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Sustainable Nanoscale Engineering

Sustainable Nanoscale Engineering Book
Author : Gyorgy Szekely,Andrew G. Livingston
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-09-18
ISBN : 0128146826
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Nanoscale Engineering: From Materials Design to Chemical Processing presents the latest on the design of nanoscale materials and their applications in sustainable chemical production processes. The newest achievements of materials science, in particular nanomaterials, opened new opportunities for chemical engineers to design more efficient, safe, compact and environmentally benign processes. These materials include metal-organic frameworks, graphene, membranes, imprinted polymers, polymers of intrinsic microporosity, nanoparticles, and nanofilms, to name a few. Topics discussed include gas separation, CO2 sequestration, continuous processes, waste valorization, catalytic processes, bioengineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing, supercritical CO2 technology, sustainable energy, molecular imprinting, graphene, nature inspired chemical engineering, desalination, and more. Describes new, efficient and environmentally accepted processes for nanomaterials design Includes a large array of materials, such as metal-organic frameworks, graphene, imprinted polymers, and more Explores the contribution of these materials in the development of sustainable chemical processes

Nanoscale Engineering in Agricultural Management

Nanoscale Engineering in Agricultural Management Book
Author : Ramesh Raliya
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-04-30
ISBN : 1351342525
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Agriculture plays a vital role in our lives, providing food and economic benefits. Today, it faces severe challenges, due to decreasing arable land, depleting natural resources, changing climate pattern, and yet increasing demand for food. The recent introduction of nanotechnology in agriculture offers sustainable and precise solutions for developing smart agriculture practices and addressing the challenges faced by the ag-sector. Therefore, it is essential to understand this new science from a multidimensional perspective. Experts in the field have contributed in putting together this volume, covering topics like plant growth, protection and management using engineering nanoscale materials. The chapters in the book have been peer-reviewed and selected for publication based on independent reviewers’ reports. The book covers very specific, in-depth, and fundamental and applied aspects of the latest ag-nanotechnology research. It is hoped that each chapter of the book will be very useful for researchers, policy makers, and other audiences from interdisciplinary scientific subjects.

Sustainable Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation

Sustainable Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation Book
Author : Rama Rao Karri,Janardhan Reddy Koduru,Nabisab Mujawar Mubarak,Erick R. Bandala
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2022-01-28
ISBN : 0323852920
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation provides a single-source solution to researchers working in environmental, wastewater management, biological and composite nanomaterials applications. It addresses the potential environmental risks and uncertainties surrounding the use of nanomaterials for environmental remediation, giving an understanding of their impact on ecological receptors in addition to their potential benefits. Users will find comprehensive information on the application of state-of-the-art processes currently available to synthesize advanced green nanocomposite materials and biogenic nanomaterials. Other sections explore a wide range of promising approaches for green nanotechnologies and nanocomposites preparations. Case study chapters connect materials engineering and technology to the social context for a sustainable environment. Applications and different case studies provide solutions to the challenges faced by industry, thus minimizing negative social impacts. Provides information on the use of biologically mediated synthetic protocols to generate nanomaterials Discusses a wide range of promising?approaches?for?green nanotechnologies and nanocomposites preparations Presents novel fabrication techniques for bionanocomposites, paving the way for the development of a new generation of advanced materials that can cope with spatiotemporal multi-variant environments

Bio Based Nanomaterials

Bio Based Nanomaterials Book
Author : Ajay Kumar Mishra,Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2022-02-01
ISBN : 0323852955
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bio-based Nanomaterials: Synthesis Protocols, Mechanisms and Applications summarizes recent developments in biocompatible and biodegradable materials, including their properties, fabrication methods, synthesis protocols and applications. The extensive use of petrochemicals, rising levels of plastic waste and manufacturing of non-biodegradable materials is a major environmental problem across the globe. Bio-based nanomaterials offer potential alternatives to address these challenging issues. The book covers key bio-based nanomaterials - including chitin, starch and nanocellulose – detailing their core properties, associated fabrication methods and synthesis protocols. Later chapters look at the range of applications for bio-based nanomaterials, from food and agriculture to environmental and biomedical. This book offers a detailed reference for those interested in sustainable nanoscale materials, including materials scientists, biomedical engineers, environmental scientists, food and agriculture manufacturers and scientists. Covers a range of available bio-based nanomaterials, including chitin, starch and nanocellulose Details the properties and characteristics of each bio-based nanomaterial, focusing on biocompatibility and biodegradability of sustainable materials Reviews the fabrication methods and synthesis protocols available, discussing the pros and cons of each

Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability

Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability Book
Author : Joo, Sung Hee
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2016-08-04
ISBN : 1522505865
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nanomaterials have been used for years in industries such as consumer products, textile production, and biomedicine, yet the literature outlining their use in environmental causes is limited. The safety, toxicity, transportation, and removal of this technology must be addressed as nanotechnology and nanomaterial use is expected to grow. Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability addresses the applications of nanomaterials in the field of environmental conservation and sustainability, and analyses the potential risks associated with their use. It elucidates the scientific concepts and emerging technologies in nanoscience and nanotoxicity by offering a wide range of innovative topics and reviews regarding its use. This publication is essential for environmental engineers, researchers, consultants, students, regulators, and professionals in the field of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology in Environmental Science

Nanotechnology in Environmental Science Book
Author : Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Ajay Kumar Mishra
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-02-05
ISBN : 3527808841
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An overview of the current state of nanotechnology-based devices with applications in environmental science, focusing on nanomaterials and polymer nanocomposites. The handbook pays special attention to those nanotechnology-based approaches that promise easier, faster and cheaper processes in environmental monitoring and remediation. Furthermore, it presents up-to-date information on the economics, toxicity and regulations related to nanotechnology in detail. The book closes with a look at the role of nanotechnology for a green and sustainable future. With its coverage of existing and soon-to-be-realized devices this is an indispensable reference for both academic and corporate R&D.

Nanotechnology for Energy and Environmental Engineering

Nanotechnology for Energy and Environmental Engineering Book
Author : Lalita Ledwani,Jitendra S. Sangwai
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-03-12
ISBN : 303033774X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the potential applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology to promote eco-friendly processes and techniques for energy and environment sustainability. Covering various aspects of both the synthesis and applications of nanoparticles and nanofluids for energy and environmental engineering, its goal is to promote eco-friendly processes and techniques. Accordingly, the book elaborates on the development of reliable, economical, eco-friendly processes through advanced nanoscience and technological research and innovations. Gathering contributions by researchers actively engaged in various domains of nanoscience and technology, it addresses topics such as nanoparticle synthesis (both top-down and bottom-up approaches); applications of nanomaterials, nanosensors and plasma discharge in pollution control; environmental monitoring; agriculture; energy recovery; production enhancement; energy conservation and storage; surface modification of materials for energy storage; fuel cells; pollution mitigation; and CO2 capture and sequestration. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to academics and researchers whose work involves nanotechnology or nanomaterials, especially as applied to energy and/or environmental sustainability engineering. Graduate students in the same areas will also find it a valuable resource.

Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability

Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability Book
Author : Donald Maclurcan,Natalia Radywyl
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-09-03
ISBN : 1351833154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The rise of collaborative consumption, peer-to-peer systems, and not-for-profit social enterprise heralds the emergence of a new era of human collectivity. Increasingly, this consolidation stems from an understanding that big-banner issues—such as climate change—are not the root causes of our present global predicament. There is a growing and collective view that issues such as this are actually symptoms of a much more vicious, seemingly insurmountable condition: our addiction to economic, consumption, and population growth in a world of finite resources. Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability uses nanotechnology—the product of applied scientific knowledge to control and utilize matter at atomic and molecular scales—as a lens through which to explore the interrelationship between innovation, politics, economy, and sustainability. This groundbreaking book addresses how stakeholders can actively reshape agendas to create positive and sustainable futures through this latest controversial, cross-sectoral technology. It moves beyond issues of efficiency, productivity, and utility, exploring the insights of 22 contributors from around the world, whose work spans the disciplines of science and the humanities. Their combined knowledge, reinforced with various case studies, introduces an exciting prospect—how we can innovate without economic growth. This new volume in the Perspectives in Nanotechnology series is edited by Dr. Donald Maclurcan and Dr. Natalia Radywyl. Dr. Maclurcan is a social innovator and Honorary Research Fellow with the Institute for Nanoscale Technology at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Dr. Radywyl is a social researcher and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. This book is written for a wide audience and will be of particular interest to activists, scholars, policy makers, scientists, business professionals, and others who seek an understanding of how we might justly transition to sustainable societies.

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 55

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 55 Book
Author : Vaibhav Kumar Maurya,K. M. Gothandam,Shivendu Ranjan,Nandita Dasgupta,Eric Lichtfouse
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2021-10-13
ISBN : 9783030768126
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides up to date information on the emerging trends and technology in food nanotechnology. It gives high-quality literature focused on the recent developments, research trends, methods and issues related to the safe use of nanoscale materials to add value to food. Most importantly, this book encloses critical reviews on micro and nanoengineering concepts, principles and applications in food. It also provides a scientific basis of micro and nanoengineered structures and compounds, their industrial food applications, encapsulation techniques and methods. This book encompasses detection, analysis and characterization techniques for nanostructures, the fate of encapsulated materials in target food. It also educates on regulatory issues and safety of clinical translation of nanomaterials in fortified foods.

Nanotechnology Based Sustainable Alternatives for the Management of Plant Diseases

Nanotechnology Based Sustainable Alternatives for the Management of Plant Diseases Book
Author : Giorgio Mariano Balestra,Elena Fortunati
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-10-23
ISBN : 0128225882
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nanotechnology-based Sustainable Alternatives for the Management of Plant Diseases addresses the power of sustainable nanomaterials for plant and food protection. The book highlights dangers arising from bacteria, fungi, viruses, insects, seeds, plants, fruits and food production and summarizes new and sustainable strategies. It places a particular focus on plant pathogen control, and in the food packaging sector in agri-food applications. The control of plant pathogens in plants and in food has been conventionally made by adding chemical preservatives and by using thermal processing, but sustainable nanotechnology can be a power tool to aid in this complex set of challenges. Advances in materials science have led to the rapid development of nanotechnology that has great potential for improving food safety as a powerful tool for the delivery and controlled release of natural antimicrobials. Analyzes and lays out information related to sustainable strategies, taking a nano-based approach to the management of plant diseases and biotic damage on fresh food Presents the latest discoveries and practical applications of nanotechnology based, sustainable plant protection strategies to combat dangerous microorganisms and improve the shelf-life of food Assesses the major challenges of manufacturing nanotechnology-based pesticides on a mass scale

Sustainable Process Engineering

Sustainable Process Engineering Book
Author : Gyorgy Szekely
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2021-03-08
ISBN : 3110717131
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable process engineering is a methodology to design new and redesign existing processes that follow the principles of green chemistry and green engineering, and ultimately contribute to a sustainable development. The newest achievements of chemical engineering, opened new opportunities to design more efficient, safe, compact and environmentally benign chemical processes. The book provides a guide to sustainable process design applicable in various industrial fields. • Discusses the topic from a wide angle: chemistry, materials, processes, and equipment. • Includes state-of-the-art research achievements that are yet to be industrially implemented. • Transfers knowledge between chemists and chemical engineers. • QR codes direct the readers to animations, short videos, magazines, and blogs on specific topics • Worked examples deepen the understanding of the sustainable assessment of chemical manufacturing processes

Nanoscale Engineering in Agricultural Management

Nanoscale Engineering in Agricultural Management Book
Author : Ramesh Raliya
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-04-30
ISBN : 1351342517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Agriculture plays a vital role in our lives, providing food and economic benefits. Today, it faces severe challenges, due to decreasing arable land, depleting natural resources, changing climate pattern, and yet increasing demand for food. The recent introduction of nanotechnology in agriculture offers sustainable and precise solutions for developing smart agriculture practices and addressing the challenges faced by the ag-sector. Therefore, it is essential to understand this new science from a multidimensional perspective. Experts in the field have contributed in putting together this volume, covering topics like plant growth, protection and management using engineering nanoscale materials. The chapters in the book have been peer-reviewed and selected for publication based on independent reviewers’ reports. The book covers very specific, in-depth, and fundamental and applied aspects of the latest ag-nanotechnology research. It is hoped that each chapter of the book will be very useful for researchers, policy makers, and other audiences from interdisciplinary scientific subjects.

Nanotechnology Commercialization

Nanotechnology Commercialization Book
Author : Thomas O. Mensah,Ben Wang,Geoffrey Bothun,Jessica Winter,Virginia Davis
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-10-20
ISBN : 1119371740
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A fascinating and informative look at state-of-the-art nanotechnology research, worldwide, and its vast commercial potential Nanotechnology Commercialization: Manufacturing Processes and Products presents a detailed look at the state of the art in nanotechnology and explores key issues that must still be addressed in order to successfully commercialize that vital technology. Written by a team of distinguished experts in the field, it covers a range of applications notably: military, space, and commercial transport applications, as well as applications for missiles, aircraft, aerospace, and commercial transport systems. The drive to advance the frontiers of nanotechnology has become a major global initiative with profound economic, military, and environmental implications. Nanotechnology has tremendous commercial and economic implications with a projected $ 1.2 trillion-dollar global market. This book describes current research in the field and details its commercial potential—from work bench to market. Examines the state of the art in nanotechnology and explores key issues surrounding its commercialization Takes a real-world approach, with chapters written from a practical viewpoint, detailing the latest research and considering its potential commercial and defense applications Presents the current research and proposed applications of nanotechnology in such a way as to stimulate further research and development of new applications Written by an all-star team of experts, including pioneer patent-holders and award-winning researchers in nanotechnology The major challenge currently faced by researchers in nanotechnology is successfully transitioning laboratory research into viable commercial products for the 21st century. Written for professionals across an array of research and engineering disciplines, Nanotechnology Commercialization: Manufacturing Processes and Products does much to help them bridge the gap between lab and marketplace.

Sustainability Science and Engineering

Sustainability Science and Engineering Book
Author : Martin A. A. Abraham
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2005-12-16
ISBN : 9780080481272
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable development is commonly defined as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Sustainability in engineering incorporates ethical and social issues into the design of products and processes that will be used to benefit society as a whole. Sustainability Science and Engineering, Volume 1: Defining Principles sets out a series of "Sustainable Engineering Principles" that will help engineers design products and services to meet societal needs with minimal impact on the global ecosystem. Using specific examples and illustrations, the authors cleverly demonstrate opportunities for sustainable engineering, providing readers with valuable insight to applying these principles. This book is ideal for technical and non-technical readers looking to enhance their understanding of the impact of sustainability in a technical society. * Defines the principles of sustainable engineering * Provides specific examples of the application of sustainable engineering in industry * Represents the viewpoints of current leaders in the field and describes future needs in new technologies

Functional Nanostructured Materials and Membranes for Water Treatment

Functional Nanostructured Materials and Membranes for Water Treatment Book
Author : Mikel Duke,Dongyuan Zhao,Rafael Semiat
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-03-14
ISBN : 3527668489
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Membranes have emerged over the last 30 years as a viable water treatment technology. Earth's population is growing and the need for alternative ways to generate potable water is rising. The recent advent of nanotechnology opens the door to improving processes in membrane technology, which is a promising step on the way to solving the earth's potable water problem. Current performance is enhanced and new concepts are possible by engineering on the nanoscale. This book presents key areas of nanotechnology such as fouling tolerant and robust membranes, enhanced destruction of pollutants and faster monitoring of water quality. 'Functional Nanostructured Materials and Membranes for Water Treatment' is part of the series on Materials for Sustainable Energy and Development edited by Prof. G.Q. Max Lu. The series covers advances in materials science and innovation for renewable energy, clean use of fossil energy, and greenhouse gas mitigation and associated environmental technologies.

Creative Solutions for a Sustainable Development

Creative Solutions for a Sustainable Development Book
Author : Yuri Borgianni,Stelian Brad,Denis Cavallucci,Pavel Livotov
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-09-15
ISBN : 3030866149
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st International TRIZ Future Conference on Automated Invention for Smart Industries, TFC 2021, held virtually in September 2021 and sponsored by IFIP WG 5.4. The 28 full papers and 8 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 48 submissions. They are organized in the following thematic sections: inventiveness and TRIZ for sustainable development; TRIZ, intellectual property and smart technologies; TRIZ: expansion in breadth and depth; TRIZ, data processing and artificial intelligence; and TRIZ use and divulgation for engineering design and beyond. Chapter ‘Domain Analysis with TRIZ to Define an Effective “Design for Excellence’ is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Innovation in Nano polysaccharides for Eco sustainability

Innovation in Nano polysaccharides for Eco sustainability Book
Author : Preeti Singh,Kaiser Manzoor,Saiqa Ikram,Pratheep Kumar Annamalai
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-10-15
ISBN : 0128234458
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Innovation in Nano-polysaccharides for Eco-sustainability: From Science to Industrial Applications presents fundamentals, advanced preparation methods, and novel applications for polysaccharide-based nanomaterials. Sections cover the fundamental aspects of polysaccharides and nano-polysaccharides, including their structure and properties, surface modification, processing and characterization. Key considerations are explained in detail, including the connection between the substituents of polysaccharides and their resulting physical properties, renewable resources, their sustainable utilization, and specific high value applications, such as pharmaceuticals, photocatalysts, energy, and wastewater treatment, and more. This is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists, and advanced students across bio-based polymers, nanomaterials, polymer chemistry, sustainable materials, biology, materials science and engineering, and chemical engineering. In industry, this book will support scientists, R&D, and engineers looking to utilize bio-based materials in advanced industrial applications. Covers the fundamentals, mechanisms, preparation methods, unique properties and performance of nano-polysaccharide materials Explores sustainable applications of nano-polysaccharides in areas such as pharmaceuticals, energy and wastewater treatment Addresses key challenges, including the implementation of sustainable concepts in chemical design and paths to scalability and commercialization

Food Medical and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials

Food  Medical  and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials Book
Author : Veeriah Jegatheesan,Nandika Bandara,Preetam Sarkar,Angana Sarkar,Kunal Pal
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2022-03-24
ISBN : 0128230746
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials is designed to cover different types of nanomaterials that have applications related to the environment, food and medicine. It is an important resource for materials scientists and bioengineers looking to learn more about the applications of nanomaterials for sustainable development applications. Nanoscale materials possess excellent properties that have been explored in the areas of biomedicals, food, agriculture, the environment, catalysis, sensing and energy storage. Examples of these new applications include smart and active food packaging, nanobiosensors, bioremediation, wastewater treatment, implant coatings, tissue engineering, delivery systems for food and pharmaceutical applications, and food safety. Helps readers make decisions on the suitability and appropriateness of a synthetic route and characterization technique for a particular nanosystem Enables readers to analyze and compare experimental data and extract in-depth information about the physical properties of the polymeric gels using mathematical models Teaches users about the applications of nanomaterials for sustainable development applications

Assessing Progress Towards Sustainability

Assessing Progress Towards Sustainability Book
Author : Carmen Teodosiu,Silvia Fiore,Almudena Hospido
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2022-04-14
ISBN : 0323897991
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assessing Progress toward Sustainability: Frameworks, Tools, and Case Studies provides practical frameworks for measuring progress toward sustainability in various areas of production, consumption, services and urban development as they relate to environmental impact. A variety of policies/strategies or frameworks are available at national and international levels. This book presents an integrated approach to sustainability progress measurement by considering both the frameworks and methodological developments of various tools, as well as their implementation in assessing the sustainability of processes, products and services through a global perspective. Combining methods and their application, the book covers a variety of topics, including lifecycle assessment, risk assessment, nexus thinking, and connection to SDGs. Organized clearly into three main sections --Frameworks, Tools, and Case Studies--this book can serve as a practical resource for researchers and practitioners alike in environmental science, sustainability, environmental management and environmental engineering. Offers an integrated approach to sustainability assessment using the most up-to-date frameworks and tools Includes extensive, diverse case studies to illustrate the methods and process for using the frameworks and tools outlined Provides practical insights related to challenges and opportunities to reduce environmental impacts and increase resources and energy efficiency

Treatise on Sustainability Science and Engineering

Treatise on Sustainability Science and Engineering Book
Author : I.S. Jawahir,S.K. Sikdar,Y. Huang
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-07-01
ISBN : 9400762291
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of recent developments in sustainability science and engineering. The book focuses on principles and practices and presents 18 interwoven chapters on four major themes: design for sustainability; sustainability metrics and analysis; sustainable energy; and sustainable supply/value. Significant, state-of-the-art work, methodologies, practices and plans are presented by researchers, technology developers and industry leaders. Topics discussed include: life cycle assessment; product end-of-life options; practical approaches to sustainability; environmental footprint assessment; biofuels; and sustainable supply chain management.