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Fundamentals of Air Pollution

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By: RW Boubel, DL Fox, DB Turner and AC Stern

498 pages, B/w photos, figs, maps

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1994 | Edition: 3 | #35037 | ISBN: 0121189309
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The book is a compendium for all involved directly or indirectly in decision making about air pollution control--regulatory or engineering. Nowhere will the non-specialist find a more concise, technically correct answer to tantalizing problems, such as acidic deposition, the cost of abatement, effects (real, not imaginary) or uncertainties which still subsist. --THE SCIENCE OF TOTAL ENVIRONMENT (1985) "An excellent and multidisciplinary overview of the many varied aspects related to air pollution...An interesting publication particularly for those not being experts and wanting to know more about air pollution." --WATER, AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION (1985) "The three authors are recognized leaders in their respective fields, who have combined their skills to update and develop this edition of this book...This book is an outstanding place to begin learning about any number of air pollution topics and how these topics relate to other problems in air pollution." --AMERICAN SCIENTIST "This text is an easy-to-read book about six major aspects of air pollution...This book could serve as an excellent textbook for an undergraduate curriculum dealing with environmental issues." --AMERICAN SCIENTIST "It makes a handy reference book...and a solid textbook for a first course in air pollution. This book is an excellent introductory text to regional and local tropospheric air pollution issues, policy and regulations. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding the basic concepts of tropospheric air pollution." --PAGEOPH


Part I: The Elements of Air Pollution: The History of Air Pollution. The Natural versus Polluted Atmosphere. Scales of the Air Pollution Problem. Air Quality. The Philosophy of Air Pollution Control. Sources of Air Pollution. Part II: The Effects of Air Pollution: Effects on Human Health and Welfare. Effects on Vegetation and Animals. Effects on Materials and Structures. Effects on the Atmosphere, Soil, and Water Bodies. Long-Term Effects on the Planet. Part III:Measurement and Monitoring of Air Pollution: Atmospheric Chemistry. Ambient Air Sampling. Ambient Air Pollutants: Analysis and Measurement. Air Pollution Monitoring and Surveillance. Air Pathways from Hazardous Waste Sites. Part IV: The Meteorologyof Air Pollution: The Physics of the Atmosphere. The Meteorological Bases of Atmospheric Pollution. Transport and Dispersion of Air Pollutants. Air Pollution Modeling and Prediction. Air Pollution Climatology. Part V: The Regulatory Control of AirPollution: Air Quality Criteria and Standards. Indoor Air Quality. The U.S. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Emission Standards. The Elements of Regulatory Control. Organizations for Air Pollution Control. Part VI: The Engineering Control of Air Pollution: Engineering Control Concepts. Control Devices and Systems. Control of Stationary Sources. Control of Mobile Sources. Source Sampling and Monitoring. Chapter References. Suggested Reading. Questions. Subject Index.

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