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

Environmental Engineering Dictionary of Technical Terms and Phrases

Francis J. Hopcroft, Shivani Kumar, Barur Rajeshkumar and Subbiah Murugesan

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This reference manual provides a list of approximately 300 technical terms and phrases common to environmental and civil 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 Tamil and, finally, an interpretation or translation of the term or phrase in Tamil. Following the Tamil translations section, the columns are reversed and reordered alphabetically in Tamil with the English term and translation following the Tamil term or phrase.

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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.

Shivani Kumar

Shivani Kumar is a civil engineering student at Wentworth Institute of Technology, studying under Prof. Hopcroft. Ms. Kumar is a US citizen of Indian extraction who grew up speaking several languages, including the Tamil language. She was hand-picked to assist with the Tamil translations due to her exceptional engineering and language skills.

Barur Rajeshkumar

Dr. Barur R. Rajeshkumar is a laboratory manager and senior research scientist, cardiovascular medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Barur R. Rajeshkumar has published more than a dozen publications in English in different peer-reviewed journals and currently serves as a reviewer/editorial board member for 25 professional journals.

Subbiah Murugesan

Dr. S. Murugesan is the associate professor, PG and Research Department of Botany, Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai, India. He has two decades of post graduate teaching and research experience in the field of environmental biotechnology and bionanotechnology. He is a reviewer for 34 international journals and has also served an associate editor in three international journals.