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The fifteenth volume of a new, well-received and highly acclaimed series on critical infrastructure, Emergency Services Protection and Homeland Security is an eye-opening account which discusses the unique challenges this industry faces and the deadly consequences that could result if there was a failure or disruption in the emergency services sector. The Emergency Services Sector (ESS) is crucial to all critical infrastructure sectors, as well as to the American public. As its operations provide the first line of defense for nearly all critical infrastructure sectors, a failure or disruption of the Emergency Services Sector (ESS) would be devastating. Emergency Services Protection and Homeland Security was written to provide guidelines to improve the protections and resilience of this infrastructure.
The Dictionary of Environmental Health is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive reference that serves as both a dictionary and encyclopedia. This book is an indispensable resource for individuals throughout environmental, occupational, and public health industries. It defines over 17,000 words illustrating the enormous magnitude of the environmental health field. Terms are alphabetically arranged with concise and succinct definitions along with expanded explanations wherever needed. These terms and definitions are drawn from varied, specialized, and technical environmental fields that can be understood by professional, students, and general readers alike.
This text is about survival-about surviving an OSHA audit. It's a road map through the process, a template, a user-friendly how-to-do-it manual that should be part of any OSHA-regulated facility's survival package. Will it help you survive an OSHA audit? It can't hurt-and if you follow it, it will help.
Advanced mathematics used in engineering is studied here in this text which examines the relationship between the principles in natural processes and those employed in engineered processes. The text covers principles, practices and the mathematics involved in the design and operation of environmental engineering works. It also presents engineering modelling tools and environmental algorithm examples. Major subjects covered in this book include:* modelling * algorithms * air and water pollution assessment and control calculations Providing concepts, definitions, descriptions, and derivations in an intuitive manner, it is both a textbook and reference tool for practitioners involved in the protection of air, water, and land resources.
Essentials of Environmental Engineering is designed for use in an introductory university undergrad course. This book introduces environmental engineering as a profession applying science and math theories to describe and explore the relationship between environmental science and environmental engineering. Environmental engineers work to sustain human existence by balancing human needs from impacts on the environment with the natural state of the environment. In the face of global pollution, diminishing natural resources, increased population growth (especially in disadvantaged countries), geopolitical warfare, global climate change (cyclical and/or human-caused), and other environmental problems, it is clear that we live in a world that is undergoing rapid ecological transformation. Because of these rapid changes, the role of environmental engineering has become increasingly prominent. Moreover, advances in technology have created a broad array of modern environmental issues. To mitigate these issues, we must capitalize on environmental protection and remediation opportunities presented by technology. Essentials of Environmental Engineering addresses these very issues. It was written with the student in mind. Complex topics are explained in an easy-to understand format and style. Numerous examples are given and chapter review questions along with solutions are provided in the text.
This completely updated edition of The Handbook of Nature provides scientific answers to questions that arise when looking at the world around us. This book examines the relationship between humans and nature, specifically, it explains how natural phenomena/disasters influence the way we live and how human activity influences environmental changes and the frequency and intensity of natural disasters. Furthermore, the second edition of The Handbook of Nature discusses the relationship that humans should have with nature in the future. Should we intentionally minimize our impact on nature or should we find technical solutions to repair the damage that we have made? This edition also addresses how we can use lessons from the past to avoid irreparable damage in the future. The Handbook of Nature includes numerous illustrations and real-world case studies.
A thorough revision of the previous Environmental Engineer's Mathematics Handbook, this book offers readers an unusual approach to presenting environmental math concepts, emphasizing the relationship between the principles in natural processes and environmental processes. It integrates the fundamental math operations performed by environmental practitioners for air, water, wastewater, solid/hazardous wastes, biosolids, environmental economics, stormwater operations, and environmental health, safety, and welfare. New material includes quadratic equations, Quadratic equations, Boolean algebra, statistics review, fundamental fire science, basic electricity for environmental practitioners, and environmental health computations and solutions.
Clean and environmentally sound disposal of animal waste in the quantities that Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) produce can only be described as a challenge. Designed to provide practical information, Environmental Management of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) covers the concepts and practices involved in the operation and maintenance of CAFOs, paying particular attention to regulatory requirements and compliance and Best Available Technology (BAT) practices. Presenting an overview of federal, state, and local regulations and discussing US Department of Agriculture's CNMP, the book includes information and data that can be used for planning and designing waste management systems and system components as well as for selecting waste handling equipment. The authors describe the various types of manure/wastewater storage and handling systems and, using data derived from the NRCS/USDA, focus on the costs involved in the operational needs of these systems. They describe soil agricultural waste interactions and those soil properties and characteristics that affect soil sustainability and limitations for a farmstead. They also discuss the pollutants associated with livestock and poultry operations, the pathways by which the pollutants reach surface water, and their impacts on the environment and human health. Pulling information from a wide range of sources, the book's coverage moves from regulations to social and ethical issues, and on to specific technologies for a particular species. This comprehensive resource is tailored to the information needs of the practicing agronomist, rural community authorities, and other personnel involved in animal feeding operations.
Food additives have used since the beginning of time to enhance the quantity and quality of food. We know from research and historical record that spices were used thousands of years ago to preserve food. Regulating Food Additives: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly addresses both the importance and the dangers of additives. This book provides a timeline of laws regulating food in U.S. history and discusses topics such as how food additives are prepared, what they are composed of, and why we need to be concerned about them.
This new expanded edition of Microbiology for Water/Wastewater Operators augments previous information and emphasizes the new world order of water control based on microbiological principles and practices. Microbiology for Water/Wastewater Operators... *
For the Nonengineering Professional Perfect for anyone without a background in science or engineering who wants to take a closer look at how water is processed and treated, Reverse Osmosis: A Guide for the Nonengineering Professional relates reverse osmosis in its most basic form and addresses growing concerns about the quality of tap water. What is reverse osmosis? Not to be confused with filtration-which involves straining or size exclusion-reverse osmosis involves a diffusive mechanism and separation process that is dependent on solute concentration, pressure, and the water flux rate. This book describes all of the basic processes involved in reverse osmosis operations. Presented in a conversational style-using jargon-free language-it discusses in detail the drinking water purification, wastewater reuse, desalination processes, and other freshwater applications used to ensure the safe consumption of water. The book also places special emphasis on pharmaceuticals and personal care product (PPCP) contaminants, which are not typically removed from wastewater by conventional treatment processes, however, they can be removed by processes using sophisticated membrane filtration. The author provides a basic understanding of membrane technology, and explains the membrane treatment process. He details how the processes fit together within a drinking water or wastewater treatment system and presents concepts that make up water and wastewater treatment processes as a whole. He also highlights advances in reverse osmosis technology and discusses relevant applications. Presents a comprehensive coverage of reverse osmosis Discusses fundamental processes and equipment used in reverse osmosis Provides technical terminology in simplified form Reverse Osmosis: A Guide for the Nonengineering Professional explains how reverse osmosis
Hailed on first publication as a masterful review of the topic, The Science of Air: Concepts and Applications quickly became a standard resource in the field. Clearly written and user-friendly, the second edition continues to provide the scientific underpinnings of the essence of air. Major expansions include: Air math and physics Air flow parameters Indoor air quality Regulatory updates related to indoor and outdoor air quality Updated air pollution control technologies The text follows a pattern that is nontraditional, using a paradigm based on real-world experience. It covers air resource utilization and air protection, contains regulatory updates related to air quality, and provides an update on pollution control technologies. In addition to the discussion of numerous mitigation and remediation procedures, this authoritative resource includes an expanded section on the fundamentals of air chemistry and physics, making it an indispensable text for those tasked with compliance to air pollution laws. The common thread woven through the fabric of this text is air resource utilization and its protection. Numerous examples exist on how understanding the science of air can assist in understanding global climate change, air pollution, radon, indoor air quality, and acid rain. To solve these problems and understand the issues related to air, air pollution control practitioners need a broad base of scientific information from which to draw - The Science of Air fills this critical need.
This is the only book series devoted to explaining the full range of specialized areas required of water and wastewater plant operators. Each volume is designed to give operators the basic knowledge of a subject needed for certification, licensure, and improved job performance. Checkpoints, self-tests and a final examination with questions based on actual operator certification exams provide a practical review. All books are clearly illustrated with key ideas and highlighted points throughout. Electronics explains the fundamental structure and operation of the electronic hardware that underlies many automated processes in a treatment plant. It provides an introduction to electrical circuits, diodes, transistors, and transformers, which are explained in the context of device control.
The thirteenth of a well-received and highly acclaimed series on critical infrastructure, Commercial Facilities Protection and Homeland Security is intended to help law enforcement, security specialists, managers, and anyone involved in protecting infrastructure, handle the security threats that they deal with on a daily basis. The Commercial Services sector includes a diverse range of sites that draws large crowds of people for shopping, business, entertainment, or lodging. Facilities within this sector operate on the principle of open public access meaning that the general public can move freely without the deterrent of obstructive security barriers. The majority of these facilities are privately owned and operated, with minimal interaction with the federal government and other regulatory agencies. Since these facilities are not subject to the same security measures as an airport or an government building, they are a terrorist's dream. Commercial Facilities Protection and Homeland Security gives clear and straightforward guidelines on improving the security and the resilience of the commercial services sector. Readers will determine how to assess risk, identify assets, implement protective programs, create and emergency response plan, and much more.
The financial services sector is critical to the economy and represents a vital component of our nation's critical infrastructure. It includes thousands of depository institutions, providers of investment products, insurance companies, and credit and financing organizations. A terrorist attack affecting the this sector would have a devastating impact. Financial Services Sector Protection and Homeland Security provides readers with an understanding of the challenges and potential threats faced by the financial services sector. This book presents commonsense methodologies to help safeguard this sector in a straightforward but engaging manner. It was written in response to the critical needs of financial planners, management analysts, law enforcement and security specialists, and anyone with a general interest in the security of the financial services sector. Other books in the Critical Infrastructure and Homeland Security Series include: *Dam Sector Protection and Homeland Security *Energy Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security *Food Supply Protection and Homeland Security *Transportation Protection and Homeland Security *Government Facilities Protection and Homeland Security *Information Technology Protection and homeland Security
The eleventh volume of a new, well-received, and highly acclaimed series on critical infrastructure and homeland security, Information Technology Protection and Homeland Security is an eye-opening account of a diverse and complex sector. This book describes the processes needed to identify assets, assess risk, implement protective programs and resilience strategies, and measure their effectiveness. While the IT sector can never be made immune to all possible intrusions or hacks, a concerted, well thought out effort to incorporate security upgrades along with careful planning for facilities can help minimize attacks. Although Information Technology Protection and Homeland Security was written to serve information technology (IT) personnel, project designers, communications technicians, and all computer operators who have an interest in the IT sector, the text is accessible to those who have no experience with the IT sector. While working through the text systematically, the reader will gain an understanding of the need for a heightened sense of awareness of the present threat facing the IT sector. Moreover, the reader will gain knowledge of security principles and measures that can be implemented-adding a critical component to not only the reader's professional knowledge but also providing them the tools needed to combat terrorism. Other books in the Critical Infrastructure and Homeland Security Series include: Dam Sector Protection and Homeland Security Energy Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security Food Supply Protection and Homeland Security Transportation Protection and Homeland Security Government Facilities Protection and Homeland Security