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Principles of Environmental Engineering & Science
Principles of Environmental Engineering & Science

Principles of Environmental Engineering & Science

ISBN10: 1259893545 | ISBN13: 9781259893544
By Mackenzie Davis and Susan Masten

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Principles of Environmental Engineeringis intended for a course in introductory environmental engineering for sophomore- or junior-level students. This text provides a background in fundamental science and engineering principles of environmental engineering for students who may or may not become environmental engineers.

Principles places more emphasis on scientific principles, ethics, and safety, and focuses less on engineering design. The text exposes students to a broad range of environmental topics—including risk management, water quality and treatment, air pollution, hazardous waste, solid waste, and ionizing radiation as well as discussion of relevant regulations and practices.

The book also uses mass and energy balance as a tool for understanding environmental processes and solving environmental engineering problems.

1 Introduction

2 Chemistry

3 Biology

4 Materials and Energy Balances

5 Ecosystems

6 Risk Perception, Assessment and Management

7 Hydrology

8 Sustainability

9 Water Quality Management

10 Water Treatment

11 Wastewater Treatment

12 Air Pollution

13 Solid Waste Engineering

14 Hazardous Waste Management

15 Noise Pollution

16 Ionizing Radiation

Appendix A: Properties of Air, Water, and Selected Chemicals

Appendix B: List of Elements with their Symbols and Atomic Masses

Appendix C: Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

Appendix D: Useful Unit Conversion and Prefixes

Appendix E: Greek Alphabet

About the Author

Mackenzie Davis

Mackenzie L. Davis, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, is an Emeritus Professor of Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University. He received all his degrees from the University of Illinois. From 1968 to 1971 he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. During his military service he conducted air pollution surveys at Army ammunition plants. From 1971 to 1973 he was Branch Chief of the Environmental Engineering Branch at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory. His responsibilities included supervision of research on air, noise, and water pollution control and solid waste management for Army facilities. In 1973 he joined the faculty at Michigan State University. He has taught and conducted research in the areas of air pollution control and hazardous waste management.

In 1987 and 1989–1992, under an intergovernmental personnel assignment with the Office of Solid Waste of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Dr. Davis performed technology assessments of treatment methods used to demonstrate the regulatory requirements for the land disposal restrictions (“land ban”) promulgated under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments. 

Dr. Davis is a member of the following professional organizations: American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, American Meteorological Society, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, Air & Waste Management Association, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, and the Water Environment Federation.

His honors and awards include the State-of-the-Art Award from the ASCE, Chapter Honor Member of Chi Epsilon, Sigma Xi, election as a Fellow in the Air & Waste Management Association, and election as a Diplomate in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers with certification in hazardous waste management. He has received teaching awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter, Michigan State University College of Engineering, North Central Section of the American Society for Engineering Education, Great Lakes Region of Chi Epsilon, and the Amoco Corporation. In 1998, he received the Lyman A. Ripperton Award for distinguished achievement as an educator from the Air & Waste Management Association. In 2007, he was recognized as the Educational Professional of the Year by theMichigan Water Environment Association. He is a registered professional engineer in Michigan.

Dr. Davis is the author of a student and professional edition of Water and Wastewater Engineering and Co-author of Principles of Environmental Engineering with Dr. Susan Masten. In 2003, Dr. Davis retired from Michigan State University.

Susan Masten

Susan J. Masten is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University. She received her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Harvard University in 1986. Before joining the faculty at Michigan State University in 1989, she worked for several years in environmental research at the University of Melbourne (Australia) and at the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Kerr Laboratory, in Ada, Oklahoma. Professor Masten’s research involves the use of chemical oxidants for the remediation of soils, water, and wastewater. Her research is presently focused on the use of ozone for reducing the concentration of disinfection by-products in drinking water, controlling fouling in membranes, and reducing the toxicity of ozonation by-products formed from the ozonation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and pesticides. 

Dr. Masten is a member of the following professional organizations: American Water Works Association, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), and American Chemical Society. She has served as the chair of the AEESP Publications Committee since 2013. Professor Masten was a Lilly Teaching Fellow during the 1994–1995 academic year. She is also the recipient of the Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award, College of Engineering, MSU, March 1995, and the Teacher-Scholar Award, Michigan State University, February 1996, and the Withrow Teaching Award in 2012 and 2018. Dr. Masten was also a member of the Faculty Writing Project, Michigan State University, May 1996. In 2001, she was awarded the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors/Wiley Interscience Outstanding Educator Award, and in 2013, she was awarded the Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award by the Air and Waste Management Association. Professor Masten was awarded an Erskine Fellowship in 2018 from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. Dr. Masten is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan.

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