Basic Environmental Technology: Water Supply, Waste Management and Pollution Control eBook (6e) : 9780133493801

Basic Environmental Technology: Water Supply, Waste Management and Pollution Control eBook (6e)

NathansonĂ¡,J et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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About the book: For introductory civil/construction technology program courses in environmental technology, water supply and pollution control, environmental quality control, environmental and sanitary design, and water/wastewater technology.

Basic Environmental Technology, 6th Edition emphasises applications while presenting fundamental concepts in clear, simple language. It covers a broad range of environmental topics clearly and thoroughly, giving students a solid foundation for further study and workplace success. This edition adds new coverage of environmental sustainability, integrated water management, low impact development, green building design, advanced water purification, dual water systems, new pipeline materials, hydraulic fracturing, constructed wetlands, single stream municipal solid waste recycling, plasma gasification of waste, updated EPA standards, and more. Hundreds of clear diagrams and photographs illuminate key concepts; practice problems and review questions offer students ample opportunity to deepen their mastery. Math is applied at a basic level, and all computations are fully explained with example problems; both U.S. and metric units are used. Students with less academic experience will also appreciate this text's review of basic math, and its basic primers on biology, chemistry, geology, hydrology, and hydraulics.

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Table of contents
  • 1. Basic Concepts
  • 2. Hydraulics
  • 3. Hydrology
  • 4. Water Quality
  • 5. Water Pollution
  • 6. Drinking Water Purification
  • 7. Water Distribution Systems
  • 8. Sanitary Sewer Systems
  • 9. Stormwater Management
  • 10. Wastewater Treatment and Disposal
  • 11. Municipal Solid Waste
  • 12. Hazardous Waste Management
  • 13. Air Pollution and Control
  • 14. Noise Pollution and Control
  • Appendix A. Environmental Impact Studies and Audits
  • Appendix B. Education, Employment, Licensing, and Certification
  • Appendix C. LEED Green Building Project Certification Process
  • Appendix D. Review of Basic Mathematics, Units, and Unit Conversions
  • Appendix E. Glossary and Abbreviations
  • Appendix F. Answers to Practice Problems
  • Index
Features & benefits
  • Fully addresses all facets of environmental technology related to water supply, waste management, and pollution control—preparing students to enter any organisation involved with environmental technology 
  • Teaches through real-world applications—linking concepts to real-world issues that will be relevant to students 
  • NEW! Discusses environmental sustainability, integrated water management, low impact development, and green building design throughout the book—ensuring that students understand the field's most significant trends and opportunities 
  • NEW! Offers expanded coverage of advanced wastewater treatment and recycling, especially membrane filtration technology—enabling students to participate in advanced wastewater treatment projects
  • NEW! Covers many significant new topics and trends, including dual water systems, new pipeline materials, environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), constructed wetlands, single stream municipal solid waste recycling, and plasma gasification of solid and hazardous waste—preparing students to participate in cutting-edge projects for many years to come 
  • NEW! Reflects updated water and air quality standards and regulations, including the EPA's determination that CO2 is an air pollutant that can harm public health and welfare by causing global warming and climate change—preparing students to help organisations respond to the latest government regulations 
  • NEW! Contains expanded discussions of environmental education, certification, and employment—giving students up-to-date information and guidance for finding jobs in the field 
  • NEW! Introduces LEED green building project certification—showing students how to earn the green building industry's most valuable credentials 

Simple and clear, with plenty of numerical examples and basic primers for less prepared students 

  • NEW! Contains hundreds of up-to-date, application-focused practice and review questions—giving students all the quantitative problem-solving practice they need to succeed 
  • Reviews all the basic math students need to perform this book's calculations—ensuring that students can accurately perform environmental computations, even if they have limited backgrounds in mathematics 
  • Contains basic primers on biology, chemistry, geology, hydrology, and hydraulics—getting students up-to-speed on the essentials of each key science related to environmental technology 
  • Uses both US customary and SI metric units throughout the text and in example problems, and includes a discussion of unit measurements and unit conversions—preparing students to work in global environments that may use metric or US units, or both 

Hundreds of diagrams and photos, and extensive pedagogical resources for faster, more intuitive learning:  

  • Line drawings, diagrams, and two-tone photos throughout—making virtually all key topics easier to understand 
  • Clear chapter synopses—emphasising key points, and promoting more efficient review 
  • NEW! Provides expanded glossary and acronyms lists—giving students a single source for definitions and explanations of key environmental technology terms and acronyms 
  • NEW! Expanded online Instructor’s Resources materials, including worked solutions to all practice problems, text-page references for answers to review questions, supplemental problems, 100 + multiple-choice test Q&As, additional test problems and project assignments, photos, web/video links, and more—helping instructors teach more effectively and efficiently, regardless of their program or the types of students they serve
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