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Subárea: Desarrollo sustentable

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21058

Sustainable Apparel

Production, Processing and Recycling

 

Woodhead Publishing, 2016.

ISBNs 9781782423393

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

Sustainability is an issue that increasingly concerns all those involved in the apparel industry, including textile manufacturers, apparel designers, retailers and consumers. This important book covers recent advances and novel technologies in the key areas of production, processing and recycling of apparel.

Part One addresses sustainable finishing and dyeing processes for textiles. The first two chapters concentrate on the environmental impact of fabric finishing, including water consumption, emissions and waste management. Further chapters focus on plasma and enzymatic treatments for sustainable textile processing, and the potential for improving the sustainability of dyeing technologies. Part Two covers issues of design, retail and recycling, and includes discussions of public attitudes towards sustainability in fashion, methods of measuring apparel sustainability and social trends in the re-use of apparel.

  • Reviews sustainable finishing and dyeing processes for textiles
  • Addresses social attitudes towards and methods for measuring sustainability in the apparel industry and retail sectors
  • Covers recycling of apparel


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26269

Sustainable Asia

Supporting the Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asian Developing Countries

 

World Scientific Publishing Co., 2017.

ISBNs 9789814730914 9789814730907

Colección: Directory of Open Access Books

Resumen (en inglés): In the emerging narrative of sustainable development in Asia, the essential challenge is to reduce the use of natural resources and environmental degradation alongside the increasing demand for goods and services. To achieve this, Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015, aims at reconciling the three goals of minimising the extraction of natural resources from the environment, limiting waste and emissions over the life cycle of goods and services and improving human development and wellbeing. Sustainable Asia: Supporting the Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asian Developing Countries provides an overview and analysis of the current status of SCP in Asian developing countries. The book focuses on projects supported by the EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Programme, a regional development cooperation programme promoting the adoption of SCP practices among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumer groups in Asia since 2007. For readers looking for a comprehensive introduction to the topic of SCP together with a detailed analysis of the current developmental situation in various Asian developing countries and key sectors such as manufacturing, tourism, renewable energy and agriculture, this book is an invaluable tool. The book examines in detail the SCP approaches and innovative solutions demonstrated by the SWITCH-Asia supported projects in Asia and thus serves as a reference for practitioners, researchers and policymakers alike.


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21065

Sustainable Land Development and Restoration

Decision Consequence Analysis

 

Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010.

ISBNs 9781856177979

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Decision Consequence Analysis (DCA) is a framework for improving the quality of decision results. The framework is a systematic, multi-criteria quantification of uncertainties and the opportunities for managing and reducing the potential negative consequences of such uncertainties. DCA is demonstrated throughout the text for each stage of system based management of environmental issues. DCA links disciplines and incorporates components of risk modelling, probability modelling and the psychology of decision making. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive unbiased decision making framework. Its foundation is accurately defining your problem statement and clearly vetting your objectives to build a structure for meaningful analysis of data. Employment of DCA consistently throughout the environmental industry can reduce decibel-driven, agenda-laden decision making, streamline expenditure of resources (financial, human, natural), and provide a clear path to the sustainable maintenance of balanced environmental systems as the penultimate objective.

This book provides a toolbox to both the novice and experienced environmental practitioner of valuable techniques for addressing site specific environmental issues, as well as managing a portfolio of liabilities on an international scale. Ultimately, the authors are addressing the critical issue of balancing environmental asset balance sheets, whether on the scale of an individual project, across a company's portfolio, or for a community. The environmental manager who adopts the principles in this book will have greater confidence that environmental protection or restoration activities are providing measurable utility. The goal is that, through multidimensional resource management analysis and practices companies and societies can achieve sustainable maintenance of a balanced environmental system.

Descriptions of technical, contracting and implementation processes are supported by detailed case studies to provide real world context rather than an academic exchange of theories.


Techniques for addressing site specific environmental issues
Multidimensional resource management analysis
Case narrative, data base, and GIS linked


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21066

Sustainable Nuclear Power

 

Academic Press, 2007.

ISBNs 9780123706027

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Sustainable Nuclear Power provides non-nuclear engineers, scientists and energy planners with the necessary information to understand and utilize the major advances in the field. The book demonstrates that nuclear fission technology has the abundance and attainability to provide centuries of safe power with minimal greenhouse gas generation. It also addresses the safety and disposal issues that have plagued the development of the nuclear power industry and scared planners and policy makers as well as the general public for more than two decades. In addition, the authors provide a Companion website, http://books.elsevier.com/companions, which gives access to government reports and case studies

*No need for a background in nuclear science! This book guides engineers, scientists and energy professionals through a concise and easy-to-understand overview of key safety and sustainability issues affecting their work.

*Details the very latest information about today's safest and most energy-efficient reactor designs and reprocessing procedures.


*Brings to light the fears and hesitation of using nuclear energy and explains that technologies and procedures for safe production and processing are available today.


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21067

Sustainable Power Technologies and Infrastructure

Energy Sustainability and Prosperity in a Time of Climate Change

 

Academic Press, 2016.

ISBNs 9780128039090

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

This book presents an overview of current renewable energy sources, challenges and future trends. Drawing from their longtime expertise and deep knowledge of the field, the authors present a critic and well-structured perspective on sustainable power sources and technologies, including solar, wind, hydrogen and nuclear, both in large and small scale. Using accessible language they provide rigorous technological reviews and analyze the main issues of practical usage. The book addresses current questions in this area, such as: "Is there enough biomass to make a difference in energy needs? Should biomass be used in Energy Generation?"; "How mature is battery technology? Will it finally become cost effective, and will it make a significant difference this next decade?"; "How big a role will small and modular nuclear power generation play in the coming decades?"; "What will be the influence of national tax policies?". No prior technical knowledge is assumed of the reader. It is, therefore, ideal for professionals and students in all areas of energy and power systems, as well as those involved in energy planning, management and policy.

  • Presents a realistic and clear overview of the key sustainable energy technologies that will play important roles in the world’s energy mix and their impact on the current power infrastructure.
  • Discusses key societal and economic topics related to the implementation of sustainable energy sources in a straightforward way.
  • Covers a broad variety of sustainable and renewable energy sources, including hydrogen and bioenergy. It also explores key issues on small modular nuclear facilities, advances in battery technologies, grid integration, off-grid communities and the most recent topics in energy economics and policy.


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21113

Technology, Humans, and Society

Toward a Sustainable World

 

Academic Press, 2001.

ISBNs 9780122210907

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): A number of factors, from soaring fuel prices to genetically modified agricultural products, have greatly refocused worldwide attention on the interrelationship between technology and society and the necessity for sustainable engineering and business practices. Technology, Humans, and Society focuses on building a model for business and engineering that will lead to a sustainable world. The challenge for engineering is to develop new technologies that enable economic growth and do not deplete irreplaceable resources and destroy ecological systems.

No longer solely the domain of environmentalists and ecologists, "sustainable" or "green" business practices and engineering designs are becoming a central part of the planning of many of the world's most influential companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, Dow, and Agilent. Companies are overwhelmingly not only finding that sustainable business and engineering practices are good for environment, but also improve the image of the company and quite frequently the "bottom-line."

Dorf's 1975 publication, Technology and Society (ISBN: 0878350470), sold over 70,000 copies. The completely new Technology, Humans, and Society is created to meet the swelling demand for unified practices of both business people and technologists in the creation of a "greener" sustainable world.

* Readable discussion of key issues of sustainable engineering and business design and practice
* Covers how to plan and implement a business practice that leads to an environmental, social and economic balance that results in profitable growth


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27886

Terre et l’environnement observés depuis l’espace, La

Leçon inaugurale prononcée le jeudi 21 mars 2013

 

Collège de France, 2013.

ISBNs 9782213678733 9782722602762

Colección: Directory of Open Access Books


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21436

Thermal Solar Desalination

Methods and Systems

 

Academic Press, 2016.

ISBNs 9780128096567

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

Thermal Solar Desalination: Methods and Systems presents numerous thermal seawater desalination technologies varying from the very simple, easy to construct and operate solar stills, to the more advance membrane and indirect distillation methods. All types of solar thermal desalination technologies are presented in detail to enable readers to comprehend the subject, from design details to enabling further research to be carried out in this area.

The various units used in desalination are outlined, along with diagrams of all detailed working principles of desalination methods and systems. The authors consider the economic aspects of these processes, demonstrating successful implementation of desalination units suitable for areas where supplies of fresh water in natural ways is limited or non-existent.

  • Includes detailed descriptions and design of all types of solar thermal desalination systems
  • Lists a comprehensive record of seawater and fresh water thermophysical properties required in the design of desalination systems
  • Contains equations to calculate and analyze the performance of the processes examined and assesses their practicality and application


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26417

Toward a Sustainable Agriculture

Farming Practices and Water Use Vol. 1

 

MDPI AG - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2017.

Título de la serie/colección: Frontiers in Sustainability. ISSN 2409-9309,

ISBNs 9783038423300 9783038423317

Colección: Directory of Open Access Books


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21645

Valuing Wind Generation on Integrated Power Systems

 

William Andrew Publishing, 2010.

ISBNs 9780815520474

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Wind powered generation is the fastest growing energy source in the United States due to a combination of economic incentives, public preference for renewable energy as expressed in government policies, competitive costs, and the need to address global warming. The economic consequences of the relative variability and lower predictability of wind generation are not easily captured in standard economic analyses performed by utility planners. This book provides utility analysts and regulators a guide to analyzing the value of wind generation in the context of modern power systems.

Guiding the reader through the steps to understanding and valuing wind generation on modern power systems, this book approaches the issue from the various, current perspectives in the US. These include utilities that are still primarily vertically integrated power providers and systems dominated by independent system operators (ISOs). Outlined here are the basic procedures in a wind valuation study, described with enough detail so that analysts spanning a range of resources and sophistication can reasonably undertake a competent study. Descriptions of studies performed by other utilities are also provided, explaining their specific approaches to the fundamentals. Finally, it includes a short section on power systems that utilize relatively large fractions of wind, and how operating procedures and valuing techniques may need alteration to accommodate them.

• Reviews operating challenges that large amounts of wind power present to power systems operators
• Outlines alternative approaches to quantifying the systems services necessary to accommodate the wind
• Explains how economic analyses of wind generation are competently performed
• Describes how to represent wind generation in computer models commonly used by electric utility planners that may not be specifically designed to incorporate wind generation
• Reviews methods used by some select utility companies around the United States
• Touches on key European issues involving relatively high levels of wind generation
• Written at the level of the utility planner, assuming a basic understanding of economic dispatch of generators and elementary statistics

  •  Outlines the role of wind forecasting in wind valuation studies
  • Evaluates the importance of estimating wind generation to meet peak demand
  • Researches how the market structure effects the value of wind energy 
  • Discusses power systems that utilize relatively large fractions of wind power
  • Highlights the operating procedures that can enhance the value of wind generation


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