Technological Choices for Sustainability / Edition 1

Technological Choices for Sustainability / Edition 1

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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Technological Choices for Sustainability / Edition 1

This book offers a critical evaluation of current scientific work on defining the issue of sustainability and on measuring progress towards a sustainable state. It aims to provide a common understanding of how progress towards sustainability can be achieved by optimising technological development, environmental impact and socio-economic factors. A further objective is to identify the major trends in methodologies that assist progress towards sustainability.

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ISBN-13: 9783540211310
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 04/08/2004
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Framing the Issue of Sustainability: Science and Sustainability; Sustainability from Ecological, Social, Economic and Technological Perspectives; A Green Engineering Textbook for Chemical Engineering; Innovative Industrial Ecology Education; Sustainable Industrial Development.- Sustainable Pathways: Clean Technologies for Wastewater Management in Seafood Canning Industries; Kinetic Analysis of Aerobic Composting of Tobacco Industry Solid Waste; Preventative Measures in Production; Risk Assessment and Quality of Environmental Systems; Carbon Storage; Integrated Computer Aided System for Sustainable Process Alternatives; Pollution Prevention and Environmental Management Systems.- Sustainability Metrics: Technology Sensitive Indicators of Sustainability; Metrics for Supply Chain Sustainability; Quantifying Technological Aspects of Process Sustainability; Sustainable Economy Indices; National Competitiveness in Manufacturing; Sustainable Energy Development; Sustainability Indicators; Measuring Sustainability; Sustainability and Energy Efficiency of Chemical Processes; Eco-efficiency Reporting; Interpolation for Creating Hydrogeological Models; Indicators of Sustainable Production; Remote Sensing as a Tool for Achieving and Monitoring Progress Toward Sustainability.- Summary.

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