Technologies for Sustainable Development

Technologies for Sustainable Development

This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 7th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering ‘NUiCONE 2019’.

Author: Alka Mahajan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000172225

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

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This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 7th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering ‘NUiCONE 2019’. This conference followed the successful organization of four national conferences and six international conferences in previous years. The main theme of the conference was “Technologies for Sustainable Development”, which is in line with the “SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL” established by the United Nations. The conference was organized with many inter-disciplinary technical themes encompassing a broad range of disciplines and enabling researchers, academicians and practitioners to choose between ideas and themes. Besides, NUiCONE-2019 has also presented an exciting new set of events to engage practicing engineers, technologists and technopreneurs from industry through special knowledge sharing sessions involving applied technical papers based on case-study applications, white-papers, panel discussions, innovations and technology products. This proceedings will definitely provide a platform to proliferate new findings among researchers. Advances in Transportation Engineering Emerging Trends in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Construction Technology and Management Concrete and Structural Engineering Futuristic Power System Control of Power Electronics Converters, Drives and E-mobility Advanced Electrical Machines and Smart Apparatus Chemical Process Development and Design Technologies and Green Environment Sustainable Manufacturing Processes Design and Analysis of Machine and Mechanism Energy Conservation and Management Advances in Networking Technologies Machine Intelligence / Computational Intelligence Autonomic Computing Control and Automation Electronic Communications Electronics Circuits and System Design Signal Processing
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Information Technology and Sustainability

Information Technology and Sustainability

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between ICT and sustainable development, culminating in 15 recommendations - to producers, users and political decision makers - which show the way to a sustainable information ...

Author: Lorenz M. Hilty

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783837019704

Category: Information technology

Page: 180

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are contributing both to environmental problems and to their solution. Will ICT producers, users and recyclers be the major polluters of tomorrow, or will 'Green IT' and a dematerialized information society save the climate? This book provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between ICT and sustainable development, culminating in 15 recommendations - to producers, users and political decision makers - which show the way to a sustainable information society.Keywords: Information Technology, Environment, Sustainable Development, Environmental Informatics, Green IT, Green Computing, Data Centers, Energy Efficiency, Resource Productivity, Dematerialization, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), E-waste, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Recycling, Technological Complexity, Critical Information Infrastructure, Open Standards, Rebound Effect.
Categories: Information technology

Separation Processes

Separation Processes

Contributed articles presented at an International Conference on Separation Processes organized by Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 2009.

Author: Pradeep Kumar Mishra

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8184244991

Category: Separation (Technology)

Page: 532

View: 146

Contributed articles presented at an International Conference on Separation Processes organized by Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 2009.
Categories: Separation (Technology)

Innovative Waste Management Technologies for Sustainable Development

Innovative Waste Management Technologies for Sustainable Development

Featuring research on topics such as pollution management, vermicomposting, and crude dumping, this book is ideally designed for environmentalists, policymakers, professionals, researchers, scientists, industrialists, and environmental ...

Author: Bhat, Rouf Ahmad

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799800330

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 373

View: 542

A rapidly growing population, industrialization, modernization, luxury life style, and overall urbanization are associated with the generation of enhanced wastes. The inadequate management of the ever-growing amount of waste has degraded the quality of the natural resources on a regional, state, and country basis, and consequently threatens public health as well as global environmental security. Therefore, there is an existent demand for the improvement of sustainable, efficient, and low-cost technologies to monitor and properly manage the huge quantities of waste and convert these wastes into energy sources. Innovative Waste Management Technologies for Sustainable Development is an essential reference source that discusses management of different types of wastes and provides relevant theoretical frameworks about new waste management technologies for the control of air, water, and soil pollution. This publication also explores the innovative concept of waste-to-energy and its application in safeguarding the environment. Featuring research on topics such as pollution management, vermicomposting, and crude dumping, this book is ideally designed for environmentalists, policymakers, professionals, researchers, scientists, industrialists, and environmental agencies.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Indigenous Science and Technology for Sustainable Development

Indigenous Science and Technology for Sustainable Development

Contributed papers presented at a national workshop organized by Dept. of Anthropology, Andhra University during 15-17, December 2003.

Author: V. Subramanyam

Publisher:

ISBN: 8131601315

Category: History

Page: 357

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Contributed papers presented at a national workshop organized by Dept. of Anthropology, Andhra University during 15-17, December 2003.
Categories: History

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development

Focused on sustainability, the book addresses strategic approaches to cope with a range of climatic, environmental, cyber-security threats and other global risks, and aims to promote prosperity and economic growth.

Author: Cesar Marolla

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351045223

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 946

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development shows how ICT, as an enabler for all spheres of development, can help innovate business processes and operations, and provide faster integration of new technologies into business systems. Focused on sustainability, the book addresses strategic approaches to cope with a range of climatic, environmental, cyber-security threats and other global risks, and aims to promote prosperity and economic growth. Furthermore, it explores how the adoption of new technologies, and collective action based upon a strategic behavioral theory of new leadership, can be applied when responding to specific set of conditions that allow for the proposed strategies to cope with risks. Information technology and strategic planning complement each other to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Risk management frameworks, business continuity systems, and strategic planning methodologies such as mechanism design theory, strategic adaptive cognition (SAC), and risk mechanism theory (RMT) are the fundamental components needed to have a universal approach embedded into the national development plans agenda. As technology no longer follows an orderly, linear path, but improves exponentially, developing a strategic approach to ICT implementation help world leaders in the difficult but inspiring task of making a sustainable world and consequently find solutions to achieve the SDGs and the desired growth pattern that must be sustained, inclusive and equitable. Features: Discusses for the first time the potential of ICT as a transformative power in finding solutions to climatic and economic issues. Illustrates comprehensive strategic planning for leaders to implement in both public and private organizations. Integrates standards and frameworks in the context of sustainable development along with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Describes in detail how mechanism design, risk management, business continuity systems, a comprehensive strategic planning using SAC (Strategic Adaptive Cognition) and risk mechanism theory can be used to address environmental risks and attain sustainable development goals (SDGs). Explains eHealth as an adaptation strategy to address future changes in climate and impacts, and the links between mitigation and adaptation to ICTs.
Categories: Business & Economics

Governing Technology for Sustainability

Governing Technology for Sustainability

This book improves our understanding by examining the ways that people, technology and governance shape each other with implications for sustainability.

Author: Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849771511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

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In a world of growing complexity and dwindling resources, the relationship between technology and sustainability is a pressing issue of concern at the highest levels. This book improves our understanding by examining the ways that people, technology and governance shape each other with implications for sustainability. It is the first book to link technology studies and governance research to this problem.Contributions from leading environmental social scientists are included, with each chapter reporting on new research and tackling complex, but vital issues. Drawing on examples such as wave and tidal power, wind power, micro-generation, community waste recycling and eco-housing, the book provides powerful new insights into the governance of technology for sustainability. A detailed introduction and conclusion discuss existing research directions and identify the contribution that the book makes in advancing our understanding of the people-technology-governance nexus and its implications for sustainability.This is essential reading for all those in academia, government and industry working at the critical interface between how we develop, deploy and govern technology in the pursuit of sustainability.
Categories: Business & Economics

Smart Technologies for Sustainable Development

Smart Technologies for Sustainable Development

This book presents select papers from the International Conference on Smart Materials and Techniques for Sustainable Development (SMTS) 2019.

Author: Sanjay Kumar Shukla

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 981155000X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

View: 805

This book presents select papers from the International Conference on Smart Materials and Techniques for Sustainable Development (SMTS) 2019. The contents focus on a wide range of methods and techniques related to sustainable development fields like smart structures and materials, innovation in water resource development, optical fiber communication, green construction materials, optimization and innovation in structural design, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, structural health monitoring, nanomaterials, nanotechnology and sensors, smart biomaterials and medical devices, materials for energy conversion and storage devices, and IoT in sustainable development. This book aims to provide up-to-date and authoritative knowledge from both industrial and academic worlds, sharing best practice in the field of smart materials analysis. The contents of this book will be beneficial to students, researchers, and professionals working in the field of smart materials and sustainable development.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development

The book proposes new technologies and discusses future solutions for ICT design infrastructures, and includes high-quality submissions presented at the Third International Conference on ICT for Sustainable Development (ICT4SD 2018), held ...

Author: Milan Tuba

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811371660

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 843

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The book proposes new technologies and discusses future solutions for ICT design infrastructures, and includes high-quality submissions presented at the Third International Conference on ICT for Sustainable Development (ICT4SD 2018), held in Goa, India on 30–31 August 2018. The conference stimulated cutting-edge research discussions among pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from all around the world. Bringing together experts from different countries, the book focuses on innovative issues at an international level.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Science Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals

Science  Technology  and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals

In bringing together diverse voices from both policy and academic spheres, this volume provides practical and relevant insights and advice to support policy makers and managers seeking to enhance the roles of STI in sustainable development.

Author: Ademola A. Adenle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190949525

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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After the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to "end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all," researchers and policy makers highlighted the importance of targeted investment in science, technology, and innovation (STI) to make tangible progress. Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals showcases the roles that STI solutions can play in meeting on-the-ground socio-economic and environmental challenges among domestic and international organizations concerned with the SDGs in three overlapping areas: agriculture, health, and environment/energy. Authors and researchers from 31 countries tackle both big-picture questions, such as scaling up the adoption and diffusion of new sustainable technologies, and specific, localized case studies, focusing on developing and middle-income countries and specific STI solutions and policies. Issues addressed include renewable energy, automated vehicles, vaccines, digital health, agricultural biotechnology, and precision agriculture. In bringing together diverse voices from both policy and academic spheres, this volume provides practical and relevant insights and advice to support policy makers and managers seeking to enhance the roles of STI in sustainable development.
Categories: Political Science

Technologies for Sustainable Development

Technologies for Sustainable Development

Fernanda Rojas, Virginia Carter and Melissa Rosato Abstract There are
numerous development projects around the world ... The implementation of
innovative technologies for sustainable development is achieved only with a
strong dedication ...

Author: Jean-Claude Bolay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319006390

Category: Science

Page: 303

View: 612

Whilst scientific research can be crucial in guiding innovation and development throughout the world, it can be too detached from real world applications, particularly in developing and emerging countries. Technologies for Sustainable Development brings together the best 20 papers from the 2012 Conference of the EPFL-UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development with the aim to explore and discuss ways to link scientific research with development practices to assist practitioners and reply directly to social needs. In order for technologies to be adopted it is not sufficient that they are low cost and affordable but also socially, culturally and environmentally accepted by the intended users. Technologies for Sustainable Development aims to explore and answer the following three questions: • What is an appropriate technology? • How can we ensure a sustainable, integrated development? • What are the conditions for co-creation and transfer of such technologies? Focusing on the importance of improving working relationships between stakeholders; researchers and decision-makers; between scientists and industrial sectors; between academics and the population; Technologies for Sustainable Development opens a dialogue necessary to create and implement the best solutions adapted to social demands.
Categories: Science

Smart Technologies for Energy Environment and Sustainable Development

Smart Technologies for Energy  Environment and Sustainable Development

This book comprises select proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Technologies for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development (ICSTEESD 2018).

Author: Mohan Lal Kolhe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811361487

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 801

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This book comprises select proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Technologies for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development (ICSTEESD 2018). The chapters are broadly divided into three focus areas, viz. energy, environment, and sustainable development, and discusses the relevance and applications of smart technologies in these fields. A wide variety of topics such as renewable energy, energy conservation and management, energy policy and planning, environmental management, marine environment, green building, smart cities, smart transportation are covered in this book. Researchers and professionals from varied engineering backgrounds contribute chapters with an aim to provide economically viable solutions to sustainable development challenges. The book will prove useful for academics, professionals, and policy makers interested in sustainable development.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

New and Renewable Technologies for Sustainable Development

New and Renewable Technologies for Sustainable Development

A number of conditions of sustainable development in the process industry
involving wastc-to-energy systems can be formulated. Some criteria which can
play a decisive role are discussed (economic and efficient process design, global
heat ...

Author: Naim Hamdia Afgan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402073410

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 710

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These Conference Proceedings will enlighten various fields of scientific and economic development which should merge efforts in the understanding of the sustainable development concept and technological implications. Engineering practitioners, product developers, researchers and also economists, political scientists and government administrators explore the multifaceted relationship between renewable energy technologies and sustainable development. Keynote lectures frame the technical and policy issues confronting the sustainable development movement and enrich the dialog between various segments of the community. This dialog provides the context for more detailed technical presentations and panel discussions on energy systems, renewable resource exploitation, and the engineering design and optimisation for minimum resource consumption.
Categories: Business & Economics

2004 New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development Evora Portugal 28 June 1 July 2004

2004 New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development  Evora  Portugal  28 June 1 July 2004

Sustainable waste management requires a good integrated waste management
system and government policies that ... The generated amount is continuously
increasing following trends in development of economies and population.

Author: Naim Afgan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812707437

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 381

View: 260

New and renewable energy systems will play an important role in the sustainable development of a future energy strategy. Recent development in this field has proved that the virtual energy system including new and renewable energy sources is feasible. The promotion of renewable sources of energy is a high priority, for security and diversification of energy supply, environmental protection, and social and economic cohesion. This volume discusses the latest research on new and renewable energy resources and their utilization, emphasizing the present state of the art in the field and potential future development.
Categories: Business & Economics

Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations

Strategies for Sustainable Technologies and Innovations

Discussion of companies in both developed and emerging countries makes this book useful on a truly global scale. Students and professors of business, management studies and economics will find much to admire in this path-breaking volume.

Author: John R. McIntyre

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781006832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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ÔThere is no debate about the fact that a Òbusiness as usualÓ approach is an environmentally unsustainable one. Given the magnitude of the environmental challenges the world faces today, extensive changes in corporate strategies and significant innovation advances are absolutely necessary if we are to avoid substantial decreases in our quality of living. This set of internationally recognized authors provides some fresh and informative perspectives on this topic along with a path for a more sustainable future.Õ Ð Mark Ferguson, University of South Carolina, US Corporations across the world are becoming increasingly aware of the threat of environmental degradation and the growing importance of sustainable business practices. This raises a vital question: How can for-profit firms (and other profit-conscious enterprises such as government organizations) implement more environmentally friendly policies without sacrificing profitability? This innovative volume tackles that complex question, offering detailed recommendations for making strategic technological choices that are economically advantageous, ecologically sustainable and socially responsible. Expert contributions examine the contextual factors that affect implementation of more sustainable technology and innovation practices, offering a number of empirical methodologies to describe and explain these multidimensional influences. What emerges is a compelling argument in favor of balanced strategies that merge profitability concerns with ecological consciousness, allowing for controlled sustainable development and stable, long-term economic success. Discussion of companies in both developed and emerging countries makes this book useful on a truly global scale. Students and professors of business, management studies and economics will find much to admire in this path-breaking volume. Managers, policymakers and other practitioners will also benefit greatly from this bookÕs timely and insightful recommendations.
Categories: Business & Economics

New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development

New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development

New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development Afgan
& Carvalho ( eds . ) ... Typically , there are natural constraints for the
implementation of the existing technologies that limit a sufficient contribution to
meet the ...

Author: Naim Afgan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9058096262

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 481

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The International Conference on New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development held in Ponta Delgada, Azores (2002), Portugal, has provided technology specialists and hardware developers with the opportunity to discuss, review and demonstrate the research directions, the design methodologies, and the production techniques leading to cost- effective energy technologies for sustainable development. This dialog provides the context for more detailed technical presentations and panel discussions on energy systems, renewable resource exploitation, and the engineering design and optimisation for minimum resource consumption. The papers included in this volume are selected from those presented at the conference reflecting to present the state-of-the-art developments in the field. The selection of papers presented in this volume has enlightened various fields of scientific and economic development which should merge efforts in the understanding of the sustainable development concept and technological implications. The book will be of particular interest to engineering practitioners, product developers, researchers, and also economists, political scientists and government administrators exploring the multifaceted relationship between renewable energy technologies and sustainable development. Keynote lectures frame the technical and policy issues confronting the sustainable development movement and enrich the dialog between various segments of the community.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Knowledge Societies

Knowledge Societies

It also offers outlines and practical steps intended to guide stake-holders interested in shaping their future innovative knowledge societies.

Author: Robin Mansell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020163619

Category: Science

Page: 323

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Revolutionary information and communication technologies are contributing to dramatic changes in the competitiveness of global and local markets and in the way people conduct their business and everyday lives. The potential benefits and risks these changes present for developing countries and transitional economies are enormous. This comprehensive, authoritative reference book examines the ways in which these powerful technologies are being harnessed to development goals, thus helping to reduce the risk of exclusion and create new opportunities for developing countries. The report emphasizes the urgency of developing new social and technological infrastructures so as to ensure that new technologies are used effectively. It also offers outlines and practical steps intended to guide stake-holders interested in shaping their future innovative knowledge societies.
Categories: Science