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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Ground remediation : a practical guide for environmental engineers and scientists / edited by Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
    TD 426 G763 2017

    Groundwater is one of the Earth's most precious resources. We use it for drinking, bathing, and many other purposes. Without clean water, humans would cease to exist. Unfortunately, because of ignorance or lack of caring, groundwater is often contaminated through industrialization, industry, construction or any number of other ways. It is the job of the environmental engineer to remediate the contaminated groundwater and make what has been tainted safe again.Selecting the proper remediation strategy and process is the key to moving forward, and, once this process has been selected, it must be executed properly, taking into consideration the costs, the type of contaminants that are involved, time frames, and many other factors.

    This volume provides a broad overview of the current and most widely applied remedial strategies. Instead of discussing these strategies in a generic way, the volume is organized by focusing on major contaminants that are of prime focus to industry and municipal water suppliers. The specific technologies that are applicable to the chemical contaminants discussed in different chapters are presented, but then cross-referenced to other chemical classes or contaminants that are also candidates for the technologies. The reader will also find extensive cost guidance in this volume to assist in developing preliminary cost estimates for capital equipment and operations & maintenance costs, which should be useful in screening strategies.

    The eight chapters cover all of the major various types of contaminants and their industrial applications, providing a valuable context to each scenario of contamination. This is the most thorough and up-to-date volume available on this important subject, and it is a must-have for any environmental engineer or scientist working in groundwater remediation.


  • 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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