This title helps you implement system analysis tools in sustainable engineering. Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, Systems Analysis for Sustainable Engineering: Theory and Applications provides a proven framework for applying systems analysis tools to account for environmental impacts, energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness, socioecomic implications, and ecosystem health in engineering solutions. This pioneering work addresses the increased levels of sophistication embedded in many complex large-scale infrastructure systems and their interactions with the natural environment. After a detailed overview of sustainable systems engineering, the book covers mathematical theories of systems analysis, environmental resources management, industrial ecology, and sustainable design. Real-world examples highlight the methodologies presented in this authoritative resource. Coverage Includes: Structured systems analysis for sustainable design; Systems analysis and sustainable management strategies; Ecomomic valuation, instruments, and project selection Statistical forecasting models Linear, nlinear, integer, and dynamic programming models; Multicriteria decision analyses; System dynamics models and simulation analyses; Water resources and quality management; Air quality management; Solid waste management; Soil and groundwater remediation planning; Industrial ecology and sustainability; Green building and green infrastructure systems; Energy resources management and energy systems engineering; and, Land resources management and agricultural sustainability.
Ni-Bin Chang is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Central Florida. He has published more than 250 publications and is a member of the International Association of Environmental Information Sciences.