Materials and the Environment Eco-Informed Material Choice

ISBN-10: 0123859719

ISBN-13: 9780123859716

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Michael F. Ashby
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Description: As concern for the environment grows, there is a corresponding trend among colleges and universities worldwide to incorporate sustainability into engineering education. Addressing this growing trend "Materials and the Environment," by renowned materials authority Mike Ashby, is the first book devoted exclusively to the environmental aspects of materials, a core subject area for undergraduate students in several engineering disciplines, including mechanical, materials, civil, aerospace, manufacturing and design. With in-depth coverage of such topics as material consumption and its drivers, the material lifecycle, eco-informed material selection, renewable materials and sustainability, along with eco-profiles of more than 60 widely used materials, this book will appeal not only to instructors of materials science and selection courses, but to professional materials engineers and product designers as well.Introduces methods and tools for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of their role in products and the environmental consequencesContains numerous case studies showing how the methods discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situationsIncludes full-color data sheets for 40 of the most widely used materials, featuring such environmentally relevant information as their annual production and reserves, embodied energy and process energies, carbon footprints, and recycling dataNew to this edition:New chapter of Case Studies of Eco-audits illustrating the rapid audit methodNew chapter on Materials for Low Carbon Power examines the consequences for materials supply of a major shift from fossil-fuel based power to power from renewablesNew chapter exploring Material Efficiency, or design and management for manufacture to provide the services we need with the least production of materialsRecent news-clips from the world press  that help place materials issues into a broader context.are incorporated into all chaptersEnd-of-chapter exercises have been greatly expandedThe datasheets of Chapter 15 have been updated and expanded to include natural and man-made fibers

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Book details

List price: $42.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 5/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 628
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: material dependence
Resource consumption and its drivers
The material life cycle
End of first life: a problem or a resource?
The long reach of legislation
Eco-data: values, sources/precision
Eco-audits and eco-audit tools
Case studies: eco-audits
Material selection strategies
Eco-informed materials selection
Sustainability: living within our means
Materials for low-carbon power
Material efficiency
The bigger picture: future options
Material profiles
Appendix-Useful numbers and conversions
Index
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