Introduction To Sustainable Engineering
- Publisher: PHI
- ISBN-13: 9788120351530
- Pages: 164
- Binding: Paperback
- Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2015
About The Book
Sustainability has become a sine qua non in the study and practice of engineering. This introductory textbook aims to make the concepts of sustainable engineering accessible to the undergraduate students of engineering. This will help them to keep in view the philosophy of sustainability while learning the core subjects of their specialisations and will equip them with a set of tools for this purpose.
In addition to providing a broad-based introduction to the idea of sustainability and its relevance, the book talks about environment-related legislation, air and water pollution, solid waste management, local and global environmental challenges, climate change and the steps taken at an international level to manage them. Tools used to ensure sustainability in engineering activities such as Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) are mentioned. Green buildings, green computing, green chemistry, sustainable cities, sustainable transportation, sustainable sources of energy, economic and social factors affecting sustainability including rapid urbanization and poverty are also covered. A set of questions, some of them quite open-ended, are added at the end of each chapter to help students test their understanding.
The reader is encouraged to use this book as a starting point to explore how the principles of sustainable engineering are relevant to their chosen branch of study and professional practice. The references given at the end of the book will serve as efficient guideposts in this journey which is well worth taking.
Table Of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING
2. ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND LEGISLATIONS
3. AIR POLLUTION
4. WATER POLLUTION AND CONTROL
5. LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
6. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
7. TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
8. SUSTAINABLE HABITAT
9. RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
10. SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIALISATION AND URBANISATION
11. GREEN TECHNOLOGY AND GREEN BUSINESS
About The Author
R. L. RAG, PhD (NIT Calicut), is Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Pandalam, Kerala. With over a decade of teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, he has to his credit several publications in national and international journals. His areas of interest include responsible engineering and nanotechnology. Lekshmi Dinachandran Remesh is Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at John Cox Memorial CSI Institute of Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. Her fields of interest are non-conventional energy systems and sustainable models of development.