Industrial Ecology

Industrial Ecology

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Appropriate for one semester/two-quarter undergraduate level courses in Industrial Ecology. Industrial ecology is a new way of looking at economic and environmental interactions. This is the first textbook available to those interested in learning how to put into practice the idea of performing industrial activities while keeping environmental consequences in more

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 183.9 x 242.8 x 21.3mm | 771.12g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 0131252380
  • 9780131252387

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(NOTE: Each chapter includes a Further Reading List and Exercises.) I. INTRODUCTION 1. Industry, Environment, and this Book. II. PERSPECTIVES ON INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY 2. Technology and Industry: History and Recent Trends. 3. A Survey of Environmental Concerns. 4. An Overview of Risk Assessment. 5. Relationships of Society to Industry and Development. 6. Governments, Laws, and Economics. 7. Budgets and Cycles. III. EVALUATION OF LIFE CYCLES. 8. An Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment. 9. Process and Product Audits: LCA's Inventory Analysis Stage. 10. Perturbing Nature's Budgets and Cycles. 11. Prioritizing Options: LCA's Impact Assessment Stage. 12. The Materials and Process Audit for Electronic Solders and Alternatives: A Detailed Case Study. IV. DESIGN FOR ENVIRONMENT. 13. Industrial Design of Processes and Products. 14. Designing for Energy Efficiency. 15. Industrial Process Residuals: Composition and Minimization. 16. Choosing Materials. 17. Product Packaging, transport, and Installation. 18. Environmental Interactions During Product Use. 19. Design for Recycling. 20. The Improvement Analysis for Products, Processes, and Facilities. V. FORWARD LOOKING TOPICS. 21. Organizational Opportunities and Constraints. 22. Standards and Stimuli. 23. Satisfying Human Needs and Wants: The Future of Industrial Activity. 24. A New Industrial Revolution. Appendices. Glossary. more

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