Book
1 online resource (341 pages) : illustrations (some color).
This book focuses on the emergence of the "science of sustainability" and the key concepts in making sustainability operational in an organization. The authors discuss the methods, techniques and tools needed to manage the impact of sustainability and how these can be reformulated into business models and solutions for new growth and applications. They then move onto the reformulation of future thinking processes before ending by looking towards an approach for the measurement of sustainability and competitiveness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848218925 20170502
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1 online resource.
This book focuses on the emergence of the "science of sustainability" and the key concepts in making sustainability operational in an organization. The authors discuss the methods, techniques and tools needed to manage the impact of sustainability and how these can be reformulated into business models and solutions for new growth and applications. They then move onto the reformulation of future thinking processes before ending by looking towards an approach for the measurement of sustainability and competitiveness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848218925 20170502
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1 electronic text (xi, 95 p.).
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The origins of sustainability
  • 1.1 Global ecological crises
  • 1.1.1 Population
  • 1.1.2 Water
  • 1.1.3 Soil
  • 1.1.4 Deforestation
  • 1.1.5 Biodiversity
  • 1.1.6 Oil
  • 1.1.7 Climate change
  • 1.1.8 Ecological footprint
  • 1.2 The environmental movement
  • 1.2.1 Silent spring
  • 1.2.2 Neo-Malthusians
  • 1.2.3 Limits to growth
  • 1.3 International development
  • 1.4 Sustainable development
  • 1.5 Defining sustainable development
  • 2. Ecological modernisation
  • 2.1 Modernisation
  • 2.2 Ecological modernisation
  • 2.3 Environmental economics
  • 2.4 Environmental impact assessment
  • 2.5 Cleaner production
  • 2.6 Life cycle assessment
  • 2.7 Industrial ecology
  • 2.8 Ecological design
  • 2.9 Natural capitalism
  • 2.10 Technological optimism
  • 3. Environmental ethics
  • 3.1 Origins of environmental philosophy
  • 3.2 Deep ecology
  • 3.3 Social ecology
  • 3.4 Ecological feminism
  • 3.5 Environmental politics
  • 3.6 Sustainable development
  • 3.7 Engineering
  • 3.8 Modernity
  • 4. Society and technology
  • 4.1 Actor-network theory
  • 4.2 Studying science and technology
  • 4.3 Hybrid decisions
  • 4.4 Hybrid engineering
  • 5. Engineering consumption
  • 5.1 Modern infrastructure provision
  • 5.2 Infrastructure, culture and consumption
  • 5.3 Alternative infrastructure models
  • 5.4 Engineering sustainable infrastructure
  • 6. Sustainable urban water systems
  • 6.1 Modern water infrastructure
  • 6.2 Hydrological limits
  • 6.3 Managing demand
  • 6.4 Appropriate infrastructure
  • 6.4.1 Eliminate
  • 6.4.2 Reduce
  • 6.4.3 Reuse
  • 6.4.4 Substitute
  • 6.4.5 Recycling
  • 6.5 Urban drainage
  • 6.6 Water poverty
  • 6.7 Engineering sustainable water systems
  • 7. Engineering, technology and ethics
  • 7.1 Engineering knowledge
  • 7.2 Technology and values
  • 7.3 Engineering values
  • 7.4 Mediating sustainability
  • 7.5 Sustainable engineering
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Author's biography.
Sustainable development is one of the key challenges of the twenty-first century. The engineering profession is central to achieving sustainable development. To date, engineering contributions to sustainability have focused on reducing the environmental impacts of development and improving the efficiency of resource use. This approach is consistent with dominant policy responses to environmental problems, which have been characterised as ecological modernisation. Ecological modernisation assumes that sustainability can be addressed by reforming modern society and developing environmental technologies. Environmental philosophers have questioned these assumptions and call into question the very nature of modern society as underlying the destruction of nature and the persistence of social inequality. Central to the crises of ecology and human development are patterns of domination and the separation of nature and culture.
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  • Front Cover; Sustainability of Products, Processes and Supply Chains: Theory and Applications; Copyright; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Part I
  • Process design and optimization for sustainability; Chapter 1
  • Optimization Models for Process Water Networks and Their Application to Biofuel Processes; 1.1 INTRO/MOTIVATION; 1.2 WATER NETWORK; 1.3 BIOREFINERY PROCESSES; 1.4 WATER OPTIMIZATION IN BIOPROCESSES; 1.5 CONCLUSIONS; Acknowledgments; REFERENCES; Chapter 2
  • Energy Efficient Chiller Configuration-A Design Perspective; 2.1 INTRODUCTION; 2.2 CHILLER ARRANGEMENTS
  • 2.3 MODELING ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF A CENTRIFUGAL CHILLER2.4 COMPARISON OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY-SERIES VERSUS PARALLEL; 2.5 CONCLUSIONS; NOMENCLATURE; REFERENCES; Chapter 3
  • Modeling Sustainable Chemical Processes for Biofuels; 3.1 INTRODUCTION; 3.2 INTRODUCTION TO ALGAE PROCESSING; 3.3 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; 3.4 RUNNING ASPEN IN REVERSE; 3.5 SUSTAINABILITY MODELS; 3.6 CARBON AND WATER MANAGEMENT; 3.7 ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND LOST WORK; 3.8 TECHNOECONOMIC MODELS; 3.9 OVERALL SUSTAINABILITY INDEX; 3.10 CONCLUSIONS; REFERENCES
  • Chapter 4
  • Sustainable Design and Operation of a Reactive Distillation System Used for the Production of Cosmetic Ingredients4.1 INTRODUCTION; 4.2 PROPOSED METHODOLOGY; 4.3 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION; 4.4 CONCLUSIONS; APPENDIX; LIST OF ACRONYMS USED; LIST OF SYMBOLS USED; Acknowledgments; REFERENCES; Chapter 5
  • A Graphical Method for Hydrogen Network Integration with Purification Reuse; 5.1 BACKGROUND; 5.2 HYDROGEN NETWORK INTEGRATION; 5.3 GRAPHICAL METHOD; 5.4 GRAPHICAL METHOD WITH FIXED PURIFICATION PARAMETERS (ZHANG ET AL., 2011)
  • 5.5 CASE STUDY FOR GRAPHICAL METHOD WITH FIXED PURIFICATION PARAMETERS (ZHANG ET AL., 2011)5.6 GRAPHICAL METHOD FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF PURIFICATION REUSE (ZHANG ET AL., 2014); 5.7 CASE STUDY FOR GRAPHICAL METHOD WITH OPTIMIZED PURIFICATION PERFORMANCE (ZHANG ET AL., 2014); 5.8 CONCLUSIONS; REFERENCES; Chapter 6
  • A New Biochemical Fermentation Process Design Method Considering Bifurcations and Oscillations; 6.1 INTRODUCTION; 6.2 DYNAMIC MODEL OF FERMENTATION PROCESS; 6.3 IDENTIFICATION OF HOPF SINGULARITIES; 6.4 HOPF SINGULARITIES IN THE Z. MOBILIS FERMENTATION PROCESS
  • 6.5 REGULATION OF OSCILLATORY PHENOMENA6.6 OPERATING CONDITION OPTIMIZATION; 6.7 DISCUSSION; 6.8 CONCLUSION; APPENDIX; NOMENCLATURE; Acknowledgments; REFERENCES; Part II
  • Carbon capture, utilization and sequestration; Chapter 7
  • Sustainable Process Design: Sustainable Process Networks for Carbon Dioxide Conversion; 7.1 INTRODUCTION; 7.2 IDENTIFYING MORE SUSTAINABLE DESIGNS; 7.3 METHOD AND TOOLS; 7.4 MORE SUSTAINABLE CO2 CONVERSION PROCESS DESIGNS; 7.5 CONCLUSIONS; REFERENCES; Chapter 8
  • Pressure Swing Adsorption Optimization Strategies for CO2 Capture; 8.1 INTRODUCTION
Sustainability of Products, Processes and Supply Chains: Theory and Applications presents the recent theoretical developments and applications on the interface between sustainability and process systems engineering. It offers a platform for cutting-edge, holistic analyses of key challenges associated with computer-aided tools for incorporating sustainability principles and approaches into the design and operations of multi-scale process systems, ranging from molecular and products systems, to energy and chemical processes, and supply chains. Presents recent theoretical developments and appli.
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1 electronic text (xvi, 137 p.).
  • 1. Turning engineering green
  • 1.1 A cultural transformation
  • 1.2 A tendency to hubris
  • 1.3 The forces of habit(us)
  • 1.4 A new "mode" of knowledge production
  • 1.5 The education of an educator
  • 1.6 Discovering green engineers
  • 1.7 To foster a hybrid imagination
  • 1.8 An emerging culture
  • 2. Contending approaches to engineering education
  • 2.1 A tale of two cultures
  • 2.2 Historical tensions
  • 2.3 The waves of engineering education
  • 2.4 Medieval roots
  • 2.5 Institutions of engineering education
  • 2.6 Changing contexts of engineering
  • 2.7 Changing modes of knowledge production
  • 2.8 The coming of technoscience
  • 3. The emergence of green engineering
  • 3.1 The ways of the wind
  • 3.2 A paradigm shift
  • 3.3 Reforming science and engineering education
  • 3.4 A social movement
  • 3.5 The mobilization of traditions
  • 3.6 The fragmentation of the movement
  • 4. Educating green engineers
  • 4.1 The man from Hanoi
  • 4.2 Sustainable development in action
  • 4.3 The PESTO project
  • 4.4 The formation of hybrid identities
  • 4.5 A typology of hybrid identities
  • 4.6 The backlash against sustainable development
  • 5. Fostering hybridity
  • 5.1 Another kind of habitus
  • 5.2 Contextual knowledge at Aalborg University
  • 5.3 The story-line of economic innovation
  • 5.4 The story-line of social construction
  • 5.5 The story-line of cultural appropriation
  • 5.6 Turning nanotechnology green
  • 5.7 Engineering citizenship
  • 5.8 Making green engineers
  • 6. A case study: the Alley Flat Initiative in Austin, Texas
  • 6.1 Sustainability in my backyard
  • 6.2 A new movement?
  • 6.3 The Alley Flat initiative
  • 6.4 The tendency to hubris
  • 6.5 The forces of habit(us)
  • 6.6 Architecture and design in the public interest
  • 7. Conclusions
  • 7.1 A missed opportunity
  • 7.2 Collective learning
  • 7.3 Proceed in action
  • 7.4 Reaching out
  • 7.5 Change-oriented research
  • 7.6 Greening knowledge and engineering
  • References
  • Author's biography.
This book discusses the ways in which engineering educators are responding to the challenges that confront their profession. On the one hand, there is an overarching sustainability challenge: the need for engineers to relate to the problems brought to light in the debates about environmental protection, resource depletion, and climate change. There are also a range of societal challenges that are due to the permeation of science and technology into ever more areas of our societies and everyday lives, and finally, there are the intrinsic scientific and technological challenges stemming from the emergence of new fields of "technosciences" that mix science and technology in new combinations.
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1 electronic document (viii, 58 p.) : ill. (some col.).
  • Reinforcing the classroom
  • Natural plant fibers for engineering applications: technocentric and ecocentric dimensions of sustainability
  • The coir fiber industry in kerala, india: sociocentric dimension of sustainability
  • Case study
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography.
Over the last two decades, globalization has had a profound impact on how we view the world and its sustainability. One group of professionals that lies at the heart of sustainability is the engineers. Engineers are trained problem solvers, required to implement technical solutions and are at the forefront of the development of new technologies. Although engineers play a critical role in sustainability, traditional engineering programs typically only focus on the technocentric and ecocentric dimensions of sustainability, providing little training on the sociocentric dimension. With more and more interest in sustainability, it is becoming increasingly important to also provide engineers with an awareness of sociocentric issues and the necessary skills to address them. The aim of this book is to provide engineering educators with a real-life case study that can be brought into existing courses to help bridge the gap between engineering and the global world. The case study focuses on how our engineering study of different natural plant fibers for soil erosion control led us to small villages in Kerala, India, where marginalized women workers often stand waste deep in water several hours a day, clean and beat coconuts by hand, and separate and spin coconut (coir) fibers into yarn by hand, for very low wages. The case study provides insight into the three dimensions of sustainability (technocentric, ecocentric, and sociocentric) and how they come together in a typical engineering problem.
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1 electronic text (xi, 104 p.).
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Energy and community
  • 2.1 Energy: the big picture
  • 2.2 Pathway to an energy-dependent society
  • 2.3 Energy and the engineer
  • 2.3.1 Sustainability
  • 2.4 Small is beautiful
  • 2.5 Restoring the balance
  • 3. Water: scarcity, sustainability, and social justice
  • 3.1 Water: the big picture
  • 3.2 Secure water services as a societal requirement
  • 3.3 Water in cultural context
  • 3.4 Dams and diversions: causes and consequences
  • 3.5 Demand responsive management and the "soft path"
  • 3.6 Conclusions
  • 4. Integrated water management as a peace dividend: communities, social justice, and capacity building in Timor-Leste
  • 4.1 Timor-Leste, a snapshot
  • 4.2 Colonization under the Portuguese
  • 4.3 Indonesian occupation of Timor-Leste: responses and leadership development
  • 4.4 From war to peaceful diplomacy
  • 4.5 Timor-Leste's water and sanitation services after independence
  • 4.5.1 Water management as a peace dividend
  • 4.5.2 Capacity building
  • 4.6 Homegrown engineers, challenges for capacity building
  • 4.6.1 Indonesian occupation: educational and social impacts
  • 4.6.2 Occupation: language policy
  • 4.6.3 Current obstacles to nation building, education, and infrastructure
  • 4.6.4 Development of appropriate engineering standards for Timor-Leste
  • 4.7 Summary
  • 5. Integrated resource management as a path to social justice
  • Bibliography
  • Author biographies.
Water and energy are fundamental elements of community well-being and economic development, and a key focus of engineering efforts the world over. As such, they offer outstanding opportunities for the development of socially just engineering practices. This work examines the engineering of water and energy systems with a focus on issues of social justice and sustainability. A key theme running through the work is engaging community on water and energy engineering projects: How is this achieved in diverse contexts? And, what can we learn from past failures and successes in water and energy engineering? The book includes a detailed case study of issues involved in the provision of water and energy, among other needs, in a developing and newly independent nation, East Timor.
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  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Setting up a design assignment
  • 3. Structuring the sustainability context
  • 4. Creating design solutions
  • 5. Acquiring sustainable design competences.
This book provides engineers with the necessary information to design sustainable processes, products and value chains. It describes the current consensus on sustainable development for four context levels: Planet, Society, Business, and Engineers. It also presents all required design steps: from problem definition, via synthesis of potential solutions, analysis of solutions, improvements to the final solution evaluation. For each design step, methods and guidelines are provided in relation to the goal of obtaining a sustainable solution; a solution that meets both the needs of people and all specific context constraints with regard to the planet and prosperity. It provides information on the current consensus on sustainable development for four context levels: Planet, Society, Business and Engineers. It offers guidelines for analyzing problems and identifying the best solution for each problem as applicable to a specific situation. It provides clear design procedures for implementation of a particular solution. It helps engineers to come up with profitable designs which meet environmental constraints. It presents the information that engineers need to meet energy, water, food, health, and other basic human needs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780444538468 20160614
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xii, 162 p. : ill.
  • PrefaceChapter 1: Is the earth sustainable?1.Changes from which the earth recovers, and changes from which the earth does not2. Mechanisms for recovery3. A massive intervention by humanity into the biosphere4. The flow of materials resulting from "making things"5. What happens if we continue with "business as usual?"Chapter 2: Knowing energy1. Energy is conserved2. What is energy used for?3. Energy degrades4. Improving efficiencyChapter 3: The limit of energy efficiency1. The elementary steps of human activities2. The energy of elementary steps3. The energy of human activitiesChapter 4: Energy conservation in daily life1. The automobile2. Homes and offices3. Power plantsChapter 5: Making things and recycling things1. The theory of recycling2. Recycling that is also energy conservation3. Is it bad to burn waste paper and plastic?Chapter 6: Introduction of renewable energy1. Could intensification of nuclear power be the answer?2. Sunlight3. Hydropower and wind power4. Geothermal and tidesChapter 7: How to make a sustainable earth1. The significance of the Kyoto Protocol2. Vision 2050: a new road to a sustainable earth3. A concrete image for Vision 2050 (1) A three-fold increase in energy use efficiency (2) Construction of a material recycling system (3) Development of renewable energyChapter 8: How will technology and society work together?1. Forming a total infrastructure for circulating materials in society2. Making the market work for sustainability3. Projects for Vision 20504. Rebuilding the relationship between technology and societyPostscript.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9784431094302 20160528
Hiroshi Komiyama's "Vision 2050" is a plan for paving a road to global sustainability. It lays out a path to a sustainable future for humanity that could realistically be achieved by 2050 through the application of science and technology. A prominent Japanese academic and leader in global sustainability, Komiyama draws upon realistic assumptions and solid scientific concepts to create a vision that makes the living standards enjoyed by developed countries today possible for all people by 2050."Vision 2050" is built upon three fundamental principles - increased energy efficiency, recycling, and development of renewable energy sources - and the book argues for the technological potential of all three. Specifically, Komiyama envisions a three-fold increase in overall energy efficiency and a doubling of renewable energy resources by 2050. "Vision 2050: Roadmap for a Sustainable Earth" is written to address the concerned citizen as well as to inspire an exchange of ideas among experts, policy makers, industrial leaders, and the general public.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9784431094302 20160528
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xii, 162 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • PrefaceChapter 1: Is the earth sustainable?1.Changes from which the earth recovers, and changes from which the earth does not2. Mechanisms for recovery3. A massive intervention by humanity into the biosphere4. The flow of materials resulting from "making things"5. What happens if we continue with "business as usual?"Chapter 2: Knowing energy1. Energy is conserved2. What is energy used for?3. Energy degrades4. Improving efficiencyChapter 3: The limit of energy efficiency1. The elementary steps of human activities2. The energy of elementary steps3. The energy of human activitiesChapter 4: Energy conservation in daily life1. The automobile2. Homes and offices3. Power plantsChapter 5: Making things and recycling things1. The theory of recycling2. Recycling that is also energy conservation3. Is it bad to burn waste paper and plastic?Chapter 6: Introduction of renewable energy1. Could intensification of nuclear power be the answer?2. Sunlight3. Hydropower and wind power4. Geothermal and tidesChapter 7: How to make a sustainable earth1. The significance of the Kyoto Protocol2. Vision 2050: a new road to a sustainable earth3. A concrete image for Vision 2050 (1) A three-fold increase in energy use efficiency (2) Construction of a material recycling system (3) Development of renewable energyChapter 8: How will technology and society work together?1. Forming a total infrastructure for circulating materials in society2. Making the market work for sustainability3. Projects for Vision 20504. Rebuilding the relationship between technology and societyPostscript.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9784431094302 20160528
Hiroshi Komiyama's "Vision 2050" is a plan for paving a road to global sustainability. It lays out a path to a sustainable future for humanity that could realistically be achieved by 2050 through the application of science and technology. A prominent Japanese academic and leader in global sustainability, Komiyama draws upon realistic assumptions and solid scientific concepts to create a vision that makes the living standards enjoyed by developed countries today possible for all people by 2050."Vision 2050" is built upon three fundamental principles - increased energy efficiency, recycling, and development of renewable energy sources - and the book argues for the technological potential of all three. Specifically, Komiyama envisions a three-fold increase in overall energy efficiency and a doubling of renewable energy resources by 2050. "Vision 2050: Roadmap for a Sustainable Earth" is written to address the concerned citizen as well as to inspire an exchange of ideas among experts, policy makers, industrial leaders, and the general public.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9784431094302 20160528
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1 online resource (4 volumes) : illustrations (some color)
  • Systems Analysis Life Cycle Analysis Sustainable Energy Technologies Energy Systems Sustainable Water Sustainable Built Environment Sustainable Manufacturing Sustainable Chemical Processes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128046777 20170731
Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128046777 20170731
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1 online resource (xviii, 300 p.)
  • Part I Building Sustainability.- Part II Sustainable Power Generation.- Part III Sustainable Energy Policy and Strategy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642173868 20160605
This volume represents the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB'10, held in the City of Brighton and Hove in the United Kingdom, and organised by KES International. Organised by the KES International organisation, SEB'10 formed a welcome opportunity for researchers in subjects related to sustainability, renewable energy technology, and applications in the built environment to mix with other scientists, industrialists and stakeholders in the field. SEB'10 attracted papers on a range of renewable energy and sustainability related topics and in addition the conference explored two innovative themes:- * The application of intelligent sensing, control, optimisation and modelling techniques to sustainability and * The technology of sustainable buildings. These techniques could ultimately be applied to the intelligent building SEB'10 attracted about 100 submissions from around the world. These were subjected to a two-stage blind peer-review process. With the objective of producing a high quality conference, the best 30% of these were selected for presentation at the conference and publication in this volume of proceedings. The papers in this volume are grouped into the five themes under which they were presented: Building Sustainability, Sustainable Power Generation, Sustainable Energy Policy and Strategy, Energy Monitoring and Management and Solar Energy Technology. These proceedings form an interesting and informative collection of papers, useful as a resource for further research, and a valuable source of information for those interested in the subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642173868 20160605
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1 online resource (xiv, 312 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • Background: materials, energy and sustainability
  • What is a "sustainable development"?
  • Assessing sustainable developments: the steps
  • Tools, prompts and check-lists
  • Materirals supply-chain risk
  • Corporate sustainability and materials
  • Introduction to case studies
  • Scaling up biopolymer production
  • Wind farms
  • Case study: electric cars
  • Lighting
  • Solar PV
  • Bamboo for sustinable flooring
  • The vision: a circular materials economy
  • Data, charts and databases
  • Guidance for instructors.
This title provides a structure and framework for analysing sustainable development and the role of materials in it. The aim is to introduce ways of exploring sustainable development to readers in a way that avoids simplistic interpretations and approaches complexity in a systematic way.
Book
1 online resource (100 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Study on TBM Launching in Parallel with Small Spacing
  • Wave Propagation in a Periodic Jointed Tunnel Model
  • Optimal Tilt Sensor Configuration of Urban Subway Shield Tunnel Structure
  • Holistic Approach to Clean Coal Energy Management
  • Physical Simulation Study on Excavation of Multi-Tunnel Intersection
  • Simulation Analysis on Ground Surface Settlements and Creep Behavior Induced by Double-O-Tube Shield Tunneling
  • Segment Stress Responses of Shield Tunnels Caused by Deep Excavations in Improved Soil
  • Field Performance of High-Speed Rail Box Tunnel during Horizontal Grouting
  • An Optimization Model for Setting Subway Station Foundation Pit Monitoring Item
  • Applying Ergonomics and Two-Factor Theory to Long Tunnel Safety Policy Debate
  • Study on the Optimization Method for the Deformation Prediction of Tunnel Construction on Adjacent Bridge Piles
  • Estimation of Confinement Loss by Using Convergence Data in Tunneling.
Book
1 online resource (108 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Improvement of Low Plasticity Clayey Soils Using Polypropylene Fibers
  • Loading Duration Effect on the Compressibility Characteristics of Treated Semi-Arid Soil
  • Elastic Visco-Plastic Behaviour of Soft Soils Improved with Preloading and Vertical Drains
  • Prediction of Soil-Cement Mechanical Properties by EC2 Modified Approach Based on Early Age Test Results
  • Experimental Assessment of Fly-ash Stabilized Mixes Exposed to Freezing and Water Immersion
  • Experimental Study on Performances of Various Bond-Breaking Layers atop Cement-Stabilized Bases
  • Innovative Road Maintenances for an Economical Treatment to Winter Distresses
  • Evaluation of Polyester Grout for Use in Dowel Bar Retrofit Treatments
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Rut Treatments for Semi-Rigid Base Asphalt Pavement
  • Fracture Behaviors of an Old CCP Structure under Impact Rolling Load
  • Bridge Structure Effect in the Crack Analysis of the Steel Deck Pavement
  • Pavement Stabilization Techniques to Restore Flood-Affected Roads in Queensland
  • Material Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator (MSWI) Ash As Road Construction Material.
Book
1 online resource (105 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Effects of Surface Roughness on Contact Angle Measurements on a Limestone Aggregate
  • Discrete Aggregate Particle Characterization Using Advanced Scanning Techniques
  • Influence of the Testing Temperatures on Skid Resistance Measurements on Roads
  • A Study to Evaluate the Effects of SBS Polymer Modification on the True Grade of an Asphalt Binder
  • Influences of Curing Time on Polymer-Modified Emulsion Used for Slurry Seal and Micro-Surfacing Mixes
  • Study of Expressway Roadway Translation Based on Asphalt Pavement Rutting Model
  • Application of Intelligent Compaction Technology for Estimation of an Effective Modulus for a Multilayered Asphalt Pavement
  • Research of the Evaluation Indicators and Methods of Asphalt Pavement Surface Segregation Based on Six Sigma
  • Preliminary Study on Application of Building Information Modeling to Underground Pipeline Management
  • National Highway Pavement Management System Using Smart Devices
  • Improving Surface Characteristics by Using Diamond Grinding
  • Mix Proportion Design and Mechanical Properties of Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate Concrete
  • Effects of Specimen Size and Crack Depth Ratio on Double-K Fracture Model Parameters of Roller Compacted Concrete.
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Book
1 online resource (101 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Vehicle Bridge Resonance Judgment Method for Continuous Rigid Frame System
  • Falling Risk Assessment of Advanced Shoring Method Bridge Construction Projects
  • A Probabilistic Approach for Optimal Sensor Placement of Bridge Structures for the Purpose of Structural Model Updating
  • Risk Assessment to the High Speed Railway Bridge during the Construction of Underpass Bridge
  • Research on the Seismic Response and Isolation Effect of the PC Continuous Box Girder Bridge with HDR
  • A New Strut-and-Tie Model for Thick Cap with Six Piles
  • Reverse Time Migration Based Ultrasonic Wave Detection for Concrete Structures
  • Cable Stayed Bridges : Inspection, Evaluation, and Rehabilitation
  • Study on Maintenance and Safety Management of Subway Viaducts Based on the Life Cycle
  • Experimental Study on the Seismic Behavior of RC Columns Reinforced with Fine Grain Steel Bars
  • Application of Variable Weight Synthetic Evaluation Method in the Construction Mode Decision of the Evacuation Passageway on High-Speed Railway Bridges
  • Ambulance Service Area Considering the Disturbance of Disasters on Transportation Infrastructure.
Book
1 online resource (184 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Reinforced Concrete Structures with Hybrid Technology of Pre-Stressed CFRP Sheets and Pre-Screwed Bolts
  • Crack Opening Evaluation of Highly Flowable Strain Hardening Fiber Reinforced Concrete (HF-SHFRC) under Tensile and Shear Forces
  • Dynamic Spallation in Fiber Reinforced Concrete under Impact Loading
  • Mixed-Mode Fracturing of Concrete Numerical and Experimental Study using SCCD Specimens
  • Experimental Study on the Eccentric Compressive Behaviors of RC Columns after Freeze-Thaw Cycles
  • Structural Performance of Concrete-Filled Rectangular Steel Tubular Joints with Perfobond Rib in Bridges using Damage Model
  • Prediction of Bearing Capacity for Rock-Socketed Under-Reamed Uplift Piles Based on Hoek-Brown Failure Criterion
  • Stress Analysis of the Large Excavation River-Crossing Oil Pipeline
  • Suspended Oil Pipeline Stress Sensitivity Analysis
  • Effect of Footing Rigidity on Contact Stress
  • Effect of Tie Beam Rigidity on Strip Footings
  • Effect of Floor Rigidity on Contact Stress and Differential Settlement
  • Effect of Framing Action on Contact Stress and Differential Settlement
  • Effect of Elastic Soil Structure Interaction on Modulus of Subgrade Reaction
  • Contemporary Aesthetics of Urban Construction of the Three Gorges Reservoir Environmental Planning
  • Development and Application of FRP Materials in the Structural Construction of China
  • Preventing Concrete Deterioration in Bridge Structures : A Sustainability Issue
  • Study on Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel Bridges for Life-Cycle Cost Model
  • Debris Flow Hazard and Risk on the Scottish Road Network in a Changing Climate
  • Study of the Variation of the Slope Surface Monitoring Using Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)
  • Near-Real-time Monitoring of Landslide Deformation and Inducing Hydrologic Factors in Three Gorges Reservoir
  • Road Interruption Analysis Due to Landslide Using Logistic Model.
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xviii, 422 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: The Tools for Sustainable Development
  • Chapter 2: Global Warming and Climate Change: The Mechanisms for Community Cases Toward Solutions
  • Part One: Architectural Design and Building in Communities
  • Chapter 3: Public Policy: Leadership at the local, state, national and international levels
  • Chapter 4: Government: The Case of Sustainable College Communities
  • Chapter 5: Green Buildings: standards and codes that provide environmentally sound technologies and returns on investments
  • Part Two: Agile Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
  • Chapter 6: Smart Communities: the public and private sectors integration of infrastructures, technologies and buildings
  • Chapter 7: Technologies, Engineering and Science
  • Chapter 8: The Environment, Land Use, Natural Resources Today and the Future
  • Part Three: Economic, Legal and Accounting Mechanisms
  • Chapter 9: Economics and Accounting: Life Cycle Analysis, Externalities, Markets and ROI (return on investment)
  • Chapter 10: Legal contracts and Power Purchase Agreements
  • Chapter 11: Corporate Governance and Responsibility
  • Model Sustainable Communities, Regions and Nation States
  • Chapter 12: Global Cases of Sustainable Communities
  • Chapter 13: Conclusions: the next generation, life styles and beyond
  • APPENDIX A: Sustainable Development
  • APPENDIX B: Greenhouse Gas Analysis
  • APPENDIX C: Demand Side Management
  • APPENDICE E: Case of Legal Mechanism: The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
  • APPENDIC F: References and Web Site Data Sources --.
The objective of this book is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better and safer environment internationally through the sustainable use of natural resources, encouraging sustainable development which supports a strong economy, and ensuring a high quality environment that can be enjoyed by all. "Sustainable Development Partnerships" brings together in one reference today's most cutting edge technologies and methods for creating sustainable communities. With this book, environmental engineers, civil engineers, architects, mechanical engineers, and energy engineers find a common approach to building environmental friendly communities which are energy efficient. The five part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of sustainable development in practice, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications. It features methods for the sustainable use of natural resources in built communities. It clearly explains the most cutting edge sustainable technologies. It provides a common approach to building sustainable communities. It includes the coverage of sustainable practices from architecture to construction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856178044 20160604
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xviii, 422 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The objective of this book is to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, both now and for generations to come. This means creating a better and safer environment internationally through the sustainable use of natural resources, encouraging sustainable development which supports a strong economy, and ensuring a high quality environment that can be enjoyed by all. "Sustainable Development Partnerships" brings together in one reference today's most cutting edge technologies and methods for creating sustainable communities. With this book, environmental engineers, civil engineers, architects, mechanical engineers, and energy engineers find a common approach to building environmental friendly communities which are energy efficient. The five part treatment starts with a clear and rigorous exposition of sustainable development in practice, followed by self-contained chapters concerning applications. It features methods for the sustainable use of natural resources in built communities. It clearly explains the most cutting edge sustainable technologies. It provides a common approach to building sustainable communities. It includes the coverage of sustainable practices from architecture to construction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856178044 20160604
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xviii, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Until recently, the development of building materials has focused on producing cheaper and more durable construction materials. Now more attention is given to the environmental issues. "Sustainability of Construction Materials" brings together a wealth of recent research on the subject. It provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability of these materials: aggregates, wood, bamboo, vegetable fibers, masonry, cement, concrete and cement replacement materials, metals and alloys, glass, and engineered wood products. Final chapters cover the use of recycled tire rubber in civil engineering works, the durability of sustainable materials, and nanotechnology in sustainable construction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439801307 20160527
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373 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Part I The world of materials 1 Material wealth and health 2 Scale, uncertainty and estimation 3 Our uses of steel and aluminium 4 Metal journeys 5 Energy and emissions 6 Where does the money go? Part II With one eye open 7 Energy efficiency 8 Opportunities for capturing heat 9 Novel process routes 10 Carbon sequestration 11 Future energy use and emissions Part III With both eyes open 12 Using less metal by design 13 Reducing yield losses 14 Diverting manufacturing scrap 15 Re-using metal components 16 Longer life products 17 Reducing final demand 18 Options for change 19 Future energy use and emissions Part IV Other materials 20 Cement 287 21 Plastic 301 22 Paper 313 Part V Creating a sustainable material future 23 Business activity evaluation 24 The influence of policy 25 The actions of individuals References Index Acknowledgements.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906860059 20160608
The world target is to reduce industry's carbon emissions by 50% by 2050. However, projections are that world demand for materials will DOUBLE by 2050, so to meet our emissions target, we have to achieve a 4-fold reduction in emissions per unit of material used. The book presents a vision for change, backed by comprehensive real life experience. The book is based on scientific detail. But it's practical, not pie in the sky: everything in the book is backed by evidence and commercial experience. The solutions presented here are ahead of the game now. By providing an evidence-based vision of change, the book can play a significant role in influencing our future. The book is written for a popular audience as well as specialists, and is beautifully produced with full colour throughout. Professional readers it will appeal to include: designers; engineers; operations, technical, and business managers; marketeers; traders; government and NGO officials associated with business, climate, energy, environment, waste, trade and financing. The book is relevant to a wide range of industries: energy industry; the steel and aluminium industries; mining; construction; consulting; manufacturing; architecture. For readers who don't believe that carbon emissions matter, the same arguments apply to energy saving: this book is not about climate change -- it's about using materials wisely, and getting more for less.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906860059 20160608
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Book
1 online resource (xvi, 360 pages) : illustrations.
  • Contents: 1. Introducing a sustainability mindset for engineers 2. Key challenges 3. Defining principles 4. Choosing tools 5. Planning 6. Project Development 7. Implementation 8. Use and operation 9. Disposal and replacement 10. Leading innovation in infrastructure delivery 11. Individuals acting for change.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780727757548 20160613
The Delivering Sustainable Infrastructure series is a new series of practical handbooks which provide engineers with an understanding of sustainability principles and solutions. Sustainability concepts are set within well-known engineering management processes of planning, designing and delivering infrastructure. The first book in the series, Sustainable Infrastructure Principles into Practice, sets out a framework of fundamental principles, methodologies and approaches, with numerous practical examples from real civil engineering projects. Covering the core principles in this fundamental area, and including numerous practical examples, this book is core reading for practising civil and structural engineers internationally, project managers looking to comply with relevant codes, as well as engineering students across the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780727757548 20160613
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288 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Why do we need sustainability? 2 Why is the current world system unsustainable? 3 Patterns of Development 4 Sustainable development and economic, social and political structures 5 Technology - the culprit or the saviour? 6 Measuring sustainability 7 Sustainable development and the company: why, what and how? 8 Design and sustainable development 9 Innovation processes 10 Technology for sustainable development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781874719199 20160528
It is crucial that engineers - from students to those already practising - have a deep understanding of the environmental threats facing the world, if they are to become part of the solution and not the problem. Is there a way to reconcile modern lifestyles with the compelling need for change? Could new improved technologies play a key role? If great leaps in the environmental efficiency of technologies are needed, can they be produced?Engineers are in a privileged and hugely influential position to innovate, design and build a sustainable future. But are they engaged or uninterested? Are they knowledgeable or ignorant? This book has been developed by a number of committed educators in European engineering departments under the leadership of Delft University of Technology and the Technical University of Catalunya to meet the perceived gap between what engineers know and what they should know in relation to sustainable development. The University of Delft decided as long ago as 1998 that all of its engineering graduates, working towards careers as designers, managers or researchers, should be prepared for the challenge of sustainable development and, as such, should leave university able to make sustainable development operational in their designs and daily practices. The huge amount of knowledge gathered on best-practice teaching for engineers is reflected in this book. The aim is to give engineering students a grounding in the challenge that sustainable development poses to the engineering profession, the contribution the engineer can make to attaining some of the societal and environmental goals of sustainability, and the barriers and pitfalls engineers will likely need to confront in their professional lives. Concise but comprehensive, the book examines the key tools, skills and techniques that can be used in engineering design and management to ensure that whole-life costs and impacts of engineering schemes are addressed at every stage of planning, implementation and disposal. The book also aims to demonstrate through real-life examples the tangible benefits that have already been achieved in many engineering projects, and to highlight how real improvements can be, and are being, made. Each chapter ends with a series of questions and exercises for the student to undertake. "Sustainable Development for Engineers" will be essential reading for all engineers and scientists concerned with sustainable development. In particular, it provides key reading and learning materials for undergraduate and postgraduate students reading environmental, chemical, civil or mechanical engineering, manufacturing and design, environmental science, green chemistry and environmental management.
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The journal publishes papers on the interactions between technology, consumption and policy to help identify more-sustainable solutions for production and use of products and services in a manner that is socially beneficial, economically viable and environmentally benign over their whole life cycle.
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xxi, 171 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
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1 electronic text (xiv p. 216) : ill.
  • 1. Introduction
  • Engineers as problem solvers
  • Engineers' beliefs about community development
  • Engineers, development, and community
  • What makes this book different
  • Who is this book for
  • Brief outline of the book
  • References
  • 2. Engineers and development: from empires to sustainable development
  • Engineers and the development of empires (18th and 19th centuries)
  • Engineers and national development (19th to 20th centuries)
  • Engineers and international development (20th century)
  • Engineers and the questioning of technology (the 1970s)
  • Engineers and the "lost decade of development" (the 1980s)
  • Engineers move toward sustainable development (1980s-1990s)
  • Engineers heed the call to sustainable development (late 1990s-present)
  • The explosion of "engineering to help" (ETH) activities (2000-present)
  • The emergence of community in sustainable development and ETH initiatives
  • Summary
  • References
  • 3. Why design for industry will not work as design for community
  • Introduction
  • One design project: description and reflection
  • Design courses and design instruction
  • Syllabus
  • Objectives
  • Constraints
  • Expectations from students
  • Course content
  • Design process
  • Leadership and teamwork dynamics
  • Design tools and approaches
  • The actual course
  • Location
  • Course practices
  • Teamwork
  • The written report
  • The final presentation
  • Conclusions: what can you do
  • References
  • 4. Engineering with community
  • What we mean by "community"
  • How one engineer views community
  • Challenge #1: engineering problem-solving (EPS)
  • Challenge #2: engineering mindsets
  • Challenge #3: community development projects
  • Challenge #4: engineers' belief in development
  • From engineering for development to ESCD
  • Incorporate opportunities for self-reflection before and throughout the project
  • Find meaningful ways to learn about the community you are working with, their history, their language, their values, and get help with community engagement processes
  • Figure out ways the time-scale of your project can be expanded
  • Make plans for "failure"
  • Design a landing pad for yourself
  • Develop meaningful assessments of yourself and your project
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 5. Listening to community
  • Listening in big development: the El Cajón Dam case
  • Listening in little development: brick making kilns in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Where is listening in engineering education
  • What is contextual listening
  • Dimensions of contextual listening
  • Barriers to contextual listening
  • Engineering problem solving
  • Engineering design
  • Benefits of contextual listening
  • Contextual listening counters biases
  • Contextual listening fosters a community-centric approach to problem solving
  • Contextual listening integrates multiple human and sectoral perspectives
  • Problem, definition, and solution
  • Conclusion
  • Recommended reading
  • References
  • 6. ESCD case study #1: Sika Dhari's Windmill
  • Case overview
  • Case specifics
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Phase one: participatory planning
  • Phase two: project implementation
  • Conclusion
  • Questions for reflection
  • 7. ESCD case study #2: building organizations and mapping communities in Honduras
  • Introduction
  • Becoming an engineer
  • Discovering water
  • Changing an organization
  • Doing "big" development
  • Moving to sustainable community development
  • Questions for reflection
  • References
  • 8. Students' perspectives on ESCD, a course model
  • What was this course about
  • Development projects involve history and politics
  • Development problems are more than just technical problems
  • Engineering problem solving and design methods have strengths and limitations when applied to development projects
  • I learned how to measure my development project against SCD criteria
  • How students resist
  • Transformations
  • References
  • 9. Beyond engineers and community: a path forward
  • What might be missing from this account of engineering and sustainable community development
  • Recommendations
  • References
  • Authors' biographies
  • Index.
This book, Engineering and Sustainable Community Development, presents an overview of engineering as it relates to humanitarian engineering, service learning engineering, or engineering for community development, often called sustainable community development (SCD). The topics covered include a history of engineers and development, the problems of using industry-based practices when designing for communities, how engineers can prepare to work with communities, and listening in community development. It also includes two case studies--one of engineers developing a windmill for a community in India, and a second of an engineer "mapping communities" in Honduras to empower people to use water effectively--and student perspectives and experiences on one curricular model dealing with community development.
dx.doi.org Synthesis Digital Library
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1 online resource.
  • Smart Sustainable Systems.- Solar and Wind Energy.- Technologies for Sustainable Buildings.- Clean and Renewable Energy Technology.- Engineering Intelligence and Energy Technologies.- Building Energy Efficiency and Performance.- Novel Techniques for Energy Efficiency.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642034534 20160528
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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.
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1 online resource (228 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Runway Design Guidelines for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Foam Concrete-Based Soft Ground Arresting System for Runways
  • Evaluation of the Stress Distributions Due to Tire Loading in Layered Structures at Elevated Gravitational Loads
  • Non-Contact Methods to Predict Skid Resistance of Wet Pavement
  • Relationship between the Tire Penetration Depth and the Road Surface Texture : a Theoretical Model and Its Practical Application
  • Effects of Tire Inclination on the HMA Pavement Shear Stress-Strain Response : 2-D Computational Modeling
  • Poisson's Ratio of Hot Asphalt Mixtures Determined by Relaxation and Small Amplitude Oscillation Tests
  • Evaluation of Permanent Deformation in Asphalt Overlays Using Default Finite Element Tools in ABAQUS
  • Numerical Analysis of Reflective Cracking in an Asphalt Concrete Overlay over a Flexible Pavement
  • Portuguese Experience on Asphalt Pavements Design Supported by In Situ Performance Evaluations.
  • Three-Dimensional Fracture Modeling of Epoxy Asphalt Concrete Using a Heterogeneous Cohesive Softening Discrete Element Model
  • Long-Term Performance Evaluation of Rural Road Pavements in India
  • Design Method of Asphalt Pavement with Roller Compacted Concrete Base
  • Field Performance Evaluation of Ultra-Thin Whitetopping Overlay in Louisiana
  • Evaluation of Doweled Joints in Concrete Pavements Using Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis
  • Influence Analysis of Thermal Stress of Flexible Function-Layer to the Cement Concrete Pavement Structure
  • Experimental Study on Pore Clogging of a Porous Pavement under Surface Runoff
  • Monitoring of Joint Cracking Development in Concrete Pavement with Concrete Embedment Strain Gages
  • Development of Pavement Performance Prediction Models for the Colombian Highway Network.
  • Quality Assurance of Performance Data for Pavement Management Systems
  • Lessons from 20 Years' Experience of Pavement Management Systems on National Highways in Korea : Focus on Distress Survey
  • Search for a Practical Laboratory Cracking Test for Evaluating Bituminous (HMA) Mixes
  • Characterization of Trackless Tacks Using Fracture Mechanics
  • Laboratory Investigation and Field Validation of the Cross-Anisotropy of Field Cored Asphalt Sample
  • Relationships between Asphalt Mix Rutting Resistance and MSCR Test Results
  • Theoretical Review of Different Asphalt Mix-Design Methods and their Applicability for Developing Countries like Zambia
  • Thickness Design of Asphalt Layer Based on Dynamic Modulus
  • Regulation of the Properties of Asphalt Concrete Pavement by the Use of Porous Mineral Powders.
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1 online resource (18 v.) : ill.
  • Topical Table of Contents
  • Air Pollution Sources, Statistics and Health Effects, Section Editor: Roy M. Harrison
  • Aerosol in Global Atmosphere
  • Air Pollution Monitoring and Sustainability
  • Air Pollution Sources, Statistics and Health Effects, Introduction
  • Air Quality Guidelines and Standards
  • Air Quality, Surface Transportation Impacts on
  • Aviation and Atmosphere
  • Regional Air Quality
  • Stratospheric Pollution
  • Urban Air Quality: Meteorological Processes
  • Urban Air Quality: Sources and Concentrations
  • Urban Atmospheric Composition Processes
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics, Section Editor: Ignacy Misztal
  • Animal Breeding and Genetics, Introduction
  • Animal Breeding Methods and Sustainability
  • Animal Breeding, Foundations of
  • Animal Breeding, Long-Term Challenges
  • Animal Breeding, Modeling in
  • Animal Genetic in Environment Interaction
  • Animal Molecular Genetics from Major Genes to Genomics
  • Breeding in Beef Cattle
  • Breeding in Developing Countries and Tropics
  • Breeding in Horses
  • Dairy Cattle Breeding
  • Pig Breeding for Increased Sustainability
  • Poultry Breeding
  • Socially Affected Traits, Inheritance and Genetic Improvement
  • Batteries, Section Editor: Ralph J. Brodd
  • Batteries, Introduction
  • Battery Cathodes
  • Battery Components, Active Materials for
  • Electrochemical Supercapacitors and Hybrid Systems
  • Lead Acid Battery Systems and Technology for Sustainable Energy
  • Lithium Battery Electrolyte Stability and Performance from Molecular Modeling and Simulations
  • Lithium-Ion Batteries, Electrochemical Reactions in
  • Lithium-Ion Batteries, Safety
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Systems and Technology
  • Medical Device Batteries
  • Nanocarbons for Supercapacitors
  • Nickel-Based Battery Systems
  • Olivine Phosphate Cathode Materials, Reactivity and Reaction Mechanisms
  • Rechargeable Batteries, Separators for
  • Silicon-Based Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries
  • Climate Change Modeling Methodology, Section Editor: Philip J. Rasch
  • Atmospheric General Circulation Modeling
  • Climate Change Modeling Methodology, Introduction
  • Climate Change Projections: Characterizing Uncertainty Using Climate Models
  • Climate Predictions, Seasonal-to-Decadal
  • Coupled Climate and Earth System Models
  • Cryosphere, Modeling of
  • Earth System Model, Modeling the Land Component of
  • Integrated Assessment Modeling
  • Monsoon Systems, Modeling of
  • Oceanic General Circulation Models
  • Regional Climate Models
  • Weather Prediction Models
  • Climate Change Remediation, Section Editor: Timothy M. Lenton and Naomi E. Vaughan
  • Biochar, Tool for Climate Change Mitigation and Soil Management
  • Carbon Dioxide Sequestration, Weathering Approaches to
  • Climate Change Remediation, Introduction to
  • Geoengineering Policy and Governance Issues
  • Ocean Fertilization for Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere
  • Solar Radiation Management, Cloud Albedo Enhancement
  • Stratospheric Aerosols for Solar Radiation Management
  • Sunshades for Solar Radiation Management
  • Crop Science and Technology, Section Editor: Paul Christou and Roxana Savin
  • Abiotic Stress Tolerant Crops: Genes, Pathways and Bottlenecks
  • Agroecological Basis for Managing Biotic Constraints
  • Agronomic Interactions with CO
  • 2
  • Sequestration
  • Biomass Crops for Biofuels and Bio-based Products
  • Biotechnology and Nutritional Improvement of Crops
  • Commercialisation of GM Crops: Comparison of Regulatory Frameworks
  • Crop Breeding for Sustainable Agriculture, Genomics Interventions in
  • Crop Development Related to Temperature and Photoperiod
  • Crop Diseases, Management and Control of
  • Crop Plants Transformation Methods
  • Crop Radiation Capture and Use Efficiency
  • Crop Responses to Available Soil Water
  • Crop Responses to Nitrogen
  • Crop Science and Technology, Introduction
  • Crop Traits: Gene Isolation
  • Crop Yields Around the World: Closing the Gap and Raising the Potential
  • Cropping Systems: Shaping Nature
  • Fertilizer Science and Technology
  • Genetic Engineering of Crops for Insect Resistance
  • Genotype by Environment Interaction and Adaptation
  • Global Economic Impact of Transgenic/Biotech Crops (1996-2008)
  • GM Crop Risk Debate, Science and Socioeconomics
  • Grain Quality in Oil and Cereal Crops
  • Increasing Salinity Tolerance of Crops
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Irrigation Management for Efficient Crop Production
  • Lodging Resistance in Cereals
  • Marker-Assisted Breeding in Crops
  • Medicinal Plants, Engineering of Secondary Metabolites in Cell Cultures
  • Molecular Breeding Platforms in World Agriculture
  • Plant Breeding Under a Changing Climate
  • Plant Molecular Pharming, Industrial Enzymes
  • Plant Molecular Pharming, Pharmaceuticals for Human Health
  • Plant Molecular Pharming, Veterinary Applications
  • Roots and Uptake of Water and Nutrients
  • Seed Dormancy and Agriculture, Physiology
  • Simulation Models as Tools for Crop Management
  • Spatial Crop Structure in Agricultural Systems
  • Sustainable Herbicide-Resistant Crops
  • Sustainable Productivity, Heat Tolerance for
  • Transgene Expression in Plants, Control of
  • Transgenic Crops Resistant to Fungal, Bacterial, and Viral Pathogens
  • Transgenic Crops, Environmental Impact
  • Transgenic Crops, Next Generation
  • Transgenic Crops, Risk Assessment and Regulatory Framework in the European Union
  • Earth System Monitoring, Section Editor: John Orcutt
  • Airborne and Space-borne Remote Sensing of Cryosphere
  • Aircraft and Space Atmospheric Measurements Using Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL)
  • Contemporary Sea Level Variations, Observations and Causes
  • Coral Reef Ecosystems
  • Earth System Environmental Literacy
  • Earth System Monitoring, Introduction
  • Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE): Detection of Ice Mass Loss, Terrestrial Mass Changes,
  • and Ocean Mass Gains
  • Heat Content and Temperature of the Ocean
  • Hurricane and Monsoon Tracking with Driftsondes
  • Large-Scale Ocean Circulation: Deep Circulation and Meridional Overturning
  • Long-Term Ecological Research Network
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Ocean Evaporation and Precipitation
  • Ocean Observatories and Information: Building a Global Ocean Observing Network
  • Oil Spill Remote Sensing
  • Remote Sensing of Natural Disasters
  • Remote Sensing of Ocean Color
  • Volcanoes, Observations and Impact
  • Ecological Systems, Section Editor: Rik Leemans
  • Atmospheric Biogeochemistry
  • Ecological Succession and Community Dynamics
  • Ecological Systems, Introduction
  • Ecosystem Engineers, Keystone Species
  • Ecosystem Flow Analysis
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Ecosystems and Spatial Patterns
  • Ecosystems, Adaptive Management
  • Ecotones and Ecological Gradients
  • Invasive Species
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Marine Biogeochemistry
  • Species Competition and Predation
  • Species Diversity Within and Among Ecosystems
  • Urban Ecology
  • Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell Vehicles, Section Editor: Mehrdad Ehsani
  • AC Machines: Permanent Magnet Synchronous and Induction Machines
  • Batteries, Battery Management, and Battery Charging Technology
  • Battery Technologies
  • Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell Vehicles, Introduction
  • Electric, Hybrid Electric and Fuel cell Vehicles, Architectures of
  • Energy Storage: Ultracapacitor
  • Fuel-Cell-Powered Hybrid electric vehicle HEV Design and Control
  • Hybrid Electric and Hydraulic Technology Applications in Off-Road Vehicles
  • Hybrid Energy Storage Systems for Vehicle Applications
  • Internal Combustion Engines, Alternative Fuels for
  • PHEVs and BEVs in Coupled Power and Transportation Systems
  • Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Regenerative Braking
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Sustainable Vehicle Fuels, Well-to-Wheel Analysis
  • Switched Reluctance Motor Drives for Propulsion and Regenerative Braking in EV and HEV
  • Vehicle Biofuels
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Performance
  • Vehicle Energy Storage: Batteries
  • Vehicle Traction Motors
  • Electrical Transmission Systems and Smart Grids, Section Editor: Miroslav M. Begovic
  • Distribution Systems, Substations, and Integration of Distributed Generation
  • Electrical Transmission Systems and Smart Grids, Introduction
  • Energy and Water Interdependence, and Their Implications for Urban Areas
  • Renewable Generation, Integration of
  • Smart Grids, Distributed Control for
  • Sustainable Smart Grids, Emergence of a Policy Framework
  • Transmission Blackouts: Risk, Causes, and Mitigation
  • Underground Cable Systems
  • Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control
  • Environmental Geology, Section Editor: James W. LaMoreaux
  • Construction Planning, Environmental Impact of Foundation Studies and Earthquake Issues
  • Dam Engineering and Its Environmental Aspects
  • Desertification and Impact on Human Systems
  • Dredging Practices and Environmental Considerations
  • Earthquake Faulting, Ground Motions and Deformations
  • Environmental Geology, Introduction
  • Geochemical Modeling in Environmental and Geological Studies
  • Geologic Carbon Sequestration: Sustainability and Environmental Risk
  • Groundwater Impacts of Radioactive Wastes and Associated Environmental Modeling Assessment
  • Groundwater Salinity Due to Urban Growth
  • Karst Terrane and Transportation Issues
  • Land Subsidence in Urban Environment
  • Marine Life Associated with Offshore Drilling, Pipelines, and Platforms
  • Mining and Its Environmental Impacts
  • Natural Resource Flows and Sustainability in Urban Areas
  • Volcanoes of Mexico
  • Environmental Radioactivity and Ecotoxicology of Radioactive Substances, Section Editor: Glen A. Bird
  • Environmental Countermeasures and Restoration
  • Environmental Radioactivity and Ecotoxicology of Radioactive Substances, Introduction to
  • Fallout Radionuclides and the Study of Erosion and Sedimentation
  • Ionizing Radiation on Nonhuman Biota, Effects of Low Levels of
  • Nuclear Accidents, Chernobyl Fallout in Scandinavian Watersheds
  • Radioactivity in the Marine Environment
  • Radiation Assessment, Use of Transfer Parameters
  • Radiation Effects on Caribou and Reindeer
  • Radiation in the Environment, Sources of
  • Radionuclide Fate and Transport in Terrestrial Environments
  • Radionuclide Migration from Catchments, Modeling
  • Radionuclides as Tracers of Ocean Currents
  • Speciation of Metals, Effects on Aquatic Biota
  • Tritium in the Environment
  • Tritium, Health Effects and Dosimetry
  • Uranium in the Environment: Behavior and Toxicity
  • Environmental Toxicology, Section Editor: Edward A. Laws
  • Airborne Toxic Chemicals
  • Bioaccumulation/Biomagnifications in Food Chains
  • Biomarkers and Metabolomics, Evidence of Stress
  • Bioremediation and Mitigation
  • Biosensors and Bioassays for Ecological Risk Monitoring and Assessment
  • CERCLA, Sustainability and Public and Environmental Health
  • Ecological and Health Risks at Low Doses
  • Ecological Risk Assessment and Animal Models
  • Environmental Toxicology, Introduction
  • Environmental Toxicology: Carcinogenesis
  • Environmental Toxicology: Children at Risk
  • Environmental Toxicology: Oxidative Stress
  • Microbial Risk Assessment of Pathogens in Water
  • Pathogen and Nutrient Transfer Through and Across Agricultural Soils
  • Recreational Water Risk: Pathogens and Fecal Indicators
  • Science, Policy, and Risk Management: Case of Seafood Safety
  • Toxic Chemical Risks
  • Xenobiotic Protection/Resistance Mechanisms in Organisms
  • Fossil Energy, Section Editor: Ripudaman Malhotra
  • Alaska Gas Hydrate Research and Field Studies
  • CO
  • 2
  • Capture and Sequestration
  • CO
  • 2
  • Reduction and Coal-Based Electricity Generation
  • Coal and Peat: Global Resources and Future Supply
  • Coal Preparation
  • Coal to Liquids Technologies
  • Fossil Energy, Introduction
  • Gas to Liquid Technologies
  • Internal Combustion Engines, Developments in
  • Mining Industries and Their Sustainable Management
  • Natural Gas Power
  • Oil and Natural Gas: Global Resources
  • Oil Shale Processing, Chemistry and Technology
  • Petroleum and Oil Sands Exploration and Production
  • Petroleum Refining and Environmental Control and Environmental Effects
  • Pulverized Coal-Fired Boilers and Pollution Control
  • Fuel Cells, Section Editor: Klaus-Dieter Kreuer
  • Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells
  • Direct Hydrocarbon Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Fuel Cell Comparison to Alternate Technologies
  • Fuel Cell Types and Their Electrochemistry
  • Fuel Cells (SOFC): Alternative Approaches (Electroytes, Electrodes, Fuels)
  • Fuel Cells, Introduction
  • Membrane Electrolytes, from Perfluoro Sulfonic Acid (PFSA) to Hydrocarbon Ionomers
  • Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells
  • PEM Fuel Cell Materials: Costs, Performance and Durability
  • PEM Fuel Cells and Platinum-Based Electrocatalysts
  • PEM Fuel Cells, Materials and Design Development Challenges
  • Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells for Stationary Applications
  • Polybenzimidazole Fuel Cell Technology
  • Polymer Electrolyte (PE) Fuel Cell Systems
  • Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells, Automotive Applications
  • Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEM-FC) and Non-noble Metal
  • Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction
  • Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: High-Temperature, Low-Humidity Operation
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Materials: Durability, Reliability and Cost
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Marketing Issues
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Sustainability Aspects
  • Geothermal Power Stations, Section Editor: Lucien Y. Bronicki
  • Engineered Geothermal Systems, Development and Sustainability of
  • Geothermal Energy Utilization
  • Geothermal Energy, Nature, Use, and Expectations
  • Geothermal Energy, Geology and Hydrology of
  • Geothermal Field and Reservoir Monitoring
  • Geothermal Power Capacity, Sustainability and Renewability of
  • Geothermal Power Conversion Technology
  • Geothermal Power Economics
  • Geothermal Power Stations, Introduction to
  • Geothermal Resources Worldwide, Direct Heat Utilization of
  • Geothermal Resources, Drilling for
  • Geothermal Resources, Environmental Aspects of
  • Hydrothermal Systems, Geochemistry of
  • Reservoir Engineering in Geothermal Fields
  • Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Section Editor: Paul T. Anastas and Julie B. Zimmerman
  • Gas Expanded Liquids for Sustainable Catalysis
  • Green Catalytic Transformations
  • Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Introduction
  • Green Chemistry Metrics: Material Efficiency and Strategic Synthesis Design
  • Green Chemistry with Microwave Energy
  • Nanotoxicology in Green Nanoscience
  • New Polymers, Renewables as Raw Materials
  • Organic Batteries
  • Oxidation Catalysts for Green Chemistry
  • Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (CO
  • 2
  • ) as Green Solvent
  • Hazardous Waste, Section Editor: Mervin Fingas
  • Contaminated Soil, Remediation of
  • Hazardous Materials Characterization and Assessment
  • Hazardous Waste Incineration Ashes and Their Utilization
  • Hazardous Waste Incinerator Emissions
  • Hazardous Waste, Introduction
  • Incineration Technologies
  • Non-flame Incineration
  • Vitrification of Waste and Reuse of Waste-Derived Glass
  • Hydrogen Production Science and Technology, Section Editor: Timothy E. Lipman
  • Electrochemical Hydrogen Production
  • Hydrogen Production from High-Temperature Fuel Cells
  • Hydrogen Production Science and Technology
  • Hydrogen via Direct Solar Production
  • Photo-catalytic Hydrogen Production
  • Infectious Diseases, Section Editor: Phyllis J. Kanki
  • Antibiotics for Emerging Pathogens
  • HIV/AIDS Global Epidemic
  • Infectious Disease Modeling
  • Infectious Diseases, Climate Change Effects on
  • Infectious Diseases, Introduction
  • Infectious Diseases, Vibrational Spectroscopic Approaches to Rapid Diagnostics
  • Malaria Vaccines
  • Polio and Its Epidemiology
  • Tropical Health and Sustainability
  • Tuberculosis, Epidemiology of
  • Waterborne Infectious Diseases, Approaches to Control
  • Intelligent Vehicle Technology, Section Editor: Fei-Yue Wang
  • Unscented Kalman Filter in Intelligent Vehicles
  • 3D Pose Estimation of Vehicles Using Stereo Camera
  • Active Multifocal Vision System, Adaptive Control of
  • Active Pedestrian Protection System, Scenario-Driven Search Method for
  • Cooperative Group of Vehicles and Dangerous Situations, Recognition of
  • Driver Assistance System, Biologically Inspired
  • Driver Assistance Systems, Automatic Detection and Site Mapping
  • Driver Behavior at Intersections
  • Driver Characteristics Based on Driver Behavior
  • Driver Inattention Monitoring System for Intelligent Vehicles
  • Driving Under Reduced Visibility Conditions for Older Adults
  • Dynamic Environment Sensing Using an Intelligent Vehicle
  • Intelligent Vehicles Technology, Introduction
  • Night Vision Pedestrian Warning in Intelligent Vehicles
  • True Color Night Vision Video Systems in Intelligent Vehicles
  • Vehicle Detection, Tightly Coupled LIDAR and Computer Vision Integration for
  • Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Enhanced GPSR and Beacon-Assist Geographic Forwarding in
  • Mass Transit Science and Technology, Section Editor: Gary L. Brosch
  • Advanced Public Transport Systems, Simulation-Based Evaluation
  • Bicycle Integration with Public Transport
  • Bus Rapid Transit and Light Rail Transit Systems: State of Discussion
  • Bus Rapid Transit, Institutional Issues Related to Implementation
  • Bus Rapid Transit: Worldwide History of Development, Key Systems and Policy Issues
  • Bus Versus Rail Implications for Transit-Oriented Development
  • Bus Rapid Versus Light Rail Transit: Service Quality, Economic,
  • Environmental, and Planning Aspects
  • High Speed Rail, Technology Development of
  • High-Occupancy Vehicle and Toll Lanes
  • HOT Lanes/Value Pricing: Planning and Evaluation of Multiclass Service
  • Light Rail Transit in the US and Abroad, Examination of History and Innovations
  • Light Rail Transit, Shared Infrastructural Issues
  • Light Rail Transit, Systemic Viability
  • MAGLEV Technology Development
  • Mass Transit Science and Technology, Introduction
  • Personal Rapid Transit and Its Development
  • Transit-Oriented Development and Land Use
  • Nuclear Energy, Section Editor: Nicholas Tsoulfanidis
  • Dosimetry
  • Fission Reactor Physics
  • GEN-IV Reactors
  • Health Physics
  • Ionizing Radiation Detectors
  • Isotope Separation Methods for Nuclear Fuel
  • Modern Nuclear Fuel Cycles
  • Nuclear Energy, Introduction
  • Nuclear Facilities, Decommissioning of
  • Nuclear Fission Power Plants
  • Nuclear Fuel, Reprocessing of
  • Nuclear Fusion
  • Nuclear Power, Economics of
  • Nuclear Reactor Materials and Fuels
  • Nuclear Safeguards and Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Materials
  • Radiation Shielding
  • Radiation Sources
  • Radioactive Waste Management: Storage, Transport, Disposal
  • Uranium and Thorium Resources
  • Ocean Energy, Section Editor: Luis A. Vega
  • Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Environmental Challenges
  • Ocean Energy, Introduction
  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
  • Offshore Wind Energy Technology Trends, Challenges, and Risks
  • Tidal Energy
  • Ocean Farming and Sustainable Aquaculture Science and Technology, Section Editor: Barry A.
  • Costa-Pierce
  • Aquaculture and Renewable Energy Systems, Integration of
  • Aquaculture, Ecological
  • Aquaculture, Integrated Multi-trophic (IMTA)
  • Aquaculture, Sustainability Science in
  • Aquapod Systems for Sustainable Ocean Aquaculture
  • Carrying Capacity for Aquaculture, Modeling Frameworks for Determination of
  • Carrying Capacity for Sustainable Bivalve Aquaculture
  • Environmental Impacts of an Open Ocean Mariculture Operation in Kona, Hawaii
  • Life Cycle Assessments and Their Applications to Aquaculture Production Systems
  • Mariculture Systems, Integrated Land-Based
  • Marine Aquaculture in the Mediterranean
  • Marine Fisheries Enhancement, Coming of Age in the New Millennium
  • Mussel Culture, Open Ocean Innovations
  • Ocean Farming and Sustainable Aquaculture Science and Technology, An Introduction to
  • Polyculture in Aquaculture
  • Seaweed Aquaculture for Human Foods in Land-Based and IMTA Systems
  • Shellfish Aquaculture, Methods of Sustainable
  • Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture
  • Oceans and Human Health, Section Editor: Darrell Jay Grimes
  • Coastal Ecosystems, Sustainable Management
  • Drug Discovery in Ocean
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Human Bacterial Diseases from Ocean
  • Living Ocean, An Evolving Oxymoron
  • Marine and Freshwater Fecal Indicators and Source Identification
  • Oceans and Human Health, Introduction
  • Oceans and Human Health, Social and Economic Impacts
  • Remote Sensing Applications to Ocean and Human Health
  • Sentinel Species in Oceans and Human Health
  • Waterborne Diseases of the Ocean, Enteric Viruses
  • Waterborne Parasitic Diseases in Ocean
  • Photovoltaics, Section Editor: Daniel Lincot
  • CdTe Solar Cells
  • Mesoscopic Solar Cells
  • Organic Solar Cells
  • Photovoltaic Energy, Introduction
  • Photovoltaics, Status of
  • PV Policies and Markets
  • Silicon Solar Cells, Crystalline
  • Silicon Solar Cells, Thin-film
  • Solar Cells, Chalcopyrite-Based Thin Film
  • Solar Cells: Very High Efficiencies Approaches
  • Solar Cells: Energy Payback Times and Environmental Issues
  • Renewable Energy from Biomass, Section Editor: Martin Kaltschmitt
  • Algae, a New Biomass Resource
  • Biodiesel
  • Bioethanol from Celluloses
  • Bioethanol from Starch
  • Bioethanol from Sugar: the Brazilian Experience
  • Biofuels: A Technical, Economic and Environmental Comparison
  • Biofuels: Upgraded New Solids
  • Biogas for Electricity Generation, Hi-tech Applications
  • Biogas Production and Energy crops
  • Biogas Production Developing Countries
  • Biogas Substrates from Municipalities and Industries
  • Biomass as Renewable Source of Energy, Possible Conversion Routes
  • Biomass Combustion for Electricity Generation
  • Biomass Energy Heat Provision for Cooking and Heating in Developing Countries
  • Biomass Energy Heat Provision in Modern Large-Scale Systems
  • Biomass Energy Heat Provision in Modern Small-Scale Systems
  • Biomass Energy Small-Scale Combined Heat and Power Systems
  • Biomass Gasification for Electricity and Fuels, Large Scale
  • Biomass Gasification for Rural Electrification, Small Scale
  • Biomass Production
  • Biomass Provision and Use, Sustainability Aspects
  • Biomass Pyrolysis
  • Biomass Resources, Worldwide
  • Biomass to Liquid (BtL), Concepts and Their Assessment
  • Biomass Use on a Global Scale
  • Biomethane from Anaerobic Processes
  • Biosynthetic Natural Gas
  • Co-combustion of wood in Coal-Fired Large-Scale Power Plants
  • Hydrogen from Biomass
  • Lignocellulosic Energy Crops, Production and Provision
  • Plant Oil Fuels Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Renewable Energy from Biomass, Introduction
  • Solid Biofuels, Fuels and Their Characteristics
  • Solar Radiation, Section Editor: Christian A. Gueymard
  • Daylight, Indoor Illumination, and Human Behavior
  • Photosynthetically Active Radiation: Measurement and Modeling
  • Solar Constant and Total Solar Irradiance Variations
  • Solar Irradiance, Global Distribution
  • Solar Radiation and Human Health
  • Solar Radiation for Solar Energy Utilization
  • Solar Radiation Spectrum
  • Solar Radiation versus Climate Change
  • Solar Radiation, Introduction
  • Solar Radiation, Spatial and Temporal Variability
  • Solar-Induced Climate Effects
  • Topographic Solar Radiation Modeling for Environmental Applications
  • Ultraviolet Radiation: Distribution and Variability
  • UV Effects on Living Organisms
  • Solar Thermal Energy, Section Editor: Christoph Richter
  • Concentrating Receiver Systems (Solar Power Tower)
  • Linear Fresnel Collectors
  • Parabolic Trough Solar Technology
  • Solar Collectors, Non-concentrating
  • Solar Cookers and Dryers to Conserve Human and Planet Health
  • Solar Cooling Systems
  • Solar Detoxification and Disinfection of Water
  • Solar Energy in Thermochemical Processing
  • Solar Thermal Desalination
  • Solar Thermal Energy, Introduction
  • Solar Updraft Towers
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling, Section Editor: Ronald L. Mersky
  • Construction and Demolition Wastes
  • Electronic Waste and Its Regulation
  • Fly Ash
  • Land Disposal
  • Landfill Bioreactors
  • Landfill Closure and Reuse of Land
  • Landfill Leachate Control
  • Mining Solid Wastes
  • Recycling Collection and Materials Separation
  • Recycling Technologies
  • Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling, Environmental Impacts
  • Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling, Introduction
  • Solid Waste Generation and Characterization
  • Solid Waste Public Involvement and Education
  • Waste Collection and Transport
  • Waste Diversion
  • Waste Materials in Construction, Utilization of
  • Sustainability in Water, Section Editor: Jeaweon Cho
  • Climate Change and Global Water Sustainability
  • Climate Change Impacts on Emerging Contaminants
  • Community-Owned Water Resource and Climate Change, Quality Management
  • Desalination Technology for Sustainable Water Resource
  • Groundwater Remediation, Environmental and Economic Assessment
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Stormwater Harvesting and Reuse
  • Sustainability in Water, Introduction
  • Sustainable Remediation Methods for Metals and Radionuclides
  • Sustainable Remediation: Integrating Risk, Science, and Sustainability Principles
  • Sustainable Water Treatment Using Nanofiltration and Tight Ultrafiltration Membranes
  • Wastewater Reclamation
  • Wastewater Treatment and Control through Wetlands
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant: Anthropogenic Micropollutant Indicators for
  • Sustainable River Management
  • Water and Energy Nexus
  • Water and Wastewater Operation: Instrumentation, Monitoring,
  • Control and Automation
  • Water Reclamation System and Micropollutants
  • Sustainable Built Environment, Section Editor: Vivian Loftness
  • Bioclimatic Design
  • Biofuels and Sustainable Buildings
  • Daylighting Controls, Performance and Global Impacts
  • Facades and Enclosures, Building for Sustainability
  • Geothermal Conditioning: Critical Sources for Sustainability
  • Indoor Environmental Quality and Health Improvement, Evidence-Based Design for
  • Natural Ventilation in Built Environment
  • Passive House (Passivhaus)
  • Passive Solar Heating in Built Environment
  • Rating Systems for Sustainability
  • Regenerative Development and Design
  • Resource Repletion, Role of Buildings
  • Sustainability Performance Simulation Tools for Building Design
  • Sustainable and Healthy Built Environment
  • Sustainable Built Environment, Introduction
  • Sustainable Design and Construction, Integrated Delivery Processes and Building
  • Information Modeling
  • Sustainable Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Sustainable Landscape Design, Urban Forestry and Green Roof Science and Technology,
  • Section Editor: Dagmar Haase
  • Biodiversity in Cities, Reconnecting Humans with Nature
  • Green Infrastructure and Climate Change
  • Green Roof Infrastructures in Urban Areas
  • Green Roof Planning in Urban Areas
  • Green Roofs, Ecological Functions
  • Landscape Planning for Minimizing Land Consumption
  • Landscape Planning for Sustainable Water Usage
  • Landscape Planning/Design of Shrinking Landscapes
  • Sustainable Landscape Design, Urban Forestry, and Green Roof Science and Technology, Introduction
  • Sustainable Landscapes
  • Urban Forest Function, Design and Management
  • Urban Redevelopment and Quality of Open Spaces
  • Transgenic Livestock for Food Production, Section Editor: C. Bruce A. Whitelaw
  • Avian Specific Transgenesis
  • Disease-Resistant Transgenic Animals
  • Livestock Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
  • Nuclear Transfer to Produce Transgenic Mammals
  • Transgenic Fishes: Applications, State of the Art, and Risk Concerns
  • Transgenic Livestock for Food Production, Introduction
  • Transgenic Livestock Technologies
  • Transgenic Livestock, Decreasing Environmental Impact of
  • Transgenic Livestock, Enhanced Nutritional Quality in
  • Transgenic Livestock, Ethical Concerns and Debate
  • Transgenic Technologies and Increased Livestock Fertility
  • Transgenics: Alternative Gene Transfer Methods
  • Transport and Fate of Chemicals in the Environment, Section Editor: John S. Gulliver
  • Atmosphere-Water Exchange
  • Chemicals in the Environment, Diffusive Transport
  • Chemicals in the Environment, Dispersive Transport
  • Chemicals in the Environment, Turbulent Transport
  • Lake and Reservoir Fate and Transport of Chemicals
  • Oceanic Fate and Transport of Chemicals
  • River Fate and Transport
  • Sediment-Water Interfaces, Chemical Flux at
  • Subsurface Fate and Transport of Chemicals
  • Toxic Organic Chemicals
  • Transport and Fate of Chemicals in the Environment, Introduction
  • Transport in the Environment
  • Transport with Jets and Plumes of Chemicals in the Environment
  • Waste to Energy, Section Editor: Nickolas J. Themelis
  • Gasification and Liquefaction Alternatives to Incineration in Japan
  • Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction by Waste-to-Energy
  • Hitachi Zosen Inova Technology
  • Incinerator Grate Combustion Phenomena
  • Life Cycle Comparison of Waste-to-Energy to Sanitary Landfill
  • Martin Waste-to-Energy Technology
  • Plasma-Assisted Waste-to-Energy Processes
  • Thermal Treatment of Waste: Key Element for Sustainable Waste Management
  • Waste Management for Sustainable Society
  • Waste-to Energy: Decreasing the Entropy of Solid Wastes and Increasing Metal Recovery
  • Waste-to-Energy Ash Management in Europe
  • Waste-to-Energy Ash Management in the United States
  • Waste-to-Energy Facilities as Power Plants
  • Waste-to-Energy for District Heating
  • Waste-to-Energy Using Refuse-Derived Fuel
  • Waste-to-Energy, Introduction
  • Waste-to-Energy: Energy Resource in Solid Wastes
  • Waste-to-Energy: Fluidized Bed Technology
  • Wind Power, Section Editor: Lennart Soder
  • Electricity Generation with Small Wind Turbines
  • Global Wind Power Installations
  • Meterology and Wind Power
  • Offshore Wind Power
  • Wind Power Balancing
  • Wind Power Generator Systems and Local Power System Interconnection
  • Wind Power Grid Integration: Transmission Planning
  • Wind Power, Aerodynamics and Blade Technology
  • Wind Power, Introduction
  • Wind Power: Basic Challenge Concerning Social Acceptance
  • Wind Power: Economy, Market, Subsidies, Payment Mechanisms, and Capacity Credit
  • Wind Turbine Noise Emissions.
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  • v. 11. Ox-P
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  • v. 18. Glossary-Index.
The Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (ESST) addresses the grand challenge for science and engineering today. It provides unprecedented, peer-reviewed coverage in more than 550 separate entries comprising 38 topical sections. ESST establishes a foundation for the many sustainability and policy evaluations being performed in institutions worldwide. An indispensable resource for scientists and engineers in developing new technologies and for applying existing technologies to sustainability, the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology is presented at the university and professional level needed for scientists, engineers, and their students to support real progress in sustainability science and technology. Although the emphasis is on science and technology rather than policy, the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology is also a comprehensive and authoritative resource for policy makers who want to understand the scope of research and development and how these bottom-up innovations map on to the sustainability challenge.
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vi, 258 p. : ill. (some col.), ill., maps
  • The Netherlands 4. Vehicles of Sustainability in the Field of Nanocoatings Harro van Lente, Innovation Studies, Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands and Jon van Til, Technopolis Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 5. Articulations of sustainability in the development of wind power in the Netherlands Linda M. Kamp, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft, The Netherlands 6. Environmental technology in a new urban neighbourhood: Stockholm's Hammarby Sjostad Ronald Wennersten and Anna Spitsyna, Department of Industrial Ecology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden 7. Trade-offs in the district heat distribution system Magdalena Svanstrom, Associate Professor in Chemical Environmental Science and Director of Chalmers Learning Centre, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden and Morgan Froling, Associate Pro 8. Municipal solid waste: Treatment, management and prevention Chantal Block and Carlo Vandecasteele, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium 9. What is a sustainable transport system? Dilemmas regarding transport solutions in Sweden Ronald Wennersten and Anna Spitsyna, Department of Industrial Ecology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden 10. Reducing material use in passenger cars 1920-2020: Balancing energy, waste and safety Erik Tempelman, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands 11. Hydrogen: A stack of competing visions Sjoerd Bakker, Innovation Studies Group, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands 12. Sustainable technologies for water treatment Jordi Morato, Alex Pires Carneiro and Angeles Ortiz, Sustainable Water Management Group, UNESCO Chair of Sustainability, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain 13. Dilemmas in water systems development in China Xingqiang Song, Department of Industrial Ecology, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Xingqiang Song and Wim Ravesteijn, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft, The Netherlands 14. Conclusions: perceptions, paradoxes and possibilities Karel Mulder, Technology Dynamics and Sustainable Development, TU Delft, Netherlands-- Didac Ferrer, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona-- Harro van Lente, Department of Innovation and Environmental Studies, University of Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906093501 20160606
Designers of technology have a major responsibility in the current age. Their designs can have tremendous effects on society, in both the short and the long term. In fact, sustainable development itself has all the characteristics of a design project, albeit a vast one. But a failed product design here will be not just be unsuccessful in the market - it will have far-reaching consequences. It is our common responsibility to make the project successful. Technology has played an important role in creating the problems that we now face; but it will also play an important role in solving them. But this does not mean the technological fix will be easy. How do we allocate resources and attention when there are myriad issues under the umbrella of 'sustainable development' currently in competition with one another? How do we arrive at precise specifications for the sustainable technologies that are to be developed and, furthermore, reach consensus on these specifications? What if our sustainable technological solutions aggravate other problems or create new ones? And, because sustainable development is all about the long-term consequences of our actions, how do we assess the effects of modifying existing landscapes, infrastructures and patterns of life? How could we be sure in advance that the changes that new technologies bring will make our society more sustainable? These dilemmas and paradoxes are the subject of this provocative book. Sometimes the claim that a technology is sustainable is made in order to make the technology acceptable in the political process, as in the case of nuclear energy production, where the claims of 'sustainability' refer to the absence of CO2 emissions. In the case of biofuels, claims of sustainability have led to a 'fuel or food' debate, showing that sustainability has counteracting articulations. And the well-known rebound effect is observed when increased resource efficiency can create a stimulus for consumption. What is Sustainable Technology? illustrates that the sustainability impact of a technology is often much more complicated and ambivalent than one might expect. Making improvements to existing designs is not the technological challenge that will lead to real solutions. We mustn't look to change a part of a machine, but rather the machine as a whole - or even the whole system in which it functions. It is these system innovations that have the potential to make a genuine contribution to sustainable development. What is Sustainable Technology? will help all those involved in designing more sustainable technologies in determining their strategies. It does so by presenting case studies of different technologies in contrasting contexts. Each case asks: 1. What articulations of sustainability played a role in the design process? 2. What sustainability effects did this technology lead to? 3. Who was affected, where, and when? 4. Could the designer have foreseen these consequences? 5. How did the designer anticipate them? 6. How was societal interaction dealt with during the design process? Finally, the authors reflect on future options for the sustainable technology designer. They argue that an important first step is an awareness of the multitude of sustainable development challenges that play a role in production, use, recycling and end-of-life disposal. What is Sustainable Technology? will be essential reading for product designers, engineers, material scientists and others involved in the development of sustainable technologies, as well as a wide academic audience interested in the complexities of the sustainable design process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781906093501 20160606
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1 online resource (158 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Evaluation of Moisture Susceptibility of Nanoclay-Modified Asphalt Binders
  • Application of Nano-Technology in Pavement Engineering : A Literature Review
  • Nanotechnology on Trackless Tacks
  • Production of Heavy Duty Asphalt Mixes with MWCNT/SBS Nanocomposite Modified Asphalt-Binder
  • Research of Sustainable Development on Waterway Transportation in China
  • Analytical Model of the Effect of Tangent Length between Vertical Curves on Train Derailments
  • Study on Highway Construction Lead to the National Compensation
  • Vibration Propagation of Dynamic Compaction in Widening Highway Foundations
  • Reflective Cracking on Cement Treated Base (CTB) Pavements in Zambia : An Analytical Study
  • Experimental Research for Dynamic Performance of Seals of the Hydraulic Steel Sluice Gate
  • Harbour Geotechnics : The Case of the Portuguese Small Harbours.
  • Intensified Artificial Freezing Experiment and Numerical Simulation on Reaming Borehole Filled with Heat Conductive Material for Local Strata
  • Evaluation of Lumped-Mass Model for Studying Wave Propagation in a Depleted Oil Field
  • Study on Assessment Model of Water Inrush Hazards in Karst Tunnel
  • Experimental Investigation on Mechanical Properties of Jointed Soft Rock Under Triaxial Compression Conditions
  • Vertical Displacement Distributions of Double-Track High-Speed Railways' Ballastless Track Infrastructure
  • Improvement of Settlement Problems of Fibrous Peat
  • Evaluation of Track Substructure Thickness Design via Geo-Reinforcement Techniques
  • Research on Consolidation Characteristics of Composite Foundation in the Throat Area of a High-Speed Railway Station
  • Refurbishment of the "Terreiro do Trigo" Dockyard for the New Lisbon Cruise Terminal.
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1 online resource (vi, 276 pages) : illustrations (some color).
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1 online resource (xii, 689 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • General Track 1: Sustainable Design, Innovation & Services
  • General Track 2: Sustainable Manufacturing Processes & Technologies
  • General Track 3: Sustainable Manufacturing Systems & Enterprises
  • General Track 4: Decision Support and Sustainability
  • Invited Session 1: Design for Additive Manufacture
  • 6. Invited Session 2: Sustainability and Resilience in Agri-food Supply Chains
  • 7. Invited Session 3: Eco-Design through Systematic Innovation
  • Invited Session 4: Redistributed Manufacturing for Resilience and Sustainability
  • 9. Invited Session 5: UK-China Forum on Innovation for Green Manufacturing.
This volumes consists of 59 peer-reviewed papers, presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing (SDM-16) held in Chania, Crete Greece in April 2016. Leading-edge research into sustainable design and manufacturing aims to enable the manufacturing industry to grow by adopting more advanced technologies, and at the same time improve its sustainability by reducing its environmental impact. SDM-16 covers a wide range of topics from sustainable product design and service innovation, sustainable process and technology for the manufacturing of sustainable products, sustainable manufacturing systems and enterprises, decision support for sustainability, and the study of societal impact of sustainability including research for circular economy. Application areas are wide and varied. The book will provide an excellent overview of the latest research and development in the area of Sustainable Design and Manufacturing.
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1 online resource (x, 355 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Photometric and Radiometric Quantities and Laws.- Photometrical and Colorimetrical Tests.- Characteristics of Light Sources.- Halogen and Incandescence Lamps.- Fluorescent Lamp.- Discharge Lamp.- LED.- Use of White LED for Lighting.- Lighting Luminaires.- Solar Internal Illumination.- Transport of Light in Optical Fibre (Light Pipes).- Architectural Aspects for Natural Indoor Lighting.- Colour Rendering.- Museum Illumination by Sunlight.- Architectural Features of Sustainable Lighting.- Optical Coatings in Illumination.- Physiological Effects of Light.- Energetic Balance for Illumination.- Energy Saving Using Domotic Systems.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781447166320 20160618
Encompassing a thorough survey of the lighting techniques applied to internal illumination characterized by high efficiency, optimized color and architectural integration, a consolidated summary of the latest scientific, technical and architectural research is presented in order to give the reader an overview of the different themes with their interactions and mutual effects. This book describes light principles, methodologies and realisations for indoor illumination at low consumption. Power efficiency, color characteristics and architectural aspects are analyzed in terms of their practical application, with the interactions between scientific, technological and architectural features considered in order to supply a complete overview, which can be read both at technical level and at user level. Introducing photometric and radiometric quantities and laws, the book first discusses tests and measurements assessing lighting and color characteristics before examining in detail artificial light sources with particular attention paid to measures to reduce consumption and optimize efficiency. Key sources are illustrated with producers and suppliers with technical details and use specifications included. Serving to maximize reader insights into the use of sunlight - considering light transfer, application to indoor illumination and in particular to museum lighting - in the color rendering properties of light sources and the architectural aspects for natural indoor lighting, the final part of this boo collects other related but important elements including architectural issues, environmental integration and the possibility of changing the light color by introducing suitable coatings. The physiological effects of internal illumination quality on user comfort is discussed and several possibilities for energy saving using domotics are outlined.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781447166320 20160618
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vi, 217 p. : ill.
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xx, 498 p. : ill.
  • Sustainability EngineeringThe Concept of Sustainability EngineeringMeasures of Sustainable EngineeringThe Need for Sustainable EngineeringElements of the Sustainable Engineering ProcessPhase DependencyStructuring a Sustainable Engineering ProgramSource SelectionSustainable Engineering Process TaskingKey roles in taskingGeneral Sustainable Engineering TasksSustainable Engineering Planning and ImplementationSustainable Engineering Input InformationSustainable Engineering Process RequirementsSustainable Engineering OutputTailoring the Sustainable Engineering TaskingDesigning for SustainabilitySpecific ConsiderationsHuman Engineering (HE)Sustainability Tools and Support EquipmentSustainability TrainingTestability and DiagnosticsInterfaces and ConnectionsSafety and Induced FailuresStandardization and InterchangeabilitySustainable Engineering AnalysisAnalyses Objectives and ProductsCommonly Used Sustainability AnalysesQuantitative Measures of Sustain abilityPredictions, Allocations, and AssessmentsSustainability TestingSustainability Data Collection and AnalysisIntended Use of the Sustainable Engineering PrinciplesTailoring Guidance and ConsiderationsGeneral Guidance to Implementing the Sustainable Engineering ProcessSustainable Engineering Task Description (SETD) General Guidance for Conducting Technical ReviewsThe Sustainable Engineering Process (SEP) MethodologyRequirements AnalysisRequirements ValidationFunctional Analysis ProcessFunctional Verification ProcessSynthesis ProcessDesign VerificationSystem Analysis and ControlEnterprise Integration and Concurrent EngineeringLife Cycle and Technical ModelsWaterfall Lifecycle ModelRecursive Lifecycle ModelsSpiral Lifecycle ModelEvolutionary Lifecycle DevelopmentRapid PrototypingVee Technical ModelVerification, Demonstration, and EvaluationVerificationDemonstrationEvaluationAn Architecture for Sustainable MaturityComponents of the Sustainable Maturity Model Use of SE-CMM Process Areas and Basic Activities Application to Integrated Product TeamsProcess CategoriesRelated StandardsProcess Tailoring GuidancePerformance MeasurementSources of Information and SoftwareUS Military Standards and HandbooksMilitary Standards and Handbooks Related to SustainabilityCommercial and Other Non-US Standards on SustainabilityAir Force Laboratory Information Directorate Technical ReportsReliability Analysis Center (RAC) PublicationsCommercially Available Data PublicationsGovernment-Sponsored Information CentersMilitary DatabasesElectronic Bulletin BoardsWorld Wide WebDocuments, Reports, and PublicationsEducation SourcesSoftware.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439853528 20160711
Sustainability and sustainable development have become popular goals. They have also become wide-ranging terms that can be applied to any entity or enterprise on a local or a global scale for long time periods. As enterprises and systems become more complex and development a support costs increase, the question remains: how does one engineer an enterprise or a product for sustainability? Engineering for Sustainability provide common sense information for engineering, planning, and carrying out those tasks needed to sustain military products and services and, in turn, the entire enterprise. This book tackles the problem from the top down, beginning with discussions on planning initiatives and implementing sustainable activities. It outlines a series of principles to help engineers design products and services to meet customer and societal needs with minimal impact on resources and the ecosystem. Using examples and case studies from the government, military, academia, and commercial enterprises, the authors provide a set of tools for long-term sustainability and explain how an entire enterprise can be engineered to sustain itself. Achieving the high levels of sustainability needed in complex military and industrial systems is too often an elusive goal. Competing rules and regulations, conflicting goals and performance metrics, the desire to incorporate promising commercial off-the-shelf technologies, and the pressures of maintenance schedules contribute to this elusiveness. This book provides an analysis of and prescription for the strategies, principles, and technologies necessary to sustain the military and the systems it develops and uses. This can then be used to make any enterprise more efficient and cost effective in a changing environment.
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Book
1 online resource (xx, 492 p.) : ill.
  • Sustainability Engineering The Concept of Sustainability Engineering Measures of Sustainable Engineering The Need for Sustainable Engineering Elements of the Sustainable Engineering Process Phase Dependency Structuring a Sustainable Engineering Program Source Selection Sustainable Engineering Process Tasking Key roles in tasking General Sustainable Engineering Tasks Sustainable Engineering Planning and Implementation Sustainable Engineering Input Information Sustainable Engineering Process Requirements Sustainable Engineering Output Tailoring the Sustainable Engineering Tasking Designing for Sustainability Specific Considerations Human Engineering (HE) Sustainability Tools and Support Equipment Sustainability Training Testability and Diagnostics Interfaces and Connections Safety and Induced Failures Standardization and Interchangeability Sustainable Engineering Analysis Analyses Objectives and Products Commonly Used Sustainability Analyses Quantitative Measures of Sustain ability Predictions, Allocations, and Assessments Sustainability Testing Sustainability Data Collection and Analysis Intended Use of the Sustainable Engineering Principles Tailoring Guidance and Considerations General Guidance to Implementing the Sustainable Engineering Process Sustainable Engineering Task Description (SETD) General Guidance for Conducting Technical Reviews The Sustainable Engineering Process (SEP) Methodology Requirements Analysis Requirements Validation Functional Analysis Process Functional Verification Process Synthesis Process Design Verification System Analysis and Control Enterprise Integration and Concurrent Engineering Life Cycle and Technical Models Waterfall Lifecycle Model Recursive Lifecycle Models Spiral Lifecycle Model Evolutionary Lifecycle Development Rapid Prototyping Vee Technical Model Verification, Demonstration, and Evaluation Verification Demonstration Evaluation An Architecture for Sustainable Maturity Components of the Sustainable Maturity Model Use of SE-CMM Process Areas and Basic Activities Application to Integrated Product Teams Process Categories Related Standards Process Tailoring Guidance Performance Measurement Sources of Information and Software US Military Standards and Handbooks Military Standards and Handbooks Related to Sustainability Commercial and Other Non-US Standards on Sustainability Air Force Laboratory Information Directorate Technical Reports Reliability Analysis Center (RAC) Publications Commercially Available Data Publications Government-Sponsored Information Centers Military Databases Electronic Bulletin Boards World Wide Web Documents, Reports, and Publications Education Sources Software.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439853511 20160711
Sustainability and sustainable development have become popular goals. They have also become wide-ranging terms that can be applied to any entity or enterprise on a local or a global scale for long time periods. As enterprises and systems become more complex and development a support costs increase, the question remains: how does one engineer an enterprise or a product for sustainability? Engineering for Sustainability provide common sense information for engineering, planning, and carrying out those tasks needed to sustain military products and services and, in turn, the entire enterprise. This book tackles the problem from the top down, beginning with discussions on planning initiatives and implementing sustainable activities. It outlines a series of principles to help engineers design products and services to meet customer and societal needs with minimal impact on resources and the ecosystem. Using examples and case studies from the government, military, academia, and commercial enterprises, the authors provide a set of tools for long-term sustainability and explain how an entire enterprise can be engineered to sustain itself. Achieving the high levels of sustainability needed in complex military and industrial systems is too often an elusive goal. Competing rules and regulations, conflicting goals and performance metrics, the desire to incorporate promising commercial off-the-shelf technologies, and the pressures of maintenance schedules contribute to this elusiveness. This book provides an analysis of and prescription for the strategies, principles, and technologies necessary to sustain the military and the systems it develops and uses. This can then be used to make any enterprise more efficient and cost effective in a changing environment.
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x, 480 p.
  • Preface ix 1. Introduction 1 1.1 Highlights 1 1.2 A "Not So Hypothetical" Scenario 1 1.3 The Basics 5 1.4 A Structure 12 1.5 A Strategy 16 1.6 A Road Map 19 1.7 Summing Up 20 2. Conventional IA Processes 22 2.1 Highlights 22 2.2 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 22 2.3 Conventional EIA Choices 23 2.4 Choices for Other IATypes 34 2.5 Contemporary Challenge--SEA Good Practice Guidance 46 2.6 Summing Up 49 3. How to Make IAs More Influential 52 3.1 Highlights 52 3.2 Insights from Practice 52 3.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 56 3.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 62 3.5 Instituting an Influential IA Process 75 3.6 Contemporary Challenge--IA Influence--Good Practice Guidance 84 3.7 Summing Up 84 4. How to Make IAs More Rigorous 91 4.1 Highlights 91 4.2 Insights from Practice 91 4.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 94 4.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 94 4.5 Instituting a Rigorous IA Process 100 4.6 Contemporary Challenge--Good Practice IA Follow-up 111 4.7 Summing Up 114 5. How to Make IAs More Rational 116 5.1 Highlights 116 5.2 Insights from Practice 116 5.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 119 5.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 121 5.5 Instituting a Rational IA Process 129 5.6 Contemporary Challenge--Siting "Locally Unwanted Land Uses" 139 5.7 Summing Up 148 6. How to Make IAs More Substantive 150 6.1 Highlights 150 6.2 Insights from Practice 150 6.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 153 6.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 156 6.5 Instituting a Substantive IA Process 169 6.6 Contemporary Challenge--Horizontal IA Integration 179 6.7 Summing Up 183 7. How to Make IAs More Practical 186 7.1 Highlights 186 7.2 Insights from Practice 186 7.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 190 7.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 194 7.5 Instituting a Practical IA Process 213 7.6 Contempory Challenge--CEA Good Practice 222 7.7 Summing Up 225 8. How to Make IAs More Democratic 227 8.1 Highlights 227 8.2 Insights from Practice 227 8.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 230 8.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 233 8.5 Instituting a Democratic IA Process 244 8.6 Contemporary Challenge--Multijurisdictional IA 252 8.7 Summing Up 258 9. How to Make IAs More Collaborative 261 9.1 Highlights 261 9.2 Insights from Practice 261 9.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 264 9.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 269 9.5 Instituting a Collaborative IA Process 299 9.6 Contemporary Challenge--IA Capacity Building 308 9.7 Summing Up 312 10. How to Make IAs More Ethical 315 10.1 Highlights 315 10.2 Insights from Practice 315 10.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 318 10.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 319 10.5 Instituting an Ethical IA Process 330 10.6 Contemporary Challenge--Significance Determination 337 10.7 Summing Up 344 11. How to Make IAs More Adaptable 346 11.1 Highlights 346 11.2 Insights from Practice 346 11.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 349 11.4 Selecting the Most Appropriate Route 352 11.5 Instituting an Adaptive IA Process 383 11.6 Contemporary Challenge--Climate Change 391 11.7 Summing Up 392 12. How to Connect and Combine IA Processes 399 12.1 Highlights 399 12.2 Insights from Practice 399 12.3 Defining the Problem and Deciding on a Direction 404 12.4 Composite Regulatory Frameworks 405 12.5 Recurrent Problems 406 12.6 IATypes 415 12.7 Contemporary Challenge--Matching Process and Context 418 12.8 Contemporary Challenges 423 12.9 Composite IA Processes 423 12.10 Limits and Priorities 431 12.11 Summing Up 433 References 435 Index 469.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118097373 20160612
Taking a problem-oriented approach, Environmental Impact Assessment provides an in-depth, practical, and comprehensive guide for designing and implementing effective Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes. Easily adaptable for application in other jurisdictions, this thoroughly updated second edition addresses a much broader range of practice-related problems, issues, and challenges in EIA. The text also includes a new set of practice-based stories to provide a real-world context for the conceptual and applied analyses. End-of-chapter checklists provide a handy tool for structuring the design and evaluation of EIA processes and documents.
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x, 78 p. : ill., map.
  • About This Report vii About the Workshop Sponsors ix Acknowledgments x I Executive Summary 1 II Introduction and Process 6 III Human Needs (Water, Food, and Health) 12 Figure 1: Earth's Water Balance 15 Table 1: Water Consumption by Energy Type in the United States 16 IV Infrastructure (Transportation, Housing, and Urban Design) 23 Figure 1: The Brooklyn Bridge: An Example of a Pioneering and Sustained Urban Infrastructure 25 Figure 2: The Los Angeles Airport "Theme Building": Melding Art, Architecture, and Air Transport 28 V The Resource Cycle 30 V(A). Energy 30 Figure 1: Carbon Abatement Wedges 33 Figure 2: Populations Without Electricity Access 34 V(B). Mineral Resources 37 Figure 3: Expansion of the Scope of Concern about Mineral Supply 39 Figure 4: Assessing How a Mine Project Can Contribute to Sustainable Development 40 Table 1: Five Dimensions of Mineral Availability 41 Figure 5: The Scope of Material Stewardship Encompasses Process and Product Stewardship 42 Table 2: Opportunities for Research and Development in the Minerals Sector 43 V(C). Materials and Recycling 46 VI Human Resources 52 VII Linking Technologies to Resources 61 Figure 1: Technology and Resources Matrix 62 VIII The Path Forward 66 Appendix A: List of Delegates 68 Appendix B: References and Recommended Readings 70 Appendix C: Summary of Sector-Specific Advances 77.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118196823 20160609
A wealth of resources and topics of discussion from the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources workshop held in Switzerland in 2009 Natural resources are the lifeblood of agricultural and industrial endeavors that contribute to our social and economic well-being. Yet, even as these resources dwindle from mismanagement, there is still no clear consensus in the engineering community of what actually defines "sustainable engineering." This publication offers the engineering profession a multi-disciplinary blueprint for action by presenting topics of discussion from the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources workshop held at the ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22--24, 2009. It includes an extensive bibliography and recommended readings section, and a summary of key, cross-cutting initiatives recommended as priorities because of their potential to create common principles for advancing societal sustainability through technological, educational, and public policy solutions. The resources, tools, and concepts delivered in this report draw from the unique perspectives and expertise of an array of engineering disciplines, represented by delegates from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The intent of this publication is to forge a better understanding of the role and responsibility of engineering in achieving global sustainability, while also laying the foundation for an ongoing and productive interdisciplinary dialogue in other forums.
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1 online resource (xi, 422 p.) : ill.
  • Introduction to Sustainability and Pollution Prevention: Metrics and Approaches; Overview of Process Integration; Overall Targeting of Mass Usage and Discharge; Design of Recycle/Reuse Networks; Synthesis of Physical Mass-Exchange Networks; Synthesis of Reactive Mass-Exchange Networks; Synthesis of Membrane Separation
  • Systems; Green Chemistry; Combined Mass Integration Techniques; Synthesis of Heat Exchange Networks; Design of Combined Heat and Power Systems; Sustainable Process and Product Design; Integrated Approaches to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases; Life Cycle Analysis; Process Integration as an Enabling Tool to Environmental Impact Assessment; Design of Biofuel Production Systems and Integrated Biorefineries; Optimization Approaches to Sustainable Design.
  • Machine generated contents note: Introduction to Sustainability and Pollution Prevention: Metrics and Approaches; Overview of Process Integration; Overall Targeting of Mass Usage and Discharge; Design of Recycle/Reuse Networks; Synthesis of Physical Mass-Exchange Networks; Synthesis of Reactive Mass-Exchange Networks; Synthesis of Membrane Separation Systems; Green Chemistry; Combined Mass Integration Techniques; Synthesis of Heat Exchange Networks; Design of Combined Heat and Power Systems; Sustainable Process and Product Design; Integrated Approaches to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases; Life Cycle Analysis; Process Integration as an Enabling Tool to Environmental Impact Assessment; Design of Biofuel Production Systems and Integrated Biorefineries; Optimization Approaches to Sustainable Design.
This timely book provides authoritative, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow coverage of the fundamental concepts and practical techniques on the use of process integration to maximize the efficiency and sustainability of industrial processes. Over the past three decades, significant advances have been made in treating, designing, and operating chemical processes as integrated systems. Whether you are a process engineer, an industrial decision maker, or a researcher, this book will be an indispensable resource tool for systematically enhancing process performance and developing novel and sustainable process designs. The book is also ideal for use as a text in an upper level undergraduate or an introductory graduate course on process design and sustainability. This ground breaking reference enhances and reconciles various process and sustainability objectives, such as cost effectiveness, yield improvement, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention. The detailed tools and applications within are written by one of the world's foremost process integration and design experts and will save you time and money. This title allows the reader to methodically develop rigorous targets that benchmark the performance of industrial processes then develop cost-effective implementations. It contains state-of-the-art process integration approaches and applications including graphical, algebraic, and mathematical techniques. It covers applications that include process economics, targeting for conservation of mass and energy, synthesis of innovative processes, retrofitting of existing systems, design and assessment of renewable energy systems, and in-process pollution prevention. It presents fundamentals and step-by-step procedures that can be applied to the design and optimization of new processes as well the retrofitting and operation of existing processes. It explains how pivotal sustainability issues can holistically and methodically be addressed and reconciled. It includes numerous examples and case studies on a broad array of industrial processes and sustainable designs. About the author: Dr Mahmoud El-Halwagi is a professor and holder of the McFerrin Professorship at the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University. He is internationally recognized for pioneering contributions in the principles and applications of process integration and sustainable design. Dr El-Halwagi has served as a consultant to a wide variety of processing industries. He is the recipient of prestigious research and educational awards including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainable Engineering forum (AIChE SEF) Research Excellence Award, the Lockheed Martin Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award, The Fluor Distinguished Teaching Award, and the US National Science Foundation's National Young Investigator Award.
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xxxii, 163 p. : ill.
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xix, 254 p. : ill.
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xiii, 688 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • PART I: OVERVIEW-- 1: Introduction to Sustainable Systems Engineering-- 2: Structured Systems Analysis for Sustainable Design-- 3: Systems Analysis and Sustainable Management Strategies-- 4: Economic Valuation, Instruments, and Project Selection-- PART II: MATHEMATICAL THEORIES FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS-- 5: Statistical Forecasting Models-- 6: Linear Programming Models-- 7: Integer Programming Models--8: Nonlinear Programming Models-- 9: Dynamic Programming Models-- 10: Multicriteria Decision Analyses-- 11: System Dynamics Models and Simulation Analyses-- PART III: ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT-- 12: Water Resources Management-- 13: Water Quality Management-- 14: Air Quality Management-- 15: Solid Waste Management-- 16: Soil and Groundwater Remediation Planning-- PART IV: INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN-- 17: Industrial Ecology and Sustainability-- 18: Green Building and Green Infrastructure Systems-- 19: Energy Resources Management and Energy Systems Engineering-- 20: Land Resources Management and Agricultural Sustainability-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071630054 20160605
This title helps you implement system analysis tools in sustainable engineering. Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, "Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications" provides a proven framework for applying systems analysis tools to account for environmental impacts, energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, socioeconomic implications, and ecosystem health in engineering solutions. This pioneering work addresses the increased levels of sophistication embedded in many complex large-scale infrastructure systems and their interactions with the natural environment. After a detailed overview of sustainable systems engineering, the book covers mathematical theories of systems analysis, environmental resources management, industrial ecology, and sustainable design. Real-world examples highlight the methodologies presented in this authoritative resource. Coverage Includes: Structured systems analysis for sustainable design; Systems analysis and sustainable management strategies; Ecomomic valuation, instruments, and project selection Statistical forecasting models Linear, nonlinear, integer, and dynamic programming models; Multicriteria decision analyses; System dynamics models and simulation analyses; Water resources and quality management; Air quality management; Solid waste management; Soil and groundwater remediation planning; Industrial ecology and sustainability; Green building and green infrastructure systems; Energy resources management and energy systems engineering; and, Land resources management and agricultural sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071630054 20160605
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