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Environmental Contaminants

Environmental Contaminants

Daniel A. Vallero



Environmental Contaminants serves as a tool for environmental professionals to produce technically sound and reproducible scientific evidence. It identifies ways to clean up environmental problems in air, water, soil, sediment and living systems. Ethical issues, environmental management, and professionalism, and environmental economic problems are illustrated to assist the reader in understanding and applying quantitative analysis of environmental problems.

  • Real life solutions for practicing environmental professionals.
  • Example problems, sidebars, and case studies to illustrate ethical issues, environmental economic problems, and environmental management.
  • Explanation of scientific principles and concepts needed for risk assessment, waste management, contaminant transport, environmental hydrogeology, and environmental engineering & chemistry.
  • A fully supportive glossary, appendices and tables throughout the text contain physical, chemical and biological resources necessary for all environmental practitioners.

Environmental professionals will find this book valuable for understanding policy and for generating technically sound and reproducible science. The text gives real-life solutions to problems and provides case studies to illustrate ethical dilemas. A comprehensive glossary, appendices, and tables provide additional information. - Environmental Science and Technology, Nov. 2004
"The book has a plethora of basic information on waste treatment...there is a good discussion of both incineration and biological waste treatment." - Journal of Hazardous Materials, March 2005
"The text, though technical, is readable and well organized" - E-Streams, Vol.8, No.5 - May 2005