Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: From the Pharaonic Age to the Information Age: Have We Progressed in Technology Development Skills? Chapter 3: How long has this technological disaster been in the making? Delinearized History of Civilization and Technology Development Chapter 4: Is Modern Science Capable of Discerning Between True and False? Chapter 5: Fundamentals of Mass and Energy Balance Chapter 6: A True Sustainability Criterion and Its Implications Chapter 7: What is Truly Green Energy? Chapter 8: Good Light and Bad Light Chapter 9: Do You Believe in Global Warming? Chapter 10: Is the 3R s mantra sufficient? Chapter 11: Truly Green Refining and Gas Processing Chapter 12: Greening of Flow Operations Chapter 13: The Greening of Enhanced Oil Recovery Chapter 14: Deconstruction of Engineering Myths Prevalent in the Energy Sector Chapter 15: Conclusions References
M. R. Islam is Professor of Petroleum Engineering in theCivil and Resource Engineering Department at Dalhousie University,Canada. He has over 700 publications to his credit, including sixbooks, and is on the editorial boards of several scholarlyjournals. In addition to his teaching duties, he is also Directorof Emertec Research and Development Ltd. and has been on the boardsof a number of companies in North America and overseas. M. M. Khan was recently a lecturer in chemicalengineering at the Bangladesh University of Engineering andTechnology, before moving to Canada. He has written a dozen papersand coauthored a book on zero-waste engineering and sustainabletechnology. A. B. Chhetri is a Carbon and Energy Analyst with GolderAssociates Ltd. in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where hedelivers consulting services in carbon and energy management. Hehas over twelve years of experience in energy development andmanagement.