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Environmental Engineering and Management


Edited By: JM Baldasano and H Power

WIT Press

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #90630 | ISBN: 1853126020
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The 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit concluded with a declaration enshrining 27 principles to "emphasise the fundamental need to integrate environmental factors into all development decisions if catastrophe is to be avoided". Four main areas in particular were indentified as requiring urgent engineering solutions: the efficient use of all energy sources, the recovery and recycling of materials, the repair of existing damage, and the development of cleaner technological products. This is now resulting in the growth and implementation of new methods and procedures and a change of emphasis from pollution control to pollution prevention. The principles also led to the convening of the First International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Management in 1998. This provided an ideal forum for engineers, scientists, technologists and environmental managers, both in industry, government and academia to familiarise themselves with current issues, contribute positively to debate on these, and to propose sound engineering solutions for the future. Including coverage of a wide variety of topics including Strategic Issues, Environmental Management Tools, Environmental Technologies and Cleaner Production, Environmental Modelling, Pollution Prevention, and Information Systems and Training, this book features papers presented at the Conference.


SECTION 1: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) Integration of ISO standards for infrastructure maintenance; Measuring the environmental impact: a case study using the ecological footprint approach; Regional evaluation of the positive feedback between climate change and energy consumption; Noise as an environmental descriptor to achieve a balance between mobility and life quality in towns; Sustainable development in the Mediterranean region: a case of global impact assessment; An environmental impact assessment and environmental management model for an industrial case in Turkey; Concept and implementation for a regional environmental reporting Aral Sea coastal region (Kazakhstan); Improvements in the assessment of the food-chain implications of routine discharges of radioactivity to the environment; The role of regulation in the improvement of business environmental performance - case study of US fossil fuel-fired electric utilities. SECTION 2: LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) The economic theory of environmental Life Cycle Inventory models; Life cycle inventory analysis of bleached kraft cellulose production from pinewood and eucalyptus in Chile. SECTION 3: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TRAINING Tools and procedures for strategic management of sustainable urban design; The Enterprise-Environment Connections Diagram; Cleaner production: a guide to information sources. SECTION 4: ENERGY CONSERVATION AND AIR POLLUTION The analysis of air pollution as a tool for environmental management in a city; Methodology and results of determination of the energetic potential for CHP in Belgium. SECTION 5: WATER RESOURCES, TREATMENT AND CONTROL Mechanism study on organics removal with the conventional water treatment process in fulvic acid contaminated surface water; Thermal and photo-oxidation of a potential extractant in nuclear fuel reprocessing; Tertiary treatment of leachates from municipal solid wastes; Hydrodynamic removal of a heavy fluid from a cavity; Single and competitive adsorption of 1,2-dihydroxy-benzene and maleic acid on activated carbon; Treatment of copper mine tailings using a slurry approach: a case study; The use of two-phase olive oil bagasse as organic amendment - an environmental prevention strategy; An assessment of some parameters affecting an environmental model of a natural harbour; The use of coastal ponds for shrimp production and the conservation of the vegetation in northwest Mexico; Estimation of re-circulated drainage water in irrigation case study: irrigation improved area in Egypt. SECTION 6: ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING The prediction of far-field pollutant concentrations using residual currents; The multicriterial regional model of economy and environment; Simulation of transport of toxic pollutants in surface waters. SECTION 7: WASTE MINIMISATION Environmental and technological assessment of recycling exchanged zeolithic tuff; Textile inking waster treatment using peroxide-based photooxidation. SECTION 8: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS An Environmental Management System - why?

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