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Environmental Engineering V




ISBN 9781138031630
Published November 30, 2016 by CRC Press
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Poland, like other post-communist countries, is undergoing a transformation into a capitalist system. This transformation affects the country in many ways: economic, social, psychological and also ecological. Ecological problems are strongly connected with the political, economic and psychological inheritance of the past, as well as with changes in the post-communist society. In order to understand these problems, it is necessary to consider the following issues:
- the geographic situation of Poland
- the political transformations that occurred after World War II – forced development of heavy industry combined with neglect of its effects on the environment, and
- the economic problems

The three main goals of Environmental Engineering V are (I) to assess the state of scientific research in various areas of environmental engineering. (II) to evaluate organizational, technical and technological progress in contributing to ecological security, and (III) to determine the place of environmental engineering in sustainable development, taking into account political and economic conditions.

Environmental Engineering V is of interest for academics, engineers and professionals involved in environmental engineering, seeking solutions for environmental problems in emerging new democracies, especially those who plan to participate in numerous projects sponsored by the European Union.

Table of Contents

Preface

About the editors

Safety analysis of water supply to water treatment plant

The use of geographical information system in the analysis of risk of failure of water supply network

Method for forecasting the failure rate index of water pipelines

Ground water levels of a developing wetland—implications for water management goals

Detection of potential anomalies in flood embankments

Stochastic model for estimating the annual number of storm overflow discharges

Assessment of water supply diversification using the Pielou index

Reduction of water losses through metering of water supply network districts

Potential DBD-jet applications for preservation of nutritive compounds on the example of vitamin C in water solutions

Modeling and predicting the concentration of volatile organic chlorination by-products in Krakow drinking water

The carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes content in sediments as an indicator of the trophic status of artificial water reservoirs

Design errors in working water and sludge installations in industrial plants

Impact of UV disinfection on microbial growth in drinking water

Electron microscopy assessment of the chemical composition of sediments from water supply pipes

Effect of chemical coagulants on the sedimentation properties of activated sludge

Bacteria from on-site wastewater treatment facilities as enzymes producers for applications in environmental technologies

Evaluation of the possibilities of water and sewage sludge disposal

Application of iron sludge from water purification plant for pretreatment of reject water from sewage sludge treatment

Magnetic separation of submicron particles from aerosol phase

Treatment of wastewater from textile industry in biological aerated filters

Hydroecological investigations of water objects located on urban areas

An influence of sludge compost application on heavy metals concentration in willow biomass

An influence of municipal sewage sludge and mineral wool application on sorption properties of coarse-grained soil

Nitrate monoionic form of anion exchanger as a means for enhanced nitrogen fertilization of degraded soils

The process generation of WWTP models for optimization of activated sludge systems

Oxidation of organic pollutants in photo-Fenton process in presence of humic substances

Gas sensors array as a device to classify mold threat of the buildings

Operation of detention pond in urban area—example of Wyścigi Pond in Warsaw

Hydraulic equations for vortex separators dimensioning

Gaseous fuel production from biomass using gasification process with CO2 emission reduction

Methane emissions and the possibility of its mitigation

Mitigation of pollutant migration from landfill to underground water and air

Assessment of odour nuisance of wastewater treatment plant

Air pollution in Poland in relation to European Union

The influence of external conditions on the photovoltaic modules performance

Operational characteristics of the heat and cold storage in traction vehicles

Parameterisation of an electric vehicle drive for maximising the energy recovery factor

Coal and biomass co-combustion process characterization using frequency analysis of flame flicker signals

Battery-supported trolleybus traction network—a component of the municipal smart grid

Analysis of energy consumption of public transport in Lublin

Ecological aspect of electronic ignition and electronic injection system

Testing of exhaust emissions of vehicles combustion engines

Artificial intelligence methods in diagnostics of coal-biomass blends co-combustion in pulverised coal burners

Combustion process diagnosis and control using optical methods

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Editor(s)

Biography

Malgorzata Pawlowska, Ph.D., Sc.D. was born in 1969 in Sanok, Poland. In 1993 she received M.Sc of the protection of the environment at the Catholic University of Lublin. Since that time she has been working in the Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering. In 1999 she defended Ph.D. in the Institute of Agrophysics of the Polish Academy of Science and in 2005 she defended D.Sc. thesis at the Technical University of Wroclaw and was appointed as associate professor and head of Engineering of Alternative Fuels Department at Faculty of Environmental Engineering Lublin University of Technology. She currently works on biomethanization processes and application of selected wastes for remediation of degraded land. Malgorzata has publishes 59 papers, 2 books and is coauthor of 7 polish patents, 1 european patent, 28 polish patent applications and 25 european patent applications.

Lucjan Pawlowski, was born In Poland, 1946. He is Dean of Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Director of the Institute of Environmental Protection Engineering of the Lublin University of Technology, Member of the European Academy of Science and Arts, and honorary professor of China Academy of Science. He got his Ph. D. in 1976, and D. Sc. in 1980, both at the Wroclaw University of Technology. He started research on the application of ion exchange for water and wastewater treatment. As a result he published a book "Wastewater Treatment by Ion Exchange” together with B. Bolto from CSIRO Australia, in which they summarized their own results and experience of the ion exchange area. In total, he has published 19 books, over 128 papers, and authored 68 patents, and is a member of the editorial board of numerous international and national scientific and technical journals.