WIT Press

Eco-Exergy as Sustainability

Authors: S.E. Jørgensen, The University of Pharmeceutical Science, Denmark

Price

$193.00 (free shipping)

ISBN

978-1-84564-059-0

eISBN

978-1-84564-222-8

Pages

224

Book Series Title

The Sustainable World

Book Series

16

Published

2006

Format

Hardback

In recent years, the economy has determined the agenda when environmental issues are concerned using cost/benefit analyses. This inevitably leads to wrong decisions because the uncertainties of the cost/benefit analyses are often magnitudes higher than that estimated by the economists. Therefore, these analyses should be replaced or supplemented by the concept of sustainability to aid the decision-making process.

This book represents the first attempt to apply eco-exergy, a thermodynamic concept used to describe the development of ecosystems, to express sustainability and use it in a non-ecological context.

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