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Urban Pollution. Science and Management

  • ID: 4472540
  • Book
  • 464 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Multidisciplinary treatment of the urgent issues surrounding urban pollution worldwide 

Written by some of the top experts on the subject in the world, this book presents the diverse, complex and current themes of the urban pollution debate across the built environment, urban development and management continuum. It uniquely combines the science of urban pollution with associated policy that seeks to control it, and includes a comprehensive collection of international case studies showing the status of the problem worldwide.

Urban Pollution: Science and Management is a multifaceted collection of chapters that address the contemporary concomitant issues of increasing urban living and associated issues with contamination by offering solutions specifically for the built environment. It covers: the impacts of urban pollution; historical urban pollution; evolution of air quality policy and management in urban areas; ground gases in urban environments; bioaccessibility of trace elements in urban environments; urban wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal; living green roofs; light pollution; river ecology; greywater recycling and reuse; containment of pollution from urban waste disposal sites; bioremediation in urban pollution mitigation; air quality monitoring; urban pollution in China and India; urban planning in sub Saharan Africa and more.

  • Deals with both the science and the relevant policy and management issues
  • Examines the main sources of urban pollution
  • Covers both first–world and developing world urban pollution issues
  • Integrates the latest scientific research with practical case studies
  • Deals with both legacy and emerging pollutants and their effects

The integration of physical and environmental sciences, combined with social, economic and political sciences and the use of case studies makes Urban Pollution: Science and Management an incredibly useful resource for policy experts, scientists, engineers and those interested in the subject.

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CHAPTER 1 Insights and Issues into the Impacts of Urban PollutionColin A. Booth and Susanne M. Charlesworth

CHAPTER: 2 Historical Urban PollutionAnn Power and Annie Worsley

CHAPTER 3 Evolution of air quality policy and management in urban areasEnda Hayes

CHAPTER 4 UK and EU Water Policy as an Instrument of Urban PollutionAnne Marie McLaughlin, Susanne M. Charlesworth, Stephen J. Coupe

CHAPTER 5 Soil Quality and PolicyJim Webb, Jose L. Rubio, Michael A. Fullen,

Chapter 6 Ground gases in urban environments sources and solutionsAndrew Shuttleworth

CHAPTER 7 Insights and Issues of Trace Elements Found in Street and Road DustsSusanne M. Charlesworth, Eduardo De Miguel, Almudena Ordoñez, Colin A. Booth

CHAPTER 8 Bioaccessibility of Trace Elements in Urban EnvironmentsEduardo De Miguel, Almudena Ordóñez, Fernando Barrio Parra, Miguel Izquierdo, Rodrigo Álvarez, Juan Mingot, Susanne Charlesworth

CHAPTER 9 The Necessity for Urban Wastewater Collection, Treatment and DisposalColin A. Booth, David Oloke, Andrew Gooding and Susanne M. Charlesworth

CHAPTER: 10 Living Green Roofs.Wilkinson, S and Torpy, F.

CHAPTER 11 Light PollutionFabio Falchi

CHAPTER 12 The Role of Forensic Science in the Investigation and Control of Urban PollutionKenneth Pye

CHAPTER 13 River Ecology and Urban PollutionMartin Fenn

CHAPTER: 14 Urban Meadows on Brownfield LandLynn Besenyei


CHAPTER: 16 Greywater recycling and reuseKatherine Hyde and Matthew Smith

CHAPTER 17 Containment of Pollution from Urban Waste Disposal SitesIsaac I. Akinwumi, Colin A. Booth, Oluwapelumi O. Ojuri, Adebanji S. Ogbiye and Akinwale O. Coker

CHAPTER 18 Mitigating Urban Pollution through Innovative Use of Construction MaterialsJamal M Khatib, A. A. Elkordy, Z. Abou Saleh

CHAPTER: 19 Application of Zeolites to Environmental RemediationCraig D. Williams

CHAPTER: 20 Bioremediation in Urban Pollution Mitigation–Theoretical Background and Applications to GroundwatersAlan P. Newman, Andrew J. Shuttleworth and Dr Ernest O Nnadi.

CHAPTER 21 Bioremediation in urban pollution mitigation– applications to solid mediaAndrew J. Shuttleworth, Alan P. Newman and Dr Ernest O Nnadi.

CHAPTER 22 Use of Environmental Management Systems to Mitigate Urban PollutionRosemary Horry and Colin A. Booth

CHAPTER 23 Role of Citizen Science in Air Quality MonitoringNatasha Constant

CHAPTER 24 Unique Environmental Regulatory Framework Streamlines Clean–up and Encourages Urban Redevelopment in Massachusetts, USACatherine M. Malagrida, Ileen Gladstone and Ryan S. Hoffman

CHAPTER: 25 Urban Pollution in ChinaJianmin Ma and Jianzhong Xu

CHAPTER 26 Urban Pollution in IndiaManoj Shrivastava, Avijit Ghosh, Ranjan Bhattacharyya and S.D. Singh


CHAPTER 28 Potentially Toxic Metal Bearing Phases in Urban Dust and Suspended Particulate Matter: A case of Budapest, HungaryPéter Sipos, Tibor Németh, Viktória Kovács Kis, Norbert Zajzon, Chung Choi, Zoltán May

CHAPTER 29 The Role of Urban Planning in Sub Saharan Africa Urban Pollution ManagementKwasi Baffour Awuah

CHAPTER 30 Water Pollution and Urbanization Trends in Lebanon; Litani River Basin Case StudyJamal Khatib, Baydoun Safa, Adel ElKordi

CHAPTER 31 Closing Comments on Urban PollutionSusanne M. Charlesworth and Colin A. Booth

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