Engineering - Environmental

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Closed-Loop Supply Chains: New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices

1st Edition

Mark E. Ferguson, Gilvan C. Souza
April 21, 2010

Closed-loop supply chain activities such as remanufacturing, recycling, dismantling for spare parts, and reverse logistics have helped many companies tap into new revenue streams by finding secondary markets for their products, all while reducing their overall carbon footprint. A comprehensive yet...

Life-Cycle Cost and Performance of Civil Infrastructure Systems

1st Edition

Hyo-Nam Cho, Dan M. Frangopol, Alfredo H-S Ang
July 18, 2007

This bookcontains papers covering a wide range of studies on life-cycle performance analysis, design, maintenance, monitoring, management, and cost of civil infrastructure systems. Topics include reliability and optimization as design basis tools, monitoring systems, life-cycle cost analysis and...

Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems: Assessment, Design, and Life-Cycle Performance

1st Edition

Dan M. Frangopol, Mitsuo Kawatani, Chul W. Kim
June 28, 2007

Focussing on structural reliability methods, reliability-based optimization, structural system reliability and risk analysis, lifetime performance and various applications in civil engineering. Invaluable to all concerned with structural system reliability and optimization, especially students,...

Mechanical Life Cycle Handbook: Good Environmental Design and Manufacturing

1st Edition

Mahendra Hundal
September 11, 2001

"Explains how Design for the Environment (SFE) and Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) processes may be integrated into business an dmanufacturing practices. Examines major environmental laws and regulations in the U.S. and Europe, qualitative and quantitative analyses of ""green design"" decision...

Geoenvironmental Engineering: Principles and Applications

1st Edition

Lakshmi Reddi, Hilary I. Inyang
April 18, 2000

"Applies science and engineering principles to the analysis, design, and implementation of technical schemes to characterize, treat, modify, and reuse/store waste and contaminated media. Includes site remediation."...

A Systems Approach to the Environmental Analysis of Pollution Minimization

1st Edition

Sven E. Jorgensen
September 17, 1999

The environmental analysis of pollution problems always involves the use of mass and energy balances to quantify the extent of pollution and its sources. This same form of analysis can be applied to ecosystems, production systems, a whole country or a region. A Systems Approach to the Environmental...

Environmental Life Cycle Analysis

1st Edition

David F. Ciambrone
August 11, 1997

The trend in industry and with the EPA is to prevent wastes before they are created instead of treating or disposing of them later. This book assists design/systems engineers and managers in designing or changing a product or set of processes in order to minimize the negative impact on the...

Life-Cycle Assessment: Inventory Guidelines and Principles

1st Edition

Battelle Memorial In, Mary Ann Curran
July 22, 1994

Life-Cycle Assessment presents a brief overview of the development of the life-cycle assessment process and develops guidelines and principles for implementation of a product life-cycle inventory analysis. The book describes inventory analysis, impact analysis, and improvement analysis-the three...

Clean Production Strategies Developing Preventive Environmental Management in the Industrial Economy

1st Edition

Tim Jackson
May 12, 1993

Clean Production Strategies is a cross-disciplinary book that presents a comprehensive examination of a new ethic emphasizing the appropriate design of products, processes, and economic activities to reduce the generation of waste into the environment. The book explores concepts and principles,...