Industrial Ecology

Industrial Ecology

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For upper level courses in Industrial Ecology. This text addresses the increasing need for knowledge about the interactions between industry and environment with the ultimate goal of sustainability. With in-depth analysis of past, present, and future issues in industrial ecology, this book seeks to meet the needs of the product-design engineers who hold much of the future of industry-environment interactions in their hands, as well as the emerging discipline of "sustainability scientists".show more

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  • Hardback | 363 pages
  • 175.26 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 589.67g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0130467138
  • 9780130467133

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To a significant degree, the first edition of this book defined the new field of industrial ecology, the restructuring of technological activity to incorporate environmental concerns. Important topics from that book are updated here, among them life-cycle assessmentproduct design for the environmentthe incorporation of environmental considerations into product developmentintegrating industrial ecology into corporationsbudgets and cycles In addition, the new edition includes entire chapters on topics that are becoming or have become newly important to the field: the biological model applied to industrial systemsthe status of resourcesthe transition from products to servicessystems analysisEarth systems engineering and management While still serving as a practical guide to product designers and corporate managers, the new edition also provides guidance for the broader task of mapping a societal evolution to a more sustainable world, thus justifying industrial ecology's label as "the science and technology of sustainability."show more

Table of contents

1. Humanity and Environment. 2. The Industrial Ecology Concept. 3. Technological Change and Evolving Risk. 4. The Relevance of Biological Ecology to Technology. 5. The Status of Resources. 6. Society and Culture. 7. Governments, Laws, and Economics. 8. Industrial Product Design and Development. 9. Industrial Process Design and Operation. 10. Choosing Materials. 11. Designing for Energy Efficiency. 12. Product Delivery. 13. Environmental Interactions During Product Use. 14. Design For End of Life. 15. An Introduction to Life-Cycle Assessment. 16. The LCA Impact and Interpretation Stages. 17. Streamlining the LCA Process. 18. Using the Corporate Industrial Ecology Toolbox. 19. Managing Industrial Ecology in the Corporation. 20. Indicators and Metrics. 21. Services, Technology, and Environment. 22. Industrial Ecosystems. 23. Metabolic and Resource Analysis. 24. Systems Analysis, Models, and Scenario Development. 25. Earth Systems Engineering and Management. 26. The Future of Industrial Ecology. Appendix A: Electronic Solder Alternatives: A Detailed Case Study. Appendix B: Units of Measurement in Industrial Ecology. Glossary. Index.show more

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