Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists / Edition 2

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists / Edition 2

by Adisa Azapagic
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470718722

ISBN-13: 9780470718728

Pub. Date: 03/22/2011

Publisher: Wiley

This ground-breaking text looks at the ways of integrating sustainability aspects into science and engineering. In providing an all-round sustainability education, it teaches students within engineering and environmental science the implications of their decisions on the environment.

Taking a life cycle approach to address environmental, economic and social issues

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Overview

This ground-breaking text looks at the ways of integrating sustainability aspects into science and engineering. In providing an all-round sustainability education, it teaches students within engineering and environmental science the implications of their decisions on the environment.

Taking a life cycle approach to address environmental, economic and social issues, it covers areas of fresh water and wastewater, air pollution, solid waste management, design and manufacturing of chemicals, process design and contracting, industrial ecology and energy sources and technologies

  • Case study based, with real world and practical examples relevant for developed and developing countries

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470718728
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors.

About the Contributors.

Foreword.

Acknowledgements.

PART 1: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS. 

1. Introduction to Sustainable Development (S. Perdan).

2. The Role of Engineers and Scientists in Sustainable Development (C. Mitchell, et al.).

PART 2: CASE STUDIES.

3. Waste Water Treatment: Identifying Sustainable Processes (Azapagic, et al.).

4. Integrated Prevention and Control of Air Pollution: The Case of Nitrogen Oxides (Azapagic, et al.).

5. Municipal Solid Waste Management: Can Thermodynamics Influence People’s Opinions about Incineration (N. Kirkby and A. Azapagic).

6. Process Design for Sustainability: The Case of Vinyl Chloride Monomer (A. Azapagic, et al.).

7. Towards Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing: Polylactic Acid – A Sustainable Polymer? (J. Clark and J. Hardy).

8. An Industrial Ecology: Material Flows and Engineering Design (D. Allen). 

9. Scenario Building and Uncertainties: Options for Energy Sources (R. Darton).

10. Fuel cells in Stationary Applications: Energy for the Future? (M. Pehnt).

11. Towards Sustainable Process Contracting: The Case of the Glass Industry (M. Nicholas).

12. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: The Case of Power Generation in South Africa (J. Petrie, et al).

13. Social and Ethical Dimensions of Sustainable Development: Mining in Kakadu National Park (S. Perdan).

Appendix: Life Cycle Thinking and Life Cycle Assessment (A. Azapagic).

Index.

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