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Natural Attenuation of Contaminants in Soils

Raymond N. Yong, Catherine N. Mulligan
December 15, 2003

  Natural attenuation has become widely recognized as an effective and low-cost alternative to more expensive engineered remediation. However, there are uncertainties about natural attenuation√s long-term effects and risks to the environment. There is a particular need to develop a high level...

Vehicular Electric Power Systems: Land, Sea, Air, and Space Vehicles

Ali Emadi, Mehrdad Ehsani, John M. Miller
December 12, 2003

Vehicular Electric Power Systems: Land, Sea, Air, and Space Vehicles acquaints professionals with trends and challenges in the development of more electric vehicles (MEVs) using detailed examples and comprehensive discussions of advanced MEV power system architectures, characteristics, and dynamics...

Lead-Free Soldering in Electronics: Science, Technology, and Environmental Impact

Katsuaki Suganuma
December 11, 2003

Assessing the scientific and technological aspects of lead-free soldering, Lead-Free Soldering in Electronics considers the necessary background and requirements for proper alloy selection. It highlights the metallurgical and mechanical properties; plating and processing technologies; and...

Integrated Life-Cycle and Risk Assessment for Industrial Processes

Francesc Castells, Guido Sonnemann, Michael Tsang, Marta Schuhmacher
November 24, 2003

This book covers the use of life-cycle assessment, risk assessment, and a combined framework of the two in the estimation of environmental damage, providing explanations of methods and descriptions in the environmental analysis of industrial processes. The book opens by examining environmental...

Contaminated Ground Water and Sediment: Modeling for Management and Remediation

Calvin C. Chien, Miguel A. Medina, Jr., George F. Pinder, Danny D. Reible, Brent Sleep, Chunmiao Zheng
November 24, 2003

This book is the documented result of a workshop, Modeling and Management of Emerging Environmental Issues, held at Penn State University. This event assembled modeling experts from the U.S. and Canada to discuss modeling technology development and application, in order to promote sound and...

Management of Combined Sewer Overflows

Richard Field, Daniel Sullivan, Anthony N. Tafuri
November 24, 2003

There are approximately 10,000 combined sewer overflow (CSO) locations in the United States. During peak storm events they can release about 1.2 trillion gallons of waste and up to 95% of a municipality's raw sewage into surface waters. Although many cities have initiated programs, the CSO problem...

Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals: Synthesis and Electronic and Optical Properties

Victor I. Klimov
November 07, 2003

The vast technological potential of nanocrystalline materials, as well as current intense interest in the physics and chemistry of nanoscale phenomena, has led to explosive growth in research on semiconductor nanocrystals, also known as nanocrystal quantum dots, and metal nanoparticles....

Soil and Environmental Analysis: Modern Instrumental Techniques

Keith A. Smith, Malcolm S. Cresser
October 15, 2003

Evaluating traditional and recent analytical methods according to speed, sensitivity, and cost-efficiency, this reference supports specialists in the selection of effective analytical techniques and equipment for the study of soils, soil contaminants, and environmental samples. Updated and revised,...

Industrial Combustion Pollution and Control

Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
October 15, 2003

This reference overflows with an abundance of experimental techniques, simulation strategies, and practical applications useful in the control of pollutants generated by combustion processes in the metals, minerals, chemical, petrochemical, waste, incineration, paper, glass, and foods industries....

Chemical and Isotopic Groundwater Hydrology

Emanuel Mazor
October 01, 2003

This updated and expanded edition provides a thorough understanding of the measurable properties of groundwater systems and the knowledge to apply hydrochemical, geological, isotopic, and dating approaches to their work. This volume includes question and answer discussions for key concepts...

Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends

Rattan Lal, Rattan Lal, Thomas Iivari, John M. Kimble
September 25, 2003

Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends examines the magnitude and severity of soil degradation by different processes in the U.S., including water erosion, wind erosion, C depletion, soil compaction, salt build-up, and soil contamination. In addition, it addresses...

Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone, and Ground-Water Contamination: Assessment, Prevention, and Remediation, Second Edition

J. Russell Boulding, Jon S. Ginn
September 17, 2003

A synthesis of years of interdisciplinary research and practice, the second edition of this bestseller continues to serve as a primary resource for information on the assessment, remediation, and control of contamination on and below the ground surface.Practical Handbook of Soil, Vadose Zone, and...