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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.
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 EngineersTD 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.ETD 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.
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, PhDTD 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.
* 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 AmjadTD 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 RichardsTD 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. SpellmanTD 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. KellandTD 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, PhDTD 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 AmjadTD 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. KellandTD 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 ElbashirTD 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. ChenTD 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 consultantTD 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 DionisiTD 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 NoorTD 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. WRETD 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.
Climate change and environmental concerns : breakthroughs in research and practice / Information Resources Management Association, [editor]TD 171.75 C554 2018
The existence of the human race has created inevitable effects on our surrounding environment. To prevent further harm to the world's ecosystems, it becomes imperative to assess mankind's impact on and create sustainability initiatives to maintain the world's ecosystems. Climate Change and Environmental Concerns: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the environmental effects of climate change on human health, and the mitigation of climate change on both a local and global level. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as sustainable land use, greenhouse gas effects, and environmental education, this publication is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, government officials, upper-level students, and academics interested in emerging research on climate change.
Designing grid cities for optimized urban development and planning / [edited by] Giuseppe Carlone, Nicola Martinelli, Francesco RotondoTD 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.