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1st Edition

Environmental Impact Assessments and Mitigation

ISBN 9780367558017
Published June 22, 2022 by CRC Press
230 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Environmental Impact Assessments and Mitigation examines various assessments for developmental projects in the housing, mining, energy, and waste management areas. As the world continues to shift toward concerns over climate change and environmental protection issues, developmental projects must have environmental impact assessments (EIA) conducted as well as environmental management plans (EMP). This book describes how all phases of a project, from planning, to operation, to post operation, must consider potential environmental impacts and their mitigation.



  • Presents numerous sustainable development considerations for key industries
  • Discusses how environmental impact assessments are prepared for each stage of a project
  • Describes different environmental management plans for established projects
  • Offers mitigation plans for various potential environmental impacts
  • Includes practical examples from the construction, manufacturing, transport, and mining industries

Useful for practicing professional engineers as well as upper-level students, this book covers all aspects of environmental impact assessments from start to finish.

Table of Contents

Background to environmental impact assessment and management. Environmental impact assessment for setting up a new residential infrastructure. Environmental impact assessment for coal bed methane drilling. Environmental impact assessment for a solid waste disposal landfill. Environmental impact assessment for gold planning. Environmental impact assessment of a scrap metal smelting plant. Index.

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Musaida Mercy Manyuchi

Professor Musaida Mercy Manyuchi is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (South Africa) and MScEng from Stellenbosch University (South Africa). She previously served as Head of Department of Chemical and Process Systems Engineering at Harare Institute of Technology (Zimbabwe) for five years, and has held academic positions in the Department of Operations and Quality Management and Chemical Engineering at the University of Johannesburg, at Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences in Zimbabwe, and at the Biomass Research Institute in Germany. Mercy has worked for more than ten years across various mining sector value chains, including cement extraction and processing, coal conversion to value-added products, Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Management Plans, research, and capacity building. Mercy is the Vice Chairperson for Women in Engineering in Zimbabwe. She is also a registered Professional Chemical Engineer with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe and holds memberships of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, the World Energy Council, Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers, Professional Women Executives and Business Women’s Forum, and the Zimbabwe Institute of Management. Mercy is an alumnus of the prestigious German Green Talents Fellowship, the JF Kapnek Trust Fellowship, a recipient of the Old Mutual Mathematics Olympiad Zimbabwe and participated in the Young African Leaders Initiatives Leadership Program.

Charles Mbohwa

Professor Charles Mbohwa is the University of Zimbabwe Pro-Vice Chancellor responsible for Strategic Partnerships and Industrialization since 1st July 2019. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, Before that he was a Professor of Sustainability Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg. Earlier on in his career, he was a Mechanical Engineer in the National Railways of Zimbabwe from 1986 to 1991; Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe and joined the University of Johannesburg as a Senior Lecturer in 2007. He was the Chairman and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe from 1994 to 1997 and was Vice-Dean of Postgraduate Studies Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg from July 2014 to June 2017. He was Acting Executive Dean in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment from November 2017 to July 2018. He has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He has published book chapters and several books. He holds a BSc Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe in 1986; Masters of Science in Operations Management and Manufacturing Systems from University of Nottingham; and a Doctor of Engineering from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology.

He was a Fulbright Scholar for 6 months in 2006/2007 at the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology,. He was also a Japan Foundation Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Zimbabwe Academy of Science and of the Zimbabwean Institution of Engineers. He is a registered Mechanical Engineer with the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe. He has been a collaborator in projects of the United Nations Environment Programme. He has been involved in research exchange with collaborator in many countries including the United Kingdom, Japan, German, France, the USA, Brazil, Sweden, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mauritius, Austria, the Netherlands, Uganda, Namibia and Australia. In 2016, he was a finalist of the TW Kambule-NSTF Award for research and its outputs by an individual over a period of up to 15 years after award of a PhD and a finalist in the category Research or Engineering Capacity Development NSTF Awards for achievements over the last five to 10 years. He is a Global Council Member and Fellow of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society. He is a reviewer for more than 20 international journals and is a member of the editorial boards/ committees of 5 journals.

He has collaborated with the United Nations organisations and has assisted to write the Global Guidance Principles for Life Cycle Assessment Databases and has reviewed Methodological Sheets for Subcategories in Social Life Cycle Assessment. He is a founding member of the Social Life Cycle Assessment Alliance coordinated by the World Resources Forum, which will focus, among many other things, on social impacts of sustainable recycling. He has been a board member of the African Roundtable in Sustainable Consumption and Production. He was also a board member of Almin Industries and for Willowvale Motor Industries in Zimbabwe. He has successfully supervised many Master’s and doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.


Edison Muzenda

Professor Edison Muzenda is a Full Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and Head of Chemical, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department at Botswana International University of Science and Technology. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Johannesburg. He was previously a Full Professor of Chemical Engineering, the Research and Postgraduate Coordinator as well as Head of the Environmental and Process Systems Engineering and Bioenergy Research Groups at the University of Johannesburg. Professor Muzenda holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. His research interests are in green energy engineering, integrated waste management, volatile organic compounds abatement and as well as phase equilibrium measurement and computation. He has contributed to more than 280 international peer reviewed and refereed scientific articles in the form of journals, conferences books and book chapters. He has supervised more than 30 postgraduate students and over 250 Honours and BTech research students. He serves as reviewer for a number of reputable international conferences and journals. Edison is a member of several academic and scientific organizations including the Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK and South African Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is an Editor for a number of Scientific Journals and Conferences. He has organized and chaired several international conferences. He currently serves as an associate Editor of the South African Journal of Chemical Engineering. His current research activities are mainly focused on WASTE to ENERGY.

Nita Sukdeo

Dr. Nita Sukdeo currently works at the Department of Quality and Operations Management, University of Johannesburg. Nita does research in Supply chain management and Operations Management. Their current project is 'Total Quality Management practices’. She holds a PhD in Engineering Management from the University of Johannesburg.