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Environmental Sciences - Sustainable Development | Treatise on Sustainability Science and Engineering

Treatise on Sustainability Science and Engineering

Jawahir, I.S., Sikdar, S.K., Huang, Y. (Eds.)

2013, XIII, 338 p. 106 illus., 74 illus. in color.

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  • Provides important insights into sustainability metrics
  • Contributes to the growing interest in life cycle assessment
  • Interwoven chapters will be useful in many disciplines
  • Offers a wide spectrum of research on sustainability science and engineering

This book is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of recent developments in sustainability science and engineering. The book focuses on principles and practices and presents 18 interwoven chapters on four major themes:


  • Design for sustainability
  • Sustainability metrics and analysis
  • Sustainable energy
  • Sustainable supply/value


Significant, state-of-the-art work, methodologies, practices and plans are presented by researchers, technology developers and industry leaders. Topics discussed include:


  • Life cycle assessment
  • Product end-of-life options
  • Practical approaches to sustainability
  • Environmental footprint assessment
  • Biofuels
  • Sustainable supply chain management


The uniqueness of this book lies in the range of topics covered with in-depth analysis and case studies.


This book will be of interest to academic and industrial researchers, professionals in corporate and governmental organizations, and others interested in advancing the current state-of-the-art to the next level for the benefit of our global society.


Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Life Cycle Assessment - Supply Chains - Sustainability Metrics - Sustainability Science - Sustainable Energy

Related subjects » Energy - Engineering - Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - Pollution and Remediation - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Part I Design for Sustainability: Life-Cycle Optimization Methods for Enhancing the Sustainability of Design and Policy Decisions.- Second Thoughts on Preferred End-of-Life Treatment Strategies for Consumer Products.- A New Methodology for Integration of End-of-Life Option Determination and Disassemblability Analysis.- Sustainability under Severe Uncertainty: A Probability-Bounds-Analysis Based Approach.- Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) – A means to optimize the structure of sustainable industry.- Practical Approaches to Sustainability: iSUSTAIN™ Tool for Green Chemistry Case Study.- Part II Sustainability Metrics and Analysis: Measuring Sustainability: Deriving Metrics from a Secure Human-Environment Relationship.- Science-based Metrics for Product Sustainability Assessment.- Key Business Measures That Drive Sustainability into the Organization.- Environmental Assessment and Strategic Environmental Map based on Footprints Assessment.- Part III Sustainable Energy: Exploring how technology growth limits impact optimal carbon dioxide mitigation pathways.-Nanoscale Engineering Approach for Enhancing the Performance of Photovoltaic Cell Technologies for Non-Fossil Energy Sources.- Sustainable Mobility: Insights from a Global Energy Model.- Life-Cycle Analysis of Biofuels and Electricity for Transportation Use.- Liquid Biofuels: we lose more than we win.- Part IV Sustainable Supply/Value Chains: Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Supply Chain Management.- Sustainable Consumption and Production: quality, luxury and supply chain equity.- Transforming Supply Chains to Create Sustainable Value for All Stakeholders.

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