Modeling Tools for Environmental Engineers and Scientists enables environmental professionals, faculty, and students with minimal computer programming skills to develop computer-based mathematical models for natural and engineered environmental systems. The author illustrates how commercially available syntax-free authoring software can be adapted to create customized, high-level models of environmental phenomena in groundwater, soil, aquatic, and atmospheric systems, and in engineered reactors.
This book includes a review of mathematical modeling and fundamental concepts such as material balance, reactor configurations, and fate and transport of environmental contaminants. It illustrates, using numerous examples, how mathematical and dynamic modeling software can be applied in analyzing and simulating natural and engineered environmental systems. The tools and examples included are applicable to a wide range of problems, both in the classroom and in the field.
Table of Contents
FUNDAMENTALS. Introduction to Modeling. Fundamentals of Mathematical Modeling. Primer on Mathematics. Fundamentals of Environmental Processes. Fundamentals of Engineered Systems. Fundamentals of Natural Systems. Software for Developing Mathematical Models. APPLICATIONS. Modeling Engineered Environmental Systems. Modeling Natural Environmental Systems.