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1st Edition

Introduction to Environmental Management

ISBN 9781420089073
Published October 8, 2009 by CRC Press
15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

It is hard to imagine an area of study or a discipline in which a basic knowledge of the issues would not be beneficial, since environmental concerns are very much in the public consciousness. Written at a level that is accessible to students in all disciplines, Introduction to Environmental Management translates complex environmental issues into understandable terms. This book gives students and practitioners an understanding of regulations, pollutants, and waste management that they can take into whatever field or business they pursue.

Sections include:
Overview — introduces environmental issues, regulations, and types of pollutants
Air — covers issues related to air pollution, including how air pollution can be controlled and the quality of indoor air
Water — discusses the problems of pollution in water and methods to control it
Solid Waste — examines the different types of solid waste, such as hazardous, medical, and nuclear, as well as treatment techniques for each
Pollution Prevention — focuses on pollution prevention in areas such as health, safety, and accident prevention; energy conservation; and waste reduction
Risk — examines how environmental risks are perceived and communicated, and how individuals can be educated about them
Other Areas of Interest — includes coverage of electromagnetic fields, environmental implications of nanotechnology, and ethical issues as they relate to the environment

A complete teaching tool, this book offers a combination of insightful coverage, concise language, and convenient pedagogical features.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Environmental Issues
Environmental Regulations
International Regulations
Multi-media Concerns and Analysis
Pollution Sources
Effects of Pollution
Green Chemistry

Air Pollution
Dispersion Modeling
Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
Air Toxics
Indoor Air Quality
Vapor Intrusion

Water Chemistry
Safe Drinking Water
Industrial Wastewater Management
Municipal Wastewater Management
Dispersion Modeling in Water Systems
Acid Rain

Solid Waste
Municipal Waste Management
Industrial Waste Management
Hospital Waste Management
Nuclear Waste Management
Underground Storage Tanks

Pollution Prevention

The Pollution Prevention Concept
Pollution Prevention Applications
Introduction to Health, Safety, and Accident Management
Health, Safety, and Accident Management Application
Introduction to Energy Conservation
Energy Conservation Applications
Architecture in the Environment: History, Practice, and Change


Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment
Health Risk Assessment
Hazard Risk Assessment
Public Perception of Risk
Communicating Environment Risk

Other Areas of Interest

The EPA Dilemma
Electromagnetic Fields (EMF’s)
Noise Pollution
Used Oil
Environmental Audits
Environmental Economics
Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Justice

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