This innovative concise monograph series (comprised of focused volumes of 100-120 pages each) provides quality, peer-reviewed perspectives and applications of engineering technologies to a sustainable, low carbon economy.
Written by leading experts in energy and environmental engineering, pollution control and environmental policy, the series is intended to furnish the 21st century engineer with a practical and well-rounded introduction concerning the new sustainability agenda – one focused on energy resource efficiency, linked infrastructures and integrated policy design. Each concise monograph offers a definitive analysis of its subject, with an applied focus that promotes engineering relevance and the contribution of technology to the sustainability agenda.
Following an introduction to the key issues and the tenets of systems thinking, the series adopts a ‘resource cycle’ logic; progressing through a discussion of ecosystems and natural resources, materials extraction and flow through economies and then sustainable manufacturing and energy utilization. These themes are then linked to the cross-cutting aspects of pollution control and, finally, organizational governance and policy development.
Series Editor: Simon Pollard, PhD
Professor of Environmental Risk Management, Head of Department, Environmental Science and Technology, Cranfield University, UK
Derek Dunn-Rankin, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Hameed Metghalchi, ScD Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Tracy Bhamra, PhD, Dean of Loughborough Design School, Professor of Sustainable Design, Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
To submit a proposal for consideration, please send a detailed outline, along with a relevant writing sample (e.g. recent journal article) and your current C.V. with publishing history to:
The series will be comprised of 100-120 page contributions disseminating in an accessible manner new and developing technologies that can reduce carbon emissions, improve renewable and more environmentally friendly implementation of such technologies across a broad spectrum of applications to enhance our lives and prolong our existence on planet Earth. Each published contribution will yield valuable information with a particular emphasis on the potential benefits that application of these technologies can provide for a more sustainable environment.
The series will focus on new technologies that will contribute to a more sustainable environment and, through application, impact our lives.
Core topics include, but not limited to:
Innovative new energy generation (advanced fuels, energy from waste, biomass)
Cleaner fossil and safer nuclear energy technologies (including carbon capture and storage)
Energy storage, conversion and more efficient distribution
Energy management (including energy efficiency in buildings, intelligent energy systems)
NanoMaterials, and other advanced materials for sustainable applications
Materials and resource security
Cleaner manufacturing processes and implementation
Designing new products, services and devices incorporating sustainability considerations
Low emission buildings and construction technologies
Environmental technology and engineering (all aspects – several) - water engineering - wastewater engineering - solid wastes management and technology - air pollution control technology - hazardous and nuclear wastes treatment
Food systems and agricultural engineering
Low carbon footprint living, consumer behaviour, housing and lifestyles
Standards, regulation and policy
Technology assessment and appraisal
Renewable waste, regeneration
Renewable products and low carbon services Lifestyle, consumerism, and responsible holistic living issues
Cost-benefit issues associated with a sustainable environment Materials flow analysis, life cycle analysis