Environmental and Pollution Science

ISBN-10: 0125515030

ISBN-13: 9780125515030

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

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This unique book integrates a large number of subjects in environmental studies and provides a realistic and objective evaluation of pollution as a price we pay for a modern economy. It focuses on the scientific assessment of environmental quality by developing a framework of principles that can be applied to any environmental problem. It addresses tactical issues for managers and government workers such as remediation, environmental monitoring, risk assessment, and management. It can be used by professionals as well as undergraduate students. * Emphasizes conceptual understanding of environmental impact, integrating the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and mathematics * Topics cover the fate and transport of contaminants; monitoring and remediation of pollution; sources and characteristics of pollution; and risk assessment and management * Includes color photos and diagrams, chapter questions and problems, and highlighted key words
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List price: $111.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 4/11/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Ian L. Pepper is currently the Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Environmental Sciences at the University of Arizona. He was recently named to Who's Who in America for the second year in a row, and in 1994 earned the Researcher of the Year Award in the College of Agriculture at the University of Arizona. In 1994 he was also named as a fellow to the American Society of Agronomy, and he became the Chair of the Soil Biology and Biohemistry Division of the Soil Science Society of America. Pepper is also a Fellow of the American Society of Microbiology, and has been a member of the Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology for the past nine years. Pepper has also been the author or co-author of numerous published journal articles.Dr. Gerba has 30 years experience in the area of wastewater and waste recycling in agriculture. He has been involved in numerous projects on use of soil aquifer treatment for reuse of domestic wastewater for crop production, composting of domestic solid waste, use of wastewater for fish and shellfish aquiculture, surface water pollution and control from animal feeding operations, reuse of sewage sludge on farm land, and use of wetlands for recycling of animal waste. His expertise is in the area of pathogen fate and removal by treatment processes and risk assessment. He has served on numerous local, state, and federal committees and expert workshops for the development of standards and guidelines for the treatment and recycling of wastes to minimize environmental impacts. He was a member of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board for 8 years. He has organized and participated in workshops on food and water safety throughout the U.S. and Latin America. He has co-authored nine workshop training manuals.

The extent of global pollution
Physical-chemical characteristics of soils and the subsurface
Physical-chemical characteristics of waters
Physical-chemical characteristics of the atmosphere
Biotic characteristics of the environment
Physical processes affecting contaminant transport and fate
Chemical processes affecting contaminant transport and fate
Biological processes affecting contaminant transport and fate
Physical contaminants
Chemical contaminants
Microbial contaminants
The role of environmental monitoring in pollution science
Environmental toxicology
Risk assessment
Environmental laws and regulations
Soil and land pollution
Subsurface pollution
Surface water pollution
Soil and groundwater remediation
Ecosystem restoration and land reclamation
Sensory pollutants, electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation
Indoor air quality
Atmospheric pollution
Global change
Industrial and municipal solid waste treatment and disposal
Municipal wastewater treatment
Land application of biosolids and animal wastes
Drinking water treatment and water security
Genetically engineered crops and microbes
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and gene transfer
Pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors
Epilogue : is the future of pollution history?
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