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Water Resources and Natural Control Processes

  • Lawrence K. Wang
  • Norman C. Pereira

Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Clark C. K. Liu
    Pages 1-59
  3. Mu Hao Sung Wang, Lawrence K. Wang
    Pages 61-106
  4. William W. Shuster
    Pages 107-138
  5. Donald B. Aulenbach
    Pages 139-214
  6. Charles W. Sever
    Pages 215-260
  7. Lenore S. Clesceri
    Pages 261-282
  8. Donald B. Aulenbach, Robert M. Ryan
    Pages 283-372
  9. George P. Sakellaropoulos
    Pages 373-446
  10. Lawrence K. Wang
    Pages 447-492
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 493-496

About this book

Introduction

The past few years have seen the emergence of a growing, widespread desire in this country, and indeed everywhere, that positive actions be taken to restore the quality of our environment, and to protect it from the degrading effects of all forms of pollution-air, noise, solid waste, and water. Since pollution is a direct or indirect consequence of waste, if there is no waste, there can be no pollution, and the seemingly idealistic demand for "zero discharge" can be construed as a demand for zero waste. However, as long as there is waste, we can only attempt to abate the consequent pollution by converting it to a less noxious form. In those instances in which a particular type of pollution has been recognized, three major questions usually arise: (1) How serious is the pollution? (2) Is the technology to abate it available? and (3) Do the costs of abatement justify the degree of abatement achieved? The principal intention of this series of books on environmental engineering is to help the reader formu­ late useful answers to the second and third of these questions, i. e. , to outline the best currently available engineering solutions, and to examine their costs in the light of the real level of benefits afforded.

Keywords

Filtration Groundwater Infiltration environment environmental engineering hydrology nitrification pollution pollution control water pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence K. Wang
    • 1
  • Norman C. Pereira
    • 2
  1. 1.Lenox Institute for Research Inc.LenoxUSA
  2. 2.Monsanto CompanySt. LouisUSA

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