Industrial ecology and sustainable engineering

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INTRODUCING THE FIELD

1. TECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY

1.1 An integrated system

1.2 The tragedy of the commons

1.3 The master equation

1.4 Technological evolution

1.5 Addressing the challenge

Further Reading

2. INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING CONCEPTS

2.1 From contemporaneous thinking to forward thinking

2.2 The greening of engineering

2.3 Linking industrial activity with environmental and social sciences

2.4 The challenge of quantification and rigor

2.5 Key questions of industrial ecology and sustainable engineering

2.6 An overview of this book

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PART II. FRAMEWORK TOPICS

3. THE RELEVANCE OF BIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY TO TECHNOLOGY

3.1 Considering the analogy

3.2 Biological and industrial organisms

3.3 Biological and industrial ecosystems

3.4 Engineering by biological and industrial organisms

3.5 Evolution

3.6 The utility of the ecological approach

Further Reading

4. METABOLIC ANALYSIS

4.1 The concept of metabolism

4.2 Metabolisms of biological organisms

4.3 Metabolisms of industrial organisms

4.4 The utility of metabolic analysis

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5. TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND EVOLVING RISK

5.1 Historical patterns in technological evolution

5.2 Approaches to risk

5.3 Risk assessment

5.4 Risk communication

5.5 Risk management

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6. THE SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY

6.1 Framing industrial ecology and sustainable engineering within society

6.2 Cultural constructs and temporal scales

6.3 Social ecology

6.4 Consumption

6.5 Government and governance

6.6 Legal and ethical concerns

6.7 Economics and industrial ecology