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Autor: Adisa Azapagic
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Sustainable Development in Practice

Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists
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Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineersand Scientists, Second Edition explores the concept ofsustainable development and its implications for science andengineering. It looks at how sustainability criteria can becombined with traditional scientific and engineering considerationsto design and operate industrial systems in a more sustainablemanner. Taking a life cycle approach to addressing economic,environmental and social issues, the book presents a series of newpractical case studies drawn from a range of sectors, includingmining, energy, food, buildings, transport, waste, and health.
Written in an accessible style, the book opens with a generalintroduction to the concept of sustainable development and exploresits practical implications for technical experts. Recognising thatpractical application of sustainable development depends on thecontext, the second part of the book is devoted to case studies.The case studies explore scientific and technical aspects alongsiderelevant environmental economic and social issues.

The key features of this completely revised and updated secondedition include:
* Twelve new chapters, including the case studies on nuclearenergy, biofuels, aviation, buildings, urban transport, food,sanitation and health.
* Six completely revised chapters
* Coverage of a wide range of sustainability issues in bothdeveloped and developing countries
* Integration of scientific and technical aspects with economic,environmental and social considerations
* Discussion of policy implications
* Communication with the non-engaging and non-scientificaudience

Considered essential reading for all engineers and scientistsconcerned with sustainable development, Sustainable Developmentin Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, SecondEdition also provides key reading and learning materials forundergraduate and postgraduate science and engineeringstudents.
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About the Editors ix

List of Contributors xi

Preface xiii

Part 1

1 The Concept of Sustainable Development and its PracticalImplications 3
Slobodan Perdan

2 Measuring Sustainable Development: An Overview 26
Slobodan Perdan and Adisa Azapagic

3 Assessing Environmental Sustainability: Life Cycle Thinkingand Life Cycle Assessment 56
Adisa Azapagic

Part 2

4 Translating the Principles of Sustainable Development intoBusiness Practice: An Application in the Mining and Minerals Sector83
Adisa Azapagic and Slobodan Perdan

5 Climate Change and Policy: The Case of Germany 117
Wolfram Krewitt and Hans Mu¨ller-Steinhagen

6 Sustainability Assessment of Biofuels 142
Adisa Azapagic and Heinz Stichnothe

7 Scenario Building and Uncertainties: Options for EnergySources 170
Richard Darton

8 Fuel Cells in Stationary Applications: Energy for the Future?189
Martin Pehnt

9 Sustainability of Nuclear Power 211
Adisa Azapagic and Slobodan Perdan

10 Municipal Solid Waste Management: Recovering Energy fromWaste 261
Adisa Azapagic

11 Sustainability Issues in Food Provisioning Systems 326
Adisa Azapagic, Heinz Stichnothe and Namy Espinoza-Orias

12 Providing Sustainable Sanitation 348
Richard Fenner and Amparo Flores

13 Sustainable Process Design: The Case of Vinyl ChlorideMonomer (VCM) 374
Adisa Azapagic

14 Urban Sustainability: The Case of Transport 420
Slobodan Perdan and Adisa Azapagic

15 Aviation and its Response to Environmental Pressure 449
Alice Bows and Kevin Anderson

16 Health Impact Assessment of Urban Pollution 467
Zaid Chalabi and Tony Fletcher

17 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Sustainable Development:Mining in Kakadu National Park 483
Slobodan Perdan

Index 511

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Autor: Adisa Azapagic
ISBN-13 :: 9780470972854
ISBN: 0470972858
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Seiten: 536
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2, 2. Auflage
Sonstiges: Ebook