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Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering, 1st edition

  • T E H Graedel
  • Braden R. Allenby

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

1st edition

Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering

ISBN-13: 9780136008064

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Overview

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        

 

1.1 An integrated system

1.2 The tragedy of the commons

1.3 The master equation

1.4 Technological evolution

1.5 Addressing the challenge

 

Further Reading

 

2.      INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING CONCEPTS

 

2.1 From contemporaneous thinking to forward thinking

2.2 The greening of engineering

2.3 Linking industrial activity with environmental and social sciences

2.4 The challenge of quantification and rigor

2.5 Key questions of industrial ecology and sustainable engineering

2.6 An overview of this book

           

Further Reading

 

PART II. FRAMEWORK TOPICS

 

           

3.      THE RELEVANCE OF BIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY TO TECHNOLOGY         

 

3.1 Considering the analogy

3.2 Biological and industrial organisms

3.3 Biological and industrial ecosystems

3.4 Engineering by biological and industrial organisms

3.5 Evolution

3.6 The utility of the ecological approach

 

Further Reading

 

 

4.      METABOLIC ANALYSIS          

 

4.1 The concept of metabolism

4.2 Metabolisms of biological organisms

4.3 Metabolisms of industrial organisms

4.4 The utility of metabolic analysis

 

Further Reading

 

5.      TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND EVOLVING RISK          

 

5.1 Historical patterns in technological evolution

5.2 Approaches to risk

5.3 Risk assessment

5.4 Risk communication

5.5 Risk management

 

Further Reading

 

6.      THE SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY   

 

6.1 Framing industrial ecology and s

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