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Environmental Modeling and Health Risk Analysis (Acts/Risk)


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mustafa M. Aral
    Pages 1-36
  3. Mustafa M. Aral
    Pages 37-61
  4. Mustafa M. Aral
    Pages 95-186
  5. Mustafa M. Aral
    Pages 187-274
  6. Mustafa M. Aral
    Pages 275-332
  7. Mustafa M. Aral
    Pages 333-355
  8. Mustafa M. Aral
    Pages 357-377
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 409-470

About this book


This book is intended to serve as a comprehensive source for the advancements and contributions made in environmental transformation and transport modeling in general and the associated health risk assessment topics in particular. The selection of the title, “Environmental Modeling and Health Risk Analysis” stems from an ambitious objective of providing a review of air, surface water and groundwater quality modeling topics and linking these models with exposure and health risk analysis. Thus, the purpose is to provide the reader with an integrated perspective on these two seemingly distant fields. The ACTS and RISK software that is an integral part of this book include computational platforms for all models discussed in the book. Using these two software tools, available from, the models described in the book can be readily accessed and used in classroom or professional applications as demonstrated in the book.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., School of Civil and Environmental EngineGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

About the authors

Dr. Mustafa M. Aral is a Professor and the Director of Multimedia Environmental Simulations Laboratory, a research center at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta,Georgia, USA. He received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. His specialization area is in the fields ofenvironmental modeling, water resources engineering, mathematical, numerical and optimization methods, exposure and health risk analysis. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Georgia with more than 35 years of research and consulting experience in environmental quality and quantity modeling, environmental fluid mechanics, optimal management of engineered and environmental systems, site characterization and health risk assessment studies. Dr. Aral has authored and co-authored more than 300 technical publications and reports. He serves as the Editor of the International Journal on Water Quality, Exposure and Healthpublished by Springer publishers and he is also an Associate Editor of several other technical journals in water resources and environmental engineering. His research work and publications has received numerous technical awards in publication excellence and research development categories from several state and federal agencies, and professional organizations. He is the principal author and developer of the ACTS and RISK software that is used in this book.

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