Fundamentals of Air Pollution


  • Daniel Vallero, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Daniel Vallero, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Fundamentals of Air Pollution is an important and widely used textbook in the environmental science and engineering community. Written shortly after the passage of the seminal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the third edition was quite timely. Surprisingly, the text has remained relevant for university professors, engineers, scientists, policy makers and students up to recent years. However, in light of the transition in the last five years from predominantly technology-based standards (maximum achievable control technologies or MACTs) to risk-based regulations and air quality standards, the text must be updated significantly. The fourth edition will be updated to include numerous MACTs which were not foreseen during the writing of the third edition, such as secondary lead (Pb) smelting, petroleum refining, aerospace manufacturing, marine vessel loading, ship building, printing and publishing, elastomer production, offsite waste operations, and polyethylene terephthalate polymer and styrene-based thermoplastic polymers production.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373615-4

Table of Contents

Part I: Air Pollution Essentials. Part II: The Risks of Air Pollution. Part III: Measurement and Monitoring of Air Pollution. Part IV: The Meteorology of Air Pollution. Part V: Modeling Air Pollution. Part VI: The Regulatory Control of Air Pollution. Part VII: The Engineering Control of Air Pollution. Chapter References. Suggested Reading. Questions. Subject Index.