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Sustainable Engineering: Concepts, Design and Case Studies, 1st edition

  • David T. Allen
  • David R. Shonnard

Published by Prentice Hall (December 20th 2011) - Copyright © 2012

1st edition

Sustainable Engineering: Concepts, Design and Case Studies

ISBN-13: 9780132756549

Includes: Paperback
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Overview

  • Builds on the well-accepted principles introduced by leading experts Allen and Shonnard in Green Engineering
  • Helps engineering educators incorporate sustainability into their curricula without adding separate courses
  • Offers a powerful unified approach that integrates case studies, industry perspectives, and essential engineering and quantitative design skills
  • The first text to provide comprehensive tools for evaluating environmental, economic, and societal impacts of engineering designs
  • There is a solutions manual available for download on the IRC for course use.

Table of contents

Preface                        ix

Acknowledgments                               xi

About the Authors                             xiii

 

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Sustainability                       1

1.1 Introduction     1

1.2 The Magnitude of the Sustainability Challenge 2

1.3 Energy 3

1.4 Materials Use 8

1.5 Environmental Emissions 13

1.6 Summary 27

Problems 28

References 32

 

Chapter 2: Risk and Life-Cycle Frameworks for Sustainability                 35

2.1 Introduction   35

2.2 Risk 35

2.3 Life-Cycle Frameworks   42

2.4 Life-Cycle Assessment Tools   55

2.5 Summary   57

Problems   57

Appendix: Readily Available Hazard References   61

References   62

 

Chapter 3: Environmental Law and Regulation              65

3.1 Introduction   65

3.2 Nine Prominent Federal Environmental Statutes   68

3.3 Evolution of Regulatory and Voluntary Programs from End-of-Pipe to Pollution Prevention and Sustainability   72

3.4 Pollution Prevention Concepts and Terminology   73

3.5 Environmental Law and Sustainability   74

Problems   75

Appendix   77

References   89

 

Chapter 4: Green, Sustainable Materials              91

4.1 Introduction   91

4.2 Environmental and Natural Resource Use Footprints of Material Extraction and Refining   91

4.3 Tracking Material Flows in Engineered Systems   99

4.4 Environmental Releases   107

4.5 Summary   114

Problems   114

References   115

 

Chapter 5: Design for Sustainability: Economic, Environmental, and Social Indicators           117

5.1 Introduction   117

5.2 Sustainable Engineering Design Principles   118

5.3 Economic Performance Indicators 

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