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Systems Analysis for Sustainability Engineering

By Ni-Bin Chang

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Format: Hardback, 400 pages
Published In: United States, 01 December 2010
This title includes in-depth details on the proper application of systems analysis tools for sustainability engineering. "Systems Analysis for Sustainability Engineering" explains how to conduct holistic assessments in a practical manner and provides relevant case studies in various fields that demonstrate how to apply the sustainability concept. The book features a multidisciplinary approach by blending the essence of ecological engineering, green engineering, and systems engineering to illustrate the philosophy of sustainability. This pioneering guide provides a framework for applying systems analysis tools to account for environmental impacts, energy efficiencies, cost-effectiveness, socioeconomic implications, and ecosystem health in engineering solutions. Environmental engineers, civil engineers, industrial engineers, technicians, and environmental managers in the process industry will benefit from the detailed information in this authoritative volume. "Systems Analysis for Sustainability Engineering Contains" data and materials summarized from more than 20 years of assessments conducted by the author in various situations worldwide. It covers the major issues in contemporary sustainable development and environmental management as related to complex and critical energy and environmental systems. It discusses principles of sustainability that foster innovation and economic development. It highlights real-world practices which typically apply in sustainable planning and development projects. It addresses alternatives in environmental management with respect to economic, environmental, ecological, energy, regulatory, and social aspects. Its comprehensive coverage includes: Environmental Resources and Economic Valuation; Environmental Resources and Pollution Impacts; Pollution Prevention and Control Technologies; Economic Valuation and Project; Risk Analysis and Management Strategies Assessment; Risk Assessment and Management Strategies; Environmental Regulation and Policy Tools; Industrial Environmental Management System; Systems Analysis Framework; Systems Engineering and Decision Making; and, Hydrological and Environmental Systems Modeling. It also covers: Energy and Environmental Systems Optimization; Complex Systems, Synthesis, and Integration; Systems Analysis for Water Resources Management; Systems Analysis for Water Quantity Management; Systems Analysis for Water Quality Management; Systems Analysis for Water and Wastewater Treatment; Systems Analysis for Land Management; Systems Analysis for Domestic and Industrial Solid Waste Management; Systems Analysis for Soil and Groundwater Remediation; Systems Analysis for Air Resources Management; Systems Analysis for Regional Air Quality Management; and, Systems Analysis for Global Air Resources Management.

Table of Contents

PART I: OVERVIEW; 1: Introduction to Sustainable Systems Engineering; 2: Structured Systems Analysis for Sustainable Design; 3: Systems Analysis and Sustainable Management Strategies; 4: Economic Valuation, Instruments, and Project Selection; PART II: MATHEMATICAL THEORIES FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; 5: Statistical Forecasting Models; 6: Linear Programming Models; 7: Integer Programming Models; 8: Nonlinear Programming Models; 9: Dynamic Programming Models; 10: Multicriteria Decision Analyses; 11: System Dynamics Models and Simulation Analyses; PART III: ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT; 12: Water Resources Management; 13: Water Quality Management; 14: Air Quality Management; 15: Solid Waste Management; 16: Soil and Groundwater Remediation Planning; PART IV: INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN; 17: Industrial Ecology and Sustainability; 18: Green Building and Green Infrastructure Systems; 19: Energy Resources Management and Energy Systems Engineering; 20: Land Resources Management and Agricultural Sustainability; Index

About the Author

Ni-Bin Chang is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Central Florida. He has published more than 250 publications and is a member of the International Association of Environmental Information Sciences.

EAN: 9780071630054
ISBN: 0071630058
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Dimensions: 23.11 x 15.75 x 4.06 centimetres (1.07 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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