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

Francis J. Hopcroft and Minh N. Nguyen

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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 Vietnamese and, finally, an interpretation or translation of the term or phrase in Vietnamese. Following the Vietnamese translations section, the columns are reversed and reordered alphabetically in Vietnamese with the English term and translation following the Vietnamese term or phrase.

The objective is to provide a technical term reference manual for non- English speaking students and engineers who are familiar with Vietnamese, 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 Vietnamese 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.

Minh N. Nguyen

Minh N. Nguyen is a civil engineering student at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, studying under Prof Hopcroft. Mr Nguyen is a Vietnamese citizen who grew up speaking the Vietnamese language. He was hand-picked and selected by Prof Hopcroft to assist with the Vietnamese translations due to his exceptional engineering and language skills.