Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers
and Scientists, Second Edition explores the concept of
sustainable development and its implications for science and
engineering. It looks at how sustainability criteria can be
combined with traditional scientific and engineering considerations
to design and operate industrial systems in a more sustainable
manner. Taking a life cycle approach to addressing economic,
environmental and social issues, the book presents a series of new
practical case studies drawn from a range of sectors, including
mining, energy, food, buildings, transport, waste, and health.
Written in an accessible style, the book opens with a general
introduction to the concept of sustainable development and explores
its practical implications for technical experts. Recognising that
practical application of sustainable development depends on the
context, the second part of the book is devoted to case studies.
The case studies explore scientific and technical aspects alongside
relevant environmental economic and social issues.
The key features of this completely revised and updated second
Twelve new chapters, including the case studies on nuclear
energy, biofuels, aviation, buildings, urban transport, food,
sanitation and health.
Six completely revised chapters
Coverage of a wide range of sustainability issues in both
developed 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-scientific
Considered essential reading for all engineers and scientists
concerned with sustainable development, Sustainable Development
in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists, Second
Edition also provides key reading and learning materials for
undergraduate and postgraduate science and engineering