CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group

576 Books found

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group Books

  • Environmental Risk Analysis: Probability Distribution Calculations

    Environmental Risk Analysis: Probability Distribution Calculations

    A Training Tool for the Environmental Risk ProfessionalEnvironmental Risk Analysis: Probability Distribution Calculations defines the role that probability distributions play in risk analysis, and gives direction on how to measure and compare the magnitude of risk more efficiently. Designed for the practicing environmental engineer and scientist, this book clearly explains the key fundamentals, principles, and applications of probability dist

  •  Advances in Responsible Land Administration

    Advances in Responsible Land Administration

    Advances in Responsible Land Administration challenges conventional forms of land administration by introducing alternative approaches and provides the basis for a new land administration theory. A compilation of observations about responsible land administration in East Africa, it focuses on a new empirical foundation rather than preexisting ideals. Presenting practical knowledge resulting from real cases, it incorporates empirical studies ...

  • Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Chemicals: Technical Aspects, Policies, and Practices

    Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Chemicals: Technical Aspects, Policies, and Practices

    Developed from the efforts of a multiyear, international project examining how persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals are evaluated and managed, Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Chemicals: Technical Aspects, Policies, and Practices focuses on improving the processes that govern PBTs. Incorporating science and policy literature—as well as interviews and panel discussions featuring experts from around the world—this ...

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts and Technologies: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

    Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts and Technologies: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

    Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts and Technologies: A Multidisciplinary Perspective serves as an introduction to hydraulic fracturing and provides balanced coverage of its benefits and potential negative effects. Presenting a holistic assessment of hydraulic fracturing and its environmental impacts, this book chronicles the history and development of unconventional oil and gas production and describes the risks associated with the use of these ...

  • Product Stewardship: Life Cycle Analysis and the Environment

    Product Stewardship: Life Cycle Analysis and the Environment

    Product Stewardship: Life Cycle Analysis and the Environment explores the regulatory and scientific aspects of the life-cycle consequences of bringing a chemical to market. Using case studies to bring critical points to life, this multidisciplinary text explores the factors that influence our risk management decisions. It bridges the academic study of life cycle analysis and the practical concerns of those in industry who produce goods for ...

  • Wastewater Treatment: Occurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

    Wastewater Treatment: Occurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

    This book describes the sources of water contamination by PAHs and their transportation and fate in natural aquatic systems. It then discusses, from the analytical chemist’s view, how to determine the presence of PAHs in water and wastewater, and the changes in PAH concentration during treatment processes. The text examines the removal of PAHs using membrane bioreactors and advanced sludge processes, highlighting results from both demonstration ...

  • Economics for Environmental Professionals

    Economics for Environmental Professionals

    Environmental professionals are often called upon to find solutions to environmental degradation problems or to lead the way in planning to prevent them. Because they come mainly from the environmental and science disciplines, most environmental professionals have limited training in the fundamentals of economics. This book is designed to provide those professionals not only with the basic principles of economics for foundational purposes but ...

  • Book Harmful Algae Blooms in Drinking Water: Removal of Cyanobacterial Cells and Toxins

    Book Harmful Algae Blooms in Drinking Water: Removal of Cyanobacterial Cells and Toxins

    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occurring in freshwater, and the associated toxins they produce, are dangerous to animals and humans. Mitigating the increasing presence of HABs presents a major challenge to water managers and drinking water utilities across the world. This book explores the current research on removal of HABs and toxins from drinking water. It provides the necessary tools so that treatment plant operators, engineers, and water ...

  • A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

    A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

    Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an efficient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a few rarer but noteworthy ones. Illustrated in full colour, with 330+ high quality mineral photomicrographs from a worldwide collection of igneous, ...

  • A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

    A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field

    This book is an illustrative introduction to metamorphic rocks as seen in the field, designed for advanced high school to graduate-level earth science and geology students to jump-start their observational skills. In addition to photographs of rocks in the field, there are numerous line diagrams and examples of metamorphic features shown in thin section. The thin section photos are all at a scale and in a context that can be related to views ...

  • Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance

    Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance

    A practical book for professionals who rely on water quality data for decision making, this book is based on three decades experience of three highly published water and watershed resource professionals. It focuses on the analysis of air pollution sensitive waters and the consequent effects associated with soil and water acidification, nutrient-N enrichment, or the effects of atmospherically deposited toxic substances. It also covers lake ...

  • Ecological Causal Assessment

    Ecological Causal Assessment

    The book provides a deeper understanding of different philosophical and analytical approaches, and of cognitive tendencies that can lead to errors. It describes formal processes for causal assessment that are particularly helpful when the situation is complex or contentious. It also describes how to approach the analysis of available data and to optimize collection efforts.

  • Environmental Forensics Fundamentals: A Practical Guide

    Environmental Forensics Fundamentals: A Practical Guide

    Releasing contaminants into the environment—whether deliberate or unintentional—can be thought of as a crime against the environment. The role of environmental forensics is to identify and prevent environmental pollution, or crimes. Environmental Forensics Fundamentals: A Practical Guide examines this growing field, and provides environmental professionals looking to specialize in environmental forensics with the materials they need to ...

  • Climate Change and Water Resources

    Climate Change and Water Resources

    Covering the various aspects of water and climate change, Climate Change and Water Resources presents the principles of climate change science and its effects on earth’s water supply. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise from well-known experts in the field, the text provides a broad outline of the many interrelated aspects of climate variations, climate change, and connections to water resources. Designed to help managers with developing ...

  • Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction

    Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction

    Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction explains the root causes of global failures in natural and human systems, as well as the most readily available technological solutions. The book dispels risky scientific and technological ideas that further complicate the current environmental and socioeconomic predicaments. It also bridges gaps among scientific and technological fields and systematically translates current findings for a ...

  • Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment

    Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment

    Environmental finance is about creating the greatest environmental benefit for the largest number of people at the lowest possible cost. That is the first and most important principle listed in Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment. Focusing on what the author considers to be the 23 principles of environmental finance, this text examines the key financial principles necessary to build strategies and adopt policies to ...

  • Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems, Second Edition

    Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems, Second Edition

    Calling for ecologically and economically sound wastewater treatment systems, the authors of Natural Wastewater Treatment Systems explore the use of wetlands, sprinkler or deep irrigation, groundwater recharge, and other natural systems as sustainable methods for the treatment and management of wastewater. Based on work by prominent experts in natural waste treatment, this text provides a thorough explanation on how soil and plants can ...

  • Waste Management Practices: Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition

    Waste Management Practices: Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition

    Waste Management Practices: Municipal, Hazardous, and Industrial, Second Edition addresses the three main categories of wastes (hazardous, municipal, and "special" wastes) covered under federal regulation outlined in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), an established framework for managing the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of several forms of waste.Focusing on integrating the technical and regulat

  • Meso-Scale Shear Physics in Earthquake and Landslide Mechanics: Batsheva Seminar, 25-30 January 2009, Ein Gedi, the Dead Sea Valley, Israel

    Meso-Scale Shear Physics in Earthquake and Landslide Mechanics: Batsheva Seminar, 25-30 January 2009, Ein Gedi, the Dead Sea Valley, Israel

    This book brings together state of the art, peer reviewed, papers on shear physics at the meso-scale in earthquake and landslide mechanics and is authored by leading international scientists. The Identification of meso-scale phenomena occurring between microscopic and continuum length scales has been one of the most exciting developments in the last decade in understanding shear between material interfaces as well as particulate systems and is ...

  • Principles of Modeling Uncertainties in Spatial Data and Spatial Analyses

    Principles of Modeling Uncertainties in Spatial Data and Spatial Analyses

    Modeling uncertainties in geographic information science is essential to the development of the field. This book addresses one of the fundamental theoretical issues: uncertainties in spatial data and analysis. Along with the latest research findings, the text provides methods to control uncertainties in GIS applications. The author contributes his own unique research in modeling positional uncertainty based on probability theory and statistics. ...