Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications

Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications
  • Author : Ni-Bin Chang
  • Publisher : Mcgraw-hill
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2010-10-26
  • ISBN : 0071630058

Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications Book Review:

IMPLEMENT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS TOOLS IN SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications provides a proven framework for applying systems analysis tools to account for environmental impacts, energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, socioeconomic implications, and ecosystem health in engineering solutions. This pioneering work addresses the increased levels of sophistication embedded in many complex large-scale infrastructure systems and their interactions with the natural environment. After a detailed overview of sustainable systems engineering, the book covers mathematical theories of systems analysis, environmental resources management, industrial ecology, and sustainable design. Real-world examples highlight the methodologies presented in this authoritative resource. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Structured systems analysis for sustainable design Systems analysis and sustainable management strategies Ecomomic valuation, instruments, and project selection Statistical forecasting models Linear, nonlinear, integer, and dynamic programming models Multicriteria decision analyses System dynamics models and simulation analyses Water resources and quality management Air quality management Solid waste management Soil and groundwater remediation planning Industrial ecology and sustainability Green building and green infrastructure systems Energy resources management and energy systems engineering Land resources management and agricultural sustainability

Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications

Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications
  • Author : Ni-Bin Chang
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2010-10-22
  • ISBN : 9780071630061

Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications Book Review:

IMPLEMENT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS TOOLS IN SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications provides a proven framework for applying systems analysis tools to account for environmental impacts, energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, socioeconomic implications, and ecosystem health in engineering solutions. This pioneering work addresses the increased levels of sophistication embedded in many complex large-scale infrastructure systems and their interactions with the natural environment. After a detailed overview of sustainable systems engineering, the book covers mathematical theories of systems analysis, environmental resources management, industrial ecology, and sustainable design. Real-world examples highlight the methodologies presented in this authoritative resource. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Structured systems analysis for sustainable design Systems analysis and sustainable management strategies Ecomomic valuation, instruments, and project selection Statistical forecasting models Linear, nonlinear, integer, and dynamic programming models Multicriteria decision analyses System dynamics models and simulation analyses Water resources and quality management Air quality management Solid waste management Soil and groundwater remediation planning Industrial ecology and sustainability Green building and green infrastructure systems Energy resources management and energy systems engineering Land resources management and agricultural sustainability

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
  • Author : Martin Abraham
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 2262
  • Relase : 2017-07-04
  • ISBN : 9780128047927

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Sustainable Solid Waste Management
  • Author : Ni-Bin Chang,Ana Pires
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 936
  • Relase : 2015-02-19
  • ISBN : 9781118964545

Sustainable Solid Waste Management Book Review:

This book presents the application of system analysis techniques with case studies to help readers learn how the techniques can be applied, how the problems are solved, and which sustainable management strategies can be reached.

Sustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes

Sustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes
  • Author : Gerardo Ruiz Mercado,Heriberto Cabezas
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 426
  • Relase : 2016-07-29
  • ISBN : 9780128020647

Sustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes Book Review:

Sustainability in the Design, Synthesis and Analysis of Chemical Engineering Processes is an edited collection of contributions from leaders in their field. It takes a holistic view of sustainability in chemical and process engineering design, and incorporates economic analysis and human dimensions. Ruiz-Mercado and Cabezas have brought to this book their experience of researching sustainable process design and life cycle sustainability evaluation to assist with development in government, industry and academia. This book takes a practical, step-by-step approach to designing sustainable plants and processes by starting from chemical engineering fundamentals. This method enables readers to achieve new process design approaches with high influence and less complexity. It will also help to incorporate sustainability at the early stages of project life, and build up multiple systems level perspectives. Ruiz-Mercado and Cabezas’ book is the only book on the market that looks at process sustainability from a chemical engineering fundamentals perspective. Improve plants, processes and products with sustainability in mind; from conceptual design to life cycle assessment Avoid retro fitting costs by planning for sustainability concerns at the start of the design process Link sustainability to the chemical engineering fundamentals

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition
  • Author : Bonnie A. Osif
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 600
  • Relase : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781439850039

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition Book Review:

With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability
  • Author : Nand K. Jha
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 828
  • Relase : 2015-12-02
  • ISBN : 9781482282382

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability Book Review:

Written by an educator with close to 40 years of experience in developing and teaching design and manufacturing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability integrates green design and manufacturing within the framework of sustainability, emphasizing cost, recyclables, and reuse. It includes th

Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects

Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects
  • Author : Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger,Olga Bannova
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2016-03-30
  • ISBN : 9783319192796

Space Architecture Education for Engineers and Architects Book Review:

This book considers two key educational tools for future generations of professionals with a space architecture background in the 21st century: (1) introducing the discipline of space architecture into the space system engineering curricula; and (2) developing space architecture as a distinct, complete training curriculum. Professionals educated this way will help shift focus from solely engineering-driven transportation systems and “sortie” missions towards permanent off-world human presence. The architectural training teaches young professionals to operate at all scales from the “overall picture” down to the smallest details, to provide directive intention–not just analysis–to design opportunities, to address the relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and to interact with many diverse fields and disciplines throughout the project lifecycle. This book will benefit individuals and organizations responsible for planning transportation and habitat systems in space, while also providing detailed information on work and design processes for architects and engineers.

Applications of Soft Systems Methodology for Organizational Change

Applications of Soft Systems Methodology for Organizational Change
  • Author : Ebrahimi, Maryam
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Pages : 236
  • Relase : 2020-08-28
  • ISBN : 9781799845058

Applications of Soft Systems Methodology for Organizational Change Book Review:

Systems thinking is a method of problem solving that deals with various cultural issues including conflict and compromise. In recent years, researchers have begun studying this approach and applying it within several professional fields, specifically organizations and business management. In the modern age of information, professionals are continually looking for new methods to improve traditional practices within their field. Improving organizational practices through the implementation of the soft systems approach is a growing research area that requires in-depth discussion and case studies. Applications of Soft Systems Methodology for Organizational Change is a collection of innovative research on the theories and practices of soft systems and their application within organizational and industrial analysis. While highlighting topics including agent-based modeling, sustainable energy initiatives, and natural resources allocation, this book is ideally designed for researchers, designers, managers, analysts, practitioners, executives, academicians, and students seeking current research on the theories and applications of soft systems design.

Smart and Sustainable Engineering for Next Generation Applications

Smart and Sustainable Engineering for Next Generation Applications
  • Author : Peter Fleming,Beatrys Margaretha Lacquet,Saeid Sanei,Kalyanmoy Deb,Andreas Jakobsson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 426
  • Relase : 2019-05-08
  • ISBN : 9783030182403

Smart and Sustainable Engineering for Next Generation Applications Book Review:

This book reports on advanced theories and methods in two related engineering fields: electrical and electronic engineering, and communications engineering and computing. It highlights areas of global and growing importance, such as renewable energy, power systems, mobile communications, security and the Internet of Things (IoT). The contributions cover a number of current research issues, including smart grids, photovoltaic systems, wireless power transfer, signal processing, 4G and 5G technologies, IoT applications, mobile cloud computing and many more. Based on the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Emerging Trends in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering (ELECOM 2018), held in Mauritius from November 28 to 30, 2018, the book provides graduate students, researchers and professionals with a snapshot of the state-of-the-art and a source of new ideas for future research and collaborations.

Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses

Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses
  • Author : Shozo Takata,Yasushi Umeda
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2007-07-26
  • ISBN : 9781846289354

Advances in Life Cycle Engineering for Sustainable Manufacturing Businesses Book Review:

Life cycle engineering explores technologies for shifting industry from mass production and consumption paradigms to closed-loop manufacturing paradigms, in which required functions are provided with the minimum amount of production. This subject is discussed from various aspects: life cycle design, design for environment, reduce-reuse-recycle, life cycle assessment, and sustainable business models. This book collects papers from the 14th International CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference, the longest-running annual meeting in the field.

Environmental Systems Science

Environmental Systems Science
  • Author : Daniel Vallero
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2021-05-27
  • ISBN : 9780128219447

Environmental Systems Science Book Review:

Environmental Systems Science: Theory and Practical Applications looks at pollution and environmental quality from a systems perspective. Credible human and ecological risk estimation and prediction methods are described, including life cycle assessment, feasibility studies, pollution control decision tools, and approaches to determine adverse outcome pathways, fate and transport, sampling and analysis, and cost-effectiveness. The book brings translational science to environmental quality, applying groundbreaking methodologies like informatics, data mining, and applications of secondary data systems. Multiple human and ecological variables are introduced and integrated to support calculations that aid environmental and public health decision making. The book bridges the perspectives of scientists, engineers, and other professionals working in numerous environmental and public health fields addressing problems like toxic substances, deforestation, climate change, and loss of biological diversity, recommending sustainable solutions to these and other seemingly intractable environmental problems. The causal agents discussed include physical, chemical, and biological agents, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), SARS-CoV-2 (the COVID-19 virus), and other emerging contaminants. Provides an optimistic and interdisciplinary approach, underpinned by scientific first principles and theory to evaluate pollutant sources and sinks, applying biochemodynamic methods, measurements and models Deconstructs prior initiatives in environmental assessment and management using an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate what has worked and why Lays out a holistic understanding of the real impact of human activities on the current state of pollution, linking the physical sciences and engineering with socioeconomic, cultural perspectives, and environmental justice Takes a life cycle view of human and ecological systems, from the molecular to the planetary scale, integrating theories and tools from various disciplines to assess the current and projected states of environmental quality Explains the elements of risk, reliability and resilience of built and natural systems, including discussions of toxicology, sustainability, and human-pollutant interactions based on spatial, biological, and human activity information, i.e. the exposome

Water Resources Management - Volume II

Water Resources Management - Volume II
  • Author : Hubert H.G. Savenije,Arjen Y. Hoekstra
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Pages : 360
  • Relase : 2009-04-27
  • ISBN : 9781848262249

Water Resources Management - Volume II Book Review:

Water Resources Management is a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. This 2-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It carries state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Water Resources Management and presents an integrated water resources management, water and sustainable development, water scarcity, and the more technical aspects of water resources planning. Important issues related to international rivers, the economics of water, and the legal and institutional aspects of water are addressed. And new approaches to water conservation, non-waterborne sanitation, and economic valuation are presented. These two 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.

System Analysis in Engineering and Control

System Analysis in Engineering and Control
  • Author : Yuriy S. Vasiliev
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 619
  • Relase : 2022
  • ISBN : 9783030988326

System Analysis in Engineering and Control Book Review:

This book covers the results of research that has been obtained during the last decades by scholars representing several scientific schools working in the field of theory of systems and system analysis. In the book chapters, attention is paid to the development of the general theory of systems' provisions, approaches, models, and methods of system analysis; such as the concepts of an open system and adaptive systems; the concepts of "the movable equilibrium" and "disequilibrium", the approach of "growing" the system and its developing through innovations; the system-target approach, systems' regularities; ontological, cognitive and logical-linguistic models of systems, etc. The book includes parts devoted to the general theoretical and philosophical-methodological problems of systems theory; methods and models of system analysis; innovation technologies in technical and socioeconomic systems; system analyses in the educational process, and higher education management. The materials of the book may be of interest to researchers and specialists working in the field of systems analysis, engineering, computer technologies, including human-computer interaction in socio-technical systems; for the representatives of the academic and engineering society.

Emerging Research in Web Information Systems and Mining

Emerging Research in Web Information Systems and Mining
  • Author : Gong Zhiguo,Xiangfeng Luo,Junjie Chen,Fu Lee Wang,Jingsheng Lei
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 469
  • Relase : 2011-09-09
  • ISBN : 9783642242724

Emerging Research in Web Information Systems and Mining Book Review:

This book constitutes, together with LNCS 6987 and LNCS 6988, the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining, WISM 2011, held in Taiyuan, China, in September 2011. The 112 revised full papers presented in the three volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 472 submissions. The 61 papers presented in this volume are organized in topical sections on applications of artificial intelligence; applications of computational intelligence; automated problem solving; brain models/cognitive science; data mining and knowledge discovering; expert and decision support systems; fuzzy logic and soft computing; intelligent agents and systems; intelligent control; intelligent image processing; intelligent scheduling; intelligent signal processing; natural language processing; nature computation; neural computation; pattern recognition; rough set theory.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ENERGY SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT -Volume IV

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ENERGY SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT -Volume IV
  • Author : Konstantin V. Frolov,Oleg N. Favorsky,R.A. Chaplin and Christos Frangopoulos
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2009-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781848262973

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ENERGY SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT -Volume IV Book Review:

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.

Transportation Systems Analysis and Assessment

Transportation Systems Analysis and Assessment
  • Author : Stefano De Luca,Roberta Di Pace,Boban Djordjevic
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 238
  • Relase : 2020-01-22
  • ISBN : 9781839685613

Transportation Systems Analysis and Assessment Book Review:

The transportation system is the backbone of any social and economic system, and is also a very complex system in which users, transport means, technologies, services, and infrastructures have to cooperate with each other to achieve common and unique goals.The aim of this book is to present a general overview on some of the main challenges that transportation planners and decision makers are faced with. The book addresses different topics that range from user's behavior to travel demand simulation, from supply chain to the railway infrastructure capacity, from traffic safety issues to Life Cycle Assessment, and to strategies to make the transportation system more sustainable.

OUR FRAGILE WORLD: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development - Volume II

OUR FRAGILE WORLD: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development - Volume II
  • Author : M. K. Tolba
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Pages : 2263
  • Relase : 2001-08-23
  • ISBN : 9780953494477

OUR FRAGILE WORLD: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development - Volume II Book Review:

This publication, Our Fragile World: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development presents perspectives of several important subjects that are covered in greater detail and depth in the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). The contributions to the two volumes provide an integrated presentation of knowledge and worldviews related to the state of: Earth's natural resources, social resources, institutional resources, and economic and financial resources. They present the vision and thinking of over 200 authors in support of efforts to solve the complex problems connected with sustainable development, and to secure perennial life support on "The Blue Planet'. These contributions are holistic, informative, forward looking, and will be of interest to a broad readership. This volume presents contributions with focus on the Economic and Institutional Dimensions of Sustainable Development in two sections: KNOWLEDGE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MANAGEMENT (Knowledge; Technology and Management ; Economics; Finance and trade). – POLICY AND INSITUTIONAL IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Policy Issues; Institutional implications; Regional Analysis).

Whole System Design

Whole System Design
  • Author : Peter Stasinopoulos
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2013-01-11
  • ISBN : 9781849773775

Whole System Design Book Review:

Whole System Design is increasingly being seen as one of the most cost-effective ways to both increase the productivity and reduce the negative environmental impacts of an engineered system. A focus on design is critical as the output from this stage of the project locks in most of the economic and environmental performance of the designed system throughout its life which can span from a few years to many decades. Indeed it is now widely acknowledged that all designers - particularly engineers architects and industrial designers - need to be able to understand and implement a whole system design approach. This book provides a clear design methodology based on leading efforts in the field and is supported by worked examples that demonstrate how advances in energy materials and water productivity can be achieved through applying an integrated approach to sustainable engineering. Chapters 1-5 outline the approach and explain how it can be implemented to enhance the established Systems Engineering framework. Chapters 6-10 demonstrate through detailed worked examples the application of the approach to industrial pumping systems passenger vehicles electronics and computer systems temperature control of buildings and domestic water systems. Published with The Natural Edge Project the World Federation of Engineering Organizations UNESCO and the Australian Government.

Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet

Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet
  • Author : Ockie Bosch,Robert Y. Cavana
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Pages : 247
  • Relase : 2018-04-24
  • ISBN : 9783038427896

Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet" that was published in Systems