O`Brien & Gere Engineers Inc.,
Strategic Environmental Management for Engineers
A culmination of nearly sixty years of successful environmental engineering practice by O Brien & Gere, Inc. , this book reflects the general evolution that has unfolded in environmental practice, including the shift away from hazardous waste clean up and effluent control to prevention of pollution, recycling, and waste minimization. .
Introduction You Can Get There from Here: Green Engineering Precursors, Principles, and Prospects (Bill Vitek and Ross Whaley).
1. Understanding Industrial Ecology and the Multiple Dimensions of Sustainability (Thomas P. Seager).
Life Cycle Assessment.
Metrics of Industrial Ecology.
Beyond Impacts Aggregation: Multicriteria Decision Analysis.
Design for Sustainability.
2. Life Cycle Management (Susan E. Powers and Anahita A. Williamson).
Standard Implementation of LCA.
Alternative Approaches for LCAs.
Tools for Conducting an LCA.
Valuing the LCA in Business Decisions.
3. Extending Product Responsibility in the United States: Life Cycle Opportunities (Hilary G. Grimes).
Extended Product Responsibility in the United States.
Extended Product Responsibility in the Product Life Cycle.
Rationale for Employing EPR.
Implementing EPR in the United States.
Case Studies in Industry.
Consequences of Implementing EPR in the United States.
4. Pollution Potential Approach to Environmental Optimization The Case of CFC Replacements (Thomas P. Seager and Thomas L. Theis).
Sustainability Metrics in Design: Freezer Insulation.
5. Implementation of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (Peter S. Segretto and Marc J. Dent)
Multiple Criteria for Success.
What Is ISO 14000?
Why Implement ISO 14001?
Elements of the ISO 14001 Management System.
6. Zero Liquid Discharge The Ultimate Design Challenge (Timothy J. Barry and Michael J. Tracy).
Water Use and Automobile Manufacturing.
DaimlerChrysler de Mexico Treatment Overview.
7. Green Chemistry (Mark R. Greene).
The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.
Assessing Green Approaches to Chemistry.
Green Chemistry in Practice.