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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

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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From the reviews:

"This book encompasses three main topics: Framing the Issue of Sustainability, Sustainable Pathways and Sustainable Metrics. … This book should serve as a resource for science-based knowledge for future researchers and policy-makers, and as a catalyst for collaboration among interested experts from various disciplines. In this sense, the effort of this book may indeed be significant." (Giancarlo Barbiroli, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, July, 2006)