Progress in Sustainable Development

Progress in Sustainable Development

Sustainable Engineering Practices

1st Edition - March 9, 2023

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  • Editors: David Ting, Paul O'Brien
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992077
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323958653

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Progress in Sustainable Development: Sustainable Engineering Practices provides readers with the latest research and best practices in sustainable engineering in the fields of urban, environmental, energy and sustainability sciences, reflecting a focus on state-of-the art insights and the latest developments. Chapters focus on the key engineering principles of effective resource use, reduction of excess waste, and taking advantage of natural resources to equip readers with the background information and practical considerations of successful implementations of sustainable technical solutions. Each chapter features detailed case studies and figures showing real-world applications of the latest technologies, ensuring they are reproduceable by the reader. The multidisciplinary chapters include environmentally-friendly technologies and the application of novel initiatives in engineering for infrastructure, renewable energy generation, advanced materials and waste, among other areas, with a strong emphasis on sustainability and conservation of resources.

Key Features

  • Provides the most recent developments and novel practices in engineering for furthering sustainable development
  • Takes an interdisciplinary look at sustainable engineering practices across the fields of urban studies, environmental science and energy
  • Includes case studies to show how readers can implement the practical engineering solutions detailed


Academics and researchers in sustainability science, and engineers, especially senior undergraduate and graduate students in environmental, chemical, mechanical and civil engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Engineering Sustainable Development – Realizing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
    G. T. Reader
    2. Reviving Aging Cities’ Infrastructure: The Case of Riverfronts
    K.M. Al-Kodmany
    3. Nature-friendly Architectural House Design in Tropical Cities to Minimize Home Energy Consumption
    A. S. Permana, S. As’ad
    4. A Review on Liquid Jet Impingement for Industrial Cooling Applications
    S. A. Deshmukh, P. Barmavatu, M. K. Das, B. K. Naik, R. Aepuru, S. Das, B. Sravanthi
    5. Analyzing the Portfolio Optimization Models in the Solar Energy Sector
    F. Gökgöz, A. Y. Erdoğan
    6. Optimization of Wells Turbine Performance
    E. Lakzian, A. Mahrooghi
    7. A Review of Materials Used for Carbon Dioxide Capture
    T. Sahu, K. K. Ghuman, P. G. O’Brien
    8. Advances in Water Research: Enhancing Sustainable Water Use in Irrigated Agriculture in South Africa
    L. Nhamo, S. Mpandeli, S. Liphadzi, S. Hlophe-Ginindza, M. Kapari, J. Molwantwa, T. Mabhaudhi
    9. Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Vihiga County, Kenya
    E. K. Kanda, M. K. Avulala, E. Olendo, M. M. Mukolwe, W. Awandu, V. O. Lutta, B. Ong’or, A. W. Khaemba
    10. Sustaining Marine Biodiversity in Singapore’s Heavily Urbanised Coast
    L. M. Chou

Product details

  • No. of pages: 308
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: March 9, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323992077
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323958653

About the Editors

David Ting

David S-K. Ting is a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering at the University of Windsor, Canada. Professor Ting supervises students mainly in the Renewable Energy and Thermofluid areas. He studied combustion, turbulence, heat transfer, and fluid-structure interactions prior to joining the University of Windsor. Dr. Ting founded the Turbulence and Energy Laboratory at University of Windsor in 2011. To date, he has co-supervised more than 75 graduate students, co-authored more than 130 journal papers, authored three textbooks, and co-edited seven books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, University of Windsor, Canada

Paul O'Brien

Paul G. O’Brien is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University, Canada and has extensive experience working in leading research labs based in materials, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, and the chemical sciences. His interdisciplinary research efforts focus on the application of expertise from these fields to develop solutions for the realization of a transition to clean energy. Dr. O’Brien has authored over thirty-five papers in the area of materials and energy. He is the founder of the Advanced Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies Laboratory at York University, where he and his students continue to innovate and advance clean energy solutions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University, Canada

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