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.
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Part I: Geosphere Pollution Transport 1. Sustainable Pollution Assessment Practices 2. Risk Analysis and Management 3. Environmental Remote Sensing 4. Geographic Information System: Spatial Data Structures, Models, and Case Studies 5. Geophysical Methods 6. Site Investigation 7. Subsurface Pollutant Transport
Part II: Atmosphere Pollution Assessment 8. Indoor Air Pollutants: Sources, Characteristics, and the Impact on Human Health and Wellbeing. 9. Outdoor Air Pollutants: Sources, Characteristics, and the Impact on Human Health and the Environment. 10. Modeling Air Pollution by Atmospheric Desert Dust 11. Troposphere Air Pollution: Aviation Industry's Case 12. Health Economics of Air Pollution
Part III: Hydrosphere (Marine Environment and Water Bodies) Assessment 13. Arabian Gulf Hydrodynamics and Environmental Impacts due to Climate Change and Coastal Effluents 14. Recent Analytical Methods for Risk Assessment of Emerging Organic Contaminants in Ecosystems 15. Water Quality at Jabel Ali, Dubai, UAE 16. Sediment Quality in Jabel Ali, Dubai, UAE 17. Inland Desalination: Techniques, Brine Management, and Environmental Concerns
Part IV: Emerging Issues in Environmental Pollution Assessment 18. Pollution Assessment of Nanomaterials 19. Noise Pollution Assessment and its Impact on Human Health and the Environment 20. Assessment of Radiation Pollution from Nuclear Power Plants 21. Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for Geosciences and Remote Sensing: Theory and Application
A.M.O. Mohamed is currently employed by Zayed University as associate provost and chief academic officer. He
earned his PhD in Civil Engineering from McGill University, Canada. He was then employed by McGill University
as the associate director of the Geotechnical Research Centre and as lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering
and Applied Mechanics. He has also held many senior positions in the United Arab Emirates, including United Arab
Emirates University (Deputy Assistant Provost for Research, Research Director, Director of Research Support and
Services Unit, and Professor of Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineering) and Abu Dhabi University (Dean
of College of Research and Graduate Studies).
Over the years, he was granted 10 patents, filed/published 8 patents; authored and coauthored 7 books; edited 11
books-published by Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Balkema, A.A. and J. Ross Publishing. In addition, he has also published
more than 250 papers in refereed journals and international refereed conference proceedings. Furthermore, he
has been the recipient of several university and nationwide research accolades.
He is currently the editor-in-chief of Developments in Arid Regions Research Series Published by Taylor & Francis;
editorial board member of Journal of Environmental Geotechnics, Institute of Civil Engineering; executive board member
of Arab Healthy Water Association, and of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in
Geomechanics; editorial board member, International Journal of Recent Patents on Engineering; and the former editorin-
chief of the Emirates Journal for Engineering Research.
Evan K. Paleologos Chair and Professor of Civil Engineering, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Evan K. Paleologos is Professor and Chair of Civil Engineering, and Director of the Center in Sustainable Built Environment at Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates. He received his PhD from the department of Hydrology and Water Resources, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Az, USA. His expertise is in the flow of water and the transport of contaminants in porous media. He is the author of two books on environmental risk analysis by McGraw-Hill and the Geological Society of America, and of over ninety journal and refereed proceedings papers. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors in USA, while at the University of South Carolina, which include the "Researchers of Carolina and the "Initializer awards for founding the USC Center for Water Research and Policy. Subsequently in Greece, as faculty at the Technical University of Crete, Science Advisor to the Minister of Environment, and Deputy Chairman of the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Co. In the UAE he has received the "2014-15 Ambassador, the "2015-16 Distinguished Faculty, and the "2016-17 Research university-wide awards. He is Associate Editor of the Springer journal Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment.
Fares Howari Professor, Environmental Sciences and Dean of College, Natural and Health Sciences at Zayed University..
Dr. Howari is an environmental scientist and engineer with a wide range of expertise. During the progressive of his career, he developed distinguished academic, and project coordination skills. He has valuable experience in natural resources management and exploration, strategic planning and administration, and also in creative leadership. He currently serve as a Dean of College of Natural and Health Sciences at Zayed University. He served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Sciences and Mathematics at Abu Dhabi University and a Director of Abu Dhabi University Center of Excellence of Environment, Health and Safety. Dr Howari also served at the University of Texas, PB, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy and the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin. Prof Howari worked also as an Associate Professor at United Arab Emirates University. Prior to this Dr. Howari worked at Texas A and M University where he worked as a research scientist on the development and application of computer models and remote sensing techniques to assess environmental contamination problems.