Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems: Fate and Transport Processes in the Water Environment (Hardcover)
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This textbook describes in detail the fundamental equations that govern the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, and covers the application of these equations to engineering design and environmental impact analysis relating to contaminant discharges into rivers, lakes, wetlands, groundwater, and oceans. The third edition provides numerous end-of-chapter problems and an expanded solutions manual. Also introduced in this edition are PowerPoints slides for all chapters so that instructors have a ready-made course.
Key distinguishing features of this book include: detailed coverage of the science behind water-quality regulations, state-of-the-art methods for calculating total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for the remediation of impaired waters, modeling and control of nutrient levels in lakes and reservoirs, design of constructed treatment wetlands, design of groundwater remediation systems, design of ocean outfalls, control of oil spills in the ocean, and the design of systems to control the quality of surface runoff from watersheds into their receiving waters. In addition, the entire book is updated to provide the latest advances in the field of water-quality control. For example, concepts such as mixing zones are expanded to include physical nature and regulatory importance of mixing zones, practical aspects of outfall and diffuser design are also included, specific details of water-quality modeling are updated to reflect the latest developments on this topic, and new findings relating to priority and emerging pollutants are added.
About the Author
David A. Chin is a professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Miami. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has authored widely used textbooks on water-resources engineering and fluid mechanics, he has published extensively in peer reviewed journals, in addition to authoring the Wiley book on Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems.