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Environmental Sustainability for Engineers and Applied Scientists

  • ID: 4605048
  • Book
  • 258 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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This textbook presents key theoretical approaches to understanding issues of sustainability and environmental management, perfectly bridging the gap between engineering and environmental science. It begins with the fundamentals of environmental modelling and toxicology, which are then used to discuss qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methods, and environmental assessments of product design. It discusses how business and government can work towards sustainability, focusing on managerial and legal tools, before considering ethics and how decisions on environmental management can be made. Students will learn quantitative methods while also gaining an understanding of qualitative, legal, and ethical aspects of sustainability. Practical applications are included throughout, and there are study questions at the end of each chapter. PowerPoint slides and jpegs of all the figures in the book are provided online. This is the perfect textbook on environmental studies for engineering and applied science students.
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Preface; Reader's Guide: How Is This All Connected?
1. The Engineer's Role in Environmental Protection;
2. The Earth System: Natural Operation and Human Impacts;
3. Impacts of Chemical Pollution;
4. Modelling Environmental Transport and Fate of Pollutants;
5. Introduction to Toxicology;
6. Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Assessment;
7. Environmental Assessment of Products and Processes;
8. Regulatory Structures;
9. Decision-making; References; Index.
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Greg Peters Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenberg.

Greg Peters is a professor in the Division of Environmental Systems Analysis at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenberg, Sweden. Before joining academia, he worked in the urban water sector as a practising environmental engineer. He is the author of many highly cited publications on the quantitative assessment of environmental impacts of water infrastructure, food production, resource consumption and biowaste management. He has served as President of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society and as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Magdalena Svanström Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenberg.

Magdalena Svanström is a professor in the Division of Environmental Systems Analysis at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenberg, Sweden. She performs research in environmental and sustainability assessment, in particular in the fields of wastewater and sludge management and biobased production, and also in engineering education for sustainable development. She was a post-doctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and recently taught life cycle assessment as a visiting professor at Brescia University, Italy. She has published a textbook on sustainable development in Swedish and has been a member of a United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) expert group on education in sustainable development.
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