Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Subhas K. Sikdar, Debalina Sengupta, Rajib Mukherjee
    Pages 1-22
  3. Subhas K. Sikdar, Debalina Sengupta, Rajib Mukherjee
    Pages 23-44
  4. Subhas K. Sikdar, Debalina Sengupta, Rajib Mukherjee
    Pages 45-58
  5. Subhas K. Sikdar, Debalina Sengupta, Rajib Mukherjee
    Pages 59-91
  6. Subhas K. Sikdar, Debalina Sengupta, Rajib Mukherjee
    Pages 129-152
  7. Subhas K. Sikdar, Debalina Sengupta, Rajib Mukherjee
    Pages 153-184
  8. Subhas K. Sikdar, Debalina Sengupta, Rajib Mukherjee
    Pages 185-220
  9. Subhas K. Sikdar, Debalina Sengupta, Rajib Mukherjee
    Pages 221-273
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 275-280

About this book

Introduction

This book is a state of the art treatise on what has been done so far on measuring sustainability for decision making. Contributions will appeal to engineers and scientists engaged in technology development, assessment, and verification. Researchers working on engineering sustainability are likely to get ideas for further research in quantifying sustainability for industrial systems. Concepts described can be applied across all scales, from process technology to global sustainability; and challenges and limitations are also addressed.  

Readers will discover important insights about simulation-based approaches to process design and quantitative measurement techniques of sustainability for business and technology systems. Most of the examples and case studies are from chemical enterprises but the methodologies presented could be applicable to any system for which quantitative data for indicators are available, and the choice of the set of indicators of sustainability are comprehensive.

Keywords

industrial ecology measuring sustainability quantitative methods sustainability indicators sustainable engineering quantitative decision making energy and water sustainability statistical algorithms footprint family statistical algorithms footprint family

Authors and affiliations

  • Subhas K. Sikdar
    • 1
  • Debalina Sengupta
    • 2
  • Rajib Mukherjee
    • 3
  1. 1.Retired from Risk Management Research LaboratoryU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Gas and Fuels Research CenterTexas A&M Engineering Experiment StationCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42719-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42717-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42719-5
  • About this book
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