Engineering The Environment

Engineering the Environment
Publisher University of Pittsburgh Press
Release Date
Category Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780822982760
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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This is the first history of phytotrons, huge climate-controlled laboratories that enabled plant scientists to experiment on the environmental causes of growth and development of living organisms. Made possible by computers and other modern technologies of the early Cold War, such as air conditioning and humidity control, phytotrons promised an end to global hunger and political instability, spreading around the world to thirty countries after World War II. The United States built nearly a dozen, including the first at Caltech in 1949. By the mid-1960s, as support and funding for basic science dwindled, phytotrons declined and ultimately disappeared—until, nearly thirty years later, the British built the Ecotron to study the impact of climate change on biological communities. By recalling the forgotten history of phytotrons, David P. D. Munns reminds us of the important role they can play in helping researchers unravel the complexities of natural ecosystems in the Anthropocene.

Engineering the Environment
  • Author : David P. D. Munns
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30

This is the first history of phytotrons, huge climate-controlled laboratories that enabled plant scientists to experiment on the environmental causes of growth and development of living organisms. Made possible by computers and other modern technologies of the early Cold War, such as air conditioning and humidity control, phytotrons promised an

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Environmental Engineering for the 21st Century
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,National Academy of Engineering,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Ocean Studies Board,NAE Office of Programs,Board on Life Sciences,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on the Grand Challenges and Opportunites in Environmental Engineering for the Twenty-First Century
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-08

Environmental engineers support the well-being of people and the planet in areas where the two intersect. Over the decades the field has improved countless lives through innovative systems for delivering water, treating waste, and preventing and remediating pollution in air, water, and soil. These achievements are a testament to the

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Environmental Engineering and the Science of Sustainability
  • Author : Robert Snedden
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014

Examines how environmental engineers combine scientific concepts with the engineering design process to find ways to increase the health and comfort of people today, with the smallest negative impact to the environment.

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Handbook of Environmental Engineering Assessment
  • Author : Ravi Jain
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2012

Chapter 1 Environmental Assessment in Engineering and Planning Chapter 2 Environmental Laws and Regulations Chapter 3 National Environmental Policy Act Chapter 4 Environmental Documents and CEQ Regulations Chapter 5 Elements of Environmental Assessment and Planning Chapter 6 Environmental Assessment Methodologies Chapter 7 Generalized approach for Environmental Analysis Chapter 8 Procedure for Reviewing Environmental Impact Statements Chapter 9 International Perspectives

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Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
  • Author : Danny Reible
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-14

The field of environmental engineering is rapidly emerging into a mainstream engineering discipline. For a long time, environmental engineering has suffered from the lack of a well-defined identity. At times, the problems faced by environmental engineers require knowledge in many engineering fields, including chemical, civil, sanitary, and mechanical engineering. Increased

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Engineering  Ethics  and the Environment
  • Author : P. Aarne Vesilind,Alastair S. Gunn
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998

This text, first published in 1998, examines the ethical responsibilities of engineers for the environment - of interest to all engineers.

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Environmental Engineering III
  • Author : Lucjan Pawlowski,Marzenna R. Dudzinska,Artur Pawlowski
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-23

Environmental engineering has a leading role in the elimination of ecological threats, and can deal with a wide range of technical and technological problems due to its interdisciplinary character. It uses the knowledge of the basic sciences biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics to neutralize pollution in all the elements of

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Bioprocess Engineering for a Green Environment
  • Author : V. Sivasubramanian
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04

This book deals with bioprocess engineering, which encompasses the design and development of equipment and processes for the manufacturing of products such as food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, polymers and paper from biological materials. It also deals with studying various biotechnological processes used in industries for large scale production of biological products,

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Engineering Within Ecological Constraints
  • Author : National Academy of Engineering
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1996-03-22

Engineering within Ecological Constraints presents a rare dialogue between engineers and environmental scientists as they consider the many technical as well as social and legal challenges of ecologically sensitive engineering. The volume looks at the concepts of scale, resilience, and chaos as they apply to the points where the ecological

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Nanotechnology Applications in Environmental Engineering
  • Author : Nazir, Rabia
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2018-08-03

Nanotechnology is the twenty-first century revolution that has impacted each and every aspect of life despite its small size. As nanoscale research continues to advance, scientists and engineers are developing new applications for many different disciplines, including environmental applications. Nanotechnology Applications in Environmental Engineering contains innovative research on nanomaterials and

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Resources  Environment and Engineering
  • Author : Liquan Xie
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12

Resources, Environment and Engineering contains 66 technical papers from the 2014 Technical Congress on Resources, Environment and Engineering (CREE 2014, Hong Kong, 6-7 September 2014, including the 4th Technical Conference on Chemical Engineering, CCE 2014). The contributions review recent technological advances in the fields of resources and the

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Engineering in Our Environment  no  1  Environmental  2  Groundwater  1 v
  • Author : Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Conference
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1990

Read online Engineering in Our Environment no 1 Environmental 2 Groundwater 1 v written by Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Conference, published by which was released on 1990. Download full Engineering in Our Environment no 1 Environmental 2 Groundwater 1 v Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Environmental Engineering in Mines
  • Author : V. S. Vutukuri,R. D. Lama
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1986

This is a detailed study on the design, operation and maintenance of mines in relationship to the total environment.

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Modelling Turbulence in Engineering and the Environment
  • Author : Kemal Hanjalić,Brian Launder
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20

A comprehensive account of advanced RANS turbulence models including numerous applications to complex flows in engineering and the environment.

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Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management
  • Author : Katalin Gruiz,Tamas Meggyes,Eva Fenyvesi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-20

This is the third volume of the five-volume book series “Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management”. The book series deals with the following topics: • Environmental deterioration and pollution, management of environmental problems • Environmental toxicology – a tool for managing chemical substances and contaminated environment • Assessment and monitoring tools, risk assessment • Risk

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