Environmental Solutions

1st Edition

Environmental Problems and the All-inclusive global, scientific, political, legal, economic, medical, and engineering bases to solve them

Print ISBN: 9780120884414
eBook ISBN: 9780080456928
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 2005
Page Count: 480
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In our changing world, society demands more comprehensive and thoughtful solutions from environmental engineers, environmental consultants and scientists dealing with the degradation of our environment. Lead by Nelson Nemerow and Franklin Agardy, experts in business, academia, government and practice have been brought together in this book to provide guidance for these environmental professionals.

The reader is presented with a variety of solutions to common and not so common environmental problems which lay the groundwork for environmental advocates to decide which solutions will work best for their particular circumstances. This book discusses chemical, biological, physical, forensic, medical, international, economic, political, industrial-collaborative solutions and solutions for rural and developing countries giving readers the freedom to evaluate a variety of options and make informed decisions. End of chapter questions and additional resources are included making this an invaluable teaching tool and ideal reference for those currently involved in improving and preserving our environment.

Key Features

  • Contributions by international experts in government, industry, and academia.
  • Editors are recognized as the editors of Environmental Engineering, the best selling title published by John Wiley
  • The first action-oriented book for environmental engineers.


Environmental engineers, civil engineers, governmental policy makers and regulators, chemical engineers, academics, environmental consultants, administrative workers and industrial decision makers concerned with environmental issues.

Table of Contents

Part I: Politics and Policy of Pollution

Chapter One: The Political Environment Chapter Two: Forensic (legal) Solutions Chapter Three: Educatioonal Solutions

Part II: Scientific and Technical Solutions

Chapter Four: EconomicSolutions Chapter Five: Physical(Engineering) Solutions Chapter Six: Biological Solutions Chapter Seven: Hydrogen Energy Solutions Chapter Eight: Chemical Solutions Chapter Nine: Electrical and Thermal Solutions Chapter Ten: Medical Solutions Chapter Eleven: Industrial and Municipal Collaborative Solutions Chapter Twelve: Industrial Ecology Solutions

Part III: International Aspects

Chapter Thirteen: Rural and Developing Country Solutions Chapter Fourteen: International Solutions

Part IV: Summary

Chapter Fifteen: Summary


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"If I were to teach a general environmental course dealing with world-wide environmental problems and solutions, I would seriously consider this book as a text." Gary F. Bennett, University of Toledo, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Toledo, Ohio in the Journal of Hazardous Materials