environmental engineering

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environmental engineering

the development of processes and infrastructure for the supply of water, the disposal of waste, and the control of pollution of all kinds. These endeavours protect public health by preventing disease transmission, and they preserve the quality of the environment by averting the contamination and degradation of air, water, and land resources

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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