2nd Edition

Handbook of Environmental Engineering

By Frank R. Spellman Copyright 2023
    888 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This new edition provides a practical view of pollution and its impact on the natural environment. Driven by the hope of a sustainable future, it stresses the importance of environmental law and resource sustainability and offers a wealth of information based on real-world observations and expert experience. It presents a basic overview of environmental pollution, emphasizes key terms, and addresses specific concepts in advanced algebra, fundamental engineering, and statistics. In addition, it considers socioeconomic, political, and cultural influences and provides an understanding of how to effectively treat and prevent air pollution, implement industrial hygiene principles, and manage solid waste, water, and wastewater operations.

    The Handbook of Environmental Engineering is written in a down-to-earth style for a wide audience, as it appeals to technical readers, consultants, policymakers, as well as a wide range of general readers.


    • Updated throughout, with a new chapter on modern trends in environmental engineering, the book further emphasizes climate change effects on water/wastewater infrastructure
    • Examines the physical, chemical, and biological processes fundamental to understanding the environment fate and engineered treatment of environmental contaminants
    • Presents technologies to prevent pollution at the source as well as treatment and disposal methods for remediation
    • Identifies multiple environmental pollutants and explains the effects of each
    • Includes the latest environmental regulatory requirements.

    1. Introduction. 2. Units, Standards of Measurement & Conversions. 3. Math Operations Review. 4. Environmental Modeling & Algorithms. 5. Statistics Review. 6. Fundamental Engineering Concepts. 7. Air Pollution. 8. Water Pollution. 9. Soil Quality. 10. Solid and Hazardous Waste. 11. Industrial Hygiene. 12. Green Engineering.


    Frank R. Spellman, PhD, is a retired assistant professor of environmental health at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, and the author of more than 157 books covering topics ranging from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to all areas of environmental science and occupational health. Many of his texts are readily available online, and several have been adopted for classroom use at major universities throughout the United States, Canada, China, Europe, and Russia; two have been translated into Spanish for South American markets. Dr. Spellman has been cited in more than 850- publications. He serves as a professional expert witness for three law groups and as an incident/accident investigator for the U.S. Department of Justice and a northern Virginia law firm. In addition, he consults on homeland security vulnerability assessments for critical infrastructures including water/wastewater facilities nationwide and conducts pre-Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)/Environmental Protection Agency EPA audits throughout the country. Dr. Spellman receives frequent requests to co-author with well-recognized experts in several scientific fields; for example, he is a contributing author of the prestigious text The Engineering Handbook, 2nd ed. (CRC Press). Dr. Spellman lectures on sewage treatment, water treatment, and homeland security and lectures and safety topics throughout the country and teaches water/wastewater operator short courses at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Virginia). He holds a BA, in public administration, a BS in business management, an MBA, and an MS and PhD in environmental engineering.