Environmental Science and Technology

Environmental Science and Technology

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Formally established by the EPA nearly 15 years ago, the concept of green chemistry is beginning to come of age. Although several books cover green chemistry and chemical engineering, none of them transfer green principles to science and technology in general and their impact on the future. Defining industrial ecology, Environmental Science and Technology: A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology provides a general overview of green science and technology and their essential role in ensuring environmental sustainability. Written by a leading expert, the book provides the essential background for understanding green science and technology and how they relate to sustainability. In addition to the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere traditionally covered in environmental science books, this book is unique in recognizing the anthrosphere as a distinct sphere of the environment. The author explains how the anthrosphere can be designed and operated in a manner that does not degrade environmental quality and, in most favorable circumstances, may even enhance it. With the current emphasis shifting from end-of-pipe solutions to pollution prevention and control of resource consumption, green principles are increasingly moving into the mainstream. This book provides the foundation not only for understanding green science and technology, but also for taking its application to the next level.Cool, dry air moves fromaregion of high to one of low pressure, sinks, Water precipitates from and becomes warm, dry air that can rising cool air, drying it ... Prevailing wind direction is an important factor in determining the areas most affected by an air pollution tion is an important factor in ... The net effect can be formation of massive cloud formations (thunderheads) that may reach stratospheric levels.

Title:Environmental Science and Technology
Author:Stanley E. Manahan
Publisher:CRC Press - 2006-10-20


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