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Environmental Engineering - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range TD (Environmental Engineering) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Blue and Green Cities The Role of Blue-Green Infrastructure in Managing Urban Water Resources / by Robert C. Brears
    TD195.W3

  • Stormwater manufactured treatment devices certification guidelines / Joint Task Committee on Guidelines for Certification of Manufactured Stormwater BMPs ; edited by Qizhong Guo, Ph. D., P.E., D. WRE ; sponsored by the Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure Committee of the Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Council and the Wet Weather Flow Technologies Committee of the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TD 657 J65 2017eb

    Sponsored by the Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure Committee of the Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Council and the Wet-Weather Flow Technology Committee of the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers

    Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices: Certification Guidelines provides a framework for regulatory agencies to create verification and certification programs for stormwater treatment systems. To meet regulatory requirements for treating stormwater runoff before it reaches receiving waters, many communities are looking for compact systems, especially in areas where land is not readily available. Manufacturers have responded with a wide range of structural best management practices (BMPs), which are also known as stormwater control measures (SCMs) or manufactured treatment devices (MTDs).

    This book assists regulators and end users in assessing the efficiency of MTDs. It also provides guidelines to help regulators establish certification programs for these devices. The authors address seven critical components in the development of design criteria, testing, verification, and certification of MTDs: laboratory testing; scaling relations; field testing; data reporting; data analysis and performance evaluation; inspection and maintenance; and verification and certification. In addition, examples of certification programs from different regions of the United States are briefly described.

    For environmental regulators at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as owners and managers of stormwater management facilities, this book fills a knowledge gap in ensuring that stormwater treatment measures achieve their intended purpose of cleaner runoff to the nation's water environment.


  • Cost of maintaining green infrastructure / edited by Jane Clary, Holly Piza, P.E
    TD 665 C68 2017eb

    Sponsored by the Municipal Water Infrastructure Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE

    Cost of Maintaining Green Infrastructure reports findings from a survey and literature review to capture and quantify the expenses associated with operating and maintaining sustainable stormwater-management technologies. Green infrastructure (GI) practices use processes found in the natural environment to manage stormwater with the end goal of reducing stormwater runoff volumes and corresponding pollutant loading from urban surfaces. Because GI installations require ongoing maintenance to remain effective, the authors set out to compile data to support whole-life cost estimates for a suite of small-scale, distributed GI technologies, with a particular emphasis on maintenance costs. To develop this report, they contacted 30 state and local agencies to gather information on GI program structure, types and frequency of maintenance activities, maintenance program costs, data tracking approach, and budgeting.

    Topics include:

    Survey results from 10 communities that provided data on GI maintenance costs; Descriptions of GI programs in 11 communities not yet able to provide cost data; Resources on GI practices available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Descriptions of nine readily available cost-estimating tools and resources; and Recommendations to standardize GI cost reporting.

    This book is a vital resource for environmental engineers and managers, urban planners, and government officials working with states and communities interested in planning and developing green stormwater infrastructure to manage urban runoff.


  • Engineering and technical development for a sustainable environment / editors, Dzaraini Kamarun, PhD, Ramlah Mohd Tajuddin, PhD, Bulan Abdullah, PhD
    TD 170.2 E53 2017

    This volume covers a diverse array of alternative technologies and their development with particular attention to the utilization of bioresources for the achievement of a sustainable environment. The book presents a selection of alternative technologies being used in developing and developed countries that can be indigenous to the region, cost-effective, and often driven by dominant societal interest and geographical status. Several engineering and technological processes are included to mark their importance in product performance and preservation of the environment.

    Topics cover:

    * strategies for the management of rain and ground water for consumption

    * wastewater treatment using indigenous techniques of phytoremediation

    * scientific and engineering approaches to the prevention of flood and landslides in the tropics

    * wind power generation

    * soil evaluation of contamination due to heavy metals

    * green and sustainable building approaches

    * bioethanol production

    * energy conservation techniques

    Refreshing and informative, Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment revisits conventional approaches of managing natural agents (such as wind, rain and groundwater resources as well as wastewater treatment) in light of current sustainableoriented techniques using modern scientific concepts and strategies. It presents in-depth evaluations and analyses using systematic up-to-date scientific and engineering tools.


  • The science and technology of industrial water treatment / edited by Zahid Amjad
    TD 897 S28 2010

    Mineral scale deposits, corrosion, suspended matter, and microbiological growth are factors that must be controlled in industrial water systems. Research on understanding the mechanisms of these problems has attracted considerable attention in the past three decades as has progress concerning water treatment additives to ameliorate these concerns. The Science and Technology of Industrial Water Treatmentprovides a comprehensive discussion on the topic from specialists in industry and academia.

    The book begins with an overview of water chemistry and covers the characteristics of commonly encountered mineral scales. It addresses the formation and control of different scales in various systems and examines new developments in membrane-based separation processes. Next, it provides a detailed account on the operational challenges of reverse osmosis systems and scale control in thermal distillation processes. The text explores corrosion control in cooling, boiler, geothermal, and desalination systems and it discusses the interactions of polyelectrolytes with suspended matter.

    Includes coverage of a range of bacterial species, including Legionella

    The book examines bacterial species commonly encountered in water supplies, the mechanisms of biofouling, approaches to control it, and criteria for selecting biocides for water treatment applications. An entire chapter is devoted toLegionellain water systems. Contributors describe various analytical techniques for identifying mineral scales and deposits. They also examine applications of polymers for treating industrial and wastewater systems and give an account of analytical approaches for monitoring various operational parameters and chemicals used to treat industrial water systems.

    A valuable addition to the library of academic researchers, this volume will also prove useful to those working not only in the water treatment industry, but also to those in petroleum, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and other areas where purity processes are a significant concern.


  • Resource recovery to approach zero municipal waste / editors, Mohammad J. Tasherzadeh, Tobias Richards
    TD 793.9 R47 2015

    Current development results in a linear flow from raw material to waste, which cannot be sustainable in the long term. Plus, a global population of 7 billion people means that there are 7 billion waste producers in the world. At present, dumping and landfilling are the primary practices for getting rid of municipal solid waste (MSW). However, this waste contains resources that we've yet to utilize. To create sustainable societies, we need to approach zero waste by recovering these resources.

    There are cities and countries where zero waste is close to becoming a reality. Landfilling of organic waste is forbidden in Europe, and countries such as Sweden, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland have developed a variety of technologies to recover resources from MSW.

    Resource Recovery to Approach Zero Municipal Waste explores the solid waste management laws and regulations of different countries, comparing the latest resource recovery technologies and offering future perspectives. The book tackles the many technical, social, ecological, economical, and managerial aspects of this complex subject while promoting the development of sustainable societies to achieve a greener global environment.


  • Environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing / Frank R. Spellman
    TD 195 G3S75 2013

    There is a strong need for innovation and the development of viable renewable energy sources. Recent technological advances now allow natural gas supplies--previously believed inaccessible or nonexistent--to be discovered, mined, and processed for both industrial and consumer use. The technology, a controversial process that is alternatively called hydraulic fracturing, fracking, fracing, or hydrofracking, has greatly expanded natural gas production in the United States. Presenting a balanced discussion, Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturingis a comprehensive guide to all aspects of hydraulic fracturing used to extract natural gas, along with gas exploration and production in various shale fields.

    As the use of hydraulic fracturing has grown, concerns about its environmental and public health impacts have also increased--one of the most significant concerns being the fluids that are injected into rock formations to cause the fracturing contain potentially hazardous chemical additives. The book covers all facets of the issue, including ongoing controversies about the environmental and operator safety issues arising from possible water pollution, drinking water contamination, on-the-job safety hazards, and harmful chemical exposure to workers and residents near well areas.

    The author discusses both the pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing, explaining the process in great detail. He describes the benefits of hydraulic fracturing and its importance in making the United States energy independent by drilling for its own resources, as well as the potential impacts to the surrounding environment. The text also includes suggestions and recommendations on how to mitigate environmental damage. Arguably the first book of its kind, this is the go-to text on the use and impacts of hydraulic fracturing.


  • Production chemicals for the oil and gas industry / Malcolm A. Kelland
    TD 193 K46 2014

    Production chemistry issues result from changes in well stream fluids, both liquid and gaseous, during processing. Since crude oil production is characterized by variable production rates and unpredictable changes to the nature of the produced fluids, it is essential for production chemists to have a range of chemical additives available for rectifying issues that would not otherwise be fully resolved. Modern production methods, the need to upgrade crude oils of variable quality, and environmental constraints demand chemical solutions. Thus, oilfield production chemicals are necessary to overcome or minimize the effects of the production chemistry problems.

    Production Chemicals for the Oil and Gas Industry, Second Edition discusses a wide variety of production chemicals used by the oil and gas industry for down-hole and topside applications both onshore and offshore. Incorporating the large amount of research and applications since the first edition, this new edition reviews all past and present classes of production chemicals, providing numerous difficult-to-obtain references, especially SPE papers and patents. Unlike other texts that focus on how products perform in the field, this book focuses on the specific structures of chemicals that are known to deliver the required or desired performance--information that is very useful for research and development.

    Each updated chapter begins by introducing a problem, such as scale or corrosion, for which there is a production chemical. The author then briefly discusses all chemical and nonchemical methods to treat the problem and provides in-depth descriptions of the structural classes of relevant production chemicals. He also mentions, when available, the environmental properties of chemicals and whether the chemical or technique has been successfully used in the field. This edition includes two new chapters and nearly 50 percent more references.


  • Environmental biotechnology : biodegradation, bioremediation, and bioconversion of xenobiotics for sustainable development / edited by Jeyabalan Sangeetha, PhD, Devarajan Thangadurai, PhD, Muniswamy David, PhD, Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah, PhD
    TD 192.5 E58 2017

    With focus on the practical use of modern biotechnology for environmental sustainability, this book provides a thoughtful overview of molecular aspects of environmental studies to create a new awareness of fundamental biological processes and sustainable ecological concerns. It covers the latest research by prominent scientists in modern biology and delineates recent and prospective applications in the sub-areas of environmental biotechnology with special focus on the biodegradation of toxic pollutants, bioremediation of contaminated environments, and bioconversion of organic wastes toward a green economy and sustainable future.


  • Mineral scales in biological and industrial systems / edited by Zahid Amjad
    TD 491 M56 2014

    Soluble and insoluble impurities present in water used for domestic and industrial applications can lead to the deposition of unwanted materials on equipment surfaces. Impurities such as dissolved minerals, natural organic compounds, and suspended particles can impact various processes and systems including boiling and cooling processes, desalination, geothermal power generation, milk pasteurization, oil and gas refining, the pulp and paper industry, and biological systems. Understanding the mechanisms of scale inhibition and dispersion is important in addressing the resulting challenges.

    Mineral Scales in Biological and Industrial Systems presents developments in mineral scale formation and control in a variety of industrial and biological systems, providing in-depth discussions on topics important to academic researchers and industrial technologists. With contributions from experts in their respective fields, this book comprises 22 chapters in 5 parts. It begins by addressing precipitation and inhibition of various scale-forming salts--such as calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, calcium fluoride, and calcium phosphate--in various industrial systems, including boilers, cooling, and high-pressure and high-temperature applications.

    Part II describes the precipitation and inhibition of salts encountered in sugar refining and geothermal power generation. Part III describes mineral scales that are important in biological systems. Part IV deals with the control of suspended matter in industrial water systems. Part V examines analytical techniques commonly used to characterize mineral scales and deposits during in-house evaluation of new products and deposit samples received for characterization from industrial installations, as well as product failure analyses. Covering the broad scope of mineral scales, this book both reviews current concepts and presents new information, with detailed discussions on fundamental and mechanistic aspects of mineral scale formation and inhibition.


  • Production chemicals for the oil and gas industry / Malcolm A. Kelland
    TD 193 K46 2009

    Modern production methods and environmental constraints demand chemical solutions. And as oilfields age, the need for chemicals to ensure steady production increases. Production Chemicals for the Oil and Gas Industrydescribes classes of production chemicals for use topside and downhole in the upstream oil and gas industry. It includes coverage of their mechanisms, deployment methods, and, where available, environmental properties.

    The first chapter gives a general overview of production chemistry issues, the factors that affect the choice of production chemicals, environmental regulations, suggestions for designing greener chemicals, and a brief overview of how to remove mercury and arsenic compounds from production fluids. Each of the remaining chapters begins with an introduction to a problem for which there is a production chemical. The author discusses chemical and non-chemical methods, and then thoroughly details the structural classes of production chemicals and how they can be tested. He includes information on the use of the chemical or technique in the field. References at the end of each chapter provide details on the synthesis, testing, theory, and application of each type of chemical.

    Unfortunately, crude oil production is characterized by variable production rates and unpredictable changes to the nature of the produced fluids. Unlike other texts that focus on how products perform in the field and how they are tested, this book focuses on the specific structures of a range of chemicals that are known to deliver the required or desired performance. It also provides an understanding of the issues involved in the use of chemicals and a range of production chemical additives that may be used to rectify issues that would not otherwise be fully resolved.


  • The water-food-energy nexus : processes, technologies, and challenges / editors, Iqbal M. Mujtaba, Rajagopalan Srinivasan, Nimir Elbashir
    TD 388 W3636 2017

    Exponential growth of the worldwide population requires increasing amounts of water, food, and energy. However, as the quantity of available fresh water and energy sources directly affecting cost of food production and transportation diminishes, technological solutions are necessary to secure sustainable supplies. In direct response to this reality, this book focuses on the water-energy-food nexus and describes in depth the challenges and processes involved in efficient water and energy production and management, wastewater treatment, and impact upon food and essential commodities. The book is organized into 4 sections on water, food, energy, and the future of sustainability, highlighting the interplay among these topics. The first section emphasizes water desalination, water management, and wastewater treatment. The second section discusses cereal processing, sustainable food security, bioenergy in food production, water and energy consumption in food processing, and mathematical modeling for food undergoing phase changes. The third section discusses fossil fuels, biofuels, synthetic fuels, renewable energy, and carbon capture. Finally, the book concludes with a discussion of the future of sustainability, including coverage of the role of molecular thermodynamics in developing processes and products, green engineering in process systems, petrochemical water splitting, petrochemical approaches to solar hydrogen generation, design and operation strategy of energy-efficient processes, and the sustainability of process, supply chain, and enterprise.


  • Sustainable water management and technologies / edited by Daniel H. Chen
    TD 365 S885 2017

    While the world's population continues to grow, the availability of water remains constant. Facing the looming water crisis, society needs to tackle strategic management issues as an integrated part of the solution toward water sustainability. The first volume in the two-volume set Sustainable Water Management and Technologies offers readers a practical and comprehensive look at such key water management topics as water resource planning and governance, water infrastructure planning and adaption, proper regulations, and water scarcity and inequality. It discusses best management practices for water resource allocation, ground water protection, and water quality assurance, especially for rural, arid, and underdeveloped regions of the world. Timely topics such as drought, ecosystem sustainability, climate change, and water management for shale oil and gas development are presented.

    Discusses best practices for water resource allocation, ground water protection, and water quality assurance. Offers chapters on urban, rural, arid, and underdeveloped regions of the world. Describes timely topics such as drought, ecosystem sustainability, climate change, and water management for shale oil and gas development. Covers water resource planning and governance, water infrastructure planning and adaptation, proper regulations, and water scarcity and inequality Discusses water resource monitoring, efficiency, and quality management.

  • Environmental engineers' handbook / David H.F. Liu, second edition editor ; Bela G. Liptak, handbook editor ; Paul B. Bouis, special consultant
    TD 145 E574 1997
    Protecting the global environment is a single-minded goal for all of us. Environmental engineers take this goal to task, meeting the needs of society with technical innovations. Revised, expanded, and fully updated to meet the needs of today's engineer working in industry or the public sector, the Environmental Engineers' Handbook, Second Edition is a single source of current information. It covers in depth the interrelated factors and principles that affect our environment and how we have dealt with them in the past, are dealing with them today, and how we will deal with them in the future. This stellar reference addresses the ongoing global transition in cleaning up the remains of abandoned technology, the prevention of pollution created by existing technology, and the design of future zero emission technology.

    Béla G. Lipták speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel.


  • Biological wastewater treatment processes : mass and heat balances / by Davide Dionisi
    TD 755 D567 2017

    The focus of the book is on how to use mass and heat balances to simulate and design biological wastewater treatment processes. All the main processes for biological wastewater treatment are covered viz. activated sludge processes for carbon and nitrogen removal, anaerobic digestion, sequencing batch reactors, and attached growth processes.


  • Sustainable water treatment : innovative technologies / [edited by] Zainura Zainon Noor; Noor Salehan Mohammad Noor
    TD 430 S84 2017

    This book focuses on green and innovative wastewater treatment technologies that promote sustainability. It discusses a variety of biological, physical, and chemical treatment technologies. It covers biological processes for recovery of value-added products from wastewater and gives an overview of enzymatic hydrolysis and bioremediation of wastewater using immobilized enzyme and fungus. It offers a case study and future trends of wastewater treatment through membrane bioreactor technologies, describes advanced chemical-physical processes for recalcitrant pollutant, and emphasizes the use of low-cost materials and cost-effective treatment methods.


  • World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017. selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017, May 21-25, 2017, Sacramento, California / sponsored by Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Christopher N. Dunn, P.E., D. WRE, Brian Van Weele, P.E., D. WRE
    TD 745 W67 2017eb

    Selected papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017, held in Sacramento, California, May 21-25, 2017. Sponsored by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 41 peer-reviewed papers from the Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Council and the Urban Watershed Symposium.

    Topics include: urban stormwater management; evaluation of wastewater treatment systems; performance of urban watersheds; modeling of stormwater systems; and municipal water infrastructure.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners as well as government and academic professionals, providing the latest case studies, research, and public policy information.


  • ICCREM 2017. sponsored by Modernization of Management Committee of the China Construction Industry Association, the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; editors, Yaowu Wang, Yongshi Pang, Geoffrey Q. P. Shen, Yimin Zhu, Ph.D
    TD 888 I575 2017eb

    Selected papers from the International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management 2017, held in Guangzhou, China, November 10-12, 2017. Sponsored by the Modernization of Management Committee of the China Construction Industry Association and the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 45 peer-reviewed papers on industry regulation and sustainable development.

    Topics include: performance analysis in sustainable development; regulations and efficiency in construction; and collaboration models in green development.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in the construction and development industries.


  • International Low Impact Development Conference China 2016. proceedings of the International Low Impact Development Conference China 2016, June 26-29, Beijing, China / edited by Haifeng Jia, Ph. D., P.E., D. WRE, Shaw L. Yu, Ph. D., Robert Traver, Ph. D., P.E., D. WRE, Huapeng Qin, Ph. D., Junqi Li, Ph. D., Mike Clar, P.E., D. WRE
    TD 657 I526 2016eb

    Selected papers from the Low Impact Development Conference China 2016, held in Beijing, China, June 26-29, 2016. Sponsored by the Chinese Civil Engineering Society; Chinese Water Industry Society; Chinese Academy of Engineering--Division of Civil, Hydraulic, and Architecture Engineering; and the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 41 peer-reviewed papers on the theory and practice of low impact development.

    Topics include: LID and urban planning and design; LID research and development; urban water infrastructure systems design and optimization; and LID case studies and recent advances.

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in water management and low impact development.


  • Resigned Activism : Living with Pollution in Rural China / Anna Lora-Wainwright
    TD 187.5 C6 L67 2017eb

    An examination of the daily grind of living with pollution in rural China and of the varying forms of activism that develop in response.

    Residents of rapidly industrializing rural areas in China live with pollution every day. Villagers drink obviously tainted water and breathe visibly dirty air, afflicted by a variety of ailments--from arthritis to nosebleeds--that they ascribe to the effects of industrial pollution. "Cancer villages," village-sized clusters of high cancer incidence, have emerged as a political and cultural phenomenon. In Resigned Activism , Anna Lora-Wainwright explores the daily grind of living with pollution in rural China and the varying forms of activism that develop in response. She finds that claims of health or environmental damage are politically sensitive, and that efforts to seek redress are frustrated by limited access to scientific evidence, growing socioeconomic inequalities, and complex local realities. Villagers, feeling powerless, often come to accept pollution as part of the environment; their activism is tempered by their resignation.

    Lora-Wainwright uses the term "resigned activism" as a lens through which to view villagers' perceptions and the diverse forms of environmental engagement that result. These range from picketing at the factory gate to quieter individual or family-oriented actions. Drawing on her own extensive fieldwork, Lora-Wainwright offers three case studies of "resigned activism" in rural China, examining the experiences of villagers who live with the effects of phosphorous mining and fertilizer production, lead and zinc mining, and electronic waste processing. These cases make clear the staggering human costs of development and the deeply uneven distribution of costs and benefits that underlie China's economic power.


  • Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa : Input for Mineral Beneficiation in Africa / Munyaradzi Mujuru and Shingirirai S. Mutanga (editions
    TD 899 M5 M366 2016eb
    South Africa is facing the increasing challenge of acid mine drainage (AMD) whose genesis is the country�s mining history, which paid limited attention to post-mining mine site management. In mineral resource-rich Africa, this has emerged as one of the most daunting challenges of our time. South Africa has been bold in its approach to mitigating this problem, although the challenge is multi-faceted. On a positive note, substantial research has been conducted to confront the challenge. However, thus far, the research has been largely fragmented. This book builds on the work that has been done, but also provides a refreshing multi-disciplinary ap-proach that is useful in addressing the AMD challenges that South Africa and the continent face. Whilst addressing the problem as a scientific and engineering challenge, the book also exposes the economic, policy and legal challenges involved in addressing the problem. The book concludes, quite uniquely, that AMD is an opportunity that can be used by South Africa and Africa to solve problems, such as acute water shortage, as well as mineral recovery operations.

  • The Water Problem : Climate Change and Water Policy in the United States / Pat Mulroy, editor
    TD 223 W377 2017eb
    Building water resilience is the single biggest challenge in a changing global climate.

    The United States faces a water crisis as critical as the energy crisis that once dominated headlines. Like the energy crisis, a solution can be found. Pat Mulroy, for many years general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the lead negotiator on the Colorado River for the State of Nevada, and a Brookings fellow, has gathered a number of practitioners and scholars to show us why we face a crisis caused by climate change and what we can do to alleviate it.

    While the focus recently has been on California, with its water restrictions and drought, many other parts of the United States are also suffering from current and potential water shortages that will only be exacerbated by climate change. The Water Problem takes us to Miami and the problem of rising oceans fouling freshwater reservoirs; Kansas and Nebraska, where intensive farming is draining age-old aquifers; and to the Southwest United States, where growing populations are creating enormous stresses on the already strained Colorado River.

    Mulroy and her contributors explore not just the problems, but also what we can do now to put in place measures to deal with a very real crisis.

  • Aluminum Upcycled : Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective / Carl A. Zimring
    TD 812.5 A48 Z56 2017eb

    Besides being the right thing to do for Mother Earth, recycling can also make money--particularly when it comes to upcycling, a zero waste practice where discarded materials are fashioned into goods of greater economic or cultural value. In Upcycling Aluminum , Carl A. Zimring explores how the metal's abundance after World War II--coupled with the significant economic and environmental costs of smelting it from bauxite ore--led to the industrial production of valuable durable goods from salvaged aluminum.

    Beginning in 1886 with the discovery of how to mass produce aluminum, the book examines the essential part the metal played in early aviation and the world wars, as well as the troubling expansion of aluminum as a material of mass disposal. Recognizing that scrap aluminum was as good as virgin material and much more affordable than newly engineered metal, designers in the postwar era used aluminum to manufacture highly prized artifacts. Zimring takes us on a tour of post-1940s design, examining the use of aluminum in cars, trucks, airplanes, furniture, and musical instruments from 1945 to 2015.

    By viewing upcycling through the lens of one material, Zimring deepens our understanding of the history of recycling in industrial society. He also provides a historical perspective on contemporary sustainable design practices. Along the way, he challenges common assumptions about upcycling's merits and adds a new dimension to recycling as a form of environmental absolution for the waste-related sins of the modern world. Raising fascinating questions of consumption, environment, and desire, Upcycling Aluminum is for anyone interested in industrial and environmental history, discard studies, engineering, product design, music history, or antiques.


  • The Age of Noise in Britain : Hearing Modernity / James G. Mansell
    TD 893.5 G7 M26 2016eb

  • Wastewater Management Through Aquaculture edited by B. B. Jana, R. N. Mandal, P. Jayasankar
    TD419

  • Equivalency methods for environmental liability : assessing damage and compensation under the European Environmental Liability Directive / Joshua Lipton, Ece Özdemiroğlu, David Chapman, Jennifer Peers, editors
    TD194.7

    The book is the only technical volume that explains how equivalency analysis methods mentioned in Annex II of the European Environmental Liability Directive should be implemented. It uses case studies to illustrate real-world application of the methods, which are based on the experience in the USA and in the European Union and have been tested in three years of training programs funded by the European Commission. Academically rigorous and technically comprehensive, the book is intended for technical experts wanting to assess damage and remediation options as well as for decision-makers wishing to commission such assessments and judge their quality. These include competent authorities, operators, financial security providers, academics, consultants and NGOs.


  • Petroleum contamination in warm and cold marine environments / Ahmed El Nemr
    TD 427 P4 E4 2006
    The book describes the oil spill and its fate in the marine environment and clarifies how to treat and reduce oil input in coastal and offshore waters. How much oil is entering the world-wide marine environment is also discussed. The ecological impacts of oil spills and the hazardous effects of petroleum on marine habitats are also discussed.

  • Air dispersion modeling : foundations and applications / Alex De Visscher, University of Calgary
    TD 883.1 D45 2014

    A single reference to all aspects of contemporary air dispersion modeling

    The practice of air dispersion modeling has changed dramatically in recent years, in large part due to new EPA regulations. Current with the EPA′s 40 CFR Part 51, this book serves as a complete reference to both the science and contemporary practice of air dispersion modeling. Throughout the book, author Alex De Visscher guides readers through complex calculations, equation by equation, helping them understand precisely how air dispersion models work, including such popular models as the EPA′s AERMOD and CALPUFF.

    Air Dispersion Modeling begins with a primer that enables readers to quickly grasp basic principles by developing their own air dispersion model. Next, the book offers everything readers need to work with air dispersion models and accurately interpret their results, including:

    Full chapter dedicated to the meteorological basis of air dispersion Examples throughout the book illustrating how theory translates into practice Extensive discussions of Gaussian, Lagrangian, and Eulerian air dispersion modeling Detailed descriptions of the AERMOD and CALPUFF model formulations

    This book also includes access to a website with Microsoft Excel and MATLAB files that contain examples of air dispersion model calculations. Readers can work with these examples to perform their own calculations.

    With its comprehensive and up-to-date coverage, Air Dispersion Modeling is recommended for environmental engineers and meteorologists who need to perform and evaluate environmental impact assessments. The book′s many examples and step-by-step instructions also make it ideal as a textbook for students in the fields of environmental engineering, meteorology, chemical engineering, and environmental sciences.


  • Designing grid cities for optimized urban development and planning / [edited by] Giuseppe Carlone, Nicola Martinelli, Francesco Rotondo
    TD 160 D44 2018
    With the growth of the global population, the expansion of metropolitan areas has become an essential aspect of land development. With the need for more space to accommodate the growing population, discussion on the best methods of expansion has arisen. Designing Grid Cities for Optimized Urban Development and Planning is a critical scholarly resource that explores the expansion and extension of metropolitan areas following "orthogonal" development plans. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, such as built environment, grid cities, and orthogonal urban matrix, this publication is geared towards engineers, city development planners, professionals, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the advantages of using orthogonal development plans for metropolitan expansion.

  • Engineering and technical development for a sustainable environment / edited by Dzaraini Kamarun, PhD, Ramlah Mohd. Tajuddin, PhD, Bulan Abdullah, PhD
    TD 170.2 E53 2018

    This volume covers a diverse array of alternative technologies and their development with particular attention to the utilization of bioresources for the achievement of a sustainable environment. The book presents a selection of alternative technologies being used in developing and developed countries that can be indigenous to the region, cost-effective, and often driven by dominant societal interest and geographical status. Several engineering and technological processes are included to mark their importance in product performance and preservation of the environment.

    Topics cover:

    * strategies for the management of rain and ground water for consumption

    * wastewater treatment using indigenous techniques of phytoremediation

    * scientific and engineering approaches to the prevention of flood and landslides in the tropics

    * wind power generation

    * soil evaluation of contamination due to heavy metals

    * green and sustainable building approaches

    * bioethanol production

    * energy conservation techniques

    Refreshing and informative, Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment revisits conventional approaches of managing natural agents (such as wind, rain and groundwater resources as well as wastewater treatment) in light of current sustainableoriented techniques using modern scientific concepts and strategies. It presents in-depth evaluations and analyses using systematic up-to-date scientific and engineering tools.


  • Urban water sustainability : constructing infrastructure for cities and nature / Sarah Bell
    TD 345 B39 2018

    The provision of a safe and reliable water supply is a major challenge for the world's growing urban populations. This book investigates the implications of different developments in water technology and infrastructure for urban sustainability and the relationship between cities and nature.

    The book begins by outlining five frameworks for analysing water technologies and systems - sustainable development, ecological modernisation, socio-technical systems, political ecology and radical ecology. It then analyses in detail what the sustainability implications are of different technical developments in water systems, specifically: demand management, sanitation, urban drainage, water reuse and desalination. The main purpose of the book is to draw out the social, political and ethical implications of technical changes that are occurring in urban water systems around the world, with positive and negative impacts on sustainability.

    Distinguished from existing social science analysis due to its attention to the engineering details of the technology, this book will be of use to a wide audience, including students on water management courses, engineering students and researchers, urban geographers and planners interested in sustainability, infrastructure and critical ecology.


  • Introduction to environmental engineering / Mackenzie L. Davis, David A. Cornwell
    TD 145 D26 2013
    Introduction to Environmental Engineering, 5/e contains the fundamental science and engineering principles needed for introductory courses and used as the basis for more advanced courses in environmental engineering.

    Updated with latest EPA regulations, Davis and Cornwell apply the concepts of sustainability and materials and energy balance as a means of understanding and solving environmental engineering issues. With over 720 end-of-chapter problems, as well as provocative discussion questions, and a helpful list of review items found at the end of each chapter, the text is both a comprehensible and comprehensive tool for any environmental engineering course.

    Standards and Laws are the most current and up-to-date for an environmental engineering text.

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