Historically, the development of civilization has upset much of the earth's ecosystem leading to air, land, and water pollution. The author defines pollution as the introduction of a foreign substance into an ecosystem via air, land or water. This book delves into issues that effect the everyday lives of people who come in contact with these hazards. By examining these issues, this body of work aims to stimulate debate and offer solutions to the ever-growing threat to the environment and humanity. Includes problems with each chapter, Explores issues such as control of gaseous emissions, waste recycling and waste disposal, Explains physical and thermal methods of waste management, Provides definitions and resources for future reference, Discusses the history of environmental technology.
James G. Speight, Ph.D. is the CEO of Western Research Institute with 25 years experience in environmental technology. He has authored several books and numerous articles on the subject. Sunggyu Lee, Ph.D. is currently Chairman and C.W. LaPierre Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research in the areas of Energy, Environment, Polymers and Process Engineering has been published in several textbooks, research monographs and articles.
Part I 1. History, Definitions and Terminology 2. Resources and Resouce Utilization
Part II Ecosystems 3. Land Systems 4. Water Systems 5. The Atmosphere Part III Chemical Waste and Waste Management 6. Chemical Waste 7. Chemical Waste Management and Biodegredation of Waste 8. Physical and Thermal Methods of Waste Management 9. Waste Recycling and Disposal 10. Sources and Effects of Gaseous Emissions 11. Control of Gaseous Emissions
Part IV Regulation and the Future 12. Environmental Regulations