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Main Title Treatise on Sustainability Science and Engineering [electronic resource] /
Author Jawahir, I.S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sikdar, S.K.
Huang, Y.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2013
Call Number GE196
ISBN 9789400762299
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Engineering. ; Sustainable development. ; Pollution. ; Environmental economics.
Internet Access
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Collation XIII, 338 p. 106 illus., 74 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Part I Design for Sustainability: Life-Cycle Optimization Methods for Enhancing the Sustainability of Design and Policy Decisions -- Second Thoughts on Preferred End-of-Life Treatment Strategies for Consumer Products.-(...) -- Part II Sustainability Metrics and Analysis: Measuring Sustainability: Deriving Metrics from a Secure Human-Environment Relationship -- Science-based Metrics for Product Sustainability Assessment.-(...) -- Part III Sustainable Energy: Exploring how technology growth limits impact optimal carbon dioxide mitigation pathways -- Nanoscale Engineering Approach for Enhancing the Performance of Photovoltaic Cell Technologies for Non-Fossil Energy Sources -- Sustainable Mobility: Insights from a Global Energy Model.-(...) -- Part IV Sustainable Supply/Value Chains: Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Supply Chain Management -- Sustainable Consumption and Production: quality, luxury and supply chain equity -- Transforming Supply Chains to Create Sustainable Value for All Stakeholders. . This book is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of recent developments in sustainability science and engineering. The book focuses on principles and practices and presents 18 interwoven chapters on four major themes: Design for sustainability Sustainability metrics and analysis Sustainable energy Sustainable supply/value Significant, state-of-the-art work, methodologies, practices and plans are presented by researchers, technology developers and industry leaders. Topics discussed include: Life cycle assessment Product end-of-life options Practical approaches to sustainability Environmental footprint assessment Biofuels Sustainable supply chain management The uniqueness of this book lies in the range of topics covered with in-depth analysis and case studies. This book will be of interest to academic and industrial researchers, professionals in corporate and governmental organizations, and others interested in advancing the current state-of-the-art to the next level for the benefit of our global society.