Environmental Engineering Dictionary of Technical Terms and Phrases: English to Russian and Russian to English

Francis J. Hopcroft and Sergey Bobrov

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This reference manual provides a list of approximately 300 technical terms and phrases common to environmental engineering which non-English speakers often find difficult to understand in English. The manual provides the terms and phrases in alphabetical order, followed by a concise English definition, then a translation of the term in Russian and, finally, an interpretation or translation of the term or phrase in Russian. Following the Russian translations section, the columns are reversed and reordered alphabetically in Russian with the English term and translation following the Russian term or phrase.

The objective is to provide a technical term reference manual for non-English speaking students and engineers who are familiar with Russian, but uncomfortable with English and to provide a similar reference for English speaking students and engineers working in an area of the world where the Russian language predominates.

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Francis J. Hopcroft

Francis Hopcroft

Francis J. Hopcroft has been teaching civil and environmental engineering at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, since January 1994. He has written several books on various topics such as hazardous waste management, wastewater treatment, and engineering economics. He served as the collection editor for the Environmental Engineering Collection at Momentum Press since 2013 and has published or reviewed dozens of professional papers, articles, and presentations.

Sergey Bobrov

Sergey Bobrov is an undergraduate civil engineering student at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is a transfer student from SIBADI (Siberian Automobile and Highway Academy) in Omsk, Russia, where he initiated his engineering degree. Sergey’s academic interests include structural and environmental engineering and he has educational experience in both Russian and English.