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- Air-quality control
- Water supply
- Wastewater disposal
- Stormwater management
- Solid-waste management
- Hazardous-waste management
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The division of engineering concerned with the environment and management of natural resources and the mitigation of environmental problems. The environmental engineer places special attention on the biological, chemical, and physical reactions in the air, land, and water environments and on improved technology for integrated management systems, including reuse, recycling, and recovery measures (Fig. 1). Environmental engineers are also involved in planning and policy development for zoning, regulatory, legal, and sustainability issues. See also: Conservation of resources; Environment
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