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Emerging Technologies

Socio-Behavioral Life Cycle Approaches, 1st Edition

Edited by Nora Savage, Michael E. Gorman, Anita Street

Jenny Stanford Publishing

342 pages

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Traditional Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodologies affect the public health and environmental impacts from a material, product, process or activity. The authors of this book suggest that a more holistic approach that incorporates societal and behavioral dimensions will create better results. They discuss how to develop an adaptive framework that w

Table of Contents

Using Nanotechnology to Filter Water: A Hypothetical Case Study. Nanotechnology for Human Health. Assessing Emerging Technology Systems: Why LCA Fails. Technology Mandates and Socio-Behavioral Life Cycle Assessment. Issues in Life Cycle Risk Assessment: The Way Ahead. Organizational Capability Life Cycles for Responsible Innovation. Socialis Commodis and Life Cycle Analysis: A Critical Examination of Uncertainty. Who Let the "Social Scientists" into the Lab? What Are the Factors Affecting Anthropogenic Phosphorous Loss? A Case Study of Chaohu Watershed in Central China. Life Cycle Assessment and the U.S. Policy-Making Context. Unexpected Appropriations of Technology and Life Cycle Analysis: Reframing Cradle-to-Grave Approaches. Surface-Friendly Urban Mining.

About the Editors

Nora Savage is an environmental engineer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Washington, DC, in the Office of Research and Development (ORD). Her focus areas include nanotechnology, pollution prevention, and life cycle approaches for emerging technologies.

Michael E. Gorman is a professor in the Department of Engineering & Society at the University of Virginia, USA, where he teaches courses on ethics, invention, psychology of science and communication. His research focuses on social psychology of science and technology, including collaborations among scientists, engineers, social scientists and ethicists.

Anita Street is a program analyst in the Science and Technology Division within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She is an environmental scientist by training and has spent 18 years with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her areas of interest and expertise include nanotechnology, sustainability, resource depletion, and advanced manufacturing as they relate to energy, economic, and national security.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General