Environmental Engineering

Definition - What does Environmental Engineering mean?

Environmental Engineering is the study of environmental resources that are concerned with protecting human health from adverse atmospheric effects. It plays an important role as it focuses on the development of engineering solutions regarding issues that impact land, water, air quality, and biosphere. To address the challenges, environmental engineers are appointed to blend creative solutions for improving waste disposal, public health and water and air pollution control. With the growth in population, there is a great need of environmental engineering so that people have to stop worrying about soil contamination or air quality.

Petropedia explains Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering is recognized ever since the dawn of civilization. The principles were applied to enhance the quality of the air thus creating a clean and safe atmosphere for living. The main goals of Environmental Engineering are:

  • Management of solid waste: It consists of management of solid waste materials during transportation, processing, and disposal in industrial and commercial sectors
  • Treatment of water: In this, the environmental engineers make sure that they can check secure water supplies for agricultural use. The determination of water balance in done under a watershed and systems are developed to store and treat water for multiple uses.
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