Current Concerns in Environmental Engineering



Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: TEC010000

Current Concerns in Environmental Engineering is a treatment of 15 topics of great contemporary relevance by bestselling author S. A. Abbasi. Each topic is covered from its basics to its global application in a highly concise and compact yet exceedingly clear and lucid style. The coverage has a wide sweep, reflective of the great diversity and complexity of challenges presently faced by the Earth’s environment. Some of the biggest existence-threatening questions are also addressed in this book ─ for example: Is renewable energy as safe for the world as is believed? Can technology make the present paradigm of development sustainable? Will a shift to renewables halt global warming? Is fossil fuel decarburization really workable?

Current Concerns in Environmental Engineering would enhance the comprehension of undergraduate and graduate students while giving them a worldview that formal textbooks generally fail to do. The book will be exceedingly useful to teachers and researchers due to the fresh insights it can give and the innovative thinking it can stimulate.
The book is profusely illustrated with dramatic as well as aesthetically pleasing visuals. Besides capturing the interest of the reader the visuals also enhance the reader’s comprehension and appreciation of the text.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1: Global Warming and its Mitigation

Chapter 1. Pollution and Global Warming Due to the Use of Fossil Fuels: The Extent of the Problem

Chapter 2. Global Warming Control by Decarbonization and its Environmental Impacts

Part II: Urbanization and its Impact

Chapter 3. Contribution of Paddy Fields to Methane Emissions and the Strategies to Control it: the Indian Scenario

Chapter 4. Cellular automata and its application in urban systems simulation

Chapter 5. The Digital Deluge – Has it Made Learning Easier or Better?

Chapter 6. Sustainable Food Production for the World’s Multitudes and the Challenge of Food Taboos

Part III: Issues in Environmental Pollution Control

Chapter 7. Water Conflicts ─ Can Small Hydro be a Solution?

Chapter 8. The Art of Sampling and Analysis

Chapter 9. Water Quality Modelling: A Primer

Chapter 10. A Novel Low-Cost and Clean-Green Technology SHEFROL® for Sewage Treatment, Especially Suited to Villages and Peri-urban Dwellings

Chapter 11. Greenbelts for Effective Control of Air Pollution: Concept and Design Is Renewable Energy as Safe for the World as is Believed?

Chapter 12. The Real Origin of the E-waste Problem and its Truly ‘Sustainable’ Solution

Chapter 13. Bioremediation and Phytoremediation

Chapter 14. The Visible and the Invisible Pollution
Part IV: Pollution and its Control

Chapter 15. Will a Total Shift to Renewable Energy Sources Ensure Global Sustainability?


Keywords: Sustainable development, renewable energy, environmental management, environmental engineering, pollution control

Audience: All academic institutions and supporting organizations, from final year preparatory school level to post-graduate level, across the world are potential buyers.

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