Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Sustainable Development

Energy, Engineering and Technologies - Manufacturing and Environment

Edited by Chaouki Ghenai

University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

The technological advancement of our civilization has created a consumer society expanding faster than the planet’s resources allow, with our resource and energy needs rising exponentially in the past century. Securing the future of the human race will require an improved understanding of the environment as well as of technological solutions, mindsets and behaviors in line with modes of development that the ecosphere of our planet can support. Some experts see the only solution in a global deflation of the currently unsustainable exploitation of resources. However, sustainable development offers an approach that would be practical to fuse with the managerial strategies and assessment tools for policy and decision makers at the regional planning level. Environmentalists, architects, engineers, policy makers and economists will have to work together in order to ensure that planning and development can meet our society’s present needs without compromising the security of future generations.

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Sustainable DevelopmentEnergy, Engineering and Technologies - Manufacturing and EnvironmentEdited by Chaouki Ghenai

Published: February 29th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1404

ISBN: 978-953-51-0165-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6126-4

Copyright year: 2012

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38250 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

45 Web of Science Citations

75 Dimensions Citations


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1. Albedo Effect and Energy Efficiency of Cities

By Aniceto Zaragoza Ramírez and César Bartolomé Muñoz


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2. Life Cycle Analysis of Wind Turbine

By Chaouki Ghenai


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3. Sustainability Assessment of Technologies – An Integrative Approach

By Armin Grunwald


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4. Sustainable Engineering and Eco Design

By Chaouki Ghenai


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5. Assessing Long Term Sustainability of Global Supply of Natural Resources and Materials

By K.V. Ragnarsdóttir, H.U. Sverdrup and D. Koca


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6. The Kaolin Residue and Its Use for Production of Mullite Bodies

By M.I. Brasileiro, A.W.B. Rodrigues, R.R. Menezes, G.A. Neves and L.N.L. Santana


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7. Integrated Water Resources Management - Key to Sustainable Development and Management of Water Resources: Case of Malawi

By V. Chipofya, S. Kainja and S. Bota


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8. Conjunctive Use of Surface Water and Groundwater for Sustainable Water Management

By H. Ramesh and A. Mahesha


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9. Indicators of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Use of Plant Diversity for Sustainable Development

By Edmundo García-Moya, Columba Monroy-Ortiz, Angélica Romero-Manzanares and Rafael Monroy


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10. An Economy-Environment Integrate Statistic System

By Giani Gradinaru


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11. Sustainable Performance and Environmental Health in Brazil: How to Understand and Measure!

By Márcio Ricardo Costa dos Santos


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