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Basic Environmental Technology: Water Supply, Waste Management and Pollution Control (6th Edition)

Basic Environmental Technology: Water Supply, Waste Management and Pollution Control (6th Edition) Lowest new price: $127.69
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Author: Jerry A. Nathanson M.S. P.E.

The clear, up-to-date, practical, visual, application-focused introduction to modern environmental technology.


Now fully updated, Basic Environmental Technology, Sixth Edition emphasizes applications while presenting fundamental concepts in clear, simple language. It covers a broad range of environmental topics clearly and thoroughly, giving students a solid foundation for further study and workplace success. This edition adds new coverage of environmental sustainability, integrated water management, low impact development, green building design, advanced water purification, dual water systems, new pipeline materials, hydraulic fracturing, constructed wetlands, single stream municipal solid waste recycling, plasma gasification of waste, updated EPA standards, and more. Hundreds of clear diagrams and photographs illuminate key concepts; practice problems and review questions offer students ample opportunity to deepen their mastery. Math is applied at a basic level, and all computations are fully explained with example problems; both U.S. and metric units are used. Students with less academic experience will also appreciate this text's review of basic math, and its basic primers on biology, chemistry, geology, hydrology, and hydraulics.


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This easy-to-read text will help technology students quickly understand the latest issues and techniques related to water supply, waste management, and pollution control. It provides:

  • Thorough, up-to-date, application-focused coverage of the field's key issues, challenges, and techniques: Prepares students for success in roles involving hydraulics, hydrology, water quality, water pollution mitigation, drinking water purification, water distribution systems, sanitary sewers, stormwater management, wastewater treatment/disposal, municipal solid waste, hazardous waste management, and the control of air and noise pollution
  • Simple and clear, with plenty of numerical examples and basic primers for less prepared students: Written and designed for maximum accessibility, with introductory math and science primers for every student who needs them, and step-by-step walkthrough examples for all significant computations
  • Hundreds of diagrams and photos, and extensive pedagogical resources for faster, more intuitive learning: Teaches visually and through example wherever possible; contains clear chapter summaries, an expanded glossary, and comprehensive, updated Instructor's materials

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Manual on the Causes and Control of Activated Sludge Bulking, Foaming, and Other Solids Separation Problems, 3rd Edition

Manual on the Causes and Control of Activated Sludge Bulking, Foaming, and Other Solids Separation Problems, 3rd Edition Lowest new price: $115.27
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Author: David Jenkins

The most common activated sludge operating problems causing poor plant performance are related to solids separation. Especially common are bulking and foaming. Without a proper scientific foundation to support the efforts of wastewater treatment plant management, many attempts to thwart bulking and foaming have failed.

Manual on Solving Activated Sludge Bulking, Foaming, and Other Solids Separation Problems provides the critical scientific and practical underpinnings needed to understand and combat these problems. The third edition of this flagship text is a comprehensive, concise guide to the microbiological and technical aspects of controlling all types of solid separation problems.

The scientific theory is applied to real-world scenarios, greatly increasing the number of real-world examples of successful control methods. New information is also included on filamentous organism growth and its application in the control of sludge bulking and foaming. Now plant operators, regulators and wastewater engineers have a complete guide for battling these formidable design and operating problems.

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Water and Wastewater Engineering

Water and Wastewater Engineering Lowest new price: $202.52
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Author: Mackenzie Davis

Water and Wastewater Engineering integrates theory and design. Fundamental environmental engineering principles are used as the foundation for rigorous design of conventional and advanced water and wastewater treatment processes. Reverse osmosis, membrane filtration, UV disinfection, biological nutrient removal and membrane bioreactors represent a small sample of the processes included.

Water and Wastewater Engineering follows the flow of water through a water treatment plant and the flow of wastewater through a wastewater treatment plant. The design of unit water treatment processes includes coagulation/flocculation, softening, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, sedimentation, granular filtration, membrane filtration, disinfection, and residuals management. In a similar fashion, the design of unit wastewater processes follows the flow of wastewater through a plant. The design of unit wastewater treatment processes includes preliminary treatment, primary treatment, suspended growth secondary treatment including biological nutrient removal, and membrane biological reactors. Residuals management includes applicable methods to meet the 503 rules. The text includes include appropriate regulatory constraints and highlights safety issues. Hints from the field bring to the student real-life experience in solving technical issues.

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Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th-Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles

Floodpath: The Deadliest Man-Made Disaster of 20th-Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles Lowest new price: $11.67
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Author: Jon Wilkman

"Floodpath attempts to rescue the disaster from obscurity . . . The author captures many heartbreaking stories of survivors . . . The effect is powerful." --The Wall Street Journal

Just before midnight on March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam, a twenty-story-high concrete structure just fifty miles north of Los Angeles, suddenly collapsed, releasing a devastating flood that roared fifty-four miles to the Pacific Ocean, destroying everything in its path. It was a horrific catastrophe, yet one which today is virtually forgotten.

With research gathered over more than two decades, award-winning writer and filmmaker Jon Wilkman revisits the deluge that claimed nearly five hundred lives. A key figure is William Mulholland, the self-taught engineer who created an unprecedented water system, allowing Los Angeles to become America's second largest city, and who was also responsible for the design and construction of the St. Francis Dam.

Driven by eyewitness accounts and combining urban history with a life-and-death drama and a technological detective story, Floodpath grippingly reanimates the reality behind L.A. noir fictions like the classic film Chinatown. In an era of climate change, increasing demand on water resources, and a neglected American infrastructure, the tragedy of the St. Francis Dam has never been more relevant.

An Amazon Best Book of January 2016: How does a man-made disaster that killed 500 innocents near a burgeoning metropolis become a historical footnote? In 1928, the St. Francis dam, part of William Mulholland’s ambitious plan to siphon water to young Los Angeles, suddenly disintegrated, releasing a wall of water that obliterated everything in its path. The story has been told before, but Jon Wilkman is the first to separate the disaster from its larger, triumphant context. Floodpath applies Wilkman’s skills as an award-winning documentarian, collecting first-hand accounts, contemporary reporting, and interviews with Mullholland’s descendants--while eschewing the dramatic speculation that pads much recent “narrative nonfiction”--to produce a factual-yet-compelling account that still resonates today. --Jon Foro

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Water Treatment Plant Design, Fifth Edition

Water Treatment Plant Design, Fifth Edition Lowest new price: $119.99
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Author: American Water Works Association
Brand: Brand: McGraw-Hill Professional


Thoroughly revised to cover the latest standards, technologies, regulations, and sustainability practices, Water Treatment Plant Design, Fifth Edition, offers comprehensive guidance on modernizing existing water treatment facilities and planning new ones. This authoritative resource discusses the organization and execution of a water treatment plant project--from planning and permitting through design, construction, and start-up. A joint publication of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), this defi nitive guide contains contributions from renowned international experts.


  • Sustainability
  • Master planning and treatment process selection
  • Design and construction
  • Intake facilities
  • Aeration and air stripping
  • Mixing, coagulation, and flocculation
  • Clarification
  • Slow sand and diatomaceous earth filtration
  • Oxidation and disinfection
  • Ultraviolet disinfection
  • Precipitative softening
  • Membrane processes
  • Activated carbon adsorption
  • Biological processes
  • Process residuals
  • Pilot plant design and construction
  • Chemical systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Site selection and plant arrangement
  • Environmental impacts and project permitting
  • Architectural design
  • HVAC, plumbing, and air supply systems
  • Structural design
  • Process instrumentation and controls
  • Electrical systems
  • Design reliability features
  • Operations and maintenance considerations during plant design
  • Staff training and plant start-up
  • Water system security and preparedness
  • Construction cost estimating


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Environmental Land Use Planning and Management: Second Edition

Environmental Land Use Planning and Management: Second Edition Lowest new price: $95.00
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Author: John Randolph PhD

Since the first publication of this landmark textbook in 2004, it has received high praise for its clear, comprehensive, and practical approach.  The second edition continues to offer a unique framework for teaching and learning interdisciplinary environmental planning, incorporating the latest thinking, newest research findings, and numerous, updated case studies into the solid foundation of the first edition.

The book has been reorganized based on feedback from instructors, and contains a new chapter entitled "Land Use, Energy, Air Quality and Climate Change." Throughout, boxes have been added on such topics as federal laws, state and local environmental programs, and critical problems and responses.

This new edition addresses three broad subject areas. Part I, "Environmental Planning and Management," provides an overview of the field, along with the fundamentals of land use planning, and presents a collaborative approach to environmental planning. Part II, "Sustainable Land Use Principles and Planning Analysis," considers environmental and geospatial information; soils, topography, and land use; stream flow, flooding, and runoff; stormwater management and stream restoration; groundwater hydrology; landscape ecology; wildlife habitats and biodiversity; energy, air quality and climate change; and methods for land analysis. Part III, "Managing Watersheds, Ecosystems and Development to Achieve Sustainable Communities," explains the principles of ecosystem management, restoration, and protection; land conservation; and the mitigation of natural hazards.

With this thoroughly revised second edition, Environmental Land Use Planning and Management maintains its preeminence as the leading textbook in its field.

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Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds

Hydrology and the Management of Watersheds Lowest new price: $58.74
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Author: Kenneth N. Brooks

This new edition is a major revision of the popular introductory reference on hydrology and watershed management principles, methods, and applications. The book's content and scope have been improved and condensed, with updated chapters on the management of forest, woodland, rangeland, agricultural urban, and mixed land use watersheds. Case studies and examples throughout the book show practical ways to use web sites and the Internet to acquire data, update methods and models, and apply the latest technologies to issues of land and water use and climate variability and change.

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The NALCO Water Handbook, Fourth Edition

The NALCO Water Handbook, Fourth Edition Lowest new price: $123.79
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Author: an Ecolab Company NALCO Water

The Landmark Water Use and Treatment Resource―Fully Updated  for Optimizing Water Processes

This industry-standard resource from the world’s leading water management company offers practical guidance on the use and treatment of water and wastewater in industrial and institutional facilities. Revised to align with the latest regulations and technologies, The Nalco Water Handbook, Fourth Edition, explains water management fundamentals and clearly shows how to improve water quality, minimize usage, and optimize treatment processes. Throughout, new emphasis is placed on today’s prevailing issues, including water scarcity, stressors, and business risk.

Covers all essential water treatment topics, including:

• Water management fundamentals
• The business case for managing water
• Water sources, stressors, and quality
• Basic water chemistry
• Impurity removal
• Steam generation
• Cooling water systems
• Safety for building water systems
• Post-treatment
• Energy in water systems
• Water applications across various industries

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Wetland Indicators: A Guide to Wetland Formation, Identification, Delineation, Classification, and Mapping, Second Edition

Wetland Indicators: A Guide to Wetland Formation, Identification, Delineation, Classification, and Mapping, Second Edition Lowest new price: $87.61
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Author: Ralph W. Tiner

Understand the current concept of wetland and methods for identifying, describing, classifying, and delineating wetlands in the United States with Wetland Indicators - capturing the current state of science's role in wetland recognition and mapping.
Environmental scientists and others involved with wetland regulations can strengthen their knowledge about wetlands, and the use of various indicators, to support their decisions on difficult wetland determinations. Professor Tiner primarily focuses on plants, soils, and other signs of wetland hydrology in the soil, or on the surface of wetlands in his discussion of Wetland Indicators.
Practicing - and aspiring - wetland delineators alike will appreciate Wetland Indicators' critical insight into the development and significance of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and other factors.


  • Color images throughout illustrate wetland indicators.
  • Incorporates analysis and coverage of the latest Army Corps of Engineers delineation manual.

  • Provides over 60 tables, including extensive tables of U.S. wetland plant communities and examples for determining hydrophytic vegetation.
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    Applied Groundwater Hydrology & Well Hydraulics

    Applied Groundwater Hydrology & Well Hydraulics Lowest new price: $135.00
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    Author: Michael Kasenow
    Brand: Brand: Water Resources Pubns

    This third edition of Dr. Kasenow's highly acclaimed first edition provides review and application in regard to the mechanics of ground-water flow and aquifer analysis. Using common language and carefully constructed illustrations, this book has been written for those of us who think visually. The mathematics have been enhanced and thoroughly demonstrated through the use of many solved example problems that do not skip essential steps in the solution process. Chapters in the first half of the book emphasize ground-water hydrology. The second half of the book details aquifer analysis, a subject extremely important to almost every aspect of the ground-water industry. This book also includes and expands upon ground-water flow problems, fractured rock and karst aquifers, double porosity, flow nets, recharge and discharge functions of aquifers, step-drawdown tests, production well analysis, the storage coefficient, regression analysis, transmissive properties of aquifers, well field analysis, and much more. Almost all of the chapters have been expanded to include more detail, illustrations and solved problems. The AquifetTest for Windows Computer Program (Student Version) from Waterloo Hydrogeologic Inc., comes with the text. This edition has been expanded to detail the reality of ground-water flow, recharge and discharge functions of aquifers, pumping test basics, and coastal and island aquifers, it: 1-shows how the Theis Solution can be solved simply and without the curve. 2-provides a chapter on the theory and utility of the storage coefficient. 3-introduces an equation that solves for well interference drawdown in unconfined aquifers. 4-provides new methods in regard to step-drawdown tests, the utility of coefficients B and C, and the well performance equations. 5-shows how Darcy's Law, the Theis Equation and the Cooper-Jacob solution can be used to predict aquifer performance over time and distance. 6-provides a chapter on steady-flow problems. 7-shows how capture zone problems can be solved. 8-provides regression analysis as a solution process. 9-demonstrates how the storage coefficient can be obtained using recovery solutions. 10-provides chapters on production well performance. 11-provides a chapter on cost effective methods, including grain-size analysis and slug-and-bail down approximations. 12-completes the learning process with a chapter on well field analysis.


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