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Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management: Cradle-To-Cradle for Sustainable Developmentby Salah M. El-haggar
Synopses & Reviews
Sustainable Industrial Design and Waste Management was inspired by the need to have a text that enveloped awareness and solutions to the ongoing issues and concerns of waste generated
from industry. The development of science and technology has increased human capacity
to extract resources from nature and it is only recently that industries are being held accountable for the detrimental effects the waste they produce has on the environment. Increased governmental research, regulation and corporate accountability are digging up issues pertaining to pollution control and waste treatment and environmental protection.
The traditional approach for clinical waste, agricultural waste, industrial waste, and municipal waste are depleting our natural resources. The main objective of this book is to conserve the natural resources by approaching 100 % full utilization of all types of wastes by cradle – to - cradle concepts, using Industrial Ecology methodology documented with case studies. Sustainable development and environmental protection cannot be achieved without establishing the concept of industrial ecology. The main tools necessary for establishing Industrial Ecology and sustainable development will be covered in the book. The concept of “industrial ecology” will help the industrial system to be managed and operated more or less like a natural ecosystem hence causing as less damage as possible to the surrounding environment.
*Numerous case studies allow the reader to adapt concepts according to personal
*Reveals innovative technologies for the conservation of natural resources
*The only book which provides an integrated approach for sustainable development including tools, methodology, and indicators for sustainable development
A major environmental and economic problem of the 21st century is the waste generated from industry. The development of science and technology has increased human capacity to extract resources from nature. Extracted resources are then processed, used and exposed of. It is only recently that industries are being held accountable for the detrimental effects the waste they produce has on the environment. Issues of pollution control, waste treatment and environmental protection are being addressed because of increased governmental research, regulation and corporate accountability. Ever since the Earth Summit of Rio de Janeiro in 1992, much has been written about sustainability while guidelines for implementation have been scarce. Industrial ecology is the science of sustainability as it pertains to improving the efficiency of human use of the ecosystem. Issues intrinsic to industrial ecology and sustainability are economic benefits, technological availability, environmental conditions and social perspectives. Concentrated on industrial ecology, this book details the need for the conservation of natural resources, waste utilization, and the use of renewable natural resources in industry. Beginning with guidelines for developing sustainability indicators and providing guidelines for the cradle-to-cradle concept in which industries partner to reuse and reduce waste, it provides an integrated approach to sustainable development for the 21st Century.
About the Author
Dr. Haggar has more than 30 years experience in Energy and Environmental Consulting and University teaching. Dr Haggar has been a visiting professor at Washington State University and at University of Idaho, U.S.A. He is presently the professor of Energy and Environment at the American University in Cairo, Mechanical Engineering Department, Cairo, Egypt Dr. Haggar has more than 20 Academic Honors, grants and awards. Dr. El-Haggar received the outstanding undergraduate teacher award at The American University in Cairo in 1995 as well as a number of outstanding AUC trustees’ awards. In addition Dr. Haggar has 120 Scientific Publications in Environmental and Energy Fields, 33 invited presentation, 42 technical report, 12 books and one chapter in two different books. Dr’s Haggar Environmental Consulting experience include more than 40 Environmental/Industrial Auditing for major industrial identities, 20 Compliance Action Plan, 9 Environmental Impact Assessment in addition to his extensive consulting experience in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Auditing, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental management systems, Cleaner Production, Industrial Ecology, Energy management, Hazardous and non-Hazardous Waste management, Recycling, Pollution prevention and waste minimization, zero pollution, Biogas/Solar/Wind technology, Community/Desert development, Solid and industrial waste, environmental assessment for the local government and private industries. Dr. Haggar is a member/board member in 14 national and international societies in the area of Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and community development.
Table of Contents
Explores practical ideas and innovative technologies for applying the cradle- to-cradle concept using Industrial Ecology methodology.
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