1st Edition

Sustainability Engineering Challenges, Technologies, and Applications

Edited By Eric C.D. Tan Copyright 2023
    358 Pages 126 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Sustainability Engineering: Challenges, Technologies, and Applications focuses on emerging topics within sustainability science and engineering, including the circular economy, advanced recycling technologies, decarbonization, renewable energy, and waste valorization. Readers will learn the trends driving today’s sustainability research and innovation as well as the latest in sustainable process technologies.

    This book:

    • Addresses emerging sustainability development challenges, progress, and disruptive technologies
    • Discusses biological sustainability, recycling technologies, and sustainable process design and manufacture
    • Features a comprehensive view from renowned experts who are leaders in their respective research areas

    This work is aimed at an interdisciplinary audience of engineers and scientists working on solutions to advance the development and application of sustainable technologies, including – but not limited to – chemical and environmental engineers.

    Editor Biography

    1. Lignin-based Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Devices
    Seefat Farzin, Karen Acurio Cerda, Oghenetega Allen Obewhere, and Shudipto K. Dishari

    2 Hydrocracking of Palm Oil into Biofuel over Ni-Al2O3-bentonite (Aluminosilicate) Nanocatalyst
    Karna Wijaya, Resy Norma Annisa, Ani Setyopratiwi, Akhmad Syoufian, Hasanudin Hasanudin, and Maisari Utami

    3. Optimization-based Development of a Circular Economy Adoption Strategy
    Shubham Sonkusare, Neeraj Hanumante, and Yogendra Shastri

    4. “Waste”-to-energy for Decarbonization: Transforming Nut Shells Into Carbon-negative Electricity
    Daniel Carpenter, Eric C.D. Tan, Abhijit Dutta, Reinhard Seiser, Stephen M. Tifft, Michael S. O’Banion, Greg Campbell, Rick Becker, Carrie Hartford, Jayant Khambekar, and Neal Yancey

    5. Carbon Recycling: Waste Plastics to Hydrocarbon Fuels
    Halima Abu Ali, Peter Eyinnaya Nwankwor, David John, Hassan Tajudeen, Jean Baptiste Habyarimana, and Wan Jin Jahng

    6. Recycling Plastic Waste to Produce Chemicals: A Techno-economic Analysis and Life-cycle Assessment
    Robert M. Baldwin, Eric C.D. Tan, Avantika Singh, Kylee Harris, and Geetanjali Yadav

    7. Municipal Water Reuse for Non-potable and Potable Purposes
    Singfoong “Cindy” Cheah

    8. An Ethical Reflection on Water Management at the Community Level as a Contribution to Peace
    Tebaldo Vinciguerra

    9. Human Behavior Dynamics in Sustainability
    Eric C.D. Tan

    10. Regional Sustainable Technology Systems
    Michael Narodoslawsky

    11. Renewable Microgrids as a Foundation of the Future Sustainable Electrical Energy System
    Anna Trendewicz, Eric C.D. Tan, and Fei Ding

    12 Applications of Electrochemical Separation Technologies for Sustainability: Case Studies in Integrated Processes, Material Innovations, and Risk Assessments
    Yupo J. Lin, Matthew L. Jordan, Thomas Lippert, Tse-Lun Chen, and Li-Heng Chen

    13. All-electric Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft (eVTOL) for Sustainable Urban Travel
    Raffaele Russo and Eric C.D. Tan

    14. Current Progress in Sustainability Evaluation, Pollution Prevention, and Source Reduction Using GREENSCOPE
    Selorme Agbleze, Shuyun Li, Erendira T. Quintanar-Orozco, Gerardo J. Ruiz-Mercado, and Fernando V. Lima

    15. Germany’s Industrial Climate Transformation Strategy and the Role of Carbon Capture and Utilization as a Building Block: Targets, Pathways, Policies, and Societal Acceptance
    Sonja Thielges and Kristina Fürst



    Eric C. D. Tan is an accomplished expert in biorefinery and sustainability at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). His research interests and experiences include biorefinery, process intensification, decarbonization, bioeconomy, hydrogen economy, circular economy, and sustainability, where he has over 100 published works. At NREL, Dr. Tan provides leadership spanning many research areas and plays a key role in the conceptual process design and assessment of various biomass conversion pathways to produce low-carbon, infrastructure-compatible, cost-competitive liquid hydrocarbon fuels. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron and a master’s in Sustainability from Harvard University (Extension). He is the Associate Editor of Frontiers of Sustainability’s Sustainable Chemical Process Design, a technical advisor and vice-chair of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ Sustainable Engineering Forum Leadership Team, and an American Center for Life Cycle Assessment certified LCA professional.