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Main Title Sustainable engineering : principles and implementation /
Author Mulligan, Catherine N.,
Publisher Taylor & Francis, a CRC title, part of the Taylor & Francis imprint, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, the academic division of T&F Informa, plc,
Year Published 2018
Call Number TA163.M85 2018eb
ISBN 9780429027468; 042902746X; 9780429636790; 0429636792; 9780429643132; 0429643136; 9780429639968; 0429639961; 9781498774598; 1498774598
Subjects Sustainable engineering. ; Conservation of natural resources. ; Environmental protection. ; Pollution. ; Green products. ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General) ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Reference ; NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection ; SCIENCE / Environmental Science ; TECHNOLOGY / Engineering / Civil
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Contents Notes
"Sustainable engineering theory and concepts" -- "Life-cycle assessment for sustainability -- "Guidelines and frameworks related to sustainable engineering" -- "Sustainable material, energy and water use" -- "Management of contaminants in the environment" -- "Indicators for sustainable design" -- "Implementation of sustainable engineering practices". Sustainable Engineering: Principles and Implementation provides a comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability as it applies to engineering and methods for implementation of sustainable practices. Due to increasing constraints on resources and on the environment and effects of climate change, engineers are being faced with new challenges. While it is generally believed that the concepts of sustainable design must be adhered to so that future generations may be protected, the execution and practice of these concepts are very difficult. It is therefore the focus of this book to give both a conceptual understanding as well as practical skills to apply sustainable engineering principles to engineering design. This book introduces relevant theory, principles, and ethical expectations for engineers, presents concepts related to industrial ecology, green engineering, and eco-design, and details frameworks that indicate the challenges and constraints of applying sustainable development principles. It describes the tools, protocols, and guidelines that are currently available through case studies and examples from around the world. The book is designed to be used by undergraduate and graduate students in any engineering program (with particular emphasis on civil, environmental and chemical engineering) and other programs in which sustainability is taught, in addition to practicing scientists and engineers and all others concerned with the sustainability of products, projects and processes. Specific Features: Discusses sources of contaminants and their impact on the environment Addresses sustainable assessment techniques, policies, protocols and guidelines Describes new tools and technologies for achieving sustainable engineering Includes social and economic sustainability dimensions Offers case studies demonstrating implementation of sustainable engineering practices