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Zero Waste Engineering

M. M. Khan, M. R. Islam

ISBN: 978-0-470-62604-7 February 2012 488 Pages

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Is "zero waste engineering" possible?

This book outlines how to achieve zero waste engineering, following natural pathways that are truly sustainable. Using methods that have been developed in various areas for sustainability purposes, such as new mathematical models, recyclable material selection, and renewable energy, the authors probe the principles of zero waste engineering and how it can be applied to construction, energy production, and many other areas of engineering.

This groundbreaking new volume:

  • Explores new scientific principles on which sustainability and zero waste engineering can be based

  • Presents new models for energy efficiency, cooling processes, and natural chemical and material selection in industrial applications and business

  • Explains how "green buildings" and "green homes" can be efficiently built and operated with zero waste

  • Offers case histories and successful experiments in sustainability and zero-waste engineering

Ideal for:

Engineers and scientists of all industries, including the energy industry, construction, the process industries, and manufacturing. Chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, petroleum engineers, process engineers, civil engineers, and many other types of engineers would all benefit from reading this exciting new volume.


Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. A Delinearized History of Time and Its Impact on Scientific Cognition

Chapter 3. Towards Modeling of Zero Waste Engineering Processes with Inherent Sustainability

Chapter 4. The Formulation of a Comprehensive Mass and Energy Balance Equation

Chapter 5. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD): The Case for a Science of Intangibles and Zero Waste Engineering

Chapter 6. Zero Waste Lifestyle with Inherently Sustainable Technologies

Chapter 7. A Novel Sustainable Combined Heating/Cooling/Refrigeration System

Chapter 8. A Zero Waste Design for Direct Usage of Solar Energy

Chapter 9. Investigation of Vegetable Oil as the Thermal Fluid in a Parabolic Solar Collector

Chapter 10. The Potential of Biogas in the Zero Waste Mode in the Cold-Climate Environment

Chapter 11. The New Synthesis: Application of all Natural Material for Engineering Applications

Chapter 12. Sustainability of Nuclear Energy

Chapter 13. High Temperature Reactors for Hydrogen Production

Chapter 14. Economic Assessment of Zero Waste Engineering

Chapter 15. Conclusions and Recommendations