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Environmental and Pollution Science - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128147191, 9780128147207

Environmental and Pollution Science

3rd Edition

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Authors: Mark Brusseau Ian Pepper Charles Gerba
eBook ISBN: 9780128147207
Paperback ISBN: 9780128147191
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th March 2019
Page Count: 662
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Environmental and Pollution Science, Third Edition, continues its tradition on providing readers with the scientific basis to understand, manage, mitigate, and prevent pollution across the environment, be it air, land, or water. Pollution originates from a wide variety of sources, both natural and man-made, and occurs in a wide variety of forms including, biological, chemical, particulate or even energy, making a multivariate approach to assessment and mitigation essential for success. This third edition has been updated and revised to include topics that are critical to addressing pollution issues, from human-health impacts to environmental justice to developing sustainable solutions. Environmental and Pollution Science, Third Edition is designed to give readers the tools to be able to understand and implement multi-disciplinary approaches to help solve current and future environmental pollution problems.

Key Features

  • Emphasizes conceptual understanding of environmental systems and can be used by students and professionals from a diversity of backgrounds focusing on the environment
  • Covers many aspects critical to assessing and managing environmental pollution including characterization, risk assessment, regulation, transport and fate, and remediation or restoration
  • New topics to this edition include Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services, Pollution in the Global System, Human Health Impacts, the interrelation between Soil and Human Health, Environmental Justice and Community Engagement, and Sustainability and Sustainable Solutions
  • Includes color photos and diagrams, chapter questions and problems, and highlighted key words


Professionals and students focused on the environment including environmental science, aquatic sciences, microbiology, hydrology, earth science, environmental engineering, chemistry, physics and biology, in addition to conservationists, ecologists, toxicologists. It is appropriate for a diversity of courses focused on pollution and the environment

Table of Contents

PART 1 Fundamental Concepts
1. The Extent of Global Pollution
2. Physical-Chemical Characteristics of Soils and the Subsurface 
3. Physical-Chemical Characteristics of Waters 
4. Physical-Chemical Characteristics of the Atmosphere 
5. Microbial Characteristics of the Environment 
6. Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services
7. Physical Processes Affecting Contaminant Transport and Fate 
8. Chemical Processes Affecting Contaminant Transport and Fate 
9. Biological Processes Affecting Contaminant Transport and Fate

PART 2 Environmental Pollution
10. The Role of Environmental Monitoring in Pollution Science 
11. Physical Contaminants 
12. Chemical Contaminants 
13. Microbial Contaminants
14. Soil and Land Pollution 
15. Subsurface Pollution 
16. Surface Water Pollution 
17. Atmospheric Pollution 
18. Urban and Household Pollution

PART 3 Remediation, Restoration, Treatment, and Reuse
19. Soil and Groundwater Remediation 
20. Ecosystem Restoration and Land Reclamation 
21. Industrial and Municipal Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal
22. Municipal Wastewater Treatment 
23. Land Application of Biosolids and Animal Wastes 
24. Drinking Water Treatment and Water Security

PART 4 Global Systems and the Human Dimensions to Environmental Pollution
25. Pollution and Environmental Perturbations in the Global System 
26. Environmental Human Health
27. Medical Geology and the Soil Health: Human Health Nexus
28. Environmental Toxicology 
29. Risk Assessment 
30. Environmental Laws and Regulations 
31. Environmental Justice 
32. Sustainable Development and Other Solutions to Pollution and Global Change 
33. Epilogue: Is the Future of Pollution History?


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About the Authors

Mark Brusseau

Dr Mark Brusseau’s work is focused on developing a fundamental understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological factors and processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminants in the subsurface environment. At the university he also teaches courses on Contaminant Transport in Porous Media as well as Soil and Groundwater Remediation. He has published over 250 works, and is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the Soil Science Society of America.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arizona at Tucson, USA

Ian Pepper

Ian Pepper

Dr. Ian Pepper is currently a Professor at the University of Arizona. He is also Director of the University of Arizona, Environmental Research Laboratory (ERL) and the NSF Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Center. Dr. Pepper is an environmental microbiologist specializing in the molecular ecology of the environment. His research has focused on the fate and transport of pathogens in air, water, soils and wastes. His expertise has been recognized by membership on six National Academy of Science Committees and former memberships on an EPA FIFRA Science and Advisory Panel. Dr. Pepper is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Microbiology, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy. He is also a Board Certified Environmental Scientist within the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. He is the author or co-author of six textbooks; 40 book chapters; and over 180 peer-review journal articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Charles Gerba

Dr. Charles P. Gerba is a Professor at the University of Arizona. He conducts research on the transmission of pathogens through the environment. His recent research encompasses the transmission of pathogens by water, food and fomites; fate of pathogens in land applied wastes; development of new disinfectants; domestic microbiology and microbial risk assessment. He has been an author on more than 500 articles including several books in environmental microbiology and pollution science. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1998 he received the A. P. Black Award from the American Water Works Association for outstanding contributions to water science and in 1996 he received the McKee medal from the Water Environment Federation for outstanding contributions to groundwater protection. He received the 1999 Award of Excellence in Environmental Health from National Association of County and City Health Officials.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

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