This book fulfills the need for a practical, clearly written introductory textbook on fundamental concepts and basic applications of principles of environmental science. It is designed to cover the curriculum of B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses in Environmental Science.
Besides students, the basic knowledge of environmental management is highly essential today for regulators, industrial managers, and environmental activists. The book provides comprehensive information on all relevant components relating to environmental issues in industries, the purpose being to sensitize the management staff to various environmental laws and regulations.
The book not only gives a thorough treatment of all individual environmental components but also suggests strategies for improvement of environment quality. It discusses various pollution control methodologies along with waste minimization and resource conservation. An attempt is also made to blend the legal guidelines and statutory compliance with technical and scientific approach.
Various environmental management tools have been discussed. Management of hazardous chemicals has been dealt with in a separate chapter.