Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications

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Date

October 26, 2010

Format

Hardback, 704 pages

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ISBN

0071630058 / 9780071630054

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135.00



Overview


Main description

IMPLEMENT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS TOOLS IN SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING

Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications provides a proven framework for applying systems analysis tools to account for environmental impacts, energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, socioeconomic implications, and ecosystem health in engineering solutions.

This pioneering work addresses the increased levels of sophistication embedded in many complex large-scale infrastructure systems and their interactions with the natural environment. After a detailed overview of sustainable systems engineering, the book covers mathematical theories of systems analysis, environmental resources management, industrial ecology, and sustainable design. Real-world examples highlight the methodologies presented in this authoritative resource.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Structured systems analysis for sustainable design
  • Systems analysis and sustainable management strategies
  • Ecomomic valuation, instruments, and project selection
  • Statistical forecasting models
  • Linear, nonlinear, integer, and dynamic programming models
  • Multicriteria decision analyses
  • System dynamics models and simulation analyses
  • Water resources and quality management
  • Air quality management
  • Solid waste management
  • Soil and groundwater remediation planning
  • Industrial ecology and sustainability
  • Green building and green infrastructure systems
  • Energy resources management and energy systems engineering
  • Land resources management and agricultural sustainability


Table of contents

PART I: OVERVIEW; 1: Introduction to Sustainable Systems Engineering; 2: Structured Systems Analysis for Sustainable Design; 3: Systems Analysis and Sustainable Management Strategies; 4: Economic Valuation, Instruments, and Project Selection; PART II: MATHEMATICAL THEORIES FOR SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; 5: Statistical Forecasting Models; 6: Linear Programming Models; 7: Integer Programming Models;8: Nonlinear Programming Models; 9: Dynamic Programming Models; 10: Multicriteria Decision Analyses; 11: System Dynamics Models and Simulation Analyses; PART III: ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT; 12: Water Resources Management; 13: Water Quality Management; 14: Air Quality Management; 15: Solid Waste Management; 16: Soil and Groundwater Remediation Planning; PART IV: INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN; 17: Industrial Ecology and Sustainability; 18: Green Building and Green Infrastructure Systems; 19: Energy Resources Management and Energy Systems Engineering; 20: Land Resources Management and Agricultural Sustainability; Index


Author comments

Ni-Bin Chang is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Central Florida. He has published more than 250 publications and is a member of the International Association of Environmental Information Sciences.





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