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Technological Choices for Sustainability - Subhas K. Sikdar

Technological Choices for Sustainability

By: Subhas K. Sikdar (Editor), Peter Glavic (Editor), Ravi Jain (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 8th April 2004
ISBN: 9783540211310
Number Of Pages: 444

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

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"This book encompasses three main topics: Framing the Issue of Sustainability, Sustainable Pathways and Sustainable Metrics. ... This book should serve as a resource for science-based knowledge for future researchers and policy-makers, and as a catalyst for collaboration among interested experts from various disciplines. In this sense, the effort of this book may indeed be significant." (Giancarlo Barbiroli, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, July, 2006)

Science and sustainability : who knows best?p. 7
Sustainability : ecological, social, economic, technological, and systems perspectivesp. 37
US EPA/academia collaboration for a green engineering textbook for chemical engineeringp. 65
Innovative industrial ecology education can guide us to sustainable pathsp. 77
The sustainable industrial development : reality and visionp. 91
Clean technologies for wastewater management in seafood canning industriesp. 103
Kinetic analysis of aerobic composting of tobacco industry solid wastep. 127
Preventative measures in production from the point of sustainabilityp. 139
Environmetric strategies to classify, interpret and model risk assessment and quality of environmental systemsp. 147
Carbon storage : the economic efficiency of storing CO[subscript 2] in leaky reservoirsp. 165
An integrated computer aided system for generation and evaluation of sustainable process alternativesp. 183
Pollution prevention and environmental management systems - tools to obtain a sustainable developmentp. 215
Technology sensitive indicators of sustainabilityp. 229
Metrics for supply chain sustainabilityp. 239
Quantifying technological aspects of process sustainability : a thermodynamic approachp. 255
Defining and measuring macroeconomic sustainability - the sustainable economy indicesp. 267
Environment as a factor of national competitiveness in manufacturingp. 283
Indicators for sustainable energy development from a negentropic perspectivep. 305
Sustainability indicators for anticipating the fickleness of human-environmental interactionp. 317
Measuring sustainability - index of balanced sustainable developmentp. 335
Evaluating the environmental friendliness, economics and energy efficiency of chemical processes : heat integrationp. 355
Eco-efficiency reporting exemplified by case studiesp. 371
Interpolation for creating hydrogeological modelsp. 387
Indicators of sustainable productionp. 395
Remote sensing as a tool for achieving and monitoring progress toward sustainabilityp. 415
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ISBN: 9783540211310
ISBN-10: 3540211314
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 444
Published: 8th April 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.85