This is especially true when viewed in the context of the growing demand for food and shelter, energy and mineral resources, and their resultant effects on the natural capital of the geoenvironment.
Author: Raymond N. Yong
Publisher: CRC Press
In the seven years since the publication of the first edition of Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, the combination of population growth and increased exploitation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources has added increased stresses on the quality and health of the geoenvironment. This is especially true when viewed in the context of the growing demand for food and shelter, energy and mineral resources, and their resultant effects on the natural capital of the geoenvironment. Completely revised and updated, this second edition of a bestseller introduces and discusses the concept of "stressors" and their impacts on the geoenvironment. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Clear definition of the geoenvironment New tools and remediation technologies, new management methods for geohazards, and enhanced coverage of social and economic sustainability Innovative approaches and techniques for reaching geoenvironmental sustainability More detail on treatment technologies, both in situ and ex situ Discussion on the mitigation of geodisasters Additional sections to discuss sustainability assessment protocols Updated information on models for prediction of contaminant behavior The authors explore the technologies that take into account targets, exposure routes (if applicable), future land use, acceptable risks, legislation, and resultant emissions/discharges in establishing the criteria and tools for evaluating technologies and protocols for environmental management of the impacted land. They then discuss how to choose the correct ones to use in different situations to protect the quality and health of natural resource and capital of the geoenvironment and ensure that these geoenvironmental natural resources and capital remain available for future generations and to develop innovative and sustainable techniques to make land more stable and safer.
Author: Kelley Thieman MankinPublish On: 2014-10-10
Presented in a question-and-answer format with all new cases, this new edition of a bestselling book provides a broad overview of small animal soft tissue surgery.
Author: Kelley Thieman Mankin
Publisher: CRC Press
Presented in a question-and-answer format with all new cases, this new edition of a bestselling book provides a broad overview of small animal soft tissue surgery. Clinical cases appear in random order to simulate the way they might appear in an actual veterinary practice. Cases include photos, a description of presenting symptoms, and questions the veterinarian must answer in order to arrive at the correct diagnosis and to plan proper treatment. Complete answers are provided for each question. This practical structure with integrated questions, illustrations, and detailed explanations is designed to educate as well as to provide answers. Veterinary students, general practitioners, surgical residents, and specialists with an interest in soft tissue surgery will find Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery: Self-Assessment Color Review, Second Edition an essential resource.
This volume is a compilation on issues related to sustainable practices in geo-environmental engineering, particularly as applying to developing nations such as India.
Author: G.L. Sivakumar Babu
This volume is a compilation on issues related to sustainable practices in geo-environmental engineering, particularly as applying to developing nations such as India. While, the developed world has already developed some solutions such as landfills, developments in landfills, barriers and liners in the North America and waste-to-energy and waste incineration in Europe, developing countries like India are trying to figure out ways which suit the present condition without compromising the future needs and comforts. This volume presents case studies on the various problems and solutions adopted for different sites. Although a common approach for all the problems is not feasible or recommend, this collection aims to provide a compendium on the current efforts underway and to help achieve common ground for the practitioners and researchers involved. The works included here give insight to the possible development of resilient and sustainable structures (like offshore wind turbines) and energy geotechnics. The book covers topics such as liners and barrier systems, use of recycled and waste materials, waste management and hazard assessment, sustainable infrastructure, and sustainability and the environment. The contents of this book will be useful to researchers and professionals working in geo-environmental engineering. The book will also be useful to policy makers interested in understanding geotechnical concerns related to sustainable development.
(From Yong, R.N. et al., Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 535, 2015.) ... in brief in the latter part of this chapter and will be further discussed in the latter chapters of this book.
Author: Raymond N. Yong
Publisher: CRC Press
Natural attenuation has become an effective and low-cost alternative to more expensive engineered remediation. This new edition updates the principles and fundamentals of natural attenuation of contaminants with a broader view of the field. It includes new methods for evaluating natural attenuation mechanisms and microbial activity at the lab and field scales. Case studies, actual treatments and protocols, theoretical processes, case studies, numerical models, and legal aspects in the natural attenuation of organic and inorganic contaminants are examined. Challenges and future directions for the implementation of natural attenuation and enhanced remediation techniques are also considered.
Measuring Progress towards Sustainability: A Treatise for Engineers, Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ... Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, 2nd edition, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Author: Catherine Mulligan
Publisher: CRC Press
Sustainable Engineering: Principles and Implementation provides a comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability as it applies to engineering and methods for implementation of sustainable practices. Due to increasing constraints on resources and on the environment and effects of climate change, engineers are being faced with new challenges. While it is generally believed that the concepts of sustainable design must be adhered to so that future generations may be protected, the execution and practice of these concepts are very difficult. It is therefore the focus of this book to give both a conceptual understanding as well as practical skills to apply sustainable engineering principles to engineering design. This book introduces relevant theory, principles, and ethical expectations for engineers, presents concepts related to industrial ecology, green engineering, and eco-design, and details frameworks that indicate the challenges and constraints of applying sustainable development principles. It describes the tools, protocols, and guidelines that are currently available through case studies and examples from around the world. The book is designed to be used by undergraduate and graduate students in any engineering program (with particular emphasis on civil, environmental and chemical engineering) and other programs in which sustainability is taught, in addition to practicing scientists and engineers and all others concerned with the sustainability of products, projects and processes. Specific Features: Discusses sources of contaminants and their impact on the environment Addresses sustainable assessment techniques, policies, protocols and guidelines Describes new tools and technologies for achieving sustainable engineering Includes social and economic sustainability dimensions Offers case studies demonstrating implementation of sustainable engineering practices
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to a complex interdisciplinary field. ... of the geoenvironmental engineering practice within the context of global environmental problems, and the practice requirements to achieve ...
Author: A.M.O. Mohamed
The new social and economic era calls for integration of ecology and economy in a system of cause and effect. The central element in this shift is sustainable development. Fundamental to the achievement of sustainable development is the requirement for environmentally responsible waste management and restoration of the environment. Solutions to the complex problems confronted by waste management and environmental restoration industry are currently handled by the geoenvironmental engineering profession that needs a good background in soil biology, chemistry, mechanics, mineralogy, and physics. In recognition of this need, this book summarizes relevant aspects of various soil physics, mineralogy, and chemistry as well as the chemistry of pollutants. This treatment will provide sufficient background to students and practicing engineers to enable them to think about how to approach waste management and environmental restoration problems.
Author: César E. Giraldo HerreraPublish On: 2018-03-09
Version 0.45. Trans. Ogden and Ramsey / Pears and McGuinness. London: Kegan Paul. ... Yong, R.N., C.N. Mulligan, and M. Fukue. 2014. Sustainable practices in geoenvironmental engineering. 2nd ed. New York: CRC Press.
Author: César E. Giraldo Herrera
Category: Social Science
Shamanism is commonly understood through reference to spirits and souls. However, these terms were introduced by Christian missionaries as part of the colonial effort of conversion. So, rather than trying to comprehend shamanism through medieval European concepts, this book examines it through ideas that started developing in the West after encountering Amerindian shamans. Microbes and Other Shamanic Beings develops three major arguments: First, since their earliest accounts Amerindian shamanic notions have had more in common with current microbial ecology than with Christian religious beliefs. Second, the human senses allow the unaided perception of the microbial world; for example, entoptic vision allows one to see microscopic objects flowing through the retina and shamans employ techniques that enhance precisely these kinds of perception. Lastly, the theory that some diseases are produced by living agents acquired through contagion was proposed right after Contact in relation to syphilis, an important subject of pre-Contact Amerindian medicine and mythology, which was treasured and translated by European physicians. Despite these early translations, the West took four centuries to rediscover germs and bring microbiology into mainstream science. Giraldo Herrera reclaims this knowledge and lays the fundaments for an ethnomicrobiology. It will appeal to anyone curious about shamanism and willing to take it seriously and to those enquiring about the microbiome, our relations with microbes and the long history behind them.
Author: Abdel-Mohsen O. MohamedPublish On: 2020-10-25
The protocols discussed and extensive number of case studies help environmental engineers quickly identify the correct processes for projects under study . The book is divided into four parts ; each of the first three covers a separate ...
Author: Abdel-Mohsen O. Mohamed
Category: Technology & Engineering
Pollution Assessment for Sustainable Practices in Applied Sciences and Engineering provides an integrated reference for academics and professionals working on land, air, and water pollution. The protocols discussed and the extensive number of case studies help environmental engineers to quickly identify the correct process for projects under study. The book is divided into four parts; each of the first three covers a separate environment: Geosphere, Atmosphere, and Hydrosphere. The first part covers ground assessment, contamination, geo-statistics, remote sensing, GIS, risk assessment and management, and environmental impact assessment. The second part covers atmospheric assessment topics, including the dynamics of contaminant transport, impacts of global warming, indoor and outdoor techniques and practice. The third part is dedicated to the hydrosphere including both the marine and fresh water environments. Finally, part four examines emerging issues in pollution assessment, from nanomaterials to artificial intelligence. There are a wide variety of case studies in the book to help bridge the gap between concept and practice. Environmental Engineers will benefit from the integrated approach to pollution assessment across multiple spheres. Practicing engineers and students will also benefit from the case studies, which bring the practice side by side with fundamental concepts. Provides a comprehensive overview of pollution assessment Covers land, underground, water and air pollution Includes outdoor and indoor pollution assessment Presents case studies that help bridge the gap between concepts and practice
Author: Awdhesh Kumar ChoudharyPublish On: 2021-07-12
This book presents select proceedings of the National conference on Geo-Science and Geo-Structures (GSGS 2020). It provides sustainable solutions to various challenges encountered in the field of geotechnical engineering.
Author: Awdhesh Kumar Choudhary
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book presents select proceedings of the National conference on Geo-Science and Geo-Structures (GSGS 2020). It provides sustainable solutions to various challenges encountered in the field of geotechnical engineering. The topics presented include advanced characterization to study the behavior of geomaterials, shallow and deep foundations including tunneling, use of geosynthetics and other soil reinforcing materials in minimizing slope failures and landslides, dynamics of soils and foundations, and its connection with energy geotechnics, transportation geotechnics, and offshore geotechnics. The book further highlights various aspects of ground improvement techniques by incorporating the use of industrial by-products, forensic analyses of geo-structures, instrumentation and sensing techniques in geotechnical engineering and issues associated with geo-environmental engineering. The book will be a valuable reference for budding researchers, academicians, practitioners and policymakers interested in sustainable practices associated with geotechnical engineering and related domains.
Designers' Guide to EN 1997-1, Eurocode 7: Geotechnical design – General rules, Thomas Telford Ltd, London, UK Gaba, A.R., ... Finite-element Design of Concrete Structures: Practical Problems and their Solutions (Second Edition), ...
Author: Khaled Mahmoud
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
The ever-increasing traffic demands, coupled with deteriorating condition of bridge structures, present great challenges for maintaining a healthy transportation network. The challenges encompass a wide range of economic, environmental, and social constraints that go beyond the technical boundaries of bridge engineering. Those constraints compound