Air and Noise Pollution Control

  • Lawrence K. Wang
  • Norman C. Pereira

Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Air Pollution Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Howard E. Hesketh
      Pages 3-39
    3. Howard E. Hesketh
      Pages 41-60
    4. David Leith
      Pages 61-101
    5. Thomas T. Shen, Norman C. Pereira
      Pages 103-143
    6. Elmar R. Altwicker
      Pages 145-198
    7. Bing T. Yang
      Pages 199-270
    8. Mu Hao Wang, Lawrence K. Wang
      Pages 271-353
    9. Howard E. Hesketh
      Pages 355-392
  3. Noise Pollution Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages ins1-ins1
    2. Norman C. Pereira
      Pages 393-410
    3. Paul Jensen
      Pages 411-474
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 475-484

About this book

Introduction

The past few years have seen the emergence of a growing, widespread desire in this country, and indeed everywhere, that positive actions be taken to restore the quality of our environment, and to protect it from the degrading effects of all forms of pollution-air, noise, solid waste, and water. Since pollution is a direct or" indirect consequence of waste, if there is no waste, there can be no pollution, and the seemingly idealistic demand for" zero discharge" can be construed as a demand for zero waste. However, as long as there is waste, we can only attempt to abate the consequent pollution by converting it to a less noxious form. In those instances in which a particular type of pollution has been recognized, three major questions usually arise: 1, How serious is the pollution? 2, Is the technology to abate it available? and 3, Do the costs of abatement justify the degree of abatement achieved? The principal intention of this series of books is to help the reader to formulate answers to the last two of the above three questions. The traditional approach of applying tried-and-true solutions to specific pollution problems has been a major factor contributing to the success of environmental engineering, and in large measure has accounted for the establishing of a "methodology of pollution control.

Keywords

Air pollution Tore atmosphere environment environmental engineering pollution pollution control

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence K. Wang
    • 1
  • Norman C. Pereira
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA
  2. 2.Olin CorporationCharlestonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-6236-7
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1979
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6238-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-6236-7
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