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Concise Environmental Engineering

Concise Environmental Engineering

   Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to protect and utilise natural resources, control environmental pollution, improve environmental quality to enable healthy ecosystems and comfortable habitation of humans. It is based on multiple disciplines including geology, hydrology, biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, engineering, management, economics, law, etc. Environmental engineering involves water supply, pollution control, recycling, waste (solid and liquid) disposal, radiation protection, industrial hygiene, environmental sustainability, and public health. This is an introductory book on environmental engineering and written for undergraduate students in civil and environmental engineering, chemical engineering, environmental science and geography. The aim of this book is to provide a concise and comprehensive coverage on environmental engineering. The book content covers the fundamental concepts/theories and their applications in environmental engineering. The key subjects include environment (natural and built environments), ecosystems (energy flow, nutrient cycles, biodiversity and ecosystem services), sustainability (key issues and activities), remote sensing of environment (electromagnetic radiation, sensors, data process and applications), environmental risk (hazards, risk perception, risk assessment, risk management, and environmental impact assessment), water supply (demand, availability, treatment, distribution and wastewater), water pollution (pollutants, pollution indicators, wastewater treatment, modelling and standards), solid waste (sources and waste system), air pollution (composition, structure, pollutants, emission control, modelling and forecasting), noise pollution (sources, properties, perception, measurement, health effects and noise control), climate change (observation, mechanisms, modelling, impact, mitigation and adaptation).

   This is an introductory book on environmental engineering and written for undergraduate students in civil and environmental engineering, chemical engineering, environmental science and geography. The aim of this book is to provide a concise and comprehensive coverage on environmental engineering that is easy to access through the web. The book content covers the fundamental concepts/theories and their applications in environmental engineering. The key subjects include environment (natural and built environments), ecosystems (energy flow, nutrient cycles, biodiversity and ecosystem services), sustainability (key issues and activities), remote sensing of environment (electromagnetic radiation, sensors, data process and applications), environmental risk (hazards, risk perception, risk assessment, risk management, and environmental impact assessment), water supply (demand, availability, treatment, distribution and wastewater), water pollution (pollutants, pollution indicators, wastewater treatment, modelling and standards), solid waste (sources and waste system), air pollution (composition, structure, pollutants, emission control, modelling and forecasting), noise pollution (sources, properties, perception, measurement, health effects and noise control), climate change (observation, mechanisms, modelling, impact, mitigation and adaptation).

An ecosystem is a community of living (biotic) organisms (plants, animals and microbes) in conjunction with the nonliving components (abiotic) of their environment (air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system. Ecosystems are a biological community and its physical environment, and come in various sizes from limited spaces to the entire planet. Ecosystems are dynamic with networks of interactions among organisms, between organisms and their environment. They are linked together through nutrient cycle and energy flow. Ecosystems are controlled both by external factors (climate, the parent material which forms the soil and topography) and internal factors (decomposition, root competition or shading, disturbance, succession and types of species).

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