Air Quality – Thad Godish – 4th Edition


Ozone-destroying chemicals; greenhouse gases; and dangerous airborne substances that were once thought to be benign are the most urgent issues facing air control experts. Students need a thorough; updated that explores these current trends while also covering the of this emerging discipline.

A new revision of a bestseller; Air Quality; Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive overview air quality issues; including a better understanding of atmospheric chemistry; the effects of on public health and the environment; and the technology and regulatory practices used to achieve air quality goals.

New sections cover toxicological principles and risk assessment. The also contains revised discussions on public policy concerns; with a focus on air quality standards for ozone depletion and global warming; and the health effects of particulate air pollutants.

This edition continues to serve as a very readable text for advanced level undergraduate and early graduate study in environmental science; environmental management; and in programs related to the study of public health; industrial hygiene; and control.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Atmosphere
- Chemical Composition
- Physical Phenomena
- Atmospheric Motion
- Evolution of the Atmosphere

Chapter 2: Atmospheric Pollution and Pollutants
- Natural Air Pollution
- Anthropogenic Air Pollution
- Gas-Phase Pollutants
- Atmospheric Particles

Chapter 3: Atmospheric Dispersion, Transport and Deposition
- Dispersion and Transport
- Atmospheric Removal and Deposition Processes
- Meteorological Applications: Air Pollution Control

Chapter 4: Atmospheric Effects
- Visibility
- Turbidity
- Thermal Air Pollution
- Effects on Precipitation and Precipitation Processes
- Atmospheric Deposition
- Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
- Global Warming

Chapter 5: Health Effects
- Air Pollution Episodes
- Pollutant Exposures and Cause-Effect Relationships
- Impact of Pollutants on the Human Body
- Health Effects of Regulated Air Pollutants
- Personal Air Pollution
- Risk Assessment and Management

Chapter 6: Welfare Effects
- Effects on Agricultural Crops, Ornamental Plants, and Trees
- Effects on Domesticated Animals
- Ecological Effects
- Effects on Materials
- Odor Pollution

Chapter 7: Air Quality and Emissions Assessment
- Air Quality Monitoring
- Emissions Assessment
- Air Quality Modeling

Chapter 8: Regulation and Public Policy
- Non-Regulatory Legal Remedies
- Regulatory Strategies and Tactics
- Federal Legislative History
- Air Pollution Control Under the 1970, 1977, and 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
- State and Local Air Pollution Control Functions
- Public Policy Issues

Chapter 10: Control of Motor Vehicle Emissions
- Motor Vehicle Engines
- Automotive Fuels
- Low Emission and Zero Emission Vehicles

Chapter 11: Control of Emissions from Stationary Sources
- Control Practices
- Gas Cleaning Technology
- Control of Particulate-Phase Pollutants
- Control of Gas-Phase Pollutants

Chapter 12: Indoor Air Quality
- Personal, Indoor, and Outdoor Pollutant Relationships
- Indoor Air Quality Concerns
- Major Indoor Pollutants
- Problem Buildings
- Investigating Indoor Air Quality Problems
- Measurement of Indoor Contaminants
- Prevention and Control Measures
- Indoor Air Quality and Public Policy

Chapter 13: Environmental Noise
- Sound and Its Measurement
- Sound Exposure Descriptors
- Loudness
- Effects of Environmental Noise Exposure
- Non-Regulatory and Regulatory Control Approaches

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