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Sustainable Development in Practice - Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists 2E

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About the Editors ix List of Contributors xi Preface xiii Part 1 1 The Concept of Sustainable Development and its Practical Implications 3 Slobodan Perdan 2 Measuring Sustainable Development: An Overview 26 Slobodan Perdan and Adisa Azapagic 3 Assessing Environmental Sustainability: Life Cycle Thinking and Life Cycle Assessment 56 Adisa Azapagic Part 2 4 Translating the Principles of Sustainable Development into Business Practice: An Application in the Mining and Minerals Sector 83 Adisa Azapagic and Slobodan Perdan 5 Climate Change and Policy: The Case of Germany 117 Wolfram Krewitt and Hans Muller-Steinhagen 6 Sustainability Assessment of Biofuels 142 Adisa Azapagic and Heinz Stichnothe 7 Scenario Building and Uncertainties: Options for Energy Sources 170 Richard Darton 8 Fuel Cells in Stationary Applications: Energy for the Future? 189 Martin Pehnt 9 Sustainability of Nuclear Power 211 Adisa Azapagic and Slobodan Perdan 10 Municipal Solid Waste Management: Recovering Energy from Waste 261 Adisa Azapagic 11 Sustainability Issues in Food Provisioning Systems 326 Adisa Azapagic, Heinz Stichnothe and Namy Espinoza-Orias 12 Providing Sustainable Sanitation 348 Richard Fenner and Amparo Flores 13 Sustainable Process Design: The Case of Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) 374 Adisa Azapagic 14 Urban Sustainability: The Case of Transport 420 Slobodan Perdan and Adisa Azapagic 15 Aviation and its Response to Environmental Pressure 449 Alice Bows and Kevin Anderson 16 Health Impact Assessment of Urban Pollution 467 Zaid Chalabi and Tony Fletcher 17 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Sustainable Development: Mining in Kakadu National Park 483 Slobodan Perdan Index 511

About the Author

Adisa Azapagic holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Environmental ChemicalEngineering and a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Analysis. She isProfessor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering in the School ofChemical Engineering and Analytical Science and and AssociatedProfessor of the Sustainable Consumption Institute. She is leadingthe Sustainable Industrial Systems group which comprises over20 post-doctoral researchers and Ph.D. students. Adisa has held a number of fellowships and honoraryappointments, some of which include fellowships from the RoyalAcademy of Engineering, UNESCO and Japan Society for the Promotionof Science (JSPS). She was awarded the IChemE Award for OutstandingAchievements in Chemical and Process Engineering in 2010 and theGSK/CIA Innovation Award in 2011. For more information visit: Slobodan Perdan is a Research Fellow in the School ofChemical Engineering and Analytical Science. Slobodan holds a BA and an MA in Philosophy from the University ofSarajevo (Bosnia), an MA (Distinction) in Politics andSecurity from University College London and a PhD in EnvironmentalStrategy from the University of Surrey. Slobodan joined the SustainableIndustrial Systems Group in CEAS as Simon Industrial andProfessional Fellow in January 2008. Slobodan previously worked onthe PuRE project where his role was to look into the social aspectsof human activities in the urban environment. He is currentlyworking in association with the CCaLC project and is focusing onthe carbon economy , in particular the socio-economicconsequences of the introduction of the carbon market and the ethical issues associated with the treating of carbonemissions as a tradable commodity.

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