441 pages, 83 illus
The objective of this book is to critically evaluate current scientific work on defining the issue of sustainability and on measuring progress towards a sustainable state. It aims to provide a common understanding of how progress towards sustainability can be achieved by optimising technological development, environmental impact and socio-economic factors. A further objective is to identify the major trends in methodologies that assist progress towards sustainability.
From the reviews: "This book encompasses three main topics: Framing the Issue of Sustainability, Sustainable Pathways and Sustainable Metrics. ! This book should serve as a resource for science-based knowledge for future researchers and policy-makers, and as a catalyst for collaboration among interested experts from various disciplines. In this sense, the effort of this book may indeed be significant." (Giancarlo Barbiroli, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, July, 2006)
Framing the Issue of Sustainability: Science and Sustainability; Sustainability from Ecological, Social, Economic and Technological Perspectives; A Green Engineering Textbook for Chemical Engineering; Innovative Industrial Ecology Education; Sustainable Industrial Development.- Sustainable Pathways: Clean Technologies for Wastewater Management in Seafood Canning Industries; Kinetic Analysis of Aerobic Composting of Tobacco Industry Solid Waste; Preventative Measures in Production; Risk Assessment and Quality of Environmental Systems; Carbon Storage; Integrated Computer Aided System for Sustainable Process Alternatives; Pollution Prevention and Environmental Management Systems.- Sustainability Metrics: Technology Sensitive Indicators of Sustainability; Metrics for Supply Chain Sustainability; Quantifying Technological Aspects of Process Sustainability; Sustainable Economy Indices; National Competitiveness in Manufacturing; Sustainable Energy Development; Sustainability Indicators; Measuring Sustainability; Sustainability and Energy Efficiency of Chemical Processes; Eco-efficiency Reporting; Interpolation for Creating Hydrogeological Models; Indicators of Sustainable Production; Remote Sensing as a Tool for Achieving and Monitoring Progress Toward Sustainability.- Summary.
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