Preliminary Thoughts on the Application of Thermodynamics to the Development of Sustainability Criteria
Author(s)Gutowski, Timothy G.; Sekulic, Dusan P.; Bakshi, Bhavik R.
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In this paper we address the problem of taking the general notion of sustainability as reported in the Brundtland Report and later in Arrow et al approach and interpreting it from a thermodynamics point of view, with a goal of developing operational principles of sustainability in terms of physical principles that complement economic views.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, 2009. ISSST '09.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Gutowski, T.G., D.P. Sekulic, and B.R. Bakshi. “Preliminary thoughts on the application of thermodynamics to the development of sustainability criteria.” Sustainable Systems and Technology, 2009. ISSST '09. IEEE International Symposium on. 2009. 1-6. © Copyright 2010 IEEE
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Thermodynamics, Sustainability, Metrics