Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers

1st Edition

By Toolseeram Ramjeawon

CRC Press

400 pages | 80 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367254452
pub: 2020-02-27
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Introduction to Sustainability for Engineers aims to incorporate sustainability into curricula for undergraduate engineering students. The book starts with an introduction to the concept of sustainability, outlining core principles for sustainable development to guide engineering practice and decision making, including key tools aimed at enabling, measuring and communicating sustainability. It also describes concepts as life cycle assessment, environmental economics, related institutional architecture and policy framework, business context of sustainability, and sustainable buildings and infrastructure. Appendices at the end of the book presents a summary of key concepts, strategies and tools introduced in the main text.

Five Key Benefits:

  • A comprehensive textbook for engineering students to develop competency in sustainability.
  • Presents a framework for engineers to put sustainability into practice.
  • Presents the link between sustainability and the design process. It shows the application of a sustainable engineering design process for putting sustainability into practice.
  • There are well woven case studies and links to websites for learning in various engineering disciplines.
  • Includes challenging exercises at the end of each chapter that will inspire students and stimulate discussion in the class.

Table of Contents

1. Sustainability and the Role of Engineering 2. A Framework for Sustainable Engineering 3. Tools and Metrics for Sustainable Engineering Practice 4. An Introduction to Life cycle Assessment 5. Introduction to Environmental Economics 6. Institutional Framework, Policy and Legislation for Sustainable Development 7. Business and Sustainability 8. Integrating Sustainability in Engineering Design 9. Sustainable Buildings and Sustainable Infrastructure 10. The Engineer and Sustainable Innovation 11. Annexes

About the Author

Toolseeram Ramjeawon has more than 28 years of experience working for academic institutions, government agencies, industries and international organizations and is currently a Professor of Environmental Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Mauritius.

He holds a Diplome D’Ingenieur from the Ecole Polytechnique de Montpellier (France) and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Mauritius. He was previously a Fulbright visiting research scholar at Virginia Tech, USA. He has undertaken several consultancy projects for national and global clientele including the Government of Mauritius, the African Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), Government of Seychelles, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ARSCP). He works very closely with UNEP and the ARSCP in the areas of Green Economy and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).

His research skills range from environmental pollution, water resources management, solid waste management, treatment of domestic and industrial wastewaters, environmental modelling, cleaner production in industry and life cycle assessments. He has more than 25 publications in refereed international journals with impact factors and more than 35 publications in refereed International Conference Proceedings.

Subject Categories

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