Green Technology: An A-to-Z Guide, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412975700
  • ISBN-13: 9781412975704
  • DDC: 620
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 524 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released July 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Overview

Green Technology: An A to Z Guide explores the essential role of technology and its most recent developments toward a sustainable environment. Twofold in its definition, green technology includes the changing of existing technology toward energy conservation as well as the creation of new, clean technology aimed at utilizing renewable resources. With a primary focus on waste management, the volume presents more than 150 articles in A to Z format featuring such disciplines as nanoscience, biochemistry, information technology, and environmental engineering. Scholars and experts in their fields present a full range of topics from applications of green technology to The Green Grid global consortium to membrane technology and water purification systems to waste to energy technology. This work culminates in an outstanding reference available in both print and electronic formats for academic, university, and public libraries. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, an extensive resource guide, numerous cross references, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
About the Editors.
Introduction.
Reader's Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Green Technology Chronology.
1: Actor-Network Theory.
2: Adsorption Chiller.
3: Algae Biofuel.
4: Anaerobic Digestion.
5: Anarchoprimitivism.
6: Appliances, Energy Efficient.
7: Appropriate Technology.
8: Arms Race.
9: Authoritarianism and Technology.
10: Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT).
11: Batteries.
12: Best Available Technology.
13: Best Practicable Technology.
14: Biochar.
15: Biochemical Processes.
16: Bioethics.
17: Biogas.
18: Biotechnology.
19: Boundary Objects.
20: Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Thin Film.
21: Carbon Capture Technology.
22: Carbon Finance.
23: Carbon Footprint Calculator.
24: Carbon Market.
25: Cellulosic Biofuels.
26: Clean Energy.
27: Coal, Clean Technology.
28: Cogeneration.
29: Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs).
30: Composting Toilet.
31: Concentrating Solar Technology.
32: Copper Indium (Gallium) Selenide (CIGS or CIS) Solar Photovoltaic Thin Film.
33: Cradle-to-Cradle Design.
34: Crystalline Silicon Solar Photovoltaic Cell.
35: Democratic Rationalization.
36: Desalination Plants.
37: Design for Recycling.
38: Distillation.
39: Earthships.
40: Eco-Electronics.
41: Ecological Modernization.
42: Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).
43: Electrostatic Precipitator.
44: Enframing and Standing Reserve.
45: Engineering Studies.
46: Environmental Remediation.
47: Environmental Science.
48: European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive.
49: European Union Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive.
50: E-Waste.
51: Extended Producer Responsibility.
52: Faustian Bargain.
53: Flue Gas Treatment.
54: Frankfurt School.
55: Futurology.
56: Geoengineering.
57: Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
58: Green Building Materials.
59: Green Chemistry.
60: Green Markets.
61: Green Metrics.
62: Green Nanotechnology.
63: Green Roofing.
64: Green Technology Investing.
65: Greywater.
66: High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Systems.
67: Hybrid/Electric Automobiles.
68: Information Technology.
69: Innovation.
70: Intellectual Property Rights.
71: Intermediate Technology.
72: International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
73: Labor Process.
74: LEED Standards.
75: Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs).
76: Luddism.
77: Maglev.
78: Marxism and Technology.
79: Materials Recovery Facilities.
80: Membrane Technology.
81: Microgeneration.
82: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
83: Offshore Oil Drilling (Gulf Oil Spill).
84: Participatory Technology Development.
85: Passive Solar.
86: Plasma Arc Gasification Technology.
87: Postindustrialism.
88: Pozzolan.
89: Product Stewardship.
90: Pyrolysis.
91: Rainwater Harvesting Systems.
92: Recycling.
93: Reflexive Modernization.
94: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
95: Science and Technology Policy.
96: Science and Technology Studies.
97: Smart Grid.
98: Social Agency.
99: Social Construction of Technology.
100: Sociology of Technology.
101: Solar Cells.
102: Solar Hot Water Heaters.
103: Solar Ovens.
104: Solid Waste Treatment.
105: Structuration Theory.
106: Sustainable Design.
107: Systems Theory.
108: Technological Autonomy.
109: Technological Determinism.
110: Technological Momentum.
111: Technological Utopias.
112: Technology and Social Change.
113: Technology Transfer.
114: Thermal Depolymerization.
115: Thermal Heat Recovery.
116: Thermochemical Processes.
117: Unintended Consequences.
118: University-Industrial Complex.
119: Waste-to-Energy Technology.
120: Wastewater Treatment.
121: Water Purification.
122: White Rooftops.
123: Wind Turbine.
124: Zero-Energy Building.
Green Technology Glossary.
Green Technology Resource Guide.
Green Technology Appendix.
Index.