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Author Vallero, Daniel A.
Title Fundamentals of air pollution / Daniel A. Vallero.
Publisher Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2008.
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 Book Stacks  TD883 .V25 2008  AVAILABLE
Descript xxiii, 942 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Edition 4th ed.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface to the third edition -- Preface to the fourth edition -- pt. I. Air pollution essentials -- 1. The changing face of air pollution -- I. Defining air pollution -- II. The emergence of air pollution science, engineering, and technology -- III. Air pollution before the Industrial Revolution -- IV. Air pollution and the Industrial Revolution -- V. Recent air pollution -- VI. The 1980s -- VII. Recent history -- VIII. The future -- Further reading -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 2. The earth's atmosphere -- I. The atmosphere -- II. Baseline conditions : unpolluted air -- III. What is air pollution? -- IV. Particulate matter -- V. Concepts -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 3. Scales of the air pollution problem -- I. Local -- II. Urban -- III. Regional -- IV. Continental -- V. Global -- Suggested reading -- Questions.
pt. II. The physics and chemistry of air pollution -- 4. Air pollution physics -- I. Mechanics of air pollution -- II. Fluid properties -- Questions -- 5. The physics of the atmosphere -- I. Energy -- II. Motion -- III. Energy-motion relationships -- IV. Local wind systems -- V. General circulation -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 6. Air pollution systems and processes -- I. Chemical processes in air pollution -- II. Air pollution chemodynamics -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 7. Characterizing air pollution -- I. Relationship between physics and chemistry -- II. Basic chemical concepts -- III. Expressions of chemical characteristics -- IV. Electromagnetic radiation, electron density, orbitals, and valence -- V. Organic chemistry -- VI. Introduction to atmospheric chemistry -- VII. Heterogeneous reactions -- VIII. Scavenging and removal from the atmosphere -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 8. Air quality -- I. Averaging time -- II. Cycles -- III. Primary and secondary pollutants -- IV. Measurement systems -- V. Air quality levels -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 9. The philosophy of air pollution control -- I. Strategy and tactics : the air pollution system -- II. Episode control -- III. Air quality management control strategy -- IV. Alternative control strategies -- V. Economic considerations -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 10. Sources of air pollution -- I. General -- II. Combustion -- III. Stationary sources -- IV. Mobile sources -- V. Air toxics sources -- VI. Emission inventory -- VII. An international perspective : differences in time and space -- VIII. ODORS : more than just a nuisance -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions.
pt. III. Risks from air pollution -- 11. Effects of health and human welfare -- I. Air-water-soil interactions -- II. Total body burden -- III. The human respiratory system -- IV. Impact of air pollution on humans -- V. Impact of odor on humans -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 12. Effects on vegetation and animals -- I. Injury versus damage -- II. Effects on vegetation and crops -- III. Effects on forests -- IV. Effects on animals -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 13. Effects on materials and structures -- I. Effects on metals -- II. Effects on stone -- III. Effects on fabrics and dyes -- IV. Effects on leather, paper, paint, and glass -- V. Effects on rubber -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 14. Effects on the atmosphere, soil, and water bodies -- I. The physics of visibility -- II. Formation of atmospheric haze -- III. Effects of atmospheric haze -- IV. Visibility -- V. Acidic deposition -- VI. Effects of acidic deposition -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 15. Long-term effects on the planet -- I. Global climate change -- II. Ozone holes -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions.
pt. IV. The measurement and monitoring of air pollution -- 16. Ambient air sampling -- I. Elements of a sampling system -- II. Sampling systems for gaseous pollutants -- III. Sampling systems for particulate pollutants -- IV. Passive sampling systems -- V. Sampler siting requirements -- VI. Sampling for air toxics -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 17. Ambient air pollutants : analysis and measurement -- I. Analysis and measurement of gaseous pollutants -- II. Analysis and measurement of particulate pollutants -- III. Analysis and measurement of odors -- IV. Analysis and measurement of visibility -- V. Analysis and measurement of acidic deposition -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 18. Air pollution monitoring and surveillance -- I. Stationary monitoring networks -- II. Mobile monitoring and surveillance -- III. Remote sensing -- IV. Personal monitoring -- V. Quality assurance -- VI. Data analysis and display -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 19. Air pathways from hazardous waste sites -- I. Introduction -- II. Multimedia transport -- III. Contaminant fate analysis -- IV. Modeling -- V. Assessment of a hazardous waste site -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions.
pt. V. Air pollution modeling -- 20. The meteorological bases of atmospheric pollution -- I. Ventilation -- II. Stagnation -- III. Meteorological conditions during historic pollution episodes -- IV. Effects of pollution on the atmosphere -- V. Removal mechanisms -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 21. Transport and dispersion of air pollutants -- I. Wind velocity -- II. Turbulence -- III. Estimating concentrations from point sources -- IV. Dispersion instrumentation -- V. Atmospheric tracers -- VI. Concentration variation with averaging time -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 22. Air pollution modeling and prediction -- I. Plume rise -- II. Modeling techniques -- III. Modeling nonreactive pollutants -- IV. Modeling pollutant transformations -- V. Modeling air pollutants -- VI. Model performance, accuracy, and utilization -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 23. Air pollution climatology -- I. Sources of data -- II. Representativeness -- III. Frequency of atmospheric stagnations -- IV. Ventilation climatology -- V. Wind and pollution roses -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions.
pt. VI. The regulatory control of air pollution -- 24. Air quality criteria and standards -- I. Air quality criteria -- II. Conversion of effects data and criteria to standards -- III. Conversion of physical data and criteria to standards -- IV. Conversion of biological data and criteria to standards -- V. Air quality standards -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 25. Indoor air quality -- I. Changing times -- II. Factors influencing indoor air quality -- III. Indoor air pollutants -- IV. Effects of indoor air pollutants -- V. Control of indoor air pollutants -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 26. Regulating air pollution -- I. Introduction -- II. Titles -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 27. Emission standards -- I. Subjective standards -- II. Objective standards -- III. Types of emission standards -- IV. Variant forms of emission standards -- V. Means for implementing emission standards -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 28. The elements of regulatory control -- I. Control of new stationary sources -- II. Control of existing stationary sources -- III. Control of mobile sources -- IV. Air quality control regions -- V. Tall stacks and intermittent and supplementary control systems -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 29. Organization for air pollution control -- I. Functions -- II. Organization -- III. Finance -- IV. Advisory groups -- Suggested readings -- Questions.
pt. VII. Preventing and controlling air pollution -- 30. Preventing air pollution -- I. Introduction -- II. Sustainability -- III. Green engineering and sustainability -- IV. Life cycle analysis -- V. Pollution prevention -- VI. Motivations for practicing green engineering -- VII. Future people -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 31. Engineering control concepts -- I. Introduction -- II. Process change -- III. Fuel change -- IV. Pollution removal -- V. Disposal of pollutants -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 32. Control devices, technologies, and systems -- I. Introduction -- II. Removal of dry PM -- III. Removal of liquid droplets and mists -- IV. Removal of gaseous pollutants -- V. Removal of odors -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 33. Control of hazardous air pollutants -- I. Air quality and hazardous wastes -- II. Pre-control considerations -- III. Contaminant treatment and control approaches -- IV. Thermal treatment processes -- V. Thermal destruction systems -- VI. Destruction removal -- VII. Other thermal processes -- VIII. Indirect air impacts -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 34. Control of stationary sources -- I. Introduction -- II. Energy, power, and incineration -- III. Chemical and metallurgical industries -- IV. Agriculture and forest products industries -- V. Other industrial processes -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 35. Control of mobile sources -- I. Introduction -- II. Gasoline-powered vehicles -- III. Diesel-powered vehicles -- IV. Gas turbines and jet engines -- V. Alternatives to existing mobile sources -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 36. Source sampling and monitoring -- I. Introduction -- II. Source sampling -- III. Statistics of sampling -- IV. The source test -- V. Source monitoring -- References -- Suggested reading -- Questions -- 37. The future of air pollution -- I. The good news -- II. Stubborn problems and innovative solutions -- Index.
Summary "A "must have" reference for any engineer or manager tasked with the responsibility of air pollution control, Fundamentals of Air Pollution, Fourth Edition, continues to provide a multidisciplinary overview of the many varied aspects related to air pollution, making it an indispensable reference for those who need to know more about air pollution management, legislation, and engineering control technology. This new edition reflects the numerous changes in the understanding of air pollution and the development of new technologies over the past twelve years."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN 9780123736154 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0123736153 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Subject Air -- Pollution.

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