This dictionary defines over 25,000 key and ordinary terms related to water treatment, wastewater treatment, excreta disposal, residuals processing, and environmental health, including principles as well as proprietary and non-proprietary technologies, with extensive cross references between related terms.
1,8000 examples and illustrations accompany the terms in the form of chemical reactions, formulas figures, and tables are included. And additional section lists approximately 10,000 terms indirectly related to the encyclopedia and the resources that can be used to find further information on these terms.
Compiled by Nicolas G. Adrien, a noted consulting engineer with four decades of experience, this encyclopaedic dictionary includes 1800 illustrations in the form of formulas, chemical reactions, figures, and tables. An additional section lists approximately 10,000 secondary, related terms with a list of resources where interested readers can find further definitions.
SECTION I. Definitions. SECTION II. Appendix.
Nicholas G. Adrien an independent consulting engineer in Florida. He has a civil engineering degree from the University of Haiti and two Master degrees, in environmental engineering and water resources, from Harvard University. He is a registered professional engineering and water resources, from Harvard University. He is a registered professional engineer, a certified environmental engineer, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a Life Member of the American Water Works Association. He is listed in five Who's Who publications. For more than 40 years, he has provided engineering management and environmental planning services to well-known U.S. consulting firms, government agencies, and international organizations. He has authored or edited numerous technical reports. He recently published the predecessor volume of this book: Computational Hydraulics and Hydrology-An Illustrated Dictionary, published in 2004 by CRC Press LLC.
The clear text and alphabetic organization make it easy to use as a reference for professionals dealing with water issues, engineering, researchers, and students studying water issues and the environment. This title is recommended for college and special libraries as well as large public libraries. (American Reference Books Annual, March 2009)