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2nd Edition

Introduction to Environmental Management

ISBN 9780367758103
Published May 20, 2021 by CRC Press
556 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Written at a level that is accessible to students in all disciplines, Introduction to Environmental Management, Second Edition translates complex environmental issues into practical and understandable terms. The book provides students and practitioners an understanding of the regulations, pollutants, and waste management issues that can be applied in various related environmental fields and industries. This new edition is updated throughout and adds eleven new chapters, including coverage of water conservation, water toxins, measurement methods, desalination, industrial ecology, legal issues, and more.


  • Updated throughout and includes eleven all-new chapters
  • Reviews the specialized literature on pollution prevention, sustainability, and the role of optimization in water treatment and related areas, as well as references for further reading
  • Provides illustrative examples and case studies that complement the text throughout

  • Includes ancillary exams and a solutions manual for adopting instructors

This book serves as a complete teaching tool, offering a combination of insightful coverage, concise language, and convenient pedagogical features, and supplies practical guidance that will aid students and practitioners alike.


Table of Contents

PART I: Overview

Chapter 1

Introduction to Environmental Issues

Chapter 2

Environmental Regulations

Chapter 3

International Environmental Regulations

Chapter 4

ISO 14000

Chapter 5

Multimedia Concerns

Chapter 6

Classification and Sources of Pollutants

Chapter 7

Effects of Pollutants

Chapter 8

Measurement Methods


Chapter 9

Air Pollution Control Equipment

Chapter 10

Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling

Chapter 11

Climate Change and Global Warming

Chapter 12

Indoor Air Quality

Chapter 13

Vapor Intrusion

Chapter 14

Air Toxics


Chapter 15

Water Chemistry

Chapter 16

Safe Drinking Water

Chapter 17


Chapter 18

Municipal Wastewater Treatment

Chapter 19

Industrial Wastewater Management

Chapter 20

Dispersion Modeling in Water Systems

Chapter 21

Water Conservation

Chapter 22

Water Toxics

PART IV: Solid Waste

Chapter 23

Municipal Waste Management

Chapter 24

Industrial Waste Management

Chapter 25

Hospital Waste Management

Chapter 26

Nuclear Waste Management

Chapter 27


Chapter 28


Chapter 29


PART V: Pollution Prevention

Chapter 30

The Pollution Prevention Concept

Chapter 31

Pollution Prevention Applications

Chapter 32


Chapter 33

Green Chemistry and Green Engineering

Chapter 34

Industrial Ecology

Chapter 35

Architecture in the Environment

PART VI: Environmental Risk

Chapter 36

Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment

Chapter 37

Health Risk Assessment

Chapter 38

Hazard Risk Assessment

Chapter 39

Non-technical Risk

Chapter 40

Public Perception of Risk

Chapter 41

Risk Communication

PART VII: Energy Considerations

Chapter 42

Energy Resources

Chapter 43

Energy Conservation

Chapter 44

Energy Conservation Applications

Chapter 45

Heat Transfer and Heat Exchanger Principles

Chapter 46

Thermodynamics: Energy, Entropy, Exergy

Chapter 47

Energy—Environmental Interactions

PART VIII: Other Areas of Interrest

Chapter 48

The EPA Dilemma

Chapter 49

Electromagnetic Fields

Chapter 50

Noise Pollution

Chapter 51

Used Oil

Chapter 52

Underground Storage Tanks

Chapter 53

Environmental Audits

Chapter 54


Chapter 55

Nanotechnology Concerns

Chapter 56

Acid Rain

Chapter 57

Training Options

Chapter 58

Legal Issues

Chapter 59

Environmental Ethical Considerations

Chapter 60

Environmental Justice

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Mary K. Theodore – the daughter of immigrant parents from Ireland - received her BA degree in English from Manhattan College and MA in Applied Linguistics from Queens College. She is a member of the International English Honor Society of Sigma Tau Delta and honor society Epsilon Sigma Pi. Ms. Theodore is presently the president of TheodoreTutorials, a company that specializes in providing training needs to industry, government, and academia. She is the author of the chapter entitled "Domestic Solutions" in the Handbook of Environmental Management and Technology (Wiley-Interscience, 1993; the only nontechnical chapter in the handbook); coauthor of the unpublished, but copyrighted, work "A Citizen’s Guide to Pollution Prevention"; and, coauthor of Major Environmental Issues Facing the 21st Century (Prentice-Hall, 1996) and "introduction to Environmental Management" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 2009). The latter text effectively integrated the concept of "sustainable growth without environmental degradation" at both the industrial and domestic levels. Ms. Theodore is also a contributor to Luna, a collection of poetry, prose, and short stories. Ms. Theodore is currently an adjunct faculty member at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).

Since marriage and the birth of her first child, Ms. Theodore has devoted a significant part of her life to help solve the environmental problems facing society from a domestic point of view. A proactive environmentalist with no ties to any of the environmental organizations in vogue today, she has also lectured in this area. She was recently involved with the development of a nontechnical environmental calendar that serves as a consumer and youth outreach product.

Ms. Theodore resides in East Williston, Long Island, New York, with her husband of 53 years.

Louis Theodore – the son of immigrant parents from Greece - is a retired professor of chemical engineering at Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York. Born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, he received his MChE and EngScD from New York University and his BChE from The Cooper Union. Over the past 60 years, Dr. Theodore has been a successful educator, researcher, professional innovator, and communicator in the field of engineering. He has taught academic courses in environmental management, hazardous waste incineration, accident and emergency management, pollution prevention, air pollution control, and environmental health and hazard risk assessment.

Dr. Theodore is an internationally recognized lecturer who has provided nearly 200 courses to industry, government, and technical associations; he has served as an after-dinner or luncheon speaker on numerous occasions; and he has appeared on television as a guest commentator and a news spokesperson. He has developed training materials and has served as the principal moderator/lecturer for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) courses. He has also served as a consultant to several industrial companies in the field of environmental management, and is presently a consultant/expert witness for the USEPA and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Dr. Theodore has written 121 text/reference books plus "Basketball Coaching 101". He is also the cofounder of Theodore Tutorials, a company specializing in providing training needs to industry, government, and academia; included in this TheodoreTutorials series of 21 texts are four tutorials concerned with the professional engineer’s (PE) exam.

Dr. Theodore is the recipient of the prestigious Ripperton award from the International Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) that is "presented to an outstanding educator who through example, dedication, and innovation has so inspired students to achieve excellence in their professional endeavors." Earlier, he was the recipient of the American Society of Engineering Education AT&T Foundation award for "excellence in the instruction of engineering students." Dr. Theodore was also honored at Madison Square Garden in 2008 for his contributions to basketball and the youth of America.

Dr. Theodore is a member of Phi Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, American Chemical Society, American Society of Engineering Education, Royal Hellenic Society, and the International Air and Waste Management Association. He is also certified to referee scholastic basketball games through his membership in the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials. He previously served on a Presidential Crime Commission and proved invited testimony. His column "AS I SEE IT" – drawn from www. – addresses social, economic, political, technical, and sports issues, and is a monthly feature of several Long Island newspapers, plus the Queens Gazette.


"The authors are correct. This is the definitive source for a nontechnical analysis of 21st century technical environmental issues."

Dr. John D. McKenna, C.E.O., ETS, Inc., Roanoke, VA.


"Really a great book. Easy to read and easy to understand the complex maze of environmental subject matter."

Robert McIlvaine, President, The McIlvaine Co., Northfield, IL.


"A hard book not to like. The new material is a welcome addition. Congratulations once again to the Theodores."

Kenneth Skipka, Principal, RTP Environmental, Inc., Carle Place, NY