Environmental Technology and Sustainability

Environmental Technology and Sustainability
Author: Basanta Kumara Behera,Ram Prasad
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2020-04-05
ISBN 10: 012819104X
ISBN 13: 9780128191040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Technology and Sustainability Book Review:

Environmental Technology and Sustainability: Physical, Chemical and Biological Technologies for Clean Environmental Management provides a dependable source of information on the fundamental scientific evidence involved in environmental protection and sustainable development. The book provides the basic natural sciences that underpin the understanding, development and application of environment technologies that support a clean inhabitable world that includes environmental technologies and sustainable, renewable energy systems. It considers the science and technology for environmental benefits, including the development of both smarter, cleaner technologies for environmental protection, conservation, and more. Provides methods and processes for CO2 Sequestration Focuses on technologies for reducing greenhouse gases and for biofuel production Outlines issues surrounding contaminated water and provides solutions for water management Describes problems facing air pollution, including sources and mitigation Includes contaminated soil management

Environmental Technology and Sustainability

Environmental Technology and Sustainability
Author: BASANTA KUMARA. PRASAD BEHERA (RAM.),Ram Prasad
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2020-04
ISBN 10: 9780128191033
ISBN 13: 0128191031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Technology and Sustainability Book Review:

Environmental Technology and Sustainability: Physical, Chemical and Biological Technologies for Clean Environmental Management provides a dependable source of information on the fundamental scientific evidence involved in environmental protection and sustainable development. The book provides the basic natural sciences that underpin the understanding, development and application of environment technologies that support a clean inhabitable world that includes environmental technologies and sustainable, renewable energy systems. It considers the science and technology for environmental benefits, including the development of both smarter, cleaner technologies for environmental protection, conservation, and more. Provides methods and processes for CO2 Sequestration Focuses on technologies for reducing greenhouse gases and for biofuel production Outlines issues surrounding contaminated water and provides solutions for water management Describes problems facing air pollution, including sources and mitigation Includes contaminated soil management

Environment Technology and Sustainability

Environment  Technology and Sustainability
Author: Hocine Bougdah,Stephen Sharples
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-11
ISBN 10: 113414038X
ISBN 13: 9781134140381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environment Technology and Sustainability Book Review:

This second volume in the Technologies of Architecture series – the only series of books tuned to the architectural technology syllabus – explores the environmental influences on building design. Looking particularly at sustainable building, a holistic view is taken, so that the influence of any one set of choices on other areas – such as the trade-off of daylighting against thermal insulation, or the balance needed between heating and ventilation – are not overlooked. The authors discuss available technologies for establishing a suitable microclimate within buildings, for managing the transmission of sound and for minimizing the exploitation of scarce energy and of other resources. Using the perspective of a designer who needs a sound scientific basis for arriving at the optimum outcome, this valuably informative volume is ideal for architectural technology students, as well as first and second year architecture students.

Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies

Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies
Author: V. Sivasubramanian
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 1351978845
ISBN 13: 9781351978842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies Book Review:

Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies explains the role of green engineering and social responsibility in the development of chemicals, processes, products, and systems. Examining the relationship between economy, ecology, and equality—key factors in developing a sustainable society—this book covers several aspects of environmental sustainability, explores ways to use resources and processes more responsibly, and describes the tools required to overcome various challenges. It outlines the biotechnological applications, techniques, and processes needed to secure sustainable development and ensure long-lasting future success. Insightful and highly comprehensive, this body of work addresses: Wastewater treatment technologies Nanomaterials in environmental applications Green synthesis of ecofriendly nanoparticles The role of phytoremediation in maintaining environmental sustainability Algal biosorption of heavy metals Mass production of microalgae for industrial applications Integrated biological system for the treatment of sulfate rich wastewater Anaerobic digestion of pharmaceutical effluent Treatment of textile dye using bioaccumulation techniques Production of biosurfactants and their applications in bioremediation Biodegradable polymers Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology Biodiesel from nonedible oil using a packed bed membrane reactor Production of ecofriendly biodiesel from marine sources Pretreatment techniques for the enhancement of biogas production A review of source apportionment of air pollutants by receptor models and more Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies provides excellent reference material that aids and supports sustainability, and offers practical guidance for professors, research scholars, industrialists, biotechnologists, and workers in the applied field of environmental engineering.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
Author: Martin Abraham
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2262
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN 10: 0128047925
ISBN 13: 9780128047927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

The International Handbook on Environmental Technology Management

The International Handbook on Environmental Technology Management
Author: Dora Marinova,David Annandale,John Phillimore
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 1847203051
ISBN 13: 9781847203052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Handbook on Environmental Technology Management Book Review:

This is an excellent textbook, suitable as a core text for environmental engineers and environmental scientists but equally it should, in my opinion, be compulsory reading for all researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers regardless of their discipline because it has relevance for all. In fact, the book is so lively and understandable that everyone and anyone could and should read it. . . Clearly written by a team of recognised environmental authors drawn from around the world, it guides the reader through current thinking on the tools and techniques industry. . . As an academic, it is a delight to find a book to recommend that I know students will enjoy and one which addresses so many different elements of a diversity of university courses, while covering the most important areas of environmental technology and management. I am certainly using it to enhance and update the content of some of my own lectures. Susan Haile, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering This substantial collection draws together a very wide variety of literatures and practices. . . I would expect this book to be a popular purchase by academic libraries, principally as a core text. R&D Management This stunning Handbook is an excellent tool for environmental manager and environmental officer alike. It is brimful of ideas, case studies and methodologies which stimulate continuous improvement thinking and help train staff to implement sustainability and environmental management concepts. Highly recommended. Eagle Bulletin This important Handbook is the first comprehensive account that brings together recent developments in the three related fields of environmental technology, environmental management and technology management. With contributions from more than 55 outstanding authors representing ten countries and five continents, the reader is provided with a vast range of insightful perspectives on the latest industry and policy issues. With the aid of numerous case studies, leading experts reflect on significant changes in the use of technology and management practices witnessed in the last decade. Within this Handbook, the authors discuss, in detail: eco-modernization and technology transformation environmental technology management in business practices measuring environmental technology management case studies in new technologies for the environment environmental technology management and the future. The International Handbook on Environmental Technology Management has a broad audience including researchers, practitioners, policymakers and students in the fields of sustainability and environmental science.

Sustainable Energy and the Environment A Clean Technology Approach

Sustainable Energy and the Environment  A Clean Technology Approach
Author: N.D. Kaushika,K.S. Reddy,Kshitij Kaushik
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2016-05-11
ISBN 10: 9783319294445
ISBN 13: 331929444X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Energy and the Environment A Clean Technology Approach Book Review:

This book emerges from the recognition that energy, environment and ecosystems are dynamically and inextricably connected. The energy environment system must be addressed in its totality, so that we can devise sustainable solutions that incorporate both economic growth and environmental conservation. No single clean energy source will sustain long-term energy security, and fossil fuels will remain prominent in the mix of energy sources for several decades to come. Energy solutions, therefore, must employ a broad and diverse range of approaches, including cleaner fossil fuel technologies, and an affordable transition to greener power generation employing waste, water and renewable resources. Moreover, adapting to this changing global energy picture will require a transformational shift in the ways we use and deliver energy services. The authors begin with a broad introductory chapter on sustainable energy and the environment, classifying energy resources, cataloging environmental degradations, and outlining the concepts and practices of sustainability. In Chapters Two and Three, they summarize the basic constituents of the environment, the biosphere and its natural cycles, and offer a model of Earth’s planetary temperatures and the greenhouse effect. Chapters Four and Five outline conventional energy and power systems, and related environmental degradations. The next several chapters cover clean coal technologies for power generation, and discuss sustainable energy and power technologies based on both thermal and photovoltaic solar energy, along with biomass and wind. The final chapters examine in depth the management of waste and water, pollution control and energy conservation. The book introduces a unique approach to sustainability and energy conservation which emphasizes the relationships between underlying scientific principles and practical applications employed in engineering solutions. All this is offered in a form that matches the requirements of college-level environmental science and engineering courses.

Digital Technology and Sustainability

Digital Technology and Sustainability
Author: Mike Hazas,Lisa Nathan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 1315465957
ISBN 13: 9781315465951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Technology and Sustainability Book Review:

This book brings together diverse voices from across the field of sustainable human computer interaction (SHCI) to discuss what it means for digital technology to support sustainability and how humans and technology can work together optimally for a more sustainable future. Contemporary digital technologies are hailed by tech companies, governments and academics as leading-edge solutions to the challenges of environmental sustainability; smarter homes, more persuasive technologies, and a robust Internet of Things hold the promise for creating a greener world. Yet, deployments of interactive technologies for such purposes often lead to a paradox: they algorithmically "optimize" heating and lighting of houses without regard to the dynamics of daily life in the home; they can collect and display data that allow us to reflect on energy and emissions, yet the same information can cause us to raise our expectations for comfort and convenience; they might allow us to share best practice for sustainable living through social networking and online communities, yet these same systems further our participation in consumerism and contribute to an ever-greater volume of electronic waste.By acknowledging these paradoxes, this book represents a significant critical inquiry into digital technology’s longer-term impact on ideals of sustainability. Written by an interdisciplinary team of contributors this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of human computer interaction and environmental studies.

Energy Sustainability and the Environment

Energy  Sustainability and the Environment
Author: Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2011-06-02
ISBN 10: 9780123851376
ISBN 13: 0123851378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Sustainability and the Environment Book Review:

The complexity of carbon reduction and economic sustainability is significantly complicated by competing aspects of socioeconomic practices as well as legislative, regulatory, and scientific requirements and protocols. An easy to read and understand guide, Sioshansi, along with an international group of contributors, moves through the maze of carbon reduction methods and technologies, providing steps and insights to meet carbon reduction requirements and maintaining the health and welfare of the firm. The book’s three part treatment is based on a clear and rigorous exposition of a wide range of options to reduce the carbon footprint Part 1 of the book, Challenge of Sustainability, examines the fundamental drivers of energy demand – economic growth, the need for basic energy services, and the interdependence of economic, political, environmental, social, equity, legacy and policy issues. Part 2 of the book, Technological Solutions, examines how energy can be used to support basic energy service needs of homes, commercial and industrial facilities and for other applications. Part 3 of the book, case studies, covers a number of innovative projects, initiatives, concepts or self-imposed targets in different parts of the world with the aim of significantly reducing energy use and carbon footprint of a company, a community, a city or an entire country. There was a widespread recognition among environmental engineers and energy economist of the importance of carbon reduction while sustaining the firm’s economic growth. The only book to bring together both subjects into one easy to understand reference, Carbon Reduction and Economic Sustainability not only clearly explains which option has the lowest energy/carbon footprint but also which option would better suit the business in question. This includes carbon reduction for residential, transport, industrial and public sectors. The only book to clearly explain the economic and environmental engineering aspects of carbon reduction. Case studies taken from a number of international projects. Carbon reduction options for all sectors of society. The role of the planning system in carbon reduction.

Technology and Sustainability

Technology and Sustainability
Author: Peter Denton
Publsiher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN 10: 1771600403
ISBN 13: 9781771600408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and Sustainability Book Review:

Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies. The developed world is increasingly obsessed with two things: electronic gadgets and our changing climate. We stand in open-mouthed awe of our technological achievements while dejectedly shrugging our shoulders at the state of the planet on which we live. Our choice is clear: we need to reimagine the way we engage with the technology we create if we hope to make the world a better place. Peter Denton’s first RMB manifesto, Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World, focused on interpersonal relationships as the foundation for a vibrant and ecologically sustainable society. In his second thought-provoking book in the series, the author challenges readers to think of our devices not merely as better rocks and sharper spears, but as profound extensions of our hearts and minds that we can use to make the world a more livable place through enlightened social media interaction, crowdfunding and other positive online engagements.

Environmental Technology and its Role in the Search for Urban Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Technology and its Role in the Search for Urban Environmental Sustainability
Author: Santiago Mejía-Dugand
Publsiher: Linköping University Electronic Press
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2015-05-18
ISBN 10: 9175190753
ISBN 13: 9789175190754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Technology and its Role in the Search for Urban Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

The aim of this thesis is to analyze the role that environmental technology plays in the solution of environmental problems in cities, and discuss models and conditions that can facilitate the processes of selection, implementation and use of environmental technologies in and by cities. The technological component is perhaps one of the most important characteristics of modern cities. The dependence of humans on technology is in most cases a given, something that is not ignored in the sustainability debate. The development and implementation of new, “better” technologies is however hindered by the inertia that modern societies have and the influence of the dominant systems (e.g. economic systems based on growth, extraction of natural resources and environmental disturbance). So-called environmental technologies are not always able to efficiently compete against other technologies that are embedded in societies by lock-in mechanisms, e.g. learning by doing and using, scale economies, subsidies, and network externalities. Even with the “right” technologies, an exclusively techno-centered approach to sustainability can result in other problems, and it might reduce the sustainability debate and the cities’ role in it to discussions of an administrative nature. The actual role of local actors and their agency must be also considered in the models and frameworks directed at understanding sustainability transition processes. It is thus important to analyze the dynamics of technology selection, implementation, use and diffusion in cities from a stakeholders’ perspective as well. Not only is the availability of technology of interest for understanding the impact it has on the environment, but also the intensity of its use. This has resulted in increased attention from politicians and scholars on the so-called global cities (e.g. London, New York, Tokyo), which are characterized by their intense use of e.g. transport, security and surveillance, and information and communication. Paradigmatic models of sustainability can however be contested when the role of local actors, power and agency are considered in detail and not isolated from the context. Some authors recognize the need to address what they call “ordinary cities”, since focusing on the cities’ comparative level of development (be it political, economic or technological) hinders the possibility of bidirectional learning. In the end, sustainability is a “collective good,” which means that it is in everyone’s interest to coordinate efforts and learn from the best practices, regardless of where they come from. This thesis focuses on “ordinary cities,” and promises to offer conclusions that can contribute to a better understanding of how societies can learn from each other and how environmental technologies can have deeper and better results when implemented in different contexts than the ones where they were developed. Two questions related to the process of environmental-technology adaptation are addressed in this thesis: How do technology adaptation processes for the solution of urban environmental problems take place in cities? And how do cities benefit from environmental technologies? It is found that environmental technology is not only seen as a solution to environmental problems in cities, but every day more as a component of strategies to attract attention and compete for resources in national and international markets. Cities have different adaptation and learning strategies. This means that technological solutions have to be flexible and adaptive to local conditions, and allow for vernacular knowledge and past experiences to enrich their performance by facilitating their connection to existing systems. Learning between cities is important and necessary for global sustainability transitions. When it comes to environmental technology, this process is facilitated by strong proof-of-concept projects. Such projects are not only expected to be able to show their technical ability to solve a problem, but must also offer contextual connections to the problems faced by interested cities or potential implementers.

Green Technologies and Environmental Sustainability

Green Technologies and Environmental Sustainability
Author: Ritu Singh,Sanjeev Kumar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2017-04-05
ISBN 10: 3319506544
ISBN 13: 9783319506548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Technologies and Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

In the present scenario, green technologies are playing significant role in changing the course of nation’s economic growth towards sustainability and providing an alternative socio-economic model that will enable present and future generations to live in a clean and healthy environment, in harmony with nature. Green technology, which is also known as clean technology, refers to the development and extension of processes, practices, and applications that improve or replace the existing technologies facilitating society to meet their own needs while substantially decreasing the impact of human on the planet, and reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The concepts of Green Technologies, if endorsed and pervaded into the lives of all societies, will facilitate the aim of the Millennium Development Goals of keeping the environment intact and improve it for the civilization to survive. Green Technologies and Environmental Sustainability is focused on the goals of green technologies which are becoming increasingly important for ensuring sustainability. This book provides different perspectives of green technology in sectors like energy, agriculture, waste management and economics and contains recent advancements made towards sustainable development in the field of bioenergy, nanotechnology, green chemistry, bioremediation, degraded land reclamation. This book is written for a large and broad readership, including researchers, scientists, academicians and readers from diverse backgrounds across various fields such as nanotechnology, chemistry, agriculture, environmental science, water engineering, waste management and energy. It could also serve as a reference book for graduates and post-graduate students, faculties, environmentalist and industrial personnel who are working in the area of green technologies.

Emerging Technologies for Sustainability

Emerging Technologies for Sustainability
Author: P.C Thomas,Vishal John Mathai,Geevarghese Titus
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 723
Release: 2020-08-15
ISBN 10: 1000258882
ISBN 13: 9781000258882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Technologies for Sustainability Book Review:

The theme of conference is Emerging Technologies for Sustainability. Sustainability tends to be problem driven and oriented towards guiding decision making. The goal is to raise the global standard of living without increasing the use of resources beyond global sustainable levels. The conference is intended to act as a platform for researchers to share and gain knowledge, showcase their research findings and propose new solutions in policy formulation, design, processing and application of green materials, material selection, analysis, green manufacturing, testing and synthesis, thereby contributing to the creation of a more sustainable world.

Marine Technology and Sustainable Development Green Innovations

Marine Technology and Sustainable Development  Green Innovations
Author: Olanrewaju, Oladokun Sulaiman
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2013-07-31
ISBN 10: 1466643188
ISBN 13: 9781466643185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Technology and Sustainable Development Green Innovations Book Review:

Water covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface, making maritime influences an important consideration in evaluating modern global economic systems. Therefore, the efficient design, operation, and management of maritime systems are important for sustainable marine technology development and green innovation. Marine Technology and Sustainable Development: Green Innovations examines theoretical frameworks and empirical research in the maritime industry, evaluating new technologies, methodologies, and practices against a backdrop of sustainability. This critical reference encourages the discussion and exploration of diverse opinions on the benefits and challenges of new marine technologies essential for marine and maritime professionals, researchers, and scholars hoping to improve their understanding of environmental considerations in preserving the world’s oceanic resources.

Information Technology and Sustainability

Information Technology and Sustainability
Author: Lorenz M. Hilty
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 3837019705
ISBN 13: 9783837019704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Technology and Sustainability Book Review:

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are contributing both to environmental problems and to their solution. Will ICT producers, users and recyclers be the major polluters of tomorrow, or will 'Green IT' and a dematerialized information society save the climate? This book provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between ICT and sustainable development, culminating in 15 recommendations - to producers, users and political decision makers - which show the way to a sustainable information society.Keywords: Information Technology, Environment, Sustainable Development, Environmental Informatics, Green IT, Green Computing, Data Centers, Energy Efficiency, Resource Productivity, Dematerialization, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), E-waste, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Recycling, Technological Complexity, Critical Information Infrastructure, Open Standards, Rebound Effect.

Integrated Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Sustainable Development

Integrated Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Sustainable Development
Author: Vineet Kumar,Manish Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2022-04-15
ISBN 10: 9780323911801
ISBN 13: 0323911803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrated Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Sustainable Development Book Review:

Integrated Environmental Technologies for Wastewater Treatment and Sustainable Development provides comprehensive and advanced information of integrated environmental technologies with their limitations and challenges and their potential applications in treatment of environmental pollutants, discharged in wastewater from industrial, domestic,and municipal sources. The book covers applied and recently developed integrated technologies, to solve five major trends in the field of wastewater treatment, including nutrient removal and resource recovery, recalcitrant organic and inorganic compounds detoxification, energy saving, and biofuel and bioenergy production for environmental sustainability. The book provides future directions to young researchers, scientists and professionals, who are working in the field of bioremediation and phytoremediation to remediate wastewater pollutants at laboratory and field scale, for sustainable development. Overall, this book provides readers knowledge on wastewater, and its chemical characteristics, environmental impact, and their remediation approaches for environmental sustainability. Illustrates the importance of various advance oxidation processes in effluent treatment plants Describes underlying mechanisms of Constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell technologies for degradation and detoxification of emerging organic and inorganic contaminants discharged in wastewater Highlights the reuse and recycling of wastewater and recovery of value-added resources from wastewater Focuses on recent advances and challenges in integrated environmental technologies, Constructed wetland-microbial fuel cell, Microbial electrochemical- constructed wetlands, biofilm reactor-constructed wetland, and anammox- microbial fuel cell technology for sustainable development Illustrates the importance of microbes and plants in bio/phytoremediation and wastewater treatment

Environmental Technology for Sustainability

Environmental Technology for Sustainability
Author: Martin Anda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781498758703
ISBN 13: 1498758703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Technology for Sustainability Book Review:

"This book provides a practical and technical focus on environmental engineering technologies and will serve engineers, designers, architects, and project developers that seek to successfully integrate them into urban, rural, and remote settlements. These professionals need to work closely together and understand the technologies to be utilized, therefore this book presents the technologies in an applied manner along with a brief discussion of the underpinning principles in order to ensure correct selection from the various options available and their successful integration into the project at hand, whether an individual building or an entire district. "--Provided by publisher.

Governing Technology in the Quest for Sustainability on Earth

Governing Technology in the Quest for Sustainability on Earth
Author: Dain Bolwell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2019-02-11
ISBN 10: 0429770596
ISBN 13: 9780429770593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Governing Technology in the Quest for Sustainability on Earth Book Review:

Governing Technology in the Quest for Sustainability on Earth explores how human technologies can be managed to ensure the long-term sustainability of our species and of other life forms with which we share this world. It analyses human impact, the discourses of environmentalism and issues of economics, history and science. As these variables are complex, drawing on issues from the social, physical and life sciences as well as the humanities, Dain Bolwell uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate these concepts and their related public policies. Exploring three major existing and emerging technologies – chemical herbicides, nuclear-electric power generation, and robotics and artificial intelligence – the book demonstrates the multifaceted and complicated nature of the grand challenges we face and draws out the measures required to effect sustainability in the wider political sphere. Exploring how we can govern technology most effectively to ensure a long term and sustainable future, this book will be of great interest to students and researchers of environmental studies, science and technology and environmental law and policy.

Environmental Science and Technology

Environmental Science and Technology
Author: Interstate Publishers, Incoporated,Lynn Porter,Jasper S. Lee,Diana L. Turner,Malcolm Hillan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780813430614
ISBN 13: 0813430615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Green Information Technology

Green Information Technology
Author: Mohammad Dastbaz,Colin Pattinson,Babak Akhgar
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2015-03-09
ISBN 10: 012801671X
ISBN 13: 9780128016718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Information Technology Book Review:

We are living in the era of "Big Data" and the computing power required to deal with "Big Data" both in terms of its energy consumption and technical complexity is one of the key areas of research and development. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that centralized computing infrastructures (data centres) currently use 7 giga watts of electricity during peak loads. This translates into about 61 billion kilowatt hours of electricity used. By the EPA’s estimates, power-hungry data centres consume the annual output of 15 average-sized power plants. One of the top constraints to increasing computing power, besides the ability to cool, is simply delivering enough power to a given physical space. Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach offers in a single volume a broad collection of practical techniques and methodologies for designing, building and implementing a green technology strategy in any large enterprise environment, which up until now has been scattered in difficult-to-find scholarly resources. Included here is the latest information on emerging technologies and their environmental impact, how to effectively measure sustainability, discussions on sustainable hardware and software design, as well as how to use big data and cloud computing to drive efficiencies and establish a framework for sustainability in the information technology infrastructure. Written by recognized experts in both academia and industry, Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach is a must-have guide for researchers, computer architects, computer engineers and IT professionals with an interest in greater efficiency with less environmental impact. Introduces the concept of using green procurement and supply chain programs in the IT infrastructure. Discusses how to use big data to drive efficiencies and establish a framework for sustainability in the information technology infrastructure. Explains how cloud computing can be used to consolidate corporate IT environments using large-scale shared infrastructure reducing the overall environmental impact and unlocking new efficiencies. Provides specific use cases for Green IT such as data center energy efficiency and cloud computing sustainability and risk.