1st Edition

Environmental Engineering IV

ISBN 9780415643382
Published May 21, 2013 by CRC Press
578 Pages

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Book Description

Environmental engineering has a leading role in the elimination of ecological threats, and deals, in brief, with securing technically the conditions which create a safe environment for mankind to live in. Due to its interdisciplinary character it can deal with a wide range of technical and technological problems. Since environmental engineering uses the knowledge of the basic sciences – biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics – it is able to neutralise pollution in all the elements of the environment, i.e. the hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere. Moreover, environmental engineering deals with the design and maintenance of systems of water supply, sewage disposal, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings.

Environmental Engineering IV contains 77 peer reviewed papers selected from 527 presented at the 4th Congress of Environmental Engineering (Lublin, Poland, 2-5 September 2012). The contributions are divided into 7 chapters:
• Water supply
• Water and wastewater treatment
• Neutralization of solid wastes and sludge
• Air protection and quality
• Indoor microclimate
• Energy
• Biology and technology

Environmental Engineering IV assesses the state of scientific research in various areas of environmental engineering, evaluates the organizational, technical and technological progress made in contributing to ecological security, and determines the place of environmental engineering in sustainable development, taking into account current political and economic conditions, and is a valuable source of information for the environmental engineering professional and academic community.

Table of Contents

Strategy for the security of energy resources in Poland—renewable energy sources
L. Gawlik, E. Mokrzycki & L. Pawłowski

Water supply

Prediction of precipitation quantities for designing sewage system
B. Kaźmierczak & A. Kotowski

Economical and reliability criterion for the optimization of the water supply pumping stations designs
J. Bajer

Multidimensional comparative analysis of water infrastructures differentiation
K. Pietrucha-Urbanik

Economic effect of the liquid soil technology compared to traditional sewage system construction methods
D. Słyś, A. Stec & M. Zeleňáková

Numerical modeling of water flow through straight globe valve
J. Janowska, M.K. Widomski, M. Iwanek & A. Musz

An evaluation of potential losses associated with the loss of vacuum sewerage system reliability
J. Królikowska, B. Dębowska & A. Królikowski

Analysis of water pipe breakage in Krosno, Poland
K. Pietrucha-Urbanik & A. Studziński

Analysis and assessment of the risk of lack of water supply using the EPANET program
K. Boryczko & A. Tchorzewska-Cieślak

Water and wastewater treatment

Application of hybrid system ultrafiltration reverse osmosis in geothermal water desalination
M. Bodzek & B. Tomaszewska

The removal of anionic contaminants from water by means of MIEX®DOC process enhanced with membrane filtration
M. Rajca

Possibilities of using treated water analyses to monitor groundwater chemistry evolution
P. Kondratiuk

The influence of natural organic matter particle size on the haloacetic acids formation potential
A. Włodyka-Bergier, M. Łągiewka & T. Bergier

Adsorption of phenol on clinoptilolite modified by cobaltions
R. Świderska-Dąbrowska & R. Schmidt

Treatment of dairy wastewater by ozone and biological process
D. Krzemińska & E. Neczaj

Application of the computer simulations to determine an operation strategy for intensification of denitrification
P. Beńko & W. Styka

Organic matter removal efficiency in treatment wetlands simulation by COD fractions
M.H. Gajewska, M.J. Marcinkowski & H. Obarska-Pempkowiak

Removal of nitrogen and phosphorous compounds by zeolites and algae
M. Zabochnicka-Świątek & K. Malińska

Influence of nitrogen and organic matter fractions on wastewater treatment in treatment wetland
M. Gajewska

Specific impact of enhanced biological phosphorus removal from wastewater on fermentation gas generation
S. Rybicki

Detection of Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Toxoplasma in samples of surface water and treated water by multiplex-PCR
M. Polus, R. Kocwa-Haluch & A. Polus

Fecal indicators resistance to antimicrobial agents present in municipal wastewater
A. Łuczkiewicz, K. Olańczuk-Neyman, E. Felis, A. Ziembińska, A. Gnida & J. Surmacz-Górska

Rational method of grit chamber efficiency determination
M.A. Gronowska & J.M. Sawicki

Neutralisation of solid wastes and sludge

Sewage sludge mass minimization technology—from legislation to application
M. Cimochowicz-Rybicka

Dewatering of sewage sludge conditioned by means of the combined method of using ultrasound field, Fenton’s reaction and gypsum
K. Parkitna, M. Kowalczyk, T. Kamizela & M. Milczarek

The use of combined methods in sewage sludge conditioning before centrifuging process
M. Kowalczyk, T. Kamizela & K. Parkitna

Verification process for sewage sludge treatment
G. Borowski

The influence of sonication parameters on the disintegration effect of activated sludge
T. Kamizela & M. Kowalczyk

Mobility of heavy metals in sewage sludge from diversified wastewater treatment plant
J. Gawdzik & J. Latosińska

Double-agent method of sludge conditioning
L. Wolny

An experimental research on the influence of the main properties of sewage sludge on syngas composition
S. Werle & R.K. Wilk

Use of sewage sludge-compost in remediation of soil contaminated with Cu, Cd and Zn
Z.M. Gusiatin

Variability of nutrients in co-digestion of sewage sludge and old landfill leachate
A. Montusiewicz, M. Lebiocka & A. Szaja

Co-digestion of Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste with different organic wastes: A review
A. Grosser, M. Worwąg, E. Neczaj & T. Kamizela

Indicators influencing the course of the thermophilic phase of composting process
M. Milczarek, E. Neczaj, K. Parkitna & M. Worwąg

Humic acids complexes with heavy metals in municipal solid wastes and compost
B. Janowska

Influence of EM BIO™ on changes in contents of macroelements in the compost produced from municipal sewage sludge mixed with different components
M. Gibczyńska, M. Romanowski & A. Zwierko

The influence of the compost mixture composition on the reduction of PAHs concentration in the process of composting
I. Siebielska

Mitigation of BTEXs and p-cymene emission from municipal solid waste landfills by biofiltration—preliminary results of field experiment
M. Zdeb & M. Pawłowska

Air protection and quality

Associative rules for daily air pollutant concentration profiles
R. Jasiński

Concentrations and chemical composition of ambient dust at a traffic site in southern Poland: A one-year study
W. Rogula-Kozłowska, K. Klejnowski, P. Rogula-Kopiec & J. Błaszczyk

Odour impact range assessment of a chosen distillery on the basis of field measurements in the plume
I. Sówka, M. Skrętowicz & J. Zwoździak

Opportunities of assessing the atmospheric air pollution by using the object-oriented programing and statistics
A. Duda, S. Korga & Z. Lenik

Magnetometry application to the analysis of air pollutants accumulated on tree leaves
S.K. Dytłow & B. Górka-Kostrubiec

The magnetometric study of indoor air pollution inside flats located in Warsaw and its suburbs
E. Król, B. Górka-Kostrubiec & M. Jeleńska

Assessment of fuel suitability for low-emission biomass combustion
R. Kobyłecki, M. Ścisłowska, M. Wichliński, A. Kacprzak & Z. Bis

Low emission high temperature air combustion technology (HTAC)—numerical analysis of methane ignition phenomenon
S. Werle & R.K. Wilk

Testing and evaluation of novel CO2 adsorbents
I. Majchrzak-Kucęba

Removal of hydrogen sulphide from air by means of Fe-EDTA/Fiban catalyst
H. Wasa˛g & E. Kosandrovich

Indoor microclimate

A ground source heat pump with the heat exchanger regeneration—simulation of the system performance in a single family house
J. Danielewicz, N. Fidorów & M. Szulgowska-Zgrzywa

Experimental study of thermal stratification in a storage tank of a solar domestic hot water system
A. Siuta-Olcha & T. Cholewa

Critical flow factor of refrigerants
S. Rabczak & D. Proszak-Miąsik

Processes of heat transfer in variable operation of radiant floor heating system
T. Cholewa, M.R. Dudzińska, A. Siuta-Olcha, Z. Spik & M. Rosiński

Study of different parameters impact on heat consumption in education buildings
R. Sekret & A. Jachura

The actual and calculated thermal needs of educational buildings
P. Lis

Effect of personalized ventilation on individual employee performance and productivity
A. Bogdan, A. Łuczak, M. Zwolińska & M. Chludzińska

Application of the Background Oriented Schlieren (BOS) method for visualization of thermal plumes
J. Hendiger, P. Ziętek & M. Chludzińska

Noninvasive moisture measurement in building materials
Z. Suchorab


Fuel cell as part of clean technologies
A. Kacprzak, R. Włodarczyk, R. Kobyłecki, M. Ścisłowska & Z. Bis

Identification of heat transport processes in solar air collectors
M. Żukowski

Computer modeling of the mass transport influence on epilayer growth for photovoltaic applications
S. Gułkowski, J.M. Olchowik & K. Cieślak

The investigation of electron transfer mechanism in dye-sensitized solar cells
A. Zdyb & S. Krawczyk

Thermal system diagnostics through signal modeling
D. Wójcicka-Migasiuk

Influence of the liquid phase epitaxy conditions of growth on solar cells performance
K. Cieślak, J. Olchowik & S. Gułkowski

Life cycle assessment of solar hot water system for multifamily house
A. Żelazna & A. Pawłowski

Effect of the gas absorption chiller application for the production of chilled water
J. Stefaniak & A. Pawłowski

Cost-effectiveness terms of a wind energy investment
W. Jarzyna, P. Filipek & A. Koziorowska

Financial evaluation of heat and electrical energy cogeneration in Polish household
P.Z. Filipek & W. Jarzyna

The influence of leachate composition on anaerobic digestion stability and biogas yields
M. Lebiocka & A. Montusiewicz

Biology and technology

Effect of overburden management in open cast limestone mining on soil quality in reclamation of post-extraction pits
M. Kacprzak & M. Szewczyk

Application of non-ionic surfactant in the remediation of PAHs contaminated soil
K. Bułkowska & Z.M. Gusiatin

Effectiveness of the household hybrid wastewater treatment plant in removing mesophilic, psychrophilic and Escherichia coli bacteria
T. Bergier & A. Włodyka-Bergier

The effect of ion exchange substrate on plant root system development during restoration of sandy mine spoil
M. Chomczyńska, M. Wągrowska & A. Grzywa

Equilibrium and studies on sorption of heavy metals from solutions by algae
M. Rajfur, A. Kłos & M. Wacławek

Use of plants for radiobiomonitoring purposes
A. Dołhańczuk-Śródka, Z. Ziembik & M. Wacławek

Attachment of silica and alumina nanoparticles as studied by QCM
A. Hänel, J. Nalaskowski, P.R. Satyavolu & M. Krishnan

Thermal treatment for the removal of mercury from solid fuels
M. Wichliński, R. Kobyłecki, M. Ścisłowska & Z. Bis

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