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Sustainable Engineering

Principles and Practice

Bhavik R. Bakshi, Ohio State University
Textbook
Drawing on multidisciplinary perspectives from engineering, economics, business, science, and human behavior, this text presents an unrivalled introduction to how engineering practice can contribute to sustainable development. Varied approaches for assessing the sustainability of engineering and other human activities are presented in detail, and potential solutions to meet key challenges are proposed, with an emphasis on those that require engineering skills. Each concept and approach is supported by mathematical representation, solved problems, real-world examples, and self-study exercises. Topics covered range…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Dedication
pp v-vi
Brief Contents
pp vii-viii
Contents
pp ix-xvi
Preface
pp xvii-xx
Part I - Introduction and Motivation
pp 1-2
1 - The Basis of Human Well-Being
pp 3-19
2 - Status of Ecosystem Goods and Services
pp 20-49
3 - Sustainability: Definitions and Challenges
pp 50-72
Part II - Reasons for Unsustainability
pp 73-74
4 - Economics and the Environment
pp 75-93
5 - Business and the Environment
pp 94-111
6 - Science, Engineering, and the Environment
pp 112-125
7 - Society and the Environment
pp 126-138
Part III - Sustainability Assessment
pp 139-140
8 - Goal Definition and Scope
pp 141-152
9 - Inventory Analysis
pp 153-173
10 - Mathematical Framework
pp 174-206
11 - Footprint Assessment
pp 207-224
12 - Energy and Material Flow Analysis
pp 225-245
13 - Exergy Analysis
pp 246-269
14 - Cumulative Exergy Consumption and Emergy Analysis
pp 270-296
15 - Life Cycle Impact Assessment
pp 297-316
16 - Ecosystem Services in Sustainability Assessment
pp 317-340
Part IV - Solutions for Sustainability
pp 341-342
17 - Designing Sustainable Processes and Products
pp 343-366
18 - Ecosystem Ecology
pp 367-385
19 - Industrial Symbiosis and the Circular Economy
pp 386-406
20 - Ecosystems in Engineering
pp 407-431
21 - Economic Policies
pp 432-447
22 - Societal Development
pp 448-466
Index
pp 467-472
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Online ISBN: 9781108333726
Published online: 04 June 2019
Hardback ISBN: 9781108420457
Hardback publication date: 13 June 2019

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