ABSTRACT

The environmental analysis of pollution problems always involves the use of mass and energy balances to quantify the extent of pollution and its sources. This same form of analysis can be applied to ecosystems, production systems, a whole country or a region. A Systems Approach to the Environmental Analysis of Pollution Minimization identifies and describes the common factors shared by these systems.
The book is organized in twelve chapters and progresses from general concepts to specific assessment methods. Chapter one is a general introduction to environmental management principles. Chapter two discusses conservation principles and their applications to environmental health. Chapters three and four explore ecosystem health, properties and analysis. Chapters five through eleven present different methods of analysis including Green Accounting, Clean Technology, Life Cycle Analysis, and Risk Assessment. Editor Sven Jorgensen closes the book with a sweeping summary.
Jorgensen is a internationally published authority on the use and analysis of ecosystem models. His new book is a comprehensive guide for both students and professionals. A Systems Approach to the Environmental Analysis of Pollution Minimization is an invaluable contribution.

Features

1. Introduction, 2. Conservation Principles and Their Application in Environmental Management, 3. System Properties of Ecosystems, 4. Ecosystem Health, 5. Environmental Management System, 6. Introduction to Cleaner Production, 7. A Method in Environmental Management, 8. Environmental Statistics, 9. Life Cycle Assessment — Environmental Assessment of Products, 10. Environmental Risk Assessment, 11. Application of QSAR in Environmental Management, 12. Ecological Engineering, 13. A System Approach to Environmental Management, Glossary, Index