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Statistics for Environmental Engineers

Two critical questions arise when one is confronted with a new problem that involves the collection and analysis of data. How will the use of statistics help solve this problem? Which techniques should be used? Statistics for Environmental Engineers, Second Edition helps environmental science and engineering students answer these questions when the goal is to understand and design systems for environmental protection. The second edition of this bestseller is a solutions-oriented text that encourages students to view statistics as a problem-solving tool.

Written in an easy-to-understand style, Statistics for Environmental Engineers, Second Edition consists of 54 short, “stand-alone” chapters. All chapters address a particular environmental problem or statistical technique and are written in a manner that permits each chapter to be studied independently and in any order. Chapters are organized around specific case studies, beginning with brief discussions of the appropriate methodologies, followed by analysis of the case study examples, and ending with comments on the strengths and weaknesses of the approaches.

New to this edition:

Thirteen new chapters dealing with topics such as experimental design, sizing experiments, tolerance and prediction intervals, time-series modeling and forecasting, transfer function models, weighted least squares, laboratory quality assurance, and specialized control charts
Exercises for classroom use or self-study in each chapter
Improved graphics
Revisions to all chapters

Whether the topic is displaying data, t-tests, mechanistic model building, nonlinear least squares, confidence intervals, regression, or experimental design, the context is always familiar to environmental scientists and engineers. Case studies are drawn from censored data, detection limits, regulatory standards, treatment plant performance, sampling and measurement errors, hazardous waste, and much more. This revision of a classic text serves as an ideal textbook for students and a valuable reference for any environmental professional working with numbers.

Environmental Design An introduction for architects and engineers

This book starts with some basic scientific principles and isses of air quality, noise and the greenhouse effect and then moves on to site planning, energy use, materials and building form. Natural ventilation systems, high efficiency mechanical equipment and alternative sources of energy are covered. The book concludes with a selection of detailed case studies of award winning projects – including the BRE Environment Office Building, winner of numerous architectural and engineering awards.

Handbook For Process Plant Project Engineers

This excellent book systematically identifies the issues surrounding the effective linking of project management techniques and engineering applications. It is not a technical manual, nor is it procedure-led. Instead, it encourages creative learning of project engineering methodology that can be applied and modified in different situations.
In short, it offers a distillation of practical ‘on-the job’ experience to help project engineers perform more effectively. While this book specifically addresses process plants, the principles are applicable to other types of engineering project where multidisciplinary engineering skills are required, such as power plant and general factory construction.

It focuses on the technical aspects, which typically influence the configuration of the plant as a whole, on the interface between the various disciplines involved, and the way in which work is done – the issues central to the co-ordination of the overall engineering effort.

It develops an awareness of relationships with other parties – clients, suppliers, package contractors, and construction managers – and of how the structure and management of these relationships impact directly on the performance of the project engineer. Readers will welcome the author’s straightforward approach in tackling sensitive issues head on.

COMPLETE CONTENTS

Introduction
A process plant
A project and its management
A brief overview
The engineering work and its management
The project’s industrial environment
The commercial environment
The contracting environment
The economic environment
Studies and proposals
Plant layout and modelling
Value engineering and plant optimization
Hazards, loss, and safety
Specification, selection and purchase
Fluid transport
Bulk solids transport
Slurries and two-phase transport
Hydraulic design and plant drainage
Observations on multidiscipline engineering
Detail design and drafting
The organization of work
Construction
Construction contracts
Commissioning
Communication
Change and chaos
Fast-track projects
Advanced information management
Project strategy development
Key issues summary

Adaptive Optics Engineering Handbook.pdf

This handbook supplies analytical tools for the design and development of adaptive optics systems to enhance their ability to adjust for atmospheric turbulence, optical fabrication errors, thermally induced distortions, and laser device aberrations. It provides recommendations for selecting, testing and installing a wavefront compensation system.

Adaptive Optics Engineering Handbook.pdf

This handbook supplies analytical tools for the design and development of adaptive optics systems to enhance their ability to adjust for atmospheric turbulence, optical fabrication errors, thermally induced distortions, and laser device aberrations. It provides recommendations for selecting, testing and installing a wavefront compensation system.