This text addresses the increasing need for knowledge about the interactions between industry and environment with the ultimate goal of sustainability. With in-depth analysis of past, present, and future issues in industrial ecology, this book seeks to meet the needs of the product-design engineers who hold much of the future of industry-environment interactions in their hands, as well as the emerging discipline of "sustainability scientists".
1. Humanity and Environment. 2. The Industrial Ecology Concept. 3. Technological Change and Evolving Risk. 4. The Relevance of Biological Ecology to Technology. 5. The Status of Resources. 6. Society and Culture. 7. Governments, Laws, and Economics. 8. Industrial Product Design and Development. 9. Industrial Process Design and Operation. 10. Choosing Materials. 11. Designing for Energy Efficiency. 12. Product Delivery. 13. Environmental Interactions During Product Use. 14. Design For End of Life. 15. An Introduction to Life-Cycle Assessment. 16. The LCA Impact and Interpretation Stages. 17. Streamlining the LCA Process. 18. Using the Corporate Industrial Ecology Toolbox. 19. Managing Industrial Ecology in the Corporation. 20. Indicators and Metrics. 21. Services, Technology, and Environment. 22. Industrial Ecosystems. 23. Metabolic and Resource Analysis. 24. Systems Analysis, Models, and Scenario Development. 25. Earth Systems Engineering and Management. 26. The Future of Industrial Ecology. Appendix A: Electronic Solder Alternatives: A Detailed Case Study. Appendix B: Units of Measurement in Industrial Ecology. Glossary. Index.