Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Design,
2nd Edition

Bradley Striebig, Adebayo A. Ogundipe, Maria Papadakis, Lauren G. Heine

ISBN-13: 9780357675854
Copyright 2023 | Published
608 pages | List Price: USD $183.95

Focus on critical contemporary issues as you examine engineering design and technologies within the context of models for managing systems' sustainability with ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, 2nd Edition. This best-selling invaluable resource, specifically designed for today's engineering or applied environmental science students, is updated with the latest developments and current, relevant case studies from across the globe. You learn how to incorporate sustainable practices into the engineering design process, technological systems and the built environment. Expanded active learning exercises for each chapter guide you in applying theory to real situations. New chapters address developing issues and help bring sustainability science, environmental impact analysis and models of sustainability in engineering practice to the forefront. WebAssign digital resources are also available to reinforce learning and help you manage assignments.


1. Sustainability, Engineering, and Design.
Introduction. Human Development Index. Sustainable Development and Social Ethics. Sustainable International Development and the Essential Needs of People. Engineering and Developing Communities. Definitions of Sustainability. Populations and Consumption. Technical Approaches to Quantifying Sustainability. Productivity, Consumption, and the Ecological Footprint. The Difficulty of Environmental Valuation. Summary. Problems.
2. Analyzing Sustainability Using Engineering Science.
Introduction. Elemental Analysis. Solubility and Henry’s Law Constant. The Ideal Gas Law. Chemistry of Natural Systems. Equilibrium Models for Estimating Environmental Impacts. Environmental Fate and Partitioning of Chemicals. Summary. Problems.
3. Biogeochemical Cycles.
Introduction. Energy and Material Flows in Ecosystems. Biogeochemical Cycles. The Hydrologic Cycle. Watersheds and Runoff. Water Budget. Nutrient Cycles. Summary. Problems.
4. Material Flow and Processes in Engineering.
Introduction. Material Balances with a Single Reaction. Material Balances with Multiple Materials. Material Balances with Reactors. Defining the Order of Reactions. Half-Life and Doubling Time. Consecutive Reactions. Reactors and Material Flow. Reactor Models. Summary. Problems.
5. Natural Resources, Materials, and Sustainability.
Introduction. Sustainability and Natural Resources. The Nature of Natural Resources. From Natural Resources to Engineered Materials. Sustainability and the Linear Materials Economy. Waste Management and Material Life Cycles. Summary. Problems.
6. Hazardous Substances and Risk Assessment.
Introduction. Understanding Hazard and Risk. Legal Frameworks for Managing Hazardous Substances. Risk Assessment. Hazardous Waste. Radioactive Waste Management. Summary. Problems.
7. Water Quality Impacts.
Introduction. The Water Crisis. Water Quality Parameters. Modeling the Impacts of Water Pollutants. Water Treatment Technologies. Summary. Problems.
8. Wastewater Treatment.
Introduction. Wastewater Treatment. Preliminary and Primary Treatment. Secondary Treatment. Nutrient Removal. Tertiary Treatment. Sludge Treatment and Disposal. Water Recycling and Reuse. Summary. Problems.
9. Impacts on Air Quality.
Introduction. Air Quality History and Regulations. Health Effects of Air Pollutants. Estimating Emissions of Air Pollutants. Dispersion of Air Pollutants. Air Pollutants from Combustion Processes. Air Pollution Control Technologies. Global Impacts of Air Pollutants. Summary. Problems.
10. The Carbon Cycle and Energy Balances.
Introduction. Climate Science History. Carbon Sources and Emissions. The Carbon Cycle, Carbon Flow Pathways, and Repositories. Global Energy Balance. Global Energy Balance and Surface Temperature Model. Greenhouse Gases and Effects. Climate Change Projections and Impacts. Carbon Dioxide Mitigation, Capture, and Storage. Summary. Problems.
11. Energy Conservation, Development, and Decarbonization.
Introduction. The Challenge of Decarbonization. Energy and Natural Resources. Carbon Footprinting and Embodied Energy. Decarbonization through Energy Conservation. Decarbonization through Low- and No-Carbon Resources. Decarbonization through Electrification. The Water–Energy–Food Nexus. Summary. Problems.
12. Designing for Sustainability.
Introduction. Sustainable Design in Context. Sustainable Design Philosophies. Ecological Approaches to Design in Practice. Chemistry, Carbon, and Circularity in Practice. Green Engineering and Green Chemistry in Practice. Product Design Strategies. Designing for Value Recovery. Designing for Process and System Sustainability. People-Centered Design. Summary. Problems.
13. Industrial Ecology.
Introduction. Industrial Metabolism. Eco-Industrial Parks (Industrial Symbiosis). Materials Flow Analysis (MFA). Embodied Energy. Summary. Problems.
14. Life Cycle Analysis.
Introduction. Life Cycle Thinking. Life Cycle Assessment Framework. Impact Categories. Impact Assessment. Human Toxicity and Risk Analysis in LCA. Summary. Problems.
15. Assessing Alternatives.
Introduction. Alternatives Assessment. Elements of AA. Alternatives Assessment Example: Biofouling in Washington. Uses of AA. Business Uses of AA. Resources. Summary. Problems.
16. Sustainability and the Built Environment.
Introduction. Land-Use and Land-Cover Change. Land-Use Planning and Its Role in Sustainable Development. Environmentally Sensitive Design. Green Building. Energy Use and Buildings. Summary. Problems.
17. Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability in Practice.
Introduction. The Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations. The Economics of Sustainability. The Role of Government. Social Justice and Sustainability in Wealthy Countries. Summary. Problems.

  • Bradley Striebig

    Dr. Bradley Striebig received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He has more than 25 years of experience in designing pollution control systems and has worked to improve community resources in Benin, India, Kenya, Malta, Rwanda and throughout the United States. Dr. Striebig has served as editor for several journals in engineering education and engineering for sustainable development. He has led prominent, award-winning research activities and has shared his findings in contributions to several books, numerous journal articles and peer-reviewed conferences.

  • Adebayo A. Ogundipe

    Dr. Adebayo A. Ogundipe has held academic positions at Stevens Institute of Technology and the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He earned his Ph.D from Stevens Institute of Technology. His current areas of specialization and scholarship include life-cycle analysis, industrial ecology and developing methods for assessing sustainability.

  • Maria Papadakis

    Dr. Maria Papadakis is a political economist with expertise in energy management and the role of energy in sustainable development. She earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University and has 30 years of experience with technology and manufacturing, energy and sustainable production systems. Dr. Papadakis' research has been published in specialized reports of the National Science Foundation and in such journals as Evaluation and Program Planning, Journal of Technology Transfer, The Scientist and the International Journal of Technology Management.

  • Lauren G. Heine

    Heine earned her doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University. She is one of America's leading experts in applying green chemistry, green engineering, and design for the environment for sustainable business practices. As Senior Science Advisor for Clean Production Action and as Principal for the Lauren Heine Group, she guides organizations seeking to integrate green chemistry and engineering into their product and process design and development activities - eliminating toxics and the concept of waste and moving toward economic, environmental and communict sustainability. Specific areas of expertise include the development of technical tools and strategies for identifying greener chemicals, materials, and products and facilitation of multi-stakeholder initiatives - particularly those that are technically based.

  • EXPANDED CONTENT IS IDEAL FOR TRADITIONAL, FOUNDATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING COURSES. The authors have increased this edition's content and carefully tailored the market-leading approach to make this edition both appealing and well suited for today's undergraduate, foundational environmental engineering course.

  • REORGANIZED CONTENT IS LOGICALLY PRESENTED IN THREE KEY SECTIONS. Part 1 addresses the principles behind environmental and sustainability science, while Part 2 discusses today's environmental and sustainable engineering processes. This edition's Part 3 concludes by detailing how to design resilient and sustainable systems.

  • NEW CHAPTERS ADDRESS OR EXPAND UPON DEVELOPING TOPICS. A new Chapter 4 now addresses material flow and processes in engineering. Additional new chapters focus on hazards, risks and environmental impact (Ch. 6), wastewater treatment (Ch. 8), materials management and circularity (Ch. 13) as well as precautionary design and alternatives assessment (Ch 14).

  • NEW ADDITIONAL HOMEWORK PROBLEMS IN WEBASSIGN PROVIDE ONLINE PRACTICE. New problems and online assignments integrated into this edition's WebAssign digital resources enable you to provide unique homework or even quiz assignments outside of class.

  • ADDITIONAL ACTIVE LEARNING EXERCISES STRENGTHEN GROUP INTERACTION. This edition's effective active learning exercises are now expanded to include peer-to-peer learning activities that stimulate meaningful discussion. New exercises include climate and energy simulations with group role-playing activities to prepare students to overcome on-the-job challenges.

  • NEW LEARNING OBJECTIVES AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CHAPTER DIRECT STUDENT ATTENTION TO CRITICAL CONTENT. These new learning objectives are helpful in drawing attention to key points both in the initial reading of the text and in subsequent study and review.

  • THIS AWARD-WINNING TEXT IS THE FIRST TO BRING SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ISSUES TO UNDERGRADUATE COURSES. This best-seller is the first textbook to focus on sustainability science, environmental impact analysis, systems approaches and models of sustainability at the undergraduate level.

  • CONTENT IS IDEAL FOR UPPER-LEVEL UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL STUDENTS. The authors have carefully crafted an approach for sophomore-to-senior undergraduate students. The text is well suited for courses in engineering, environmental engineering, applied environmental science, engineering design and sustainability in engineering practice.

  • APPROACH WORKS WELL FOR GRADUATE COURSES. This edition's interdisciplinary introduction to applied sustainability science is complete and challenging enough for graduate as well as undergraduate study.

  • STUDENTS LEARN SPECIFIC METHODS FOR QUANTIFYING SUSTAINABILITY. This edition teaches readers how to quantify sustainability as they learn through environmental impacts, case studies, life-cycle analysis models and design impacts.

  • CASE STUDIES AND ACTIVE LEARNING ACTIVITIES KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED AND PARTICIPATING. Practical case students and active learning experiences throughout keep students focused on the real-world application of what they are learning and provide hands-on opportunities to apply principles.

  • COMPLETE SUPPORT PACKAGE PROVIDES HELPFUL DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR EFFICIENT CLASS PREPARATION AND GRADING. This edition provides a complete package for you and your students with an eBook, a password-protected companion website with PowerPoint® presentation slides and other class resources, a solutions manual and WebAssign digital course management resources. WebAssign provides a fully customizable online instructional solution that enables you to track progress by the individual or entire class. Videos and other learning tools help students master concepts.

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