About the Contributors.
PART 1: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS.
1. Introduction to Sustainable Development (S. Perdan).
2. The Role of Engineers and Scientists in Sustainable Development (C. Mitchell, et al.).
PART 2: CASE STUDIES.
3. Waste Water Treatment: Identifying Sustainable Processes (A. Azapagic, et al.).
4. Integrated Prevention and Control of Air Pollution: The Case of Nitrogen Oxides (A. Azapagic, et al.).
5. Municipal Solid Waste Management: Can Thermodynamics Influence People’s Opinions about Incineration (N. Kirkby and A. Azapagic).
6. Process Design for Sustainability: The Case of Vinyl Chloride Monomer (A. Azapagic, et al.).
7. Towards Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing: Polylactic Acid – A Sustainable Polymer? (J. Clark and J. Hardy).
8. An Industrial Ecology: Material Flows and Engineering Design (D. Allen).
9. Scenario Building and Uncertainties: Options for Energy Sources (R. Darton).
10. Fuel cells in Stationary Applications: Energy for the Future? (M. Pehnt)
11. Towards Sustainable Process Contracting: The Case of the Glass Industry (M. Nicholas).
12. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: The Case of Power Generation in South Africa (J. Petrie, et al).
13. Social and Ethical Dimensions of Sustainable Development: Mining in Kakadu National Park (S. Perdan).
Appendix: Life Cycle Thinking and Life Cycle Assessment (A. Azapagic).
- Case studies that provide real-world and practical examples for readers to work through coverage of various sustainability issues in both developed and developing countries
- Exploration of the scientific and technical aspects of each issue together with consideration of the economic, environmental and social ramifications.