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Engineering Risk Analysis of Water Pollution: Probabilities and Fuzzy Sets

Engineering Risk Analysis of Water Pollution: Probabilities and Fuzzy Sets

Jacques Ganoulis

ISBN: 978-3-527-61574-2

Jul 2008

317 pages

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$92.99

Description

Question: How can I best evaluate the environmental impact and find the risk of water pollution from wastewater disposal?

Answer: This book shows you the way! In a unique and comprehensive manner, questions of risk and reliability in water quality are analyzed. And more than that: The author also develops a methodology to evaluate the environmental impact of wastewater disposal on rivers, groundwater and coastal areas.

Major topics covered include: fuzzy set theory for engineering risk analysis/ uncertainty analysis of water quantity and quality data/ stochastic and fuzzy simulation of hydrosystems: model selection under uncertainty, water quality control and management in rivers and aquifers, risk in coastal pollution/ decision theory under uncertainty: groundwater pollution, risk management, risk-cost trade-offs

In addition, numerous case studies deepen the reader's understanding of the methods and techniques presented.

Jacques Ganoulis from the University of Thessaloniki has written extensively on groundwater hydraulics, surface hydrology and coastal water quality.
INTRODUCTION
Role of Engineering Risk Analysis in Water Pollution Problems
Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
Aim and Organisation of the Book
RISK IDENTIFICATION
Definition of Risk
Uncertainties in Water Pollution Problems
Probabilistic Approach
Use of Fuzzy Set Theory
Water Quality Specifications
RISK QUANTIFICATION
Stochastic Approach
Fuzzy Set Theory
Time Dependence and System Risk
RISK ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL WATER QUALITY
Risk in Coastal Water Pollution
Risk in River Water Quality
Risk in Groundwater Contamination
RISK MANAGEMENT
Performance Indices and Figures of Merit
Objective Functions and Optimization
Basic Decision Theory
Elements of the Utility Theory
Multi-Objective Decision Analysis
CASE STUDIES
Coastal Pollution: the Thermaikos Gulf (Makedonia, Greece)
River Water Quality: the Case of Axios (Makedonia, Greece)
Groundwater Pollution: the Campaspe Aquifer (Victoria, Australia)
References
Index