Environmental engineering is an important branch of engineering. Rarely can one pick up the newspaper without reading an article concerning the environment; for example, an old hazardous waste dump site that has been discovered, a need for a new wastewater treatment plant in a growing city, the increasing frequency of air pollution problems caused by industry or motor vehicles, an accidental release of a toxic chemical, environmental impacts from a large construction project, ozone depletion, or global climate change. All engineers can benefit from additional education in the field of environmental engineering.
This timely, readable text provides an excellent introduction to environmental engineering for engineers in all disciplines. In clear, engaging language the authors lay out the foundations of the field; review the essential components of chemistry, math, and biology; and provide comprehensive treatment of air resources, water resources, and solid/hazardous waste. Readers will appreciate the wealth of example problems, illustrations, and end-of-chapter problems that further illustrate and reinforce the concepts presented in each chapter.