaminant flow rates in rock; assessments of the effectiveness of important cleanup technologies; theoretical modeling of liquid movement and mixing in rock fractures; evaluations of pneumatic and hydraulic fracturing to increase formation permeabilities; and remediation technologies, including pump-and-treat, soil vapor extraction (SVE), bioremediation, and alcohol flooding;
The occurrence of contaminants--gasoline, trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrahydrofuran, and heavy metals--in fractured rock systems at selected industrial sites, landfills, and hardrock or coal mining sites is reviewed. Site characterization techniques to determine interconnectivity between fractures are also discussed.
About the Editors
Hilary I. Inyang, Ph.D., is University Professor and director of the Center for Environmental Engineering, Science, and Technology of the James B. Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Clifford J. Bruell, PH.D., is a professor at the James B. Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
The role of technology in water resources planning and management / sponsored by Task Committee on the Role of Technology in Water Resources of the Water Resources Planning and Management Committee, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Elizabeth M. Perez, Warren Viessman, JrTD 345 R65 2009eb
Sponsored by the Task Committee on the Role of Technology in Water Resources of the Water Resources Planning and Management Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This report examines the impact of technology on water resource planning and management--both historically and into the future. Because technology plays a vital role in influencing sound decisions regarding water resources, this study examines it from various vantage points. Selected case studies cover a variety of settings, materials, and insights into new technological approaches.
Topics include:the range of technologies applicable to water resource planning, management, and policy making; research and analysis of new technologies, such as adaptive management, shared vision modeling, and geographic information systems; and a foundation for research into similar disciplines.
This report is a valuable resource for students, educators, and practicing engineers working in the area of water resources planning and management.
Marine outfall construction : background, techniques, and case studies / Robert A. GraceTD 763 G639 2009eb
The use of marine outfalls to carry treated wastewater from land to sea is important for coastal municipalities and industries. Outfall projects present complex environmental, engineering, and construction challenges. Until now, however, very little practical information has been available to guide engineers, government officials, contractors, industries, and communities.
Marine Outfall Construction contains practical guidance, detailed case studies, and more than 700 references. Grace explains why an outfall is the disposal method of choice. He uses his extensive offshore experience to describe the particular challenges that accompany a construction project at sea. He examines techniques for installing a pipeline underwater, including trestles, bottom-pull, horizontal directional drilling, crane barges, and robotics. He outlines specific obstacles to successful outfall construction, such as difficult sites and deep water locations, and he examines unique outfalls, along with those that turned out to be difficult or impossible to install. Appendixes include an annotated list of the major features of 400 global outfall projects, a technical summary of applicable wave-related concepts, and a discussion of immersed tubes.
About the Author
Robert A. Grace, Ph.D., is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu.
Waste containment facilities : guidance for construction quality assurance and construction quality control of liner and cover systems / David E. Daniel, Robert M. KoernerTD 793 D36 2007eb
Properly constructed and carefully maintained waste containment facilities protect human health and the environment. Daniel and Koerner provide technical guidance for the complex task of ensuring construction quality control and assurance of geosynthetics used to contain waste, as well as manufacturing quality assurance and control of these materials.
This book covers all types of waste containment facilities, including hazardous waste landfills and impoundments, municipal solid-waste landfills, nonhazardous-waste liquid impoundments, and final covers for new facilities and site remediation projects. The new edition updates and expands the previous edition to reflect recent developments in test methods, specifications, and field practice.
Engineers and managers involved in the design, construction, permitting, and operation of waste containment facilities and in the fabrication of geosynthetic material will find this book an essential technical resource.
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GIS tools for water, wastewater, and stormwater systems / U.M. ShamsiTD 485 S497 2002eb
Data and software are the two most important tools for developing geographic information system (GIS) applications. This book presents a step-by-step approach covering GIS application case studies, examples, and costs associated with hardware, software, data conversion, and implementation. It addresses a broad range of GIS issues, from basic definitions to specific applications, teaching how to utilize GIS tools and implement them in a practical and cost-effective manner in the fields of water, wastewater, and stormwater management.
Written in textbook format with stylistic focus on the inductive presentation of examples before principles, this book provides state-of-the-art information about the tools required to develop GIS applications for water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.
This book is geared for any professional involved in the management and operation of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems, as well as civil and environmental project engineers and project managers. With a substantial amount of pictures, diagrams, graphs, and illustrations, this book is also suitable for use in the classroom. Each chapter begins with learning objectives, and ends with a chapter summary and practice problems that can be used as assignments for the student.
About the Author
Uzair (Sam) M. Shamsi is an engineer with Chester Engineers, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and an adjust professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches GIS and hydrology.
This book is a 'must read' for anyone involved in implementing a GIS for a water or wastewater utility... The book is filled with numerous examples of GIS applications in the water industry that are both current and practical. The extensive listings of GIS data, software, and Internet resources will help you build the right kind of GIS for your system -- John Lucey, Executive Vice President and General Manager, USFiler Engineering & Construction.
Groundwater and soil remediation : process design and cost estimating of proven technologies / Marve Hyman, R. Ryan DupontTD 426 H95 2001eb
Groundwater and Soil Remediation describes conventional treatment technologies and explains how they are designed and what they cost. This practical book provides design details and examples of remediation techniques with an emphasis on the integration of remediation technologies into a process design scheme. Chemical engineering techniques are applied to civil and environmental engineering and hydrogeologic contamination problems, allowing engineers to select the best-suited remediation solution from competing alternatives.
The steps in systematic process design and process control are described in detail for a variety of soil and groundwater remediation techniques, including:metals removal from groundwater, groundwater remediation using carbon absorption, stripping of groundwater, aqueous chemical oxidation, bioremediation systems, soil venting, thermal treatment for soils and sludges, soil washing, and stabilization and solidification.
Applications of traditional cost estimating methods as well as those developed especially for remediation systems, based on what is often limited subsurface information, are also presented.
The book provides a logical pathway for determining the best feasible combinations of processes for complex remediation systems, explains how readers can learn to interpret or create piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), and gives a comprehensive exposition for cost estimating of treatment systems with both traditional methods and computer programs.
About the Authors
Marve Hyman, P.E., CIH, is with Bechtel working on waste remediation and has taught classes for the University of California at Berkeley Extension, Washington State University, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and American Industrial Hygiene Association on Remediation.
R. Ryan Dupont, Ph.D., is professor and head of environmental engineering atthe Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University.
Water balance covers for waste containment : principles and practice / William H. Albright, Craig H. Benson, W. Joseph WaughTD 795.7 A375 2010eb
This book presents the results of the latest research regarding water balance covers for containing solid waste sites. Water balance covers (also known as store-and-release, evapotranspiration, or ET covers) are an effective and efficient alternative to conventional clay liner or geosynthetic covers, especially in arid regions. By cycling water from the soil to the atmosphere during growing seasons, water balance covers minimize the percolation of rainwater through the soil and thus the production of leachate from landfill contents.
This book introduces water balance covers and compares them with conventional approaches to waste containment. The authors give detailed analysis of the fundamentals of soil physics and design issues, introduce applicable ecological concepts and revegetation practices, and then move on to construction, modeling, and maintenance. Case studies drawn from current field testing add depth to the analysis.
This book will be valuable to practicing geotechnical engineers, as well as regulators and landfill managers.
About the Authors
William H. Albright, Ph.D., is associate research hydrologist in the Division of Hydrologic Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada. Albright and Benson served as the principal investigators in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Alternative Cover Assessment Program.
Craig H. Benson, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, is a professor of geological engineering and holds an endowed chair in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served as editor-in-chief of ASCE's Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering since 2004.
William J. Waugh, Ph.D., is a scientist with the Environmental Sciences Laboratory, which is operated by the S.M. Stoller Corporation for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Trenchless renewal of culverts and storm sewers / prepared by the Pipeline Infrastructure Committee of the Pipeline Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Lynn OsbornTD 665 T74 2010eb
Prepared by the Pipeline Infrastructure Committee of the Pipeline Division of ASCE.
Trenchless Renewal of Culverts and Storm Sewers describes technologies used by engineers and transportation professionals in renewing culverts and drainage structures under roads, railroads, airport runways, streets, and similar structures. This manual covers topics such as safety, cleaning and inspection, condition assessment and evaluation, description of trenchless renewal methods, and lifecycle considerations. The chapter on renewal technologies presents background information, installation procedures, design considerations, installation requirements, asset management, and requirements for quality assurance/quality control and inspection.
This manual will be valuable to engineers, agencies, consultants, and professionals involved with culvert and storm sewer renewal.
Gravity sanitary sewer design and construction / prepared by a joint task force of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute and the Pipeline Division Committee on Pipeline Planning of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Collection Systems Subcommittee of the Technical Practice Committee of the Water Environment Federation ; edited by Paul BizierTD 678 G715 2007eb
Prepared by a Joint Task Force of the Environment and Water Resoruces Institute and the Committee on Pipeline Planning of the Pipeline Division of ASCE and the Collection Systems Subcommittee of the Technical Practice Committee of the Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Gravity Sanitary Sewer Design and Construction provides theoretical and practical guidelines for the design and construction of gravity sanitary sewers. This new edition covers the administrative and organizational phases of sanitary sewer projects, as well as the parameters necessary to establish the design criteria, complete the design, and award a construction contract. The manual offers an in-depth discussion of commonly used trenchless and conventional methods of sanitary sewer construction.
With its liberal use of charts, illustrations, and case studies, this practical manual is an indispensable resource for engineers in the field of sanitary sewer structural and hydraulic design.
Diatomaceous earth filtration for safe drinking water / George P. FultonTD 446 F85 2000eb
Conveyance of residuals from water and wastewater treatment / Sludge Treatment, Utilization, Reclamation, and Disposal Committee of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil EngineersTD 767 C66 2000eb
Prepared by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.
This Manual of Practice provides detailed guidance to determine the handling characteristics of residuals and to select appropriate conveyance systems. As residuals are processed and handled, their intrinsic properties (such as viscosity, rheology, flowability, and texture) change. If these changes are not recognized and the proper transport devices used, problems can result in the processing and disposal of these materials. To ensure correct handling and transport of residuals, this manual describes a procedure for classifying residuals according to their transport properties. A detailed examination of the rheology, composition, and transport characteristics of residual solids is included, as well as a comprehensive listing of the equipment available, with photographs and illustrations, for transporting residuals. By providing details on handling characteristics and transport equipment, this manual assists engineers in determining the most efficient type of transport for each of the major classifications of residuals: non-Newtonian slurries, thickened residuals, dewatered residuals, and granular and compactable residuals. Four case studies, highlighting lessons from actual operating installations, are also included. The specific equipment that produces the residuals to be conveyed is discussed to define any operating factors that could affect the transport characteristics.
Environmental site characterization and remediation design guidance / prepared by the Remedial Investigation Feasibility Study Remediation Design Manual Task Committee of the Environmental Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil EngineersTD 1052 E58 1999eb
Prepared by the Remedial Investigations/Feasibility Studies/Remedial Designs Manual Committee of ASCE.
Environmental Site Characterization and Remediation Design and Guidance describes the characterization and design processes for cleanup of sites contaminated by hazardous materials. Intended for consultants, engineers, site owners, insurers, realtors, and facilities managers, this Manual details key elements of the site cleanup process, including remediation planning, site characterization, evaluation and selection of remediation alternatives, and remediation design, construction, and implementation. It reviews methods for evaluating available remediation techniques and selecting the most reliable and cost-effective methods for environmental sites. Outlining an organized and rational approach to remediation design, this Manual also covers cost-effective regulatory compliance and community responsibility. A special chapter was added to explore expedited processes for simple cleanup procedures.
Quality of ground water : guidelines for selection and application of frequently used models / prepared by the Committee on Ground Water Quality of the Environmental Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil EngineersTD 426 A44 1996eb
Prepared by the Task Committee on Contaminated Ground Water Modeling of the Committee on Ground Water Quality of the Environmental Engineering Division of ASCE.
Quality of Ground Water assesses widely used models of contaminated ground water. Based on a survey of the professional community to determine which models are in frequent use, the models were classified according to a unified set of criteria. The Manual presents guidelines for the application of the models that include the capabilities and limitations of each model.
We the people : stories from the community rights movement in the United States / Thomas Linzey and Anneke CampbellTD 171.7 L56 2016
We the People offers powerful portraits of communities across the United States that have faced threats from environmentally destructive corporate projects and responded by successfully banning those projects at a local level. We hear the inspiring voices of ordinary citizens and activists practicing a cutting-edge form of organising developed by the non-profit law firm, the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF).
Drawdown : the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming / edited by Paul HawkenTD 171.75 D73 2017
* New York Times bestseller *
The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world
"At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope." --Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming
"There's been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom." --David Roberts, Vox
"This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook--only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook." --Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA
In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here--some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth's warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being--giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.