COURSE CONTENT & SYLLABUS:
Analysis of material and energy flows in industrial and ecological systems to enhance eco-efficiency and sustainability in meeting human needs. Methods: life cycle assessment quantifies energy, wastes and emissions for materials production, manufacturing, product use, and recovery/disposition; life cycle design integrates environmental, performance, economic, and policy/regulatory objectives.
Specific assessment methods/tasks weightage planned
Quiz – (1) 20%
Project Submission & Presentation (1) 40%
Paper-discussion & Class participation 20%
End-term exam 20%
•Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering, by T.E. Graedel and B.R. Allenby. 2010.
•Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology, eds. Clift and Druckman, 2016. Available open access: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-20571-7
•Relevant research papers