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ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS IN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT is an invaluable resource for today's engineering student. Focusing on pressing contemporary issues, the text puts product design in the context of models of sustainability. Relevant case studies from across the globe will be of interest to engineers in training, and active learning exercises in each chapter help students learn to apply theory to real world situations. The book is appropriate for all junior/senior level engineering design courses and courses that cover sustainability in engineering practice. Instructors will benefit from having the first book to bring sustainability science, environmental impact analysis, and models of sustainability to the undergraduate level.
- The book is appropriate for all junior/senior level engineering design courses and courses that cover sustainability in engineering practice.
- Students will benefit from having methods for quantifying sustainability through environmental impacts, case studies, Life Cycle Analysis models, and design impacts.
- Case studies and Active Learning Activities will make the learning experience real-world and hands-on.
- First book to bring sustainability science, environmental impact analysis, and models of sustainability to the undergraduate level.
Introduction. Human Development Index. Sustainable Development and Social Ethics. Sustainable International Development and Essential Needs for the Poor. Engineering and Developing Communities. Definitions of Sustainability. Population and Consumption. Technical Approaches to Quantifying Sustainability. The Difficulty of Environmental Valuation. Summary.
2. ANALYZING SUSTAINABILTY USING ENGINEERING SCIENCE.
Introduction. Elemental Analysis. Solubility and Henry's Law Constant. The Ideal Gas Law. Chemistry of Natural Systems. Equilibrium Models for Estimating Environmental Impacts. Environmental Fate and Partitioning of Chemicals. Summary.
3. BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES.
Introduction. Biogeochemical Cycles. The Hydrologic Cycle. Water Repositories. Pathways of Water Flow. Precipitation. Watersheds and Runoff. Water Budget. Mass Balance and System Boundaries. Summary.
4. WATER QUALITY IMPACTS.
Introduction. The Water Crisis. Water Quality Parameters. Modeling the Impacts of Water Pollutants. Water Treatment Technologies. Summary.
5. IMPACTS ON AIR QUALITY.
Introduction. Health Effects of Air Pollutants. Estimating Emissions of Air Pollutants. Dispersion of Air Pollutants. Global Impacts of Air Pollutants. Summary.
6. THE CARBON CYCLE AND ENERGY BALANCES.
Introduction. Climate Science History. Carbon Sources and Emissions. The Carbon Cycle, Carbon Flow Pathways and Repositories. Global Energy Balance. Surface Temperature Model. Greenhouse Gases and Effects. Climate Change Projections and Impacts. Carbon Dioxide Mitigation, Capture, and Sequestration. Summary.
7. MODELS FOR ENGINEERING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN.
Introduction. What Do We Mean by Sustainability? The Nature of Natural Resources. Footprint Indicators of Sustainability. Mass Balance and the Footprint Concept. Waste Management and Material Life Cycles. Ecological Design. Sustainable and Green Engineering. Summary.
8. ENERGY CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT.
Introduction. Energy and Society. Energy and the Environment. Direct and Embodied Energy. Opportunities for Energy Sustainability. Appropriate Technology, Scale, and Distributed Energy. Energy Policy. The Water-Energy Nexus. Summary.
9. INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY.
Introduction. The IPAT Equation. Resource Allocation. Technology, Emissions and Impacts. Risk Assessment and Analysis. Industrial Metabolism. Eco-Industrial Parks. Summary.
10. LIFE CYCLE ANAYLSIS.
Introduction. Life Cycle Thinking. Life Cycle Assessment Framework. Materials Flow Analysis. Embodied Water. Embodied Energy. Impact Assessment. Summary.
11. SUSTAINABILITY AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT.
Introduction. Land Use and Land Cover Change. Land Use Planning and its Role in Sustainable Development. Environmentally Sensitive Design. Green Building. Energy Use and Buildings. Summary.
12. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABILTY IN PRACTICE.
Introduction. The Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations. The Economics of Sustainability. The Role of Government. Social Justice and Sustainability in Wealthy Countries. Summary.
APPENDIX A: CONVERSION FACTORS.
APPENDIX B: PROPERTIES OF THE EARTH, AIR, AND WATER.
APPENDIX C: SUSTAINABILTY INDICATORS.
APPENDIX D: CARBON SOURCES AND EQUIVALENCE.
APPENDIX E: WATER FOOTPRINTS OF PRODUCTS.
APPENDIX F: RISK ASSESSMENT.
APPENDIX G: WATER CONSERVATION.
LIST OF TABLES.
LIST OF FIGURES.
"This book presents sufficient background to enable students to appreciate the larger issue while emphasizing the quantitative skills necessary to solve engineering problems... I like that there are a balance of journal/essay response questions as well as plain quantitative questions. I also like that questions encourage students to seek data from local sources. For instance, they need to log into their local utility web page to get data about municipal water usage ... Author adds big-picture perspective to the chapters."
“The easy introduction - no, the logically sequenced introduction of mathematical concepts is excellent. They are grounded in real-life data leaving the reader not wondering 'where this equation cane from'. The flow of chapters is good… text is very readable. The homework problems are also a strength. I would expect to see 10-15 problems, but the authors did a great job of expanding and offering a wide range of excellent problems of a great range of difficulty.”
"I'm impressed with how many examples are provided in the chapters…for my upper-level course I would definitely choose the more challenging problems like the active learning exercises and open-ended problems, but the simpler problems would be good for a lower-level class…detailed examples are a big plus.”
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