Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering, 1st edition

  • T E H Graedel
  • Braden Allenby

Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering

ISBN-13:  9780136008064

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KEY BENEFIT: The first book of its kind devoted completely to industrial ecology/green engineering, this introduction uses industrial ecology principles and cases to ground the discussion of sustainable engineering–and offers practical and reasonable approaches to design decisions. KEY TOPICS: Technology and Sustainability; Industrial Ecology(IE) and Sustainable Engineering (SE) Concepts; Relevance of Biological Ecology to Technology; Metabolic Analysis; Technological Change and Evolving Risk; Social Dimensions of Industrial Ecology; Concept of Sustainability; SE; Industrial Product Development; Design for Environment and for Sustainability; Introduction to Life-Cycle Assessment; LCA Impact and Interpretation Stages; Streamlining the LCA Process; Systems Analysis; Industrial Ecosystems; Material Flow Analysis; National Material Accounts; Energy and IE; Water and IE; Urban IE; Modeling in IE; Scenarios for IE; Status of Resources; IE and SE in Developing Countries; IE and Sustainability in the Corporation/Government/Society MARKET: A useful reference for professionals in environmental science, environmental policy, and engineering.

Table of contents

  • PART I. INTRODUCING THE FIELD
  • 1.      TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY        
  • 2.      INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING CONCEPTS
  • PART II. FRAMEWORK TOPICS  
  • 3.      THE RELEVANCE OF BIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY TO TECHNOLOGY         
  • 4.      METABOLIC ANALYSIS          
  • 5.      TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND EVOLVING RISK          
  • 6.      THE SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY   
  • 7.      THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABILITY
  • PART III. IMPLEMENTATION  
  • 8.      SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING
  • 9.      INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
  • 10.  DESIGN FOR ENVIRONMENT AND FOR SUSTAINABILITY
  • 11.  AN INTRODUCTION TO LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT         
  • 12.  THE LCA IMPACT AND INTERPRETATION STAGES           
  • 13.  STREAMLINING THE LCA PROCESS        
  • 14.  SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
  • 15.  INDUSTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
  • 16.  MATERIAL FLOW ANALYSIS
  • 17.  NATIONAL MATERIAL ACCOUNTS  
  • 18.  ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY
  • 19.  WATER AND INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY
  • 20.  URBAN INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY        
  • 21.  MODELING IN INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY
  • PART V. THINKING AHEAD
  • 22.  SCENARIOS FOR INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY
  • 23.  THE STATUS OF RESOURCES
  • 24.  INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • 25.  INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CORPORATION          
  • 26.  INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY    
  • 27.  LOOKING TO THE FUTURE                        
  • APPENDICES
  • UNITS OF MEASUREMENT IN INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY
  • SLCA GUIDELINES
  • GLOSSARY
  • INDEX

Published by Pearson (September 23rd 2009) - Copyright © 2010