Sustainable Engineering Concepts, Design and Case Studies

ISBN-10: 0132756544
ISBN-13: 9780132756549
Edition: 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Sustainable Engineering: Design and Analysisis the first textbook to offer a unified approach and comprehensive tools for evaluating and reducing the environmental impacts of engineering designs. It builds on the authors' comprehensive benchmarking study of the incorporation of sustainability concepts in engineering curricula, and integrates well-accepted principles and methods from their highly successful textbook,Green Engineering. David Allen and David Shonnard cover everything students and professionals need to improve sustainability in any engineering discipline. They integrate coverage of sustainability concepts and lifecycle principles, quantitative engineering design principles and methods, evaluation tools, case studies, industry perspectives, and more. Readers will learn how to utilize green materials, design green processes and products, and assess the economic value of green designs. Using this book, engineering faculty can bring greater coherence to their instruction on sustainability issues, easily integrating sustainability topics into existing courses. Note: This text condenses the new Second Edition ofGreen Engineering: Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes, also scheduled for publication in 2011.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
An Introduction to Sustainability
Introduction
The Magnitude of the Sustainability Challenge
Energy
Materials Use
Environmental Emissions
Summary
Problems
References
Risk and Life-Cycle Frameworks for Sustainability
Introduction
Risk
Life-Cycle Frameworks
Life-Cycle Assessment Tools
Summary
Problems
Appendix: Readily Available Hazard References
References
Environmental Law and Regulation
Introduction
Nine Prominent Federal Environmental Statutes
Evolution of Regulatory and Voluntary Programs from End-of-Pipe to Pollution Prevention and Sustainability
Pollution Prevention Concepts and Terminology
Environmental Law and Sustainability
Problems
Appendix
References
Green, Sustainable Materials
Introduction
Environmental and Natural Resource Use Footprints of Material Extraction and Refining
Tracking Material Flows in Engineered Systems
Environmental Releases
Summary
Problems
References
Design for Sustainability: Economic, Environmental, and Social Indicators
Introduction
Sustainable Engineering Design Principles
Economic Performance Indicators
Environmental Performance Indicators
Social Performance Indicators
Summary
Problems
Appendix
References
Case Studies
Introduction
Biofuels for Transportation
Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chains
Sustainable Built Environments
Additional Case Studies
References
Index 207

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