What is Environmental Engineering?

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Dec 7, 2015

Environmental engineering is an engineering that concern about the usage of natural resources and creating sustainable environment while considering human needs.


The main fields of environmental engineering are; water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid waste disposal, soil pollution and so on.

The main activity field of engineering is to find the optimum technological solutions for wastes that pollute water, air and soil.
Environmental engineering is an interdisciplinary science that includes construction, chemistry, biology, fluid dynamics, hydrology, management and so many other disciplines.

Designing of municipal and industrial waste water treatment plants, construction and operation of water utilities, transmission lines, the design and construction of the sewage plants are some of the issues that an environmental engineer interest in.

Environmental Engineering also deal with drinking water treatment, recycling and reusage of the waste water, preparation of environmental impact assessment reports, and clean production technologies.

Unlike other engineering disciplines, it is an engineering discipline that trying to give back to nature the things that it once had.