Technological Choices for Sustainability

  • Subhas K. Sikdar
  • Peter Glavič
  • Ravi Jain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Subhas K. Sikdar, Peter Glavič, Ravi Jain
      Pages 1-4
  3. Framing the Issue of Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Heriberto Cabezas, Christopher W. Pawlowski, Audrey L. Mayer, N. Theresa Hoagland
      Pages 37-64
    3. David R. Shonnard, David T. Allen, Sharon Austin, Nhan Nguyen
      Pages 65-75
    4. Jurgis Staniskis, Valdas Arbaciauskas
      Pages 91-99
  4. Sustainable Pathways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Francisco Omil, Elena García-Sandá, Ramón Méndez, Juan M. Lema
      Pages 103-125
    3. Felicita Briški, Nina Horgas, Marija Vuković, Zoran Gomzi
      Pages 127-138
  5. Sustainability Metrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Roland Clift
      Pages 239-253
    3. S. Lems, H. J. van der Kooi, J. de Swaan Arons
      Pages 255-265
    4. Janko Seljak, Damjan Krajnc, Peter Glavič
      Pages 335-353
    5. Teresa M. Mata, Raymond L. Smith, Douglas M. Young, Carlos A. V. Costa
      Pages 355-369
    6. Annik Magerholm Fet
      Pages 371-386
    7. A. Spalvins, J. Slangens, R. Janbickis, I. Lace
      Pages 387-394
    8. Damjan Krajnc, Peter Glavič
      Pages 395-414
    9. Gilbert L. Rochon, Chris J. Johannsen, David A. Landgrebe, Bernard A. Engel, Jonathan M. Harbor, Sarada Majumder et al.
      Pages 415-428
    10. Kristan Cockerill
      Pages 429-436
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-443

About this book


This book was made possible by the exceptional support provided by NATO Sci­ entific and Environmental Division, University of Maribor (Slovenia), Govern­ ment of the Republic of Slovenia, British and the United States Embassies (Ljubl­ jana, the Republic of Slovenia). The authors, as listed in this book, took the time to prepare excellent manu­ scripts focusing on various issues related to technological choices for sustainabil­ ity. These manuscripts were rigorously reviewed and refereed by scientists and engineers before inclusion in this book. An introductory chapter was prepared to provide an overview and to integrate technical issues covered in the book. A summary chapter is included at the end that provides a synthesis of panel discus­ sions related to the three main sections of the book. The editors are most grateful to the contributors, sponsor organizations, and many colleagues who were kind enough to assist us in making this book possible. We are particularly grateful to Damjan Krajnc of the University of Maribor for compiling all the manuscripts in the correct format, creating the index, and assur­ ing that all the contents are faithfully presented in this volume. Background in­ formation about the editors and principal authors and contributors to this book fol­ lows.


Energy efficiency Technology carbon dioxide development ecology efficiency environment environmental management environmental protection industry pollution sustainability sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Subhas K. Sikdar
    • 1
  • Peter Glavič
    • 2
  • Ravi Jain
    • 3
  1. 1.US Environmental Protection AgencyCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia
  3. 3.School of Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of the PacificStocktonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05934-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10270-1
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