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Environmental sustainability for engineers and applied scientists, Greg Peters, Magdalena Svanström.

This textbook presents key theoretical approaches to understanding issues of sustainability and environmental management, perfectly bridging the gap between engineering and environmental science. It begins with the fundamentals of environmental modelling and toxicology, which are then used to discuss qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methods, and environmental assessments of product design. It discusses how business and government can work towards sustainability, focusing on managerial and legal tools, before considering ethics and how decisions on environmental management can be made. Students will learn quantitative methods while also gaining an understanding of qualitative, legal, and ethical aspects of sustainability. Practical applications are included throughout, and there are study questions at the end of each chapter. PowerPoint slides and jpegs of all the figures in the book are provided online. This is the perfect textbook on environmental studies for engineering and applied science students
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Reader's guide: how is this all connected? 1. The engineer's role in environmental protection; 2. The Earth system: natural operation and human impacts; 3. Impacts of chemical pollution; 4. Modelling environmental transport and fate of pollutants; 5. Introduction to toxicology; 6. Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment; 7. Environmental assessment of products and processes; 8. Regulatory structures; 9. Decision-making; References; Index
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Mar 2019)
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 245 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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