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Sustainability for Engineers
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Sustainability for Engineers
Sponsored by SWEDES at Dubrovnik, Croatia
Notice! The summer school/course fee does not cover the SDEWES2013 Conference fee, or vise versa.
Payment deadline for this summerschool is September 20. Only registered Conference participants can apply.
150 EUR (+VAT) participation fee
As there are still free places organisers are offering 30% discount on course fee (NOW 100 EUR + VAT) to 10 participants on first come first served basis.
Applications for this event are submitted through the conference submission system.
If organizer cancels the course - participant will receive refund of the amount we received, on site in Dubrovnik
If participant cancels participation - refunds are possible only until July 1, 2013
Plan for a one-day course (6 hours)
Generally understood concept of sustainability will be highlighted by
examples from the realms of household and national finance (economic),
poverty in societies (societal), and pollution (environmental).
Societal contribution to un-sustainability.
The genesis of the term “sustainability” in recent times. Brundtland
Commission or WCED. The various global summits to heighten the issues
behind sustainability. History of research on sustainability and its
ramifications. The role of science in understanding it and that of
engineering in doing something about it.
The earlier concepts of waste minimization, pollution prevention, design
for environment and their evolution to sustainability. The role of
Business involvement: various international agreements and reporting requirements
starting with environmental compliance.
3. Engineering Representation
Compatibility of engineering disciplines with the concept of sustainability.
Progress of engineering analysis of sustainability from industry and academia
Sustainabilty as a systems approach involving interdisciplinary themes
Sustainability as a multivariate complex system
Industrial, community, ecological, agricultural, and technology systems
Special topics: Energy, water, food, agricultural, climate change
International issues helping or hurting sustainability: political issues
Geographical and virtual systems.
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4. Sustainability Analysis
Sustainability metrics and their classification
Tools for sustainability: technology tools, analytical (mathematical) tools, cleaner chemistry etc.
Data Issues (especially LCA-based)
Methods of sustainability analyses for various types of systems
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5. Sustainability Challenges in High-Technology Industries
Relationship among factors that determine the sustainability: Basis for quantitative prediction.
6. Sustainability Case Studies in Nano-Scale Manufacturing
Broad scope of environmental, safety, and health (ESH) impact as related to nano-manufacturing. Impact
of introducing new materials on sustainability; increase in number and complexity of new materials used
in advanced and high-technology industries, such as semiconductor manufacturing.
Overview of nano-materials in high-tech manufacturing; unique properties of nano-particles causing environmental
challenges related to their emissions and waste treatment. Challenges in the usage of resources (particularly,
water, strategic materials, and energy) in modern manufacturing processes. Importance of timing and system
level approach in evaluating the sustainability and environmental impact.
Case study: Water and energy usage: Examples of sustainability challenge and opportunities in high-tech manufacturing.
Case studies: Comparison of the two major manufacturing approaches: the traditional “Subtractive” and the new “Additive” strategies.
Subtractive processing and its inherent sustainability issues: case of deposition and patterning of thin films in high technology
manufacturing; examples and advantages of additive processing; feasibility of additive processes approach and trends in its
adoption for future nano-scale manufacturing.
Cast study: Examples of trends and breakthroughs to achieve more sustainable high-technology manufacturing.
7. Case Studies of Sustainability Analyses
Some examples will be provided that illustrate classifying in systems, choosing
metrics, metrics classification and sorting, and doing exercises leading to decision making.
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