Sustainable Utility Systems

Author by : Petar Sabev Varbanov
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Description : This book provides a thorough guidance on maximizing the performance of utility systems in terms of sustainability. It covers general structure, typical components and efficiency trends, and applications such as top-level analysis for steam pricing and selection of processes for improved heat integration. Examples are provided to illustrate the discussed models and methods to give sufficient learning experience for the reader.


Sustainable Utility Systems

Author by : Petar Sabev Varbanov
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 41
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File Size : 43,7 Mb
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Description : This book provides a thorough guidance on maximizing the performance of utility systems in terms of sustainability. It covers general structure, typical components and efficiency trends, and applications such as top-level analysis for steam pricing and selection of processes for improved heat integration. Examples are provided to illustrate the discussed models and methods to give sufficient learning experience for the reader.


Infrastructures Of Consumption

Author by : Elizabeth Shove
Languange : en
Publisher by : Earthscan
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Total Read : 90
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Description : For many years, a uniform and uncontested picture of utility system organization has endured across Europe. Provider and consumer roles have been largely taken for granted, and consumers have had little choice but to use the infrastructure of the only network provider available. Recent transformations have challenged this model. This book examines the ongoing environmental restructuring of consumption and provision in energy, water and waste systems. In accounting for the distinctive environmental qualities, technical features, and institutional dynamics of utility systems this book challenges contemporary conceptualizations of consumers as the autonomous drivers of environmental change. Instead, utilities and users are positioned as the 'co-managers' of utility systems, and processes of environmental innovation are seen to depend on the systemic restructuring of demand.


Sustainable Building Design Manual

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
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Description : The second volume targets practitioners and focuses on the process of green architecture by combining concepts and technologies with best practices for each integral design component


Reflexive Governance For Sustainable Development

Author by : Jan-Peter Voß
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : This book deals with the issue of sustainable development in a novel and innovative way. It examines the governance implications of reflexive modernisation - the condition that societal development is endangered by its own side-effects. With conceptualising reflexive governance the book leads a way out of endless quarrels about the definition of sustainability and into a new mode of collective action.


Guiding Principles Of Sustainable Design In Parks And Other Conservation Areas

Author by : DIANE Publishing Company
Languange : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : Provides a basis for achieving sustainability in facility planning & design, emphasize the importance of biodiversity, & encourage responsible development decisions in parks & other conservation areas, particularly where related to ecotourism. Sustainability principles have been developed for nine topics: interpretation, natural resources, cultural resources, site design, building design, energy management, water supply, waste prevention, & facility maintenance & operations. Drawings. Also includes a 15-page guide, Disability Awareness Training Manual for Park Personnel.Ó


Sustainable And Resilient Communities

Author by : Stephen J. Coyle
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 72
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Description : Many of today's communities face an unprecedented struggle to adapt and maintain their environmental, economic, and social well-being in an era beleaguered by fiscal constraints, uncertainty about energy prices and supplies, rapid demographic shifts, and accelerated climate impacts. This step-by-step guidebook for urban planners and urban designers explains how to create and implement an actionable plan for making neighborhoods, communities, and regions more environmentally healthy, resource-conserving, and economically resilient. Sustainable and Resilient Communitiesdelineates measures for repairing, retrofitting, and transforming our built environments and supporting systems.


Sustainable On Site Chp Systems Design Construction And Operations

Author by : Milton Meckler
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : PROVEN TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING ENERGY USE WITH CHP SYSTEMS Plan, design, construct, and operate a sustainable on-site CHP (combined heat and power) facility using the detailed information in this practical guide. Sustainable On-Site CHP Systems reveals how to substantially increase the energy efficiency in commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential buildings using waste heat and thermal energy from power generation equipment for cooling, heating, and humidity control. In-depth case studies illustrate real-world applications of CHP systems. Coverage includes: CHP basics, power equipment, and thermal design Packaged CHP systems Regulatory issues Carbon footprint, environmental benefits, and emission controls Conducting a feasibility study and economic analysis CHP plant design and engineering Construction, permits, and risk management Operation and maintenance Performance monitoring and improvement


Sustainable Thermal Storage Systems Planning Design And Operations

Author by : Lucas Hyman
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional
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Description : A practical guide to SUSTAINABLE THERMAL STORAGE SYSTEMS Sustainable Thermal Storage Systems: Planning, Design, and Operations offers proven techniques for reducing energy costs, on-peak demand, capital costs, and pollution using thermal storage systems. Written by an expert in the field, this book discusses sustainability requirements, advantages and disadvantages of various systems, and the relationship among loads, equipment choices, and system selection. Real-world case studies examine chilled water thermal storage and ice thermal storage. Tips for operating a thermal storage plant to maximize investment are also provided in this valuable resource. Comprehensive coverage includes: Applicability and types of thermal storage systems Sensible thermal storage systems Latent thermal storage systems Heating storage systems Thermal storage system sizing Conducting a feasibility study Estimating energy use and analyzing costs Thermal storage design applications Thermal storage tank specifications Operating and control strategies Testing and commissioning requirements Sustainable operations


The Comprehensive Plan

Author by : David Rouse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The practice of comprehensive planning is changing dramatically in the 21st century to address the pressing need for more sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities. Drawing on the latest research and best practice examples, The Comprehensive Plan: Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Communities for the 21st Century provides an in-depth resource for planning practitioners, elected officials, citizens, and others seeking to develop effective, impactful, comprehensive plans, grounded in authentic community engagement, as a pathway to sustainability. Based on standards developed by the American Planning Association to provide a national benchmark for sustainable comprehensive planning, this book provides detailed guidance on the substance, process, and implementation of comprehensive plans that address the critical challenges facing communities in the 21st century.


Sustainable Process Engineering

Author by : David Brennan
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Total Read : 95
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Description : This book introduces chemical engineering students to key concepts, strategies, and evaluation methods in sustainable process engineering. The book is intended to supplement chemical engineering texts in fundamentals and design, rather than replace them. The key objectives of the book are to widen system boundaries beyond a process plant to include utility supplies, interconnected plants, wider industry sectors, and entire product life cycles; identify waste and its sources in process and utility systems and adopt waste minimization strategies; broaden evaluation to include technical, economic, safety, environmental, social, and sustainability criteria and to integrate the assessments; and broaden the engineering horizon to incorporate planning, development, design, and operations. Case examples are integrated with chapter topics throughout, and defined problems that reflect current industry challenges are provided. Contexts include electricity generation, waste sulfuric acid minimization, petroleum fuel desulfurization, and byproduct hydrogen utilization.


Cyber Security Of Industrial Control Systems In The Future Internet Environment

Author by : Stojanovi?, Mirjana D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Total Read : 33
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Description : In today’s modernized market, many fields are utilizing internet technologies in their everyday methods of operation. The industrial sector is no different as these technological solutions have provided several benefits including reduction of costs, scalability, and efficiency improvements. Despite this, cyber security remains a crucial risk factor in industrial control systems. The same public and corporate solutions do not apply to this specific district because these security issues are more complex and intensive. Research is needed that explores new risk assessment methods and security mechanisms that professionals can apply to their modern technological procedures. Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems in the Future Internet Environment is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on current security risks in critical infrastructure schemes with the implementation of information and communication technologies. While highlighting topics such as intrusion detection systems, forensic challenges, and smart grids, this publication explores specific security solutions within industrial sectors that have begun applying internet technologies to their current methods of operation. This book is ideally designed for researchers, system engineers, managers, networkers, IT professionals, analysts, academicians, and students seeking a better understanding of the key issues within securing industrial control systems that utilize internet technologies.


Designing Renewable Energy Systems

Author by : Leda Gerber
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : The book discusses a multi-objective optimization approach in LCA that allows the flexible construction of comprehensive Pareto fronts to help understand the weightings and relative importance of its elements. The methodology is applied to the pertinent topics of thermochemical wood conversion, deep geothermal energy, and regional energy planning.


Global Sustainable Development And Renewable Energy Systems

Author by : Olla, Phillip
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Total Read : 37
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Description : Over the past decade, the use of Renewable Energy Technology (RET) has significantly increased around the globe. Technologies that once were considered experimental are now being deployed on commercial scales at phenomenal rates, delivering cost-effective substitutions for conventional, fossil fuel-based systems that cause problems including greenhouse gas emissions, expensive operating costs, and global pollution. But these new systems come at a costly rate, and because of this, officials must review their overall efficiency and effectiveness. Global Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy Systems pushes through the boundaries of current research to introduce the concept of an energy management information system, exploring the role of energy for sustainable development. This book goes into great detail describing the benefits of these systems for organizations, focusing on corporate sustainability initiatives and activities to combat climate change. Research presented in this publication includes modeling techniques, software applications, and case studies that reveal how renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and biomass fuel can have a significant implications for both operating costs and environmental impacts.


European Symposium On Computer Aided Process Engineering 13

Author by : Andrzej Kraslawski
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Description : This book contains papers presented at the 13th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-13). The ESCAPE symposia bring together scientists, students and engineers from academia and industry, who are active in the research and application of Computer Aided Process Engineering. The objective of ESCAPE-13 is to promote CAPE applications into new businesses and technologies by highlighting the use of computers and information technology tools in five specific areas: process design; process control and dynamics; modeling, simulation and optimization; applications in pulp and paper industry; and applications in biotechnology. Includes 190 papers selected from 391 submitted abstracts. All papers have been reviewed by 33 members of the international scientific community.


Introduction To Chemical Engineering

Author by : Uche P. Nnaji
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The field of chemical engineering is undergoing a global “renaissance,” with new processes, equipment, and sources changing literally every day. It is a dynamic, important area of study and the basis for some of the most lucrative and integral fields of science. Introduction to Chemical Engineering offers a comprehensive overview of the concept, principles and applications of chemical engineering. It explains the distinct chemical engineering knowledge which gave rise to a general-purpose technology and broadest engineering field. The book serves as a conduit between college education and the real-world chemical engineering practice. It answers many questions students and young engineers often ask which include: How is what I studied in the classroom being applied in the industrial setting? What steps do I need to take to become a professional chemical engineer? What are the career diversities in chemical engineering and the engineering knowledge required? How is chemical engineering design done in real-world? What are the chemical engineering computer tools and their applications? What are the prospects, present and future challenges of chemical engineering? And so on. It also provides the information new chemical engineering hires would need to excel and cross the critical novice engineer stage of their career. It is expected that this book will enhance students understanding and performance in the field and the development of the profession worldwide. Whether a new-hire engineer or a veteran in the field, this is a must—have volume for any chemical engineer’s library.


Socio Metabolic Perspectives On The Sustainability Of Local Food Systems

Author by : Eva Fraňková
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book delves into diverse local food systems and critically assesses their ecological and societal benefits and trade-offs, their limits and opportunities for improving sustainability of food production, and framework conditions which either hinder or promote their development. More and more people with gradually meat heavier diets will demand growth in food production, whilst our increasingly industrialized and globalized agri-food system has already caused serious sustainability problems in the past. This calls for a change in the way we produce, distribute and consume food. A re-emerging debate on food security and food sovereignty seems to support this quest. But what are the promising alternatives to mainstream developments? Such a discussion regarding sustainability of local food systems requires a sound systemic understanding and thus invites a socio-metabolic reading of local cases by analyzing the nexus between material and energy flows as well as land and time use. This approach is needed to complement the so far mostly qualitatively-based local food studies. Applying socio-metabolic approaches to local food systems fosters a better understanding of promises and pitfalls for sustainable pathways in the future.


System Innovation For Sustainability 1

Author by : Arnold Tukker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Sustainable consumption and production (SCP) was adopted as a priority area during the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 and has since become one of the main vehicles for targeting international sustainability policy. Sustainable consumption focuses on formulating equitable strategies that foster the highest quality of life, the efficient use of natural resources, and the effective satisfaction of human needs while simultaneously promoting equitable social development, economic competitiveness, and technological innovation. But this is a complex topic and, as the challenges of sustainability grow larger, there is a need to re-imagine how SCP policies can be formulated, governed and implemented. The EU-funded project "Sustainable Consumption Research Exchanges" (SCORE!) consists of around 200 experts in the field of sustainable innovation and sustainable consumption. The SCORE! philosophy is that innovation in SCP policy can be achieved only if experts that understand business development, (sustainable) solution design, consumer behaviour and system innovation policy work together in shaping it. Sustainable technology design can be effective only if business can profitably make the products and consumers are attracted to them. To understand how this might effectively happen, the expertise of systems thinkers must be added to the mix. System Innovation for Sustainability 1 is the first result of a unique positive confrontation between experts from all four communities. It examines what SCP is and what it could be, provides a state-of-the-art review on the governance of change in SCP policy and looks at the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches. The SCORE! experts are working with actors in industry, consumer groups and eco-labelling organisations in the key consumption areas of mobility, food and agriculture, and energy use and housing – responsible for 70% of the life-cycle environmental impacts of Western societies – with the aim of stimulating, fostering or forcing change to SCP theory in practice. The System Innovation for Sustainability series will continue with three further volumes of comprehensive case studies in each of these three critical consumption areas. Each chapter of this book examines problems and suggests solutions from a business, design, consumer and system innovation perspective. It primarily examines the differing solutions necessary in the consumer economies of the West, but also comments on the differing needs in rapidly emerging economies such as China, as well as base-of-the-pyramid economies. The System Innovation for Sustainability series is the fruit of the only major international research network on SCP and will set the standard in this field for some years to come. It will be required reading for all involved in the policy debate on sustainable production and consumption from government, business, academia and NGOs for designers, scientists, businesses and system innovators.


Research Anthology On Smart Grid And Microgrid Development

Author by : Management Association, Information Resources
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Smart grid and microgrid technology are growing exponentially as they are adopted throughout the world. These new technologies have revolutionized the way electricity is produced, delivered, and consumed, and offer a plethora of benefits as well as the potential for further growth. It is critical to examine the current stage of smart grid and microgrid development as well as the direction they are headed as they continue to expand in order to ensure that cost-effective, reliable, and efficient systems are put in place. The Research Anthology on Smart Grid and Microgrid Development is an all-encompassing reference source of the latest innovations and trends within smart grid and microgrid development. Detailing benefits, challenges, and opportunities, it is a crucial resource to fully understand the current opportunities that smart grids and microgrids present around the world. Covering a wide range of topics such as traditional grids, future smart grids, electrical distribution systems, and microgrid integration, it is ideal for engineers, policymakers, systems developers, technologists, researchers, government officials, academicians, environmental groups, regulators, utilities specialists, industry professionals, and students.


Mechanical Engineering Energy Systems And Sustainable Development Volume Iv

Author by : Konstantin V. Frolov
Languange : en
Publisher by : EOLSS Publications
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Total Read : 84
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Description : Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainable Development theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainable Development with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses mechanical engineering - the generation and application of heat and mechanical power and the design, production, and use of machines and tools. These five volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.


Sustainable Process Integration And Intensification

Author by : Jirí Jaromír Klemeš
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Description : In its second edition, Sustainable Process Integration and Intensification continues the presentation of fundamentals of key areas of both fields. Thoroughly updated and extended to include the latest developments, the reader also finds illustrated working sessions for deeper understanding of the taught materials.The book is addressed to graduate students as well as professionals to help the effectively application in plant design and operation.


Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Author by : Samuel C. Perry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Total Read : 98
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Description : Carbon dioxide reduction is a key research challenge in the global mission to reduce CO2 emissions. The process presents a unique challenge in that it can produce several different products, presenting the user with the challenge of selectively and efficiently producing on single useful material. This book presents an introduction to the field, covering the chemical reactions involved, the range of innovative materials and reactor designs most recently developed, and the future targets that need to be met.


Water Sensitive Cities

Author by : Carol Howe
Languange : en
Publisher by : IWA Publishing
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Description : Today's urban water managers are faced with an unprecedented set of issues that call for a different approach to urban water management. These include the urgent changes needed to respond to climate change, population growth, growing resource constraints, and rapidly increasing global urbanization. Not only are these issues difficult to address, but they are facing us in an environment that is increasingly unpredictable and complex. Although innovative, new tools are now available to water professionals to address these challenges, solving the water problems of tomorrow cannot be done by the water professionals alone. Instead, the city of the future, whether in the developed or developing world, must integrate water management planning and operations with other city services to meet the needs of humans and the environment in a dramatically superior manner. Water Sensitive Cities has been developed from selected papers from 2009 Singapore Water Week "Planning for Sustainable Solutions" and also papers taken from other IWA events. It pulls together material that supports the water professionals' need for useful and up-to-date material.


Sustainable Water And Sanitation Services

Author by : Livelihoods & Natural Resource Managment Institute
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 84
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Description : Based on the work of the WASHCost project run by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), this book provides an evaluation of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors in the context of developing countries and is the first systematic study of applying the life-cycle cost approach to assessing allocations. It presents unit cost estimates of the WASH sector across geographic locations and technologies, including rural and peri-urban areas, and these are compared with service levels. It analyses detailed data from more than 5000 households across nine agro-climatic zones in Andhra Pradesh State in India. Key issues assessed include poverty analysis of service levels, cost drivers and factors at the village and household level, and governance aspects such as transparency, accountability and value for money in relation to unit costs and service levels. This is the most comprehensive study of the WASH sector in India and elsewhere that utilises the life-cycle cost approach, along with GIS, econometric modelling and qualitative research methods. Not only does it contribute to research and methodology in this area, but the analysis also provides valuable insights for planners, policy makers and bi-lateral donors. The authors show how the methodology can also be applied in other developing country contexts.


Underground Engineering For Sustainable Urban Development

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : For thousands of years, the underground has provided humans refuge, useful resources, physical support for surface structures, and a place for spiritual or artistic expression. More recently, many urban services have been placed underground. Over this time, humans have rarely considered how underground space can contribute to or be engineered to maximize its contribution to the sustainability of society. As human activities begin to change the planet and population struggle to maintain satisfactory standards of living, placing new infrastructure and related facilities underground may be the most successful way to encourage or support the redirection of urban development into sustainable patterns. Well maintained, resilient, and adequately performing underground infrastructure, therefore, becomes an essential part of sustainability, but much remains to be learned about improving the sustainability of underground infrastructure itself. At the request of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Research Council (NRC) conducted a study to consider sustainable underground development in the urban environment, to identify research needed to maximize opportunities for using underground space, and to enhance understanding among the public and technical communities of the role of underground engineering in urban sustainability. Underground Engineering for Sustainable Urban Development explains the findings of researchers and practitioners with expertise in geotechnical engineering, underground design and construction, trenchless technologies, risk assessment, visualization techniques for geotechnical applications, sustainable infrastructure development, life cycle assessment, infrastructure policy and planning, and fire prevention, safety and ventilation in the underground. This report is intended to inform a future research track and will be of interest to a broad audience including those in the private and public sectors engaged in urban and facility planning and design, underground construction, and safety and security.