Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability

  • ID: 2685484
  • Book
  • 608 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability answers the question "what are the available methodologies to assess the environmental sustainability of a product, system or process?” Multiple well-known authors share their expertise in order to give a broad perspective of this issue from a chemical and environmental engineering perspective. This mathematical, quantitative book includes many case studies to assist with the practical application of environmental and sustainability methods. Readers learn how to efficiently assess and use these methods.

This book summarizes all relevant environmental methodologies to assess the sustainability of a product and tools, in order to develop more green products or processes. With life cycle assessment as its main methodology, this book speaks to engineers interested in environmental impact and sustainability.

  • Helps engineers to assess, evaluate, and measure sustainability in industry
  • Provides workable approaches to environmental and sustainability assessment
  • Readers learn tools to assess the sustainability of a process or product and to design it in an environmentally friendly way
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Preface
Introduction
Systems analysis approach to sustainability
On the Application of Fisher Information to Environmental and Engineering Problems
SPI
Sustainable Process Index
Going to a Decision point in Sustainability Analyses
Overview of Environmental Footprints
N footprint and the nexus between C and N footprints
The Water Footprint of Industry
Life cycle sustainability aspects of microalgal biofuels
Methods and tools for sustainable chemical process design
The Built Environment and Embodied Energy
The Environmental Performance Strategy Map: An integrated LCA approach to support the strategic decision-making process
Sustainable Design through Process Integration
Supply and Demand Planning and Management Tools Towards Low Carbon Emission
Setting a policy for sustainability: the importance of measurement
Sustainability assessment of buildings, communities and cities
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Klemes, Jiri J
The Head of the Centre for Process Integration and Intensification at the University of Pannonia, Hungary; Chairperson of the CAPE Working Party of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering; The President of PRES and ESCAPE 24 Conference. The Subject Editor of the Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), and Regional Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier) and Cleaner Technologies and Environmental Policy (Springer).
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