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Introduction to Environmental Management

1st Edition

Edited by Mary K. Theodore, Louis Theodore

CRC Press

572 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply