Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management
Author: Salah El Haggar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2010-07-28
ISBN: 9780080550145
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management was inspired by the need to have a text that enveloped awareness and solutions to the ongoing issues and concerns of waste generated from industry. The development of science and technology has increased human capacity to extract resources from nature and it is only recently that industries are being held accountable for the detrimental effects the waste they produce has on the environment. Increased governmental research, regulation and corporate accountability are digging up issues pertaining to pollution control and waste treatment and environmental protection. The traditional approach for clinical waste, agricultural waste, industrial waste, and municipal waste are depleting our natural resources. The main objective of this book is to conserve the natural resources by approaching 100 % full utilization of all types of wastes by cradle – to - cradle concepts, using Industrial Ecology methodology documented with case studies. Sustainable development and environmental protection cannot be achieved without establishing the concept of industrial ecology. The main tools necessary for establishing Industrial Ecology and sustainable development will be covered in the book. The concept of “industrial ecology will help the industrial system to be managed and operated more or less like a natural ecosystem hence causing as less damage as possible to the surrounding environment. Numerous case studies allow the reader to adapt concepts according to personal interest/field Reveals innovative technologies for the conservation of natural resources The only book which provides an integrated approach for sustainable development including tools, methodology, and indicators for sustainable development

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering
Author: Nelson L. Nemerow,Franklin J. Agardy,Patrick J. Sullivan,Joseph A. Salvato
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2009-01-27
ISBN: 0470083050
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Engineering Book Excerpt:

First published in 1958, Salvato's Environmental Engineering has long been the definitive reference for generations of sanitation and environmental engineers. Approaching its 50th year of continual publication in a rapidly changing field, the Sixth Edition has been fully reworked and reorganized into three separate, succinct volumes to adapt to amore complex and scientifically demanding field with dozens of specializations. Updated and reviewed by leading experts in the field, this revised edition offers new coverage of industrial solid wastes utilization and disposal, the use of surveying in environmental engineering and land use planning, and environmental assessment. Stressing the practicality and appropriateness of treatment, the Sixth Edition provides realistic solutions for the practicing public health official or environmental engineer. This volume, Environmental Health and Safety for Municipal Infrastructure, Land Use and Planning, and Industry, Sixth Edition, covers: Municipal and industrial waste and pollution including landfills and facility, office and residential sanitation, and air quality The environmental health of residential and institutional spaces such as homes and offices, including indoor air quality, sanitation, and the impact of substandard construction techniques Land use planning and forensics techniques for investigating repurposed industrial and agricultural land Air pollution and noise control Surveying and mapping for environmental engineering

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management
Author: Salah el- Haggar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780123736239
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management Book Excerpt:

"The traditional approach for clinical waste, agricultural waste, industrial waste, and municipal waste is depleting our natural resources. The main objective of this book is to conserve the natural resources by approaching 100% full utilization of all types of wastes by cradle-to-cradle concepts, using industrial ecology methodology documented with case studies." -- Back cover.

Innovative Waste Management Technologies for Sustainable Development

Innovative Waste Management Technologies for Sustainable Development
Author: Bhat, Rouf Ahmad,Qadri, Humaira,Wani, Khursheed Ahmad,Dar, Gowhar Hamid,Mehmood, Mohammad Aneesul
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN: 1799800334
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Waste Management Technologies for Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

A rapidly growing population, industrialization, modernization, luxury life style, and overall urbanization are associated with the generation of enhanced wastes. The inadequate management of the ever-growing amount of waste has degraded the quality of the natural resources on a regional, state, and country basis, and consequently threatens public health as well as global environmental security. Therefore, there is an existent demand for the improvement of sustainable, efficient, and low-cost technologies to monitor and properly manage the huge quantities of waste and convert these wastes into energy sources. Innovative Waste Management Technologies for Sustainable Development is an essential reference source that discusses management of different types of wastes and provides relevant theoretical frameworks about new waste management technologies for the control of air, water, and soil pollution. This publication also explores the innovative concept of waste-to-energy and its application in safeguarding the environment. Featuring research on topics such as pollution management, vermicomposting, and crude dumping, this book is ideally designed for environmentalists, policymakers, professionals, researchers, scientists, industrialists, and environmental agencies.

Roadmap for Global Sustainability Rise of the Green Communities

Roadmap for Global Sustainability     Rise of the Green Communities
Author: Salah El-Haggar,Aliaa Samaha
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2019-05-08
ISBN: 3030145840
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roadmap for Global Sustainability Rise of the Green Communities Book Excerpt:

Progressive increases in consumer demands along with aggressive industrial consumption led the world to proximate resource depletion, weather changes, soil and air degradation and water quality deterioration. We now know that the paradigm of production at the expense of human condition is not sustainable. This book briefly explains how we reached this situation and offers suggestions as to what can be done to overcome it. It invites the best entrepreneurial talent and scientific and technological know-how to develop a sustainable economy around sustainable communities, services, and sectors. A major obstacle previously identified by involved parties was the ability of accommodating for the emerging economic growth without causing harm to the environment, especially with resource depletion. This book provides the solution by creating a need to bring on a new revolution that preserves the rights of next generations to live in a healthy environment This Sustainability Revolution requires the integration of economic, environmental, and social factor as well as the practical aspects of implementing sustainability through green activities, which are discussed throughout the book. In this book, a globalization is proposed that encourages creativity and innovation towards sustainability. With this global sustainability approach (real globalization) both rich and poor will benefit from the global sustainability approach. This will close the gap between rich and poor. Developing countries could reap the benefit of current technology without undergoing many of the growing pains associated with development of these technologies. Governments are able to better work together towards common goals now that there is an advantage in cooperation, an improved ability to interact and coordinate, and a global awareness of issues. The book presents a sustainability roadmap to bring together various concepts, that have been dealt with independently by previous authors, and link them to establish the fundamental practical steps. The flow path and the direction for successful implementation of a sustainability roadmap are also discussed in detail in the book. For the first time, the authors use sustainable communities to create a better quality of life for residents while minimizing the use of the resources to meet current needs and ensure adequate resources for future generations. These green communities create new industries for the local economy and improve public health, which offers more hope for their citizens. Sustainable transportation, renewable energy, recycling, clean water, and urban forests help to make a more livable community and help to control the global climate change. They involve all citizens and incorporate local values into decision-making.

Motivating Change Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment

Motivating Change  Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment
Author: Robert Crocker,Steffen Lehmann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2013-07-24
ISBN: 113504385X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motivating Change Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

Today’s most pressing challenges require behaviour change at many levels, from the city to the individual. This book focuses on the collective influences that can be seen to shape change. Exploring the underlying dimensions of behaviour change in terms of consumption, media, social innovation and urban systems, the essays in this book are from many disciplines, including architecture, urban design, industrial design and engineering, sociology, psychology, cultural studies, waste management and public policy. Aimed especially at designers and architects, Motivating Change explores the diversity of current approaches to change, and the multiple ways in which behaviour can be understood as an enactment of values and beliefs, standards and habitual practices in daily life, and more broadly in the urban environment.

Sustainability and Innovation

Sustainability and Innovation
Author: Salah M. El-Haggar
Publsiher: American University in Cairo Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-05-04
ISBN: 1617976938
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability and Innovation Book Excerpt:

One of the most urgent problems facing the world today is environmental sustainability. Current practices of pollution control, waste treatment, and environmental protection are not only hugely expensive and a burden on development but also unsustainable in the long run for their steady depletion of the world's natural resources. Any solutions must have proven economic benefits, be technologically viable, and meet prevailing environmental and social perspectives. The main objective of this new set of studies is to describe methods that help to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. This can be achieved by applying the 'cradle-to-cradle' concept, which aims to use materials in closed cyclic loops without generating any type of waste or pollution. The authors provide the reader with an introduction to basic concepts of sustainable development, describe the mechanisms and benefits of related technologies, and suggest potential uses on a practical level by examining innovations developed in the mechanical engineering laboratories of the American University in Cairo. Particular focus is placed on innovation as a vital means of attaining sustainability. A timely contribution to the debate on environmentally sustainable practices, this book will be indispensable to environmentalists, scientists, economists, engineers, development specialists, and policy-makers, as well as being of interest to the lay reader.

Waste Management Policies and Practices in BRICS Nations

Waste Management Policies and Practices in BRICS Nations
Author: Pardeep Singh,Yulia Milshina,Kangming Tian,Anwesha Borthakur,Pramit Verma,Ajay Kumar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN: 100041258X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waste Management Policies and Practices in BRICS Nations Book Excerpt:

Waste Management Policies and Practices in BRICS Nations explores recent developments in waste management. BRICS nations are the emerging economies of the world. Increasing populations, urbanization, industrialization and uses of chemical fertilizer and pesticide in agriculture for enhanced productivity of food, especially in India and China, to support the large populations harm the natural environment. The rise in the living standards of the human population has increased environmental pollution manifold, resulting in the huge generation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste simultaneously, which has contaminated natural resources such as soil, water and air. It has led to undesirable effects on the environment and human health. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including: Waste management problems with special reference to MSW in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa Solid waste management in BRICS nations Hazardous waste management in BRICS nations Policies and laws in BRICS nations This book contains both policies and methods used for the management of waste in BRICS nations. The chapters incorporate both policies and practical aspects.

Sustainability and Innovation

Sustainability and Innovation
Author: Salah el- Haggar
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9774166477
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability and Innovation Book Excerpt:

Sustainable development; environmental policy; economic aspects.

Circular Economy and Waste Valorisation

Circular Economy and Waste Valorisation
Author: Jingzheng Ren,Long Zhang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2022-08-23
ISBN: 3031047257
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circular Economy and Waste Valorisation Book Excerpt:

The authors and editors of this volume state that with the intensive growth of global industrialization and urbanization, the consumption of various resources and materials, such as energy, minerals, and even water, is increasing at an amazing speed, which poses great pressure on material resources. In addition, the massive utilization of materials has led to low efficiency, resulting in great wastes of resources as well as serious environmental pollutions and degradation, which has severely hindered the sustainable development of economy and society. In order to transit to sustainable development, it is necessary to improved resource efficiency, and circular economy and waste valorization are the best alternative ways for achieving this goal. This book aims to provide an in-depth description of circular economy and waste valorization, make assessments for circular economy and waste valorization in different regions and countries and determine the technological pathways and roadmap for achieving circular economy and waste valorization. More specifically: (1) Conceptions and Theories: Concepts and definitions of circular economy and waste valorization and their nexus and contributions to sustainable development. (2) Policy and Practice: Measurement and assessment of performance or sustainability for implementing circular economy and waste valorization. (3) Pathways and Prospects: Identification and prioritization of the barriers, strategies, technologies, and pathways for achieving circular economy and waste valorization. The book systematically and comprehensively introduces the definitions, concepts, framework and nexus of circular economy and waste valorization, analyzes and measures their performance and sustainability and provides the methods for investigating and prioritizing the barriers and strategies and determining the pathways and roadmap for their development.

Hazardous Waste Management and Health Risks

Hazardous Waste Management and Health Risks
Author: Gabriella Marfe ,Carla Di Stefano
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2020-08-24
ISBN: 9811454728
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazardous Waste Management and Health Risks Book Excerpt:

Hazardous Waste Management and Health Risks presents a systematic overview of evaluating solid and hazardous waste management practices. The book introduces readers to the basic principles of hazardous waste management and progresses into related topics that allow managers to assess environmental quality. These topics include heavy metal pollution, reproductive biomarkers as signals of environmental pressure and health risks, and environmental contamination in an international perspective. With an emphasis on sustainable development throughout the text, a zero-waste strategy as an alternative way to manage hazardous waste is suggested in a dedicated chapter. This reference book is intended as an introductory guide for managers taking waste management training courses and students involved in degree courses related to environmental engineering and management.

Ethics and Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management

Ethics and Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management
Author: Akkucuk, Ulas
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2016-12-21
ISBN: 1522520376
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics and Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management Book Excerpt:

Various industries in modern society can contribute to many different sustainable development initiatives. By implementing better processes for resource usage and its impacts, businesses can play a vital role in creating a cleaner environment. Ethics and Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on organizational procedures and methods that ensure environmental sustainability, while maintaining effective production processes. Highlighting the most innovative topics and perspectives, such as life cycle costing, waste management, and business leadership, this book is ideally designed for professionals, academics, practitioners, graduate students, and researchers interested in developing green supply chain processes.

Comprehensive Energy Systems

Comprehensive Energy Systems
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 5540
Release: 2018-02-07
ISBN: 0128149256
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Energy Systems Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive Energy Systems provides a unified source of information covering the entire spectrum of energy, one of the most significant issues humanity has to face. This comprehensive book describes traditional and novel energy systems, from single generation to multi-generation, also covering theory and applications. In addition, it also presents high-level coverage on energy policies, strategies, environmental impacts and sustainable development. No other published work covers such breadth of topics in similar depth. High-level sections include Energy Fundamentals, Energy Materials, Energy Production, Energy Conversion, and Energy Management. Offers the most comprehensive resource available on the topic of energy systems Presents an authoritative resource authored and edited by leading experts in the field Consolidates information currently scattered in publications from different research fields (engineering as well as physics, chemistry, environmental sciences and economics), thus ensuring a common standard and language

Zero Waste

Zero Waste
Author: Atiq Zaman,Tahmina Ahsan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-12-06
ISBN: 1315436280
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero Waste Book Excerpt:

This book analyses ‘zero-waste’ (ZW) as an emerging waste management strategy for the future, which considers waste prevention through innovative design and sustainable consumption practices. Drawing on a diverse range of case studies from Australia, Bangladesh, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA, this book explores why urban waste management systems still remain a major challenge for almost all cities around the world. Rejecting waste as an ‘end-of-life’ problem, Atiq Zaman and Tahmina Ahsan instead consider waste prevention through the ZW model, in which resources are utilized and consumed with minimum environmental degradation. In addition, the authors give extended discussion on why embracing the ZW concept will be beneficial for the circular economy (CE). Providing a strategic zero-waste framework and an evaluation tool to measure waste management performance aimed towards ZW goals, this book will be of great relevance to students, scholars, and policymakers with an interest in waste management, sustainable consumption, urban planning, and sustainable development.

Solid Waste Management in Rural Areas

Solid Waste Management in Rural Areas
Author: Florin-Constantin Mihai
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2017-09-06
ISBN: 953513485X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solid Waste Management in Rural Areas Book Excerpt:

The book points out that rural regions need proper attention at the global level concerning solid waste management sector where bad practices and public health threats could be avoided through traditional and integrated waste management routes. Solid waste management in rural areas is a key issue in developing and transitioning countries due to the lack of proper waste management facilities and services. The book further examines, on the one hand, the main challenges in the development of reliable waste management practices across rural regions and, on the other hand, the concrete solutions and the new opportunities across the world in dealing with municipal and agricultural wastes. The book provides useful information for academics, various professionals, the members of civil society, and national and local authorities.

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Author: Sunil Kumar,Rakesh Kumar,Ashok Pandey
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2021-06-16
ISBN: 0128231874
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering Book Excerpt:

Strategic Perspectives in Solid Waste and Wastewater Management explores conventional and advanced biotechnologies for waste management, including socio-economic aspects, techno-economic feasibility, models and modeling tools, and a detailed life-cycle assessment approach in solid waste (SW) and wastewater (WW). These innovative technologies are highly applicable to current real-world situations. The enormous increase in the quantum and diversity of SW and WW - including waste materials generated due to human activity and their potentially harmful effects on the environment and public health - have led to increasing awareness about an urgent need to adopt novel technologies for appropriate management of both SW and WW. While there is an obvious need to minimize the generation of wastes and to reuse and recycle them, the technologies for managing such wastes can play a vital role in mitigating problems. Besides recovery of substantial energy, these technologies can lead to a considerable reduction in the overall waste quantities requiring final disposal, which can be better managed for safe disposal in a controlled manner while meeting pollution control standards. Outlines appropriate technologies for solid waste and wastewater management systems and their applications Presents and evaluates the Best Available Technology (BAT) and includes global case studies Provides methods for evaluating the way to use appropriate technological systems to develop the best technically and economically feasible projects worldwide Offers an excellent resource for university students to use for their research and dissertations

SUSTAINABLE SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS Challenges and Economics for the Arab World

SUSTAINABLE SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS Challenges and Economics for the Arab World
Author: Salah El-Haggar,Sarah Mousa ,Mohamed El-Morsi
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2016-11-05
ISBN: 1681082977
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SUSTAINABLE SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS Challenges and Economics for the Arab World Book Excerpt:

The urgency of exploring alternative energy sources, especially in regions so detrimentally affected by current energy practices on environmental, humanitarian and political levels warrants a crucial effort in raising awareness and activism about renewable energy and sustainable development. Sustainable Solar Energy Systems is a primer on the application of solar energy technology for sustainable development. This handbook starts with an introduction to basic concepts of solar energy, describes the mechanisms and benefits of related technologies, and presents a case study in an Arabian poultry farm. The book also includes details on how to conduct economic feasibility studies of solar power projects. The book is a suitable reference for general readers or students undertaking environmental science or engineering courses with specific modules on solar energy projects. Readers will be able to understand the benefits of solar energy systems in the context of an increasing concern about the use of renewable energy under conditions of global warming and declining fossil fuel reserves.

The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History

The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History
Author: Kenneth E. Hendrickson III
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 1145
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN: 0810888882
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History Book Excerpt:

As editor Kenneth E. Hendrickson, III, notes in his introduction: “Since the end of the nineteenth-century, industrialization has become a global phenomenon. After the relative completion of the advanced industrial economies of the West after 1945, patterns of rapid economic change invaded societies beyond western Europe, North America, the Commonwealth, and Japan.” In The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History contributors survey the Industrial Revolution as a world historical phenomenon rather than through the traditional lens of a development largely restricted to Western society. The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History is a three-volume work of over 1,000 entries on the rise and spread of the Industrial Revolution across the world. Entries comprise accessible but scholarly explorations of topics from the “aerospace industry” to “zaibatsu.” Contributor articles not only address topics of technology and technical innovation but emphasize the individual human and social experience of industrialization. Entries include generous selections of biographical figures and human communities, with articles on entrepreneurs, working men and women, families, and organizations. They also cover legal developments, disasters, and the environmental impact of the Industrial Revolution. Each entry also includes cross-references and a brief list of suggested readings to alert readers to more detailed information. The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History includes over 300 illustrations, as well as artfully selected, extended quotations from key primary sources, from Thomas Malthus’ “Essay on the Principal of Population” to Arthur Young’s look at Birmingham, England in 1791. This work is the perfect reference work for anyone conducting research in the areas of technology, business, economics, and history on a world historical scale.

Flexibility Innovation and Sustainable Business

Flexibility  Innovation  and Sustainable Business
Author: Ramesh Anbanandam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811916977
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flexibility Innovation and Sustainable Business Book Excerpt:

Geoenvironmental Practices and Sustainability

Geoenvironmental Practices and Sustainability
Author: G.L. Sivakumar Babu,Krishna R. Reddy,Anirban De,Manoj Datta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2017-06-05
ISBN: 981104077X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geoenvironmental Practices and Sustainability Book Excerpt:

This volume is a compilation on issues related to sustainable practices in geo-environmental engineering, particularly as applying to developing nations such as India. While, the developed world has already developed some solutions such as landfills, developments in landfills, barriers and liners in the North America and waste-to-energy and waste incineration in Europe, developing countries like India are trying to figure out ways which suit the present condition without compromising the future needs and comforts. This volume presents case studies on the various problems and solutions adopted for different sites. Although a common approach for all the problems is not feasible or recommend, this collection aims to provide a compendium on the current efforts underway and to help achieve common ground for the practitioners and researchers involved. The works included here give insight to the possible development of resilient and sustainable structures (like offshore wind turbines) and energy geotechnics. The book covers topics such as liners and barrier systems, use of recycled and waste materials, waste management and hazard assessment, sustainable infrastructure, and sustainability and the environment. The contents of this book will be useful to researchers and professionals working in geo-environmental engineering. The book will also be useful to policy makers interested in understanding geotechnical concerns related to sustainable development.