Environmental Modeling and Health Risk Analysis (Acts/Risk) (inbunden)
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XIV, 470 p.
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Environmental Modeling and Health Risk Analysis (Acts/Risk) (inbunden)

Environmental Modeling and Health Risk Analysis (Acts/Risk)

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Environmental Modeling and Health Risk Analysis (ACTS/RISK) The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with an integrated perspective on several ?elds. First, it discusses the ?elds of environmental modeling in general and multimedia (the term "multimedia" is used throughout the text to indicate that environmental transformation and transport processes are discussed in association with three environmental media: air, groundwater and surface water pathways) environmental transformation and transport processes in particular; it also provides a detailed description of numerous mechanistic models that are used in these ?elds. Second, this book presents a review of the topics of exposure and health risk analysis. The Analytical Contaminant Transport Analysis System (ACTS) and Health RISK Analysis (RISK) software tools are an integral part of the book and provide computational platforms for all the models discussed herein. The most recent versions of these two software tools can be downloaded from the publisher's web site. The author recommends registering the software on the web download page so that users can receive updates about newer versions of the software.
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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.


1. Introduction 2. Principles of Environmental Modeling 3. Conservation Principles, and Environmental Transformation and Transport 4. Air Pathway Analysis 5. Groundwater Pathway Analysis 6. Surface Water Pathway Analysis 7. Uncertainty and Variability Analysis 8. Health Risk Analysis 9. Application: Pesticide Transport in Shallow Groundwater and Environmental Risk Assessment APPENDIX A. Definitions of Acronyms and Abbreviations APPENDIX B. Environmental Modeling and Exposure Analysis Terms APPENDIX C. Definitions and Operations of the ACTS/RISK Software APPENDIX D. MCL levels of contaminants APPENDIX E. Conversion tables and Properties of Water