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Cleaning Up the Environment, Revised Edition
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  • Authored by: Anne Maczulak, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Green Technology
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  • ISBN-10: 1438173598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-7359-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 02/01/2018
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 240


Praise for the previous edition:

"...valuable...a welcome addition for use in classroom studies and for those considering a career in the field."—School Library Journal

The industrial might of the United States grew in the 1930s and flourished during the two world wars. As businesses large and small supplied the needs of the country, they discarded their wastes in landfills, pits, and waterways. It was an easy and inexpensive way to get rid of wastes before more were made. Waste dumping had not yet been linked with illnesses so few people worried about it, especially if the materials were hidden under the ground or in the ocean. Within 20 years of the end of WWII, those wastes began to cause serious health problems.

Featuring full-color photographs and line illustrations, Cleaning Up the Environment, Revised Edition explores current and emerging methods in pollution cleanup. Hazardous wastes are removed from contaminated places by physical, chemical, or biological methods, and these methods are described here as well as their advantages and disadvantages. This eBook takes readers through the entire step-by-step process of finding, testing, and cleaning up hazardous waste sites, beginning with contamination assessment and ending with a cleaned and restored body of land or water.

Chapters include:

  • Measuring Contamination
  • Excavation of Contaminated Sites
  • Microbes and Plants for Toxic Cleanup
  • Oxidation Technology
  • Brownfield Sites
  • Remediating the Water Supply
  • Superfund Sites.



About the Author(s)

Anne Maczulak, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience as a microbiologist and quality assurance specialist. She completed her undergraduate and master's studies at the Ohio State University and her doctorate from the University of Kentucky. She has authored peer-reviewed articles and technical reports and has served on corporate microbiology committees. Maczulak has given presentations on microbes in the environment and environmental health as well as workshops on quality control.

Reviews and Awards

"...a fine encyclopedia with much to recommend it...Larger public libraries serving AP high-school classes will want to consider this, as will academic libraries serving institutions that offer survey courses in Latin American history."


"...an excellent starting point...a welcome addition to academic, school, and public libraries, and is highly recommended for inclusion in any serious research collection."

American Reference Books Annual

"...clear and concise entries...An excellent resource for high school libraries and academic libraries at institutions specializing in history and Latin American culture, as well as large public libraries serving audiences with an interest in this area."

Library Journal

"...more affordable and ultimately more concise than the [competition]...Highly recommended."


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