Environmental Engineering IV
Edited by Artur Pawlowski, Marzenna R. Dudzinska, Lucjan Pawlowski
Published May 21st 2013 by CRC Press – 578 pages
@text:Environmental Engineering has a leading role in the elimination of ecological threats. It has an interdisciplinary character that can deal with a wide range of technical and technological problems. It uses the knowledge of the basic sciences – biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physics – to neutralise pollution in all the elements of the environment, i.e. the hydrosphere, atmosphere and lithosphere.
Moreover, environmental engineering deals with the design and maintenance of systems of water supply, sewage disposal, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings. In brief, it deals with securing technically, the conditions which create a safe environment for mankind to live in.
The tree main goals of Environmental Engineering IV are to assess the state of scientific research in various areas of environmental engineering; to evaluate organizational, technical and technological progress in contributing to ecological security; and to determine the place of environmental engineering in sustainable development, taking into account current political and economic conditions.
Environmental Engineering IV contains 77 peer reviewed papers of 527 presented during the 4th Congress of Environmental Engineering and is a valuable source of information and ideas for the environmental engineering technical and scientific community. The contributions are divided into 7 chapters:
• Water supply
• Water and wastewater treatment
• Neutralization of solid wastes and sludge
• Air protection and quality
• Indoor microclimate
• Biology and technology